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Recycling Guide A-Z

Leichhardt has developed an A-Z Recycling Guide for a snapshot view of what to do with a range of waste and recyclable items. The Guide includes information on avoiding waste, like how to get your free No Advertising letterbox sticker and ideas for reuse and repair (go to R for details).

Use our A-Z buttons below or download the PDF guide.

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If you cannot find what you are looking for here, visit RecyclingNearYou

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Advertising material sticker

No Advertising stickers are available from the Distribution Standards Board (DBS) - Consumer Hotline Phone 1800 676 136. The DSB is the self-regulatory arm of the Australian Catalogue Association, whose members print and distribute around 90% of all unaddressed advertising catalogues. The DSB members abide by a strict Code of Practice to maintain standards of privacy, litter control, cooperation with local authorities and compliance with all EPA guidelines. The DSB maintains a database of all known addresses that carry a restrictive sign on the letterbox and provides a reflective No Advertising Material sticker, free of charge, on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope to DSB Sticker, PO Box 6252, Karingal VIC 3199. The DSB provides a hotline for consumers to report illegal or irresponsible distribution practices.

Aluminium cans and foils

Place aluminium cans (including EMPTY aerosols) and clean aluminium foil (squash aluminium foil into a ball to assist its recovery at the recycling centre) in your yellow lid recycling bin. According to Planet Ark, over 2 billion aluminium cans are recycled every year in Australia. Every can that is recycled saves enough energy to power a television set for 3 hours! To find out more interesting facts visit Planet Ark.

Dirty aluminium foil should be placed in your red lid garbage bin.

Antibiotics - Return Unwanted Medicines

Return unwanted medicines (including antibiotics) to your local pharmacy under the Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) project. Phone 1300 650 835 for details.

Asbestos

Asbestos fibres are hazardous when inhaled. They can be released into the air when asbestos products are incorrectly handled, stored or transported for disposal.

It is important to ensure that asbestos waste has been wetted and sealed in heavy-duty plastic prior to transportation to a lawful waste facility such as a licensed waste management centre or landfill. Always contact the landfill beforehand to find out whether asbestos is accepted and any requirements for delivering asbestos to the landfill. For more information and a full list of landfills accepting asbestos visit the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). For further information visit Environmental Health on Council’s website.


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Batteries

Find out how to dispose of batteries at our battery page.

Broken glass (window, drinking, Pyrex)

Broken window or windscreen glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, oven-proof or heat-treated glass (e.g. Corning Ware, Pyrex or Vision Ware), light globes, white opaque bottles, laboratory and medical glass are not suitable for recycling and should be placed in your red lid garbage bin.


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Car batteries

Car batteries contain lead and highly corrosive acid, so they are hazardous. It is important that car batteries are handled with care. Car batteries may be returned to their place of purchase. Batteries are recycled at many garages, transfer stations and waste management centres. For more information visit Recycling Near You.

Council's Community Recycling Centreat the Weekend Transfer Station has a drop-off for car battery recycling. Open Saturday and Sunday 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm at 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt. Phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only, or (02) 9560 6169 Monday to Friday before 11.30am if you require more information.

Cartridges

Drop off your used laser and ink jet printer cartridges at participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Tandy, or at ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ outlets listed at Recycling Near You.

Cat food tins

Pet food cans are made from steel and should be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin. Steel is one of the world's most recycled products. In fact, steel is 100% recyclable, which means its lifecycle is potentially continuous. For more information visit Can Smart.

CDs / floppy disks / DVDs

CDs, floppy disks and DVDs should be reused if possible by sharing with friends, giving to charities or reuse centres where if not watched, they can sometimes be used for craft or artwork. Visit Business Recycling for further information. If there is no reuse option available they will need to be placed in the red lid garbage bin or general household collection.

Chemicals

Try non-toxic alternatives. See the Easy Guide to Natural Cleaning or visit the Total Environment Centre's Safer Solutions - keeping your home safer and green website.

It can be dangerous to throw away household chemicals in your red lid garbage bin, down drains, toilets or sinks, or down the stormwater drain outside. Chemicals and pesticides can harm our environment and human health. It is important to make sure that household chemicals are disposed of safely. Clean out your household's chemical clutter the right way. The safest way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is the Household Chemical CleanOut. CleanOut is a FREE service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals, many of which could cause harm if not disposed of correctly. In addition, many of these materials can be recycled or reused, so not only are you helping to reduce waste and pollution, you are also helping in resource recovery efforts.

