Recycling days & events

Annual Household Chemical Cleanout

The NSW Environment Protection Authority established the Household Chemical Cleanout service to help residents safely dispose of household chemicals.

The City of Canada Bay will host its annual Household Chemical Cleanout event on Saturday, 21 October 2023 from 9am-3:30pm at Cintra Park car park, Concord. 

Accepted materials 

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Paint and paint-related products 
  • Pesticides and herbicides 
  • Poisons
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Car batteries 
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids  
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Floor care products 
  • Gas bottles.  

Note: only household quantities are accepted (20kg or 20L), except for paint - up to 100L (in 20L containers) of paint will be accepted.

Remember to pack your chemicals safely and drive carefully. On arrival, follow the traffic controllers' instructions and stay in your vehicle. Staff will unload your vehicle.

For information regarding safe disposal of chemicals or upcoming collections at other locations, please call the Environment Hotline on 131 555 or visit the Household Chemical CleanOut website.

For a similar service throughout the year, some household problem waste items can be dropped at the City of Canada Bay's Community Recycling Centre.


Cintra Park Car Park Map

FREE Residential E-Waste Drop-off Day

We are proud to host free e-waste drop-off days for residents. We'll update this page when 2024 dates are confirmed.

You can bring:

  • Computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, memory sticks, cables and faxes.
  • Home entertainment devices such as TVs, CD's, DVD players and sound systems
  • Mobile phones, cameras, and records.
  • Household appliances such as irons, kettles, toasters, microwaves, fans, power tools and vacuum cleaners.
  • Solar panels.

The following items are not accepted:

  • White goods: fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers and air conditioners
  • Lighting: fluorescent tubes and halogen lights
  • Hazardous waste: smoke detectors, chemicals, broken and glass monitors.
  • Media: 8 track tapes, cassette tapes, floppy discs.
  • Other: lawn mowers, cook tops

Remember to pack your e-waste securely and drive safely. On arrival, follow the traffic controller’s instructions and do not leave your vehicle unless instructed. Staff will unload your vehicle.


E-waste refers to old electrical appliances either in a state of disrepair or simply obsolete. This includes everything from computers and their accessories, mobile phones, televisions, hairdryers and power tools.

Recycling e-waste

It is important to divert e-waste from landfill as it generates hazardous toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. These toxins are released into soil and groundwater when these items are buried in a landfill. Correct disposal of e-waste is vital to achieving a sustainable future.

For local e-waste recycling options throughout the year, you can see the Officeworks Bring IT Back program.

Community workshops

The City of Canada Bay provides waste educational workshops throughout the year. Subscribe to Sustainable Living e-newsletter for upcoming workshops. 

Other events

Schools waste education

The City of Canada Bay waste contractor offers free recycling and waste education lessons for eligible schools. Several workshops covering waste services and recycling are available free of charge to all schools within the City of Canada Bay throughout the school year.

The lessons range from 30 minutes to one hour in duration and are taught in a fun and interactive manner. Join us on a journey of discovery as we investigate the what, where and why of recycling and waste.

For more information, or to arrange a workshop, contact our Waste Education officer on