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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.

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 - OPEN
    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 - OPEN
    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 - OPEN
    2 Graf Ave, West Ryde NSW 2114 
    Opening Hours: Visit West Ryde Library
  • Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (no light globes) - OPEN
    504 Victoria Road, Ryde
    Opening Hours: Visit Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre 
  • Tzu Chi Australia - OPEN
    20 - 22 Glen Street, Eastwood NSW 2122
    Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Eden Gardens - OPEN
    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 - OPEN
    Level 2 MUSE Student Connect, C7A building 2113 
    Opening Hours: 8.00 am - 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays)

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. 


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

Last updated on 8 October 2020