Recycling Services

We provide a range of recycling services days across Burwood Council, including:

  • kerbside (yellow-lid) recycling of paper, plastics, glass and metal
  • mobile phone drop-off
  • battery drop-off boxes
  • e-Waste drop-off 
  • mattress drop-off
  • whitegood drop-off

Overview

We provide kerbside mixed recycling (paper, plastics, glass and metal) as well as mobile phone, battery drop-off boxes and e-waste drop-off days across Burwood Council.

What can I recycle? 

Residents are provided with a 240L yellow-lid recycle bin which is collected fortnightly. 

You can put these items in your recycling bin: 

  • Paper: Newspaper, Magazines, Office paper, Light cardboard packages
  • Plastic: Plastic containers, tubs and bottles (no lids)
  • Milk and juice cartons (no lids)
  • Metals: Steel and aluminium cans (no lids), Empty aerosols
  • Glass: Bottles and jars (no lids)

We don't accept the following in your recycling bin: 

  • No Plastic bags. If you want to recycle your plastic bags please return them to the plastic bag recycling bin at your supermarket.
  • No Polystyrene (eg. meat trays)
  • No Light Globes
  • No Ceramics

 

Encourage your neighbours to recycle right

Request free recycling signs for shared bin rooms in apartment blocks and recycling flyers in a range of languages.

Contact our Environment and Health Team at council@burwood.nsw.gov.au to request signage or flyers for your apartment block. 

Secondhand Saturday

Council is currently reviewing the Secondhand Saturday program.
 

Recycle your old mobile phone

Recycle your old mobile phone and accessories through the MobileMuster Box located in Customer Services at Burwood Council.

MobileMuster ensures old mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories are kept out of landfill by recycling them in a safe, secure and ethical way.  

This free recycling service is a not for profit program and aims to:

  • keep old mobile phones, batteries and accessories out of landfill
  • recycle phones to the highest environmental standards
  • maximise the percentage of materials recovered so they can be reused therefore substituting new raw materials.

No mobiles or accessories are sold for reuse.  

Visit www.mobilemuster.com.au for more information.

e-waste, Mattress and Whitegoods drop off days

Residents are offered regular e-waste, mattress and whitegoods drop off days at the Council Depot, Kingsbury Street, Croydon Park.

E-waste includes televisions, computers and accessories and small electrical appliances.

Mattresses are limited to two per household. Residents will be required to show proof of address.

Check e-waste, mattress and whitegoods drop-off days [link]

 

 

 

 

Residents are provided with a 240L yellow-lid recycle bin which is collected fortnightly. 

You can put these items in your recycling bin: 

  • Paper: Newspaper, Magazines, Office paper, Light cardboard packages
  • Plastic: Plastic containers, tubs and bottles (no lids)
  • Milk and juice cartons (no lids)
  • Metals: Steel and aluminium cans (no lids), Empty aerosols
  • Glass: Bottles and jars (no lids).

We don't accept the following in your recycling bin: 

  • No Plastic bags. If you want to recycle your plastic bags please return them to the plastic bag recycling bin at your supermarket.
  • No Polystyrene (eg. meat trays)
  • No Light Globes
  • No Ceramics.

Residents are offered regular e-Waste, mattress and whitegood drop-off days with loads limited to household quantities only.

Non-accepted items include vacuum cleaners, microwaves, small electrical appliances and heaters. Proof of residence is required, such as licence or rates notice.

Drop-off days 2020

Time:         8am – Midday

Location:  Burwood Council Depot, 8 Kingsbury Street, Croydon Park

Phone:      9911 9911

 

Month

Date

January

18

February

8 &22

March

7 &21

April

4 &18

May

2 &23

June

6 &20

July

11 &25

August

8 &22

September

12 &26

October

10 &24

November

7 &21

December

5 &19


All loads will be inspected and Council has the right to turn away unaccepted items.
     

e-Waste 

e-Waste is not accepted in Council's Clean-Up Service, both scheduled and booked. TechCollect is collecting the e-waste as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS)

e-Waste includes:

  • Personal and laptop computers and all cables
  • Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
  • Computer monitors and parts (eg internal hard drives and CD drives)
  • Computer peripherals and accessories (eg mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems)
  •  Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices
  •  All televisions

Whitegoods 

Whitegoods include:

  • fridges
  • washing machines
  • clothes dryers
  • air conditioners
  • ovens and stoves

Mattresses

Mattresses are limited to two per household. Residents will be required to show proof of their address.                                                                                                

Recycle your old mobile phone and accessories through the MobileMuster Box located in Customer Services at Burwood Council.

MobileMuster ensures old mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories are kept out of landfill by recycling them in a safe, secure and ethical way.  

This free recycling service is a not for profit program and aims to:

  • keep old mobile phones, batteries and accessories out of landfill
  • recycle phones to the highest environmental standards
  • maximise the percentage of materials recovered so they can be reused therefore substituting new raw materials.

No mobiles or accessories are sold for reuse.  

Visit www.mobilemuster.com.au for more information.

You can request free recycling signs for shared bin rooms in apartment blocks and recycling flyers in a range of languages. Contact our Environment and Health Team to request signage or flyers for your apartment block. 

Email: council@burwood.nsw.gov.au 

 Clothing cannot be placed in Burwood Council's recycling bins. Instead consider donating clothes to: 

King Cotton - Clothing Cleanup

 

Did you know Council has partnered with The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre to provide residents with a FREE Collection and Rehoming Service?

So if you have unwanted furniture or other items at home that you no longer want, you can call the Bower. The Bower can't accept all donations due to space, functionality, low demand so the Bower may refer you to some of the 1,000 organisations or charities within their Rehoming Database. These organisations repair, reuse or resell your unwanted goods keeping them out of landfill.

The Rehoming and Collection Service is available free of charge to Burwood Council residents. For further information please visit the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre's Rehoming Database.

Why not visit the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre, just like you would any other reuse or op shop. The Bower sell goods from household items, furniture to building materials. Go and visit today!

Council is currently reviewing the Secondhand Saturday program.

Covid-19 Update

During this period all visitors to the Community Recycling Centre to:

  • Refrain from entering Community Recycling Centre if you are unwell. We are happy for you to return when you are well. 
  • Maintain a safe social distance of 1.5 metres from people while you are visiting. 

Staff are happy to remove the items from your vehicle while you remain in your vehicle. 

Please note staff will be wearing protective equipment for their safety. 

Community Recycling Centre

The City of Canada Bay Community Recycling Centre for problem household wastes is located at 15-17 Regatta Road, Five Dock. The Centre is open to ALL Burwood Council residents. The opening hours are:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 8am — 3pm
  • Saturday: 7am — 4pm
  • Closed most public holidays

The problem wastes, listed below, accepted at the Centre will be sent for specialist recycling and must never be placed in any of your household bins.

You can drop off the following problem wastes for free:

  • Oil and water-based paint 
  • Motor, cooking and other oils
  • Car and household batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors

Only household quantities of problem waste and up to 100L paint will be accepted. Maximum individual container size of 20L or 20kg. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

Household chemicals such as solvents, poisons and pool chemicals are not accepted.

For more information visit the NSW EPA's Community Recycling Centre website.

This project was supported by the NSW Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.