For CleanOut drop-off dates and locations, phone 131 555 or visit CleanOut

Christmas trees

Christmas trees can be placed out as part of the garden organics collection. Ensure the tree is cut to 1m lengths, tied and bundled with a natural fibre and the diameter is not greater than 100mm.

footprints-clothing-swap-photo.jpgClothing

Rather than throwing away unwanted goods, why not pass it on and give it a new life? Australians are the second highest generators of unwanted goods in the world. Many items, including clothing, books, furniture, electronics and much more, could be given away or sold. Items put out for kerbside cleanups end up in landfill, so by keeping your items alive, you'll be saving precious natural resources.

  • Why not hold a clothes swap party! Visit Planet Ark’s Big Aussie Swap to find out how
  • Have a SecondHand Saturday giant community garage sale! Visit SecondHand Saturday to find out more

  • Visit the websites under Reuse, Repair, Recycle to find out where you can pass on items to others who could use them, or find goods for free

  • Donate to charity. Most charities such as the Salvation Army, The Smith Family, St Vincent de Paul, Lifeline, The Red Cross and Anglicare accept unwanted household items and clothing in good condition. Before donating, please contact your chosen charity store to:

    • Ensure they can accept the items you wish to donate
    • Find out the store’s opening hours - please don’t dump items outside the door, as this can be a hazard
    • Before donating your clothes to a charity please consider, 'Would you lend the item to a friend?' If not then chances are the charity doesn't want it either. Only The Smith Family will take older clothing items and turn them into commercial products such as carpet underlay. If you are not sure about an item please ring the charity before dropping the item off.

Planet Ark's Recycling Near You is a great resource for information on what and where you can donate.

Coffee tins / cans

Coffee tins and cans are made from aluminium and should be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin. Aluminium is one of the world's most recycled products. Every can that's recycled saves enough energy to power a television set for three hours!

Computers

Many computers and TVs (e-waste) items are still in working order and could be reused rather than recycled. Visit the websites below under Repair, Reuse, Recycle to swap or sell your working equipment or try Recycling Near You.

  • Visit Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics - The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

  • FREE computer / TV recycling drop-off points The National Television / Computer Product Stewardship Scheme now has over 60 drop-off locations across NSW - Recycling Drop Off Points

  • Visit Leichhardt's Weekend Transfer Station at 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt to drop-off your TV or computer and accessories. Four visits per year, up to five items per visit.

    What can I recycle?
    o Computers
    o Monitors
    o Notebooks
    o Printers
    o Fax machines
    o Scanners
    o Desktop sized printers
    o CD drives
    o Hard drives
    o TVs
    o Projectors
    o Networking equipment
    o Cables
    o Keyboards
    o Mice

 

Corks

By recycling cork stoppers, the useful life of the cork is extended. The material is diverted from landfill and can be used to manufacture a range of products such as floor tiles, gaskets and dart boards. Visit Business Recycling under food and beverage packaging. There are a only a few local options for cork drop-off.


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Electronics

Many computers and TVs (e-waste) items are still in working order and could be reused rather than recycled. Visit the websites below under Repair, Reuse, Recycle to swap or sell your working equipment or try Recycling Near You.

  • Visit Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics - The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.
  • FREE computer / TV recycling drop-off points The National Television / Computer Product Stewardship Scheme now has over 60 drop-off locations across NSW - Recycling Drop Off Points
  • Visit Leichhardt's Weekend Transfer Station at 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt to drop-off your TV or computer and accessories. Four visits per year, up to five items per visit.

    What can I recycle?
    o Computers
    o Monitors
    o Notebooks
    o Printers
    o Fax machines
    o Scanners
    o Desktop sized printers
    o CD drives
    o Hard drives
    o TVs
    o Projectors
    o Networking equipment
    o Cables
    o Keyboards
    o Mice

 

Engine oil

You can take your engine oil to be recycled to Council's Community Recycling Centre at the Weekend Transfer Station, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt.

Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday from 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm. For more information phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only or (02) 9560 6169 weekdays.

Eye glasses / spectacles

Your unwanted eye glasses / spectacles can be recycled through Lions Recycle for Sight Australia Inc, part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Programme. Visit Recycling Near You for more recycling information.


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Flares

Flares are a hazardous waste and should be disposed of as part of the Household Chemical CleanOut collections.

Fluorescent tubes

You can safely dispose of fluorescent tubes at Council's Community Recycling Center at the Weekend Transfer Station.
IKEA stores also provide a drop-off for fluorescent tubes:

  • 1 Oulton Avenue, Rhodes - entry via Rhodes Shopping Centre off Homebush Bay Drive
  • 634-726 Princes Highway, Tempe

Fire extinguishers

You can take fire extinguishers to the Leichhardt Community Recycling Centre or visit SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Call 13 13 35 for more information.

