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Hazardous and problem waste

Find out how to dispose of hazardous waste and problem waste properly within the Cumberland Council area. This includes asbestos, paint, chemicals, e-waste, mobile phones, batteