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Problem Waste Drop-Off Stations

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 lid 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!

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). Aldi supermarkets offer a free battery recycling service at all of their Australian stores. 
Note: Please do not bring in any leaky batteries. Car batteries are NOT accepted. 

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Fluorescent light globes and bulbs
All sized compact fluorescent globes (energy efficient globes) - household lights only.
Note: Please do not bring broken light globes. Fluorescent tubes are NOT accepted.
 

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Printer ink cartridges
Any household printer cartridges. 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.

Please note: Only household quantities can be placed into the problem waste drop-off stations. If your item does not fit into the designated holes, please take to the Community Recycling Centre. Do not leave the item next to bin as it is classed as littering. 

Where are the stations located?

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

Bunnings Gladesville

461 Victoria Rd Gladesville (located at the entry / exit next to travellators and lift on P1)

Opening Hours: 
6.00 am - 9.00 pm Monday - Friday
7.00 am - 7.00 pm Saturday and Sunday  
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Smoke detectors

Macquarie Centre 

Cnr Herring and Waterloo Rd, North Ryde (located on Level 1 (same floor as Big W), at the entrance of the Blue Car Park) 

Opening Hours: 
9.30 am - 6.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 
9.30 am - 9.00pm Thursday
9.00 am - 6.00pm  Saturday
10.00 am - 6.00pm Sunday
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

City of Ryde Operations Centre

1 Constitution Rd, Ryde

Opening Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays)
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories
 

City of Ryde Customer Service Centre

1 Pope Street, Top Ryde (main foyer outside Customer Service)

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

West Ryde Library

2 Graf Ave, West Ryde NSW 2114 
Opening Hours: Visit West Ryde Library
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

504 Victoria Road, Ryde
Opening Hours: Visit Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

Tzu Chi Australia

20 - 22 Glen Street, Eastwood NSW 2122
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

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)
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

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)
Acceptable Items: Household batteries; Fluoro Globes; Ink Cartridges; Mobile Phones and accessories

Please note: Rubbish and coffee cups are not accepted at the stations. 

Where can I recycle items not accepted in the problem waste recycling stations?

Fluoro tubes and car batteries along with selected other household problem waste items can be dropped off at the Community Recycling Centre in Artarmon. For more information and for the opening hours go to Community Recycling Centre. 

Enquiries

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

Last updated on 21 October 2021