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Problem Waste Drop-Off Station

What is a problem waste drop-off station?

The Problem Waste Drop-off Stations are for City of Ryde residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste items that are not allowed in your kerbside red, yellow or green lidded bins.

These items include household batteries, mobile phones and accessories, ink cartridges and light bulbs and globes.

If problem waste is placed in any of your kerbside bins, they can contribute to contamination of recyclable products or leachate in landfill. They also contain heavy metals and components harmful to human health and the environment so it is best to dispose of them safely and correctly!

Where are the stations located?

City of Ryde residents can make use of the recycling stations located at the following locations: 

  • City of Ryde Operations Centre 
    1 Constitution Rd, Ryde
    Opening Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays)
  • City of Ryde Customer Service Centre
    1 Pope Street, Top Ryde (main foyer outside Customer Service)
    Opening Hours: 7.45am - 8.45pm, Monday to Friday
    Opening Hours: 8.15am - 4.45pm, Saturday
    Opening Hours: 2pm - 4.45pm, Sunday 
  • West Ryde Library 
    2 Graf Ave, West Ryde NSW 2114 
    Opening Hours: Visit West Ryde Library
  • Tzu Chi Australia
    20 - 22 Glen Street, Eastwood NSW 2122
    Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Eden Gardens
    307 Lane Cove Rd, Macquarie Park (located in the Garden Centre)
    Opening Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Sunday (note: varied hours on public holidays)
  • Macquarie University 
    Level 2 MUSE Student Connect, C7A building 2113 
    Opening Hours: 8.00 am - 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays)

What is accepted at a problem waste drop-off station? 

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Household batteries
Batteries used in cameras, torches, toys, appliances. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable). Note: Aldi supermarkets offer a free battery recycling service at all of their Australian stores.

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Fluorescent light globes and bulbs
All sized compact fluorescent globes (energy efficient globes) - household lights only. Note: Fluorescent tubes are not accepted in these stations. 

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Printer ink cartridges
Any household printer cartridge. Note: You can drop off your used or empty laser and inkjet cartridges at Officeworks and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.

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Mobile phones
Mobile handsets, batteries and accessories. Note: Mobile phone recycling bins are also available at all City of Ryde libraries and Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre.


For more information download the Specialist Drop-Off Stations flyer(PDF, 215KB) or contact Customer Service by phone on 9952 8222. 

Last updated on 20 November 2017