Recycling and Other Collection Services

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Recycling Facilities

Here you will find locations of our recycling centres and more information on our Sustainable Resource Centre.

Our recycling centres will accept some materials which you cannot put in your home recycling bin. See details below for which materials each centre does and does not accept.

For more information about how to dispose of common household items, please see Is it Garbage or Recycling? which includes an A to Z Recycling and Waste Guide at the bottom of the page. 

COVID-19 Update

In response to the NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Recycling Drop Off Centre is temporarily CLOSED
  • Sustainable Resource Centre - only open to commercial clients, no hand unloads. Operating hours Monday to Friday 7am to 3:45pm.
    Please refer to the NSW Government for the latest rules and restrictions.

Recycling Drop Off Centre

COVID-19 Update

In response to the NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions, the Recycling Drop Off Centre is temporarily closed. Please refer to the NSW Government for the latest rules and restrictions.

Location

Corner of Davis and Widemere Roads, Wetherill Park

Hours of Operation

Saturdays from 8am to 3:30pm, excluding public holidays

Due to traffic hazards, entry to the centre is via the Sustainable Resource Centre. Please follow the signs.

Conditions of Entry

No trucks or tilt tray utes are permitted. This is a hand unload only centre.

Please note: this centre is for Fairfield City Council residents only. Proof of residency is required upon entry.

 

 

Items accepted FREE of charge:

  • Car batteries
  • Electronic waste including televisions, computers, printers, hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, electrical cables, power tools, kitchen and bathroom appliances
  • Gas cylinders (maximum 9kg bottles)
  • Metal items including washing machines, dryers, fridges, freezers, car parts and pipes
  • Motor oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Recycling including plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, steel cans, aluminium cans, paper and cardboard

Items accepted for a CHARGE:

  • Garden waste including grass clippings, prunings, branches, thorny materials, succulents and palms

Accepted Payment methods:

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit card

Please note: NO CASH accepted. Minimum charge of $5 per car and $10 per trailer to be assessed on site

Green Waste Voucher

Council provides one green voucher per household each year. This is attached to your annual rates notice (usually mailed out in August). With your green voucher you get one free garden waste drop off (limit of one box trailer load per voucher). Proof of residency must match the details on your Green Waste Voucher.

Items NOT ACCEPTED:

  • NO garbage
  • NO building materials
  • NO chemicals
  • NO paint

For more information please call Council on 9725 0222.

Other Recycling Locations

Sustainable Resource Centre

COVID-19 Update

In response to the NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions, the Sustainable Resource Centre is re-opening Monday 2 August to commercial clients only, Monday to Friday from 7am-3.45pm. No hand unloads. Please follow the latest restrictions and mask wearing rules set by the NSW Government

Location

Corner of Hassall Street and Widemere Road, Wetherill Park

Hours of Operation

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 6am
No Hand Unload Monday - Friday
Closing Hours: Monday - Friday
Last Truck in: 3.45pm 

Closing Hours: Saturday
Hand Unload: 11:30am (Hand Unload Saturday mornings only)
Last Truck: 11.45am  

 

Contact Details

Telephone: 9725 0750
Fax: 9757 4632
Email: src@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

Materials Accepted:

  • Terracotta roof tiles
  • Clay bricks
  • Clean concrete (with or without steel), and
  • Asphalt - ripped and profiled.
    We accept from small customers with box trailers (Saturday mornings only), to large civil construction companies and councils. 

Materials NOT Accepted:

  • Asbestos contaminated material
  • Coal tar
  • Household waste
  • Green waste
  • Fibro and Compressed Fibro
  • Compressed Paper
  • Other Compressed Materials
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Clay and Soil
  • Paper, Wood and Glass

Products Available for Purchase:

  • R2 Sub-base- DGB 20(Concrete Roadbase)
  • Bedding sand (<8mm)
  • 10mm drainage aggregate
  • 20mm drainage aggregate
  • 20mm crushed asphalt
  • 20mm recycled roadbase (asphalt)
  • Top soil
    We also sell cement stabilised products with various percentages of cement through our Pug Mill. Please contact us on 9725 0750 for prices and availability 

Tipping Fees

Tipping fees range from $6.60 a tonne to $13.20 a tonne depending on the materials.
Hand unload fees are $30 a tonne with minimum charge of $30.
Delivery services are available Tue-Thurs. (Delivery fee range will depend on location and kilometres.)

Payment Methods

  • EFTPOS
  • Credit card

Please note: NO CASH accepted.

Environmental Compliance

Sustainable Resource Centre operates under Environmental Licence (No. 5713). It includes licence operations conditions relating to pollution prevention and monitoring, cleaner production through recycling and reuse and the implementation of best practice.

You can find the link to Sustainable Resource Centre's EPL in this link NSW EPA Licence 

 Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Part 5.7A, Sustainable Resource Centre are required to have a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP)(PDF, 2MB) in place that meets the requirements of the Protection of Environment Operations (General) Amendment Regulation 2021. 

Pollution Monitoring Data 

Sustainable Resource Centre has five dust, three ground water and two surface water gauges situated within the boundary of the site. The location of all gauges are located on this Pollution Monitoring Site Map(PDF, 3MB).

Pollution Monitoring is conducted by an accredited NATA Laboratory. Monthly dust and quarterly ground and surface water results as well as annual history of monitoring data is published below.

Other collections services and events

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

Household E-Waste and Chemical CleanOut Event

 Postponed until further notice due to COVID

 The safe way to recycle and/or dispose of electronic waste and potentially hazardous household chemicals for free.

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

When: POSTPONED.

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 – 1-3 Hamilton Road, 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 March and November 2021.

 Registrations are NOW open from 1-7 March 2021 with places strictly limited.  

 Conditions apply:

  • Registration is required as places are strictly limited. 
  • No more than 10 square metres will be collected per property
  • The asbestos must be non-friable (not able to be turned into powder easily)
  • The asbestos must be detached from the building
  •  Photos of loose, legacy and bonded asbestos must be provided next to a common household item when registering.
  •  Registrations from households that have had previous asbestos collections are NOT eligible.

Register online by following Council events on Eventbrite.

Once registered, 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, legacy 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.

Collections will commence Monday 22 March 2021.

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.

Winter Waste Drop-Off Day

Postponed until further notice due to COVID 

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: POSTPONED.

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.