Location and opening hours
Randwick Recycling Centre is open
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, sanitizing, being fully vaccinated and checking in to the NSW Service app.
The Recycling Centre is open between 6am and 2:45pm Monday to Friday.
- Please ensure that you sort your items before arriving.
- 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 Friday||6am - 2.45pm|
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
- Accessories (belts, scarves, hats, etc.)
- Manchester (towels, bedsheets, bedspreads, blankets, etc.)
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
Randwick residents can drop off their electronic waste for recycling.
- Computers and parts (mice etc.)
- Mobile phones
- Ink cartridges
White-goods and metal recycling
Randwick residents can drop off white goods and metal recycling.
- 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.
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.