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Not all household waste can be put in your kerbside bins 

Our new Community Recycling Centre offers a FREE and EASY solution for Wollongong residents to dispose of the following household problem waste items for recycling.

Location

The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is located at the Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park, 133 Reddalls Rd, Kembla Grange.
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What can you drop off?

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You can drop off paints, gas bottles and fire extinguishers, fluoro globes and tubes, household and car batteries, motor and other oils, smoke detectors, mobile phones, cardboard and paper, mixed recyclables, scrap metal, fridges and freezers, as well as computers and televisions.
Please note, scrap metal includes many whitegoods that are made mostly of metal, such as microwaves, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers.

Opening hours

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 8am – 4pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Visit your Community Recycling Centre today and help build a healthy environment for our future. 

Only household quantities accepted 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully.  Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted. 
 
For more information call Wollongong City Council on (02) 4227 7111 or visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/recyclingcentres.This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
 

Unwanted e-waste

If you have electronic waste stored in cupboards which you no longer have a use for or is broken, why not declutter?  Please consider how best to reuse or recycle any pre-loved items including phones, tablets or gaming devices…landfill is not the answer.
 
​e-waste ​How can you recycle?
​Computers and Televisions

​Your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is located at Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park at Kembla Grange.  It is free to drop off televisions and computers including printers, keyboards, scanners and computer peripheral. 

Council’s CRC does not accept game consoles, video recorders or DVD players, but we have some tips on what you can do with these items.
​Gaming devices ​Do a search on ‘what to do with my old play station or Xbox and options will present themselves. There is a strong market for pre-loved gaming devices so take the time to check out your options and cash in on gaming.
​Other electronic items ​A whole host of electronic waste including electronic toys/games, DVD players, stereos, cameras, video cameras, iPods and more can be recycled through the ECOACTIV Product Recovery Program.  Download a list of participating Storage King stores today to receive your recycling pack.
​Mobile phones ​If you have any old phones or phone batteries lying around, take them to one of our local libraries located at Wollongong, Warrawong, Unanderra, Thirroul, Helensburgh, Dapto and Corrimal.   They all have Mobile Muster receptacle boxes where you can hand in your phone and have the peace of mind knowing they will be recycled responsibly.
​Apple products ​Have you heard about Apple GiveBack yet?  If you have any pre-loved Apple products you have the options of trading in your device or if not eligible for a trade in, they will recycle it for free.  They will provide advice on how to safely back up and wipe your data.  Contact an Apple Store to find out more.
 
By recycling you will assist in recovering the finite resources in these items and also ensure the nasty toxic elements are kept out of our landfill.

If you can’t make it to Kembla Grange, why not book a Household Clean-up Service which you are entitled to two each financial year.  www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Paintback


 
Residents or trade painters who have leftover paint and related packaging can now drop it off for free through the Paintback program.
 
Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres or less. There's no need to phone first, simply drop off at a Paintback site during opening hours.
 
Our site in the Wollongong City Council area is located at:
Unanderra Cleanaway
10-12 Waynote Place, Unanderra  NSW  2526
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Ph. 1800 053 784
Paintback is the way to:
  • responsibly dispose of left-over paint after painting
  • declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers
  • recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.

Paintback accepts the following products:
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealers
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)
  • Packaging

Visit paintback.com.au to find out more.
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