About the Randwick Recycling Centre

Location and opening hours

Although NSW Health Covid 19 restrictions have eased and are no longer a condition of entry, we are encouraging visitors to continue with maintaining social distancing protocols such as wearing a face mask and using a sanitizer.

Note: The recycle centre will be open on the FIRST Saturday of every month from 7:30am to 2pm. NO green waste is accepted and residents can book a clean-up for their excess green waste or use their FOGO bins for recycling their green waste.

The Recycling Centre is open between 6am and 2:45pm Monday to Friday.

  • Please ensure that you sort your items before arriving.
  • Soft plastics recycling is ONLY available for Randwick Residents. Kindly ensure that there is no metal, bottles, cans or other contaminants with your soft plastics.
  • Green waste drop offs. This service is currently suspended. Residents can book a free clean-up to dispose of bulky green waste.

The Randwick Council Recycling Centre is located at 72 Perry Street, Matraville.

Monday to Friday6am - 2.45pm
Saturday Open 1st Saturday of the month from 7.30am to 2pm
Sunday/Public HolidayClosed

Book a clean-up

What items do we accept at the centre?

Chemical waste (20kg/ 20L max. for households)

Drop-off your household problem waste for recycling and appropriate disposal.

You can drop off:

  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Household and car batteries
  • Motor oil and other oils (cooking, etc)
  • Paints (water, oil and solvent based)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Steel and aluminum aerosol cans

Problem waste- please note only household quantities are accepted 20kg or 20L maximum container size accepted. Small businesses are not permitted to use the service.

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

Excess Yellow Bin Recyclables

Randwick residents can recycle more, by taking any excess yellow bin recyclable material to the Recycling Centre. All items listed below can be dropped off for recycling.

  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown and green)
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Steel and aluminium cans

In addition, residents can drop off polystyrene boxes and plastic bags/soft plastics for reprocessing. Note: Polystyrene and plastic bags/soft plastics cannot be recycled through the yellow lid bin.


Australians buy an average of 27kg of new textiles each year and then discard about 23kg into landfill – and two-thirds of those discards are manmade synthetic/plastic fibres that take a very long time to breakdown.

You can now recycle your Clothing at Randwick Recycling Centre- 72 Perry Street Matraville.

Items accepted are as follows:

  • Wearable clothing
  • Wearable shoes
  • Handbags
  • Accessories (belts, scarves, hats, etc.)
  • Manchester (towels, bedsheets, bedspreads, blankets, etc.)

X-Ray films

X-Ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver. Hence recycling of X-Ray films is a more responsible action rather than disposing in your red lid rubbish bin.

You can now recycle your X-Ray films at Randwick Recycle Centre

Electronic wastes

Randwick residents can drop off their electronic waste for recycling.

Accepted items:

  • Computers and parts (mice etc.)
  • Televisions
  • Printers
  • Mobile phones
  • Ink cartridges

White-goods and metal recycling

Randwick residents can drop off white goods and metal recycling.

Accepted items:

  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Fridges
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens, cook-tops and stoves
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble dryers

What do I do with white goods that still work but I no longer want?

We encourage residents to look out for organisations that will collect white goods that are still in working order. White goods should not be disposed of in Council's red lid-rubbish bins, yellow lid-recycling bins or green lid-garden organics bins. However, residents who cannot drop off their white-goods can call council to book a clean up.

Can I recycle white goods?

Only Randwick residents can take their white goods to the Randwick Recycling Centre for recycling. ID is required to use the service.

Polystyrene recycling

Through a grant from the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) in partnership with the Australian Packaging Covenant, the Council now has polystyrene processing machinery.

This initiative aims to increase recycling of polystyrene and reduce waste to landfill, benefiting our community and helping small businesses save on waste management costs.

Residents and small businesses can now take their polystyrene foam boxes to the Randwick Recycling Centre for recycling. Open Mon-Fri 6am to 2:45pm, Sat 7am to 2pm.

Maximum quantities/size accepted: 3m3, limits will be strictly enforced.

Soft plastics recycling

We accept plastic bags and other soft plastics for recycling. Find more more about soft plastics recycling.

Last Updated: 24 February 2023
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