Community Recycling Centre


During this period we ask all visitors to the Community Recycling Centre to:

  • Refrain from entering Community Recycling Centre if you are unwell. We are happy for you to return when you are well. 
  • Maintain a safe social distance of 1.5 metres from people while you are visiting. 

Staff are happy to remove the items from your vehicle while you remain in your vehicle. 

Please note our staff will be wearing protective equipment for their safety. 

Christmas opening hours 

The last day to drop-off problem household wastes is Saturday, 19 December.

The City of Canada Bay Community Recycling Centre will be closed from Monday, 21 December to Saturday, 2 January. 

Normal opening hours will resume Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

Community Recycling Centre

The City of Canada Bay Community Recycling Centre for problem household wastes is located at 15-17 Regatta Road, Five Dock. The opening hours are:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 8am  3pm
  • Saturday: 7am 4pm
  • Closed most public holidays

The problem wastes, listed below, accepted at the Centre will be sent for specialist recycling and must never be placed in any of your household bins.

You can drop off the following problem wastes for free:

  • Oil and water-based paint
  • Motor, cooking and other oils
  • Car and household batteries
  • Gas bottles
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors

Only household quantities of problem waste and up to 100L paint will be accepted. Maximum individual container size of 20L or 20kg. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

Household chemicals such as solvents, poisons and pool chemicals are not accepted. These materials are accepted at the Annual Household Chemical Cleanout event, held in October each year.

For more information call the City of Canada Bay on 9911 6555 or visit the NSW EPA's Community Recycling Centre website.

This project was supported by the NSW Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.


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