Foam meat trays

Foam meat trays cannot be recycled and should be disposed of in your red lid garbage bin.

Fridges

Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.

Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running your second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. And, old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.

Households that have been using a second fridge or freezer can hand in their old working appliances by calling 1800 708 401 during business hours to make a booking. The fridges and freezers collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most built-up areas.

To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge that has been in regular use, is 200 litres or more in size. Fridge Buyback can also now take upright freezers that have been in regular use, are 200 litres or more in size.

Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collection by professional removalists and a $25 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps or less. Appliances are collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps.

For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website at Fridge Buyback website.

Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.  Also visit White Goods and Metal for other options.

Fungicides

Fungicides are a hazardous waste and should be disposed of as part of the Household Chemical CleanOut collections.


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Gas bottles

Gas bottles can be swapped at participating garage station outlets many times before the end of their life.

Pressurised gas cylinders cannot be disposed of in garbage trucks or at landfills, as they present a danger when compacted. Therefore they must be collected separately. Gas bottles are a hazardous waste and should be disposed of at Council's Community Recycling Centre at the Weekend Transfer Station.

.Alternatively you can take gas bottles to SITA Resource Recovery Centres or call 1300 651 116 for more information.


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Herbicides

Herbicides can harm our environment and human health. It is important to make sure that herbicides are disposed of safely. The safest way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is the Household Chemical CleanOut.

Hobby chemicals

Hobby chemicals can harm our environment and human health. It is important to make sure that hobby chemicals are disposed of safely. The safest way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is the Household Chemical CleanOut.


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Light bulbs

You can safely dispose of fluorescent tubes at Council's Community Recycling Center at the Weekend Transfer Station.
IKEA stores also provide a drop-off for fluorescent tubes:

  • 1 Oulton Avenue, Rhodes - entry via Rhodes Shopping Centre off Homebush Bay Drive
  • 634-726 Princes Highway, Tempe

Logs (treated)

You can take treated logs to SITA Resource Recovery Centres or call 13 13 35 for more information.


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Mattresses

You can take your mattresses to be recycled to Council's Weekend Transfer Station, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt. Fees apply.

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday from 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm. For more information phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only or call Council's Leichhardt Depot on (02) 9367 9154 Monday to Friday before 11:30am for a quoted service.

Other organisations who can collect your mattress for recycling (fees apply):

Mattresses can also be disposed of at a SITA Resource Recovery Centre. Call 13 13 35  for more information.

Mobile phones

Recycle your mobile phone at an Australia Post store or look for the green Mobile Muster drop off bins at your local bank or phone shop. Visit Mobile Muster or phone on 1300 737 070.

Medicines

Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) to your local pharmacy under the RUM Project, T: 1300 650 835.


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Oil (motor) 

You can take your engine oil to be recycled to Council's Community Recycling Centre at the Weekend Transfer Station, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt.

Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday from 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm. For more information phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only or (02) 9560 6169 weekdays.


Oil (cooking)

Absorb oil in a paper towel and dispose in your compost bin or red lid garbage bin.

You can take your engine oil to be recycled to Council's Community Recycling Centre at the Weekend Transfer Station, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt.

Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday from 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm. For more information phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only or (02) 9560 6169 weekdays.


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Paint

Find out how to dispose of paints at the paint page

Pesticides

You can safely dispose of pesticides through the free Household Chemical CleanOut program. Regular weekend drop-offs are arranged throughout the year. For more information call 131 555 or visit CleanOut.

Petrol

You can safely dispose of petrol through the free Household Chemical CleanOut program. Regular weekend drop-offs are arranged throughout the year. For more information call 131 555 or visit CleanOut.

Pizza boxes (empty)

Clean, empty pizza boxes can be recycled in your blue lid recycling bin.

Pizza boxes (not clean)

Dirty pizza boxes should be placed in your compost bin (i.e. backyard on-site home composter - not the garden organics bin) or alternatively in your red lid garbage bin.

Plastic shopping bags

Try a  reusable shopping bag! If you need to recycle your plastic bags, take them to your local supermarket. Visit Recycling Near You to find participating stores.

Plastic film

Try reusable lunch boxes or wraps to avoid waste where practical.  Keep your empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags,
rice and pasta bags, confectionery packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags out of landfill by taking to selected Coles and Woolworths supermarkets instead. (REDcycle at selected Coles and Woolworths).

