What goes where

We’re developing a new Waste Strategy and want to hear from you! Click here to visit our Collaborate page and have your say on the future of waste and resource recovery in the bay.


Clothing and textiles

Did you know that you can book a free collection of your wearable clothing, shoes, accessories and bedclothes? Click here to find out more information about the items accepted or to book a collection.

You can also donate your clothes at charity bins located in 6 convenient areas within the City of Canada Bay. Locations of charity clothing bins as follows:

  • Two at Drummoyne Pool carpark, Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne

  • Two at Five Dock Leisure Centre carpark, Cnr William Street and Queens Road, Five Dock

  • Two at Kings Road carpark, Cnr Kings Road and Thompson Lane, Five Dock

  • Two at Brewer Street carpark, Cnr Brewer Street and Majors Bay Road, Concord

  • Two at Rhodes Park carpark, Killoola Street, Concord West

  • Two at Hospital Road carpark, Hospital Road, Concord West.

Charities appreciate clean and usable donations in wearable or working order. Please do not leave items outside or around the base of charity bins.

Reuse and repair

Did you know Council partners with the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre to provide residents with a free collection and rehoming service?

This means, if you have unwanted furniture or other items at home that you no longer want, you can call the Bower. The Bower can't accept all donations due to space, functionality, low demand or other reasons, so the Bower may refer you to some of the 1000 organisations or charities within their rehoming database. These organisations repair, reuse or resell your wanted goods, keeping them out of landfill.

This service is available free of charge to residents of the City of Canada Bay. For more information, please visit the Bower Reuse and Repair Center's website.

You can also visit the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre just like you would any other reuse or op-shop. The Bower sell thousands of goods from household items such as crockery and furniture to outdoor and building materials like tiles or bikes. Visit the Bower today because reuse matters.

Batteries, phones and cartridges

The City of Canada Bay provides drop off locations for household batteries, mobile phones and printer and ink cartridges. Recycle these items at the following locations:

  • City of Canada Bay Civic Centre - 1a Marlborough Street, Drummoyne

  • Concord Library - 60 Flavelle Street, Concord

  • Five Dock Leisure Centre - Corner Queens Road and William Street, Five Dock

  • Five Dock Library - Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock.

For other recycling options, please see below:

  • Household batteries: ALDI Supermarkets

  • Mobile phones: Mobile Muster

  • Printer and ink cartridges: Cartridges For Planet Ark.

Community sharps (including needles)

Council provides local disposal options for the safe collection of community sharps. Sharps can be taken to the following locations for free disposal:

  • Chemist Warehouse: 89-91 Great North Road, Five Dock

  • Concord Road Pharmacy: 197 Concord Road, North Strathfield

  • Concord West Pharmacy: 25 Victoria Ave, Concord West

  • McIntosh Pharmacy: 16 Cabarita Road, Concord

  • Pharmacy 4 Less: 125 Great North Road, Five Dock

  • Pharmacy 4 Less: 213-215 Parramatta Road, Five Dock.

Please take care when transporting sharps to a disposal location.

Education, videos and events

Recycling videos in your language

Did you know that on average, each household in the City of Canada Bay incorrectly places 73 kg of recycling in their red lidded waste bin each year? Learn how to reduce your waste and recycle right! Click here to view the City of Canada Bay recycling videos in your language.

What goes in my bin?

Problem household wastes

Drop off your problem wastes for recycling, including paints, batteries, oils and gas bottles at the City of Canada Bay Community Recycling Centre.

E-waste recycling and drop off day

The City of Canada Bay hosts a free e-waste drop off event in February each year at Cintra Park car park.

Annual Household Chemical Cleanout

The City of Canada Bay hosts the Household Chemical CleanOut event annually (during October) at Cintra Park car park in Canada Bay.