Other Collection Services

Below is more information on other collection service options available within our City.

Household E-Waste and Chemical CleanOut Event

The safe way to recycle and/or dispose of electronic waste and potentially hazardous household chemicals for free. Download the Council's flyer here(PDF, 3MB).

Fairfield City Council’s next annual Household Chemical CleanOut event will be:

When: Sunday 23 August 2020 (confirmed) 

Location: Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood

Time: 9am-3.30pm

What can I take to a Household Chemical CleanOut event?
You can take household quantities of the following household chemicals and items – up to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms of a single item.

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Car batteries
  • Cooking oils
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor care products
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Gas bottles
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Household cleaners
  • Motor fuels
  • Motor oils
  • Paint and paint-related products
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solvents

In addition, you can also drop off electronic items such as:

  • Televisions
  • Computers, parts and peripherals
  • Household appliances
  • Power tools

Business-related and commercial quantities of chemicals are not accepted, nor whitegoods or metal items.

Storing and transporting unwanted chemicals

  • Handle and transport chemicals carefully
  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well-sealed. If you do not know the contents, label the container 'unknown chemical'.
  • Liquid can leak during transport: wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper, place in sturdy plastic bags and then in plastic buckets or trays
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers, for example, by placing them in the boot of your car or in a trailer

Important: On arrival, remain in your vehicle and our contractor will collect your items. Contractors onsite will be wearing personal protective equipment and following social distancing measures.

To find out more about the Household Chemical CleanOut program, visit the Household Chemical CleanOut event.

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

Household Battery & Mobile Phone Recycling

Residents can now safely and responsibly dispose of their used household batteries and mobile phones at a number of Council facilities.

Household batteries can be safely disposed of at the following locations:

  • Administration Centre – 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley
  • Bonnyrigg Library – 100 Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg
  • Cabravale Leisure Centre – 30 Broomfield Street, Cabramatta
  • Fairfield Leisure Centre – 44 Vine Street, Fairfield
  • Fairfield Library – 17 Kenyon Street, Fairfield
  • Prairiewood Leisure Centre – Cnr Prairie Vale and Moonlight roads, Prairiewood
  • Smithfield Community Library – 51-57 Oxford Street, Smithfield
  • Wetherill Park Library – 561-583 Polding Street, Wetherill Park
  • Whitlam Library Cabramatta – 165 Railway Parade, Cabramatta

Car batteries will not be accepted at these locations but can be taken to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre on Cnr Davis and Widemere Roads, Wetherill Park on Saturdays, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Mobile phones can be safely disposed of at the following locations:

  • Administration Centre – 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley
  • Recycling Drop Off Centre - Cnr Davis and Widemere Roads, Wetherill Park (Saturdays 8.30am-3.30pm)

It is important not to throw these items into your bins as they contain hazardous metals and chemicals that are bad for the environment and human health.

Help us to reduce the 8,000 tonnes of household batteries that currently end up in Australian landfills each year.

Medical Waste Collection

Diabetic Syringe Collections 

You can drop your diabetic medical waste in sharps containers (not loose) at the following chemists:

  • John Bronger Chemistworks – Shop MM05, Stockland Shopping Centre, 561 Polding Street, Wetherill Park
  • O’Grady’s Pharmacy – 469A Cabramatta Road, Cabramatta West
  • Priceline Pharmacy –  Shop 20, Bonnyrigg Plaza, 100 Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg 

You can also dispose of syringes and sharps at public hospitals and community health clinics.

Old or out-of-date medicines

Most chemists and pharmacies are involved in the Return Unwanted Medicines Program which will collect your out-of-date medicines for safe disposal. Simply take your old and unwanted medicines to your local chemist.

For more information ask your local chemist, visit Return Unwanted Medicines or phone 1300 650 835.

Household Asbestos Removal Program

Household Asbestos Collection Program

Need to get rid of some loose asbestos from your home safely?

Fairfield City Council will be collecting up to 10 square metres of loose bonded asbestos from residential properties in November 2020.

Conditions apply:

  • Registration is required as places are strictly limited. 
  • No more than 10 square metres will be collected per property
  • Photos of loose and bonded asbestos must be provided when registering.
  • The asbestos must be non-friable (not able to be turned into powder easily)
  • The asbestos must be detached from the building.
  • Registrations from previous asbestos programs may be refused.

Registration opens from 19 October until 30 October 2020. Collections will occur from Monday 16 November.

Register online by following Council events on Eventbrite or call 9725 0222.

When you register, please send photos of the asbestos to be collected to environment@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or 0417 908 499 and quote your booking number and address.

The photo must show the loose and bonded asbestos next to a common household item such as a Council garbage bin, a shovel or a bucket so we can estimate the amount of asbestos you have.

Please call 9725 0222 for more information.

Asbestos in the home

If your home was built or renovated before 1987 it will most likely contain asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in places such as the walls, ceilings and floors of kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, outdoor toilets, sheds and garages.

If sealed, left undisturbed and in good condition asbestos doesn't pose a health risk. However, if disturbed, fibres are released which can be inhaled and cause asbestos-related diseases.

Before you renovate your home, find out where asbestos could be and how to deal with it safely.

For more information about asbestos please visit the SafeWork NSW website.

Spring Clean Drop-Off Day

Fairfield City Council holds a free Spring Clean Drop-Off Day for residents each year to dispose of bulky household items.

Load up your car or trailer with your unwanted items and bring them to Fairfield Showground. Trucks will not be accepted.

When: Sunday 13 September 2020 (confirmed)

Time: 7am to 3.30pm

Location: Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood (entry via Smithfield Road)

Cost: Free for Fairfield City Council residents. Proof of residency is required e.g. driver’s licence or rates notice.

What you CAN bring

  • Carpet
  • Electronics
  • Fridges
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Mattresses
  • Toys
  • Whitegoods

What you CANNOT bring

  • NO batteries
  • NO building materials
  • NO chemicals
  • NO gas bottles
  • NO general garbage
  • NO oil
  • NO paints
  • NO tyres

For the full list brochure click here(PDF, 1MB) .

Please refer to the A-Z Waste & Recycling Guide in the Recycling Services page for information about how to correctly dispose of these items.

Please consider donating or selling items in good condition before bringing them to this event.

If you have experienced a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or any flu like symptoms, please do not attend this event. 

All residents are required to remain in their vehicles at all times to ensure the safety of all.

Face masks are encouraged.