Plate glass

You can safely dispose of plate glass at a SITA Resource Recovery Centre. Call 13 13 35 for more information.

Poisons

You can safely dispose of poisons through the free Household Chemical CleanOut program. Regular weekend drop-offs are arranged throughout the year. For more information call 131 555 or visit CleanOut.

Polystyrene (expanded)

Ask the supplier to take back their polystyrene packaging. For suppliers with large quantities of polystyrene visit Expanded Polystyrene Australia.

Visit Recycling Near You for organisations who may accept smaller quantities of polystyrene.

Small pieces of polystyrene can be disposed of in your red lid garbage bin or placed on the kerbside for the general household scheduled service.

Alternatively you can take polystyrene to SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Call 13 13 35  for more information. Download the Polystyrene fact sheet from Clean Up Australia for information on polystyrene.

Confusion with polystyrene

Some polystyrene materials such as foam cups, trays or foam packaging are marked with a symbol.

  • This symbol is part of the Plastic Identification Code
  • This code identifies the type of plastic the product is made of, not if it can be recycled
  • Please often confuse the Plastic Identification Code for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows

Pool chemicals

You can safely dispose of pool chemicals through the free Household Chemical CleanOut program. Regular weekend drop-offs are arranged throughout the year. For more information call 131 555 or visit CleanOut.

Pots and pans

Donate, swap or sell! Most charities such as the Salvation Army, The Smith Family, St Vincent de Paul, Lifeline, The Red Cross and Anglicare may accept unwanted household items in good condition. Before donating, please contact your chosen charity store to:

  • Ensure they can accept the items you wish to donate
  • Find out the store’s opening hours – please don’t dump items outside the door, as this can be a hazard
  • Before donating your clothes to a charity please consider, 'Would you lend the item to a friend?' If not then chances are the charity doesn't want it either. If you are not sure about an item please ring the charity before dropping the item off.

Council's Weekend Transfer Station, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt, has a metals recycling container at the facility. Opening times: Saturday and Sunday from 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm. Phone (02) 9660 1429 weekends only or (02) 9560 6169 Monday to Friday before 11.30am if you require more information.

Pots and pans can be placed on the kerbside for the general household scheduled service or disposed of in your red lid garbage bin (these will go to landfill).

Phone books

Yellow and White pages. If you do not wish to receive hard copies please call 1800 008 292, email bookdelivery@sensis.com.au or visit Directory Select.

Printer cartridges

Drop off your used laser and ink jet printer cartridges at participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Tandy, or at ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ outlets listed at Recycling Near You.


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Reuse, repair, recycle

  • The Bower Reuse Referral Service 142 Addison Road, Marrickville; ph: (02) 9568 6280 -- So you've got household furniture/bric-a-brac or something you no longer want, but you don't want to throw it out? Ring the Bower, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, on 9568 6280. Sometimes The Bower can't take items directly - because of space, functionality, low demand, legalities - so they may refer you to some of over 1,000 organisations, charities and institutions who may want to repair, reuse and resell your unwanted goods, keeping them out of landfill.
  • Reverse Garbage 142 Addison Road, Marrickville; ph: (02) 9569 3132 -- Reverse Garbage is a not-for-profit co-operative that sells industrial discards, off-cuts and over-runs to the public for creative and practical uses, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
  • The Freecycle Network ™ -- It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own communities and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
  • OzRecycle -- The Australian Recyclers Community - give away and get things for free instead of throwing them out!
  • Ziilch -- Where good stuff goes free.

Resource Recovery Management Centres You can take additional waste and recyclables to SITA Resource Recovery Centres, ph: 13 13 35. Many items that can be recycled are accepted free of charge. Click on the resource recovery and waste management centres below for charges.


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Sharps

To find your nearest sharps disposal location, visit Safe Sharps. Medical sharps items will only be accepted when presented in a sharps disposal container or a puncture proof container with a screw top lid.

Council has two drop-off locations for the appropriate disposal of sharps:

  • Balmain Depot - enter via Darling Street, Balmain, by walking through the parking area at the side of the Balmain Library/Town Hall. Access to the Depot is via the gate at the rear of the Town Hall. The sharps bin is a steel bin located approximately 10m from the gate.
  • Leichhardt Depot - located at 229 Catherine Street, Leichhardt. The sharps bin is a steel bin located outside the demountable building as you enter the site. Opening hours for both depots are 7.30am - 2.00pm Mondays to Fridays.
  • ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR SHARPS ARE SECURED IN A STRONG PLASTIC CONTAINER:
    • √ An Australian Standard sharps container
    • √ A puncture-resistant plastic container with a screw top
    • X Glass containers are NOT recommended

The Needle Clean-Up Hotline (1800 633 353) is a government funded service that coordinates the clean-up of dumped needles and syringes across the whole of NSW. Please contact the Hotline with a description and details of the location to ensure safe disposal.


