Other hazardous waste

Bricks, rubble, roofing, glass and plastics

Whether you're building or renovating, it's important to know how to dispose of your building waste. Often building waste can be easily recycled and reused for other projects. Here's some advice on how to dispose of your building waste.

What is building waste?

Building waste includes materials resulting from demolition, excavation, construction and renovation. It includes wood, bricks, rubble, roofing, plastic and glass. Randwick City Council supports the principles of sustainable housing and we strongly encourage you to use long-lasting building materials.

How do I dispose of building waste?

For Workplace Health and Safety reasons, we can't accept building waste in residential bins, and it's not collected in either our scheduled or on-call clean-up services. A high percentage of building waste is recyclable, and good waste planning can significantly reduce your disposal costs. Visit Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website for links to building waste recycling companies.

You can ask suppliers to retain packaging and ask sub-contractors to remove all their waste from your building site. Many private contractors actually specialise in the removal, storage and recycling of building waste and several companies also operate recycling facilities.

Can I recycle building waste?

There are a number of other organisations that provide recycling solutions for many types of building waste. Visit the Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website for more information.

Development Application waste management requirements

Find out more about building waste requirements for Development Applications.

Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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