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Televisions

Many computers and TVs (e-waste) items are still in working order and could be reused rather than recycled. Visit the websites below under Repair, Reuse, Recycle to swap or sell your working equipment or try Recycling Near You.

  • Visit Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics - The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.
  • FREE computer / TV recycling drop-off points The National Television / Computer Product Stewardship Scheme now has over 60 drop-off locations across NSW - Recycling Drop Off Points
  • Visit Leichhardt's Weekend Transfer Station at 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt to drop-off your TV or computer and accessories. Four visits per year, up to five items per visit.

    What can I recycle?
    o Computers
    o Monitors
    o Notebooks
    o Printers
    o Fax machines
    o Scanners
    o Desktop sized printers
    o CD drives
    o Hard drives
    o TVs
    o Projectors
    o Networking equipment
    o Cables
    o Keyboards
    o Mice

 

Timber (untreated only)

In tied bundles cut to lengths of one metre (3 feet) you can put:

  • Tree branches up to 150mm (6 inches) in diameter 
  • Untreated / unpainted timber

Please tie bundles with a natural material that will break down e.g. rope, natural string or twine, NOT a synthetic or wire as this interferes with the machinery used in the composting process.

Timber (treated)

You can take treated timber to SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Call 13 13 35 for more information.

Toner cartridges

Drop off your used laser and ink jet printer cartridges at participating Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Tandy, Dick Smith Electronics and Powerhouse stores or at ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ outlets listed at Recycling Near You.

Tree trunks / stumps

Due to their size and weight, tree trunks and roots are often more difficult to process than other types of garden waste. Tree trunks and stumps may be accepted at nominated SITA facilities located in Metropolitan Sydney. Please call 1300 651 116 for more information regarding these locations.

Tyres and wheels

Around 18 million tyres are finished with in Australia each year, with an estimated 57% of waste tyres going to landfill and 13% disposed of inappropriately through illegal dumping. It's important to ensure that the mechanic or garage you use recycles your tyres. Tyre service centres such as Kmart Tyre and Auto Service will recycle your tyres for free when you purchase new ones. Visit Recycling Near You for a list of retail drop off locations. Contact SITA’s Customer Service Centre on 13 13 35 for disposal options available for tyres.


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Used syringes / needles

To find your nearest sharps disposal location, visit Safe Sharps. Medical sharps items will only be accepted when presented in a sharps disposal container or a puncture proof container with a screw top lid.

Leichhardt Council has two drop off locations for the appropriate disposal of sharps:

  • Balmain Depot - enter via Darling St, Balmain, by walking through the parking area at the side of the Balmain Library/Town Hall. Access to the Depot is via the gate at the rear of the Town Hall. The sharps bin is a steel bin located approximately 10 meters from the gate. 
  • Leichhardt Depot - located at 229 Catherine Street, Leichhardt. The sharps bin is a steel bin located outside the demountable building as you enter the site. Opening hours for both locations are 7.30am - 2.00pm Mondays to Fridays.

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR SHARPS ARE SECURED IN A STRONG PLASTIC CONTAINER. Needles and sharps waste must never be placed in street litter bins, domestic garbage or recycling bins, or left in any other public place.

If you discover a needle or syringe in a public place, contact the NSW Health Needle Clean Up Hotline immediately on 1800 633 353.


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Waxed cardboard

If you are unable to reuse your waxed cardboard it should be disposed of in your red lid garbage bin or placed out in the general household collection

Window panes

Window panes / glass may contain hazardous material and therefore should be disposed of in a responsible manner. Check reuse centres and on-line swap / sale sites for reuse options for your building materials. If you are unable to reuse your window panes, they can safely be disposed at a SITA Resource Recovery Centre. Call 13 13 35 for more information.

Visit Recycling Near You for other locations where you may be able to dispose of your window glass.

Wood / timber (untreated)

In bundles, tied bundles cut to lengths of one metre (3 feet) you can put:

  • Tree branches up to 150mm (6 inches) in diameter
  • Untreated/unpainted timber

Please tie bundles with a natural material that will break down e.g. rope, natural string or twine, NOT a synthetic or wire as this interferes with the machinery used in the composting process. You can take treated timber to SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Call 13 13 35 for more information.


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X-rays

X-ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver. For recycling information visit Recycling Near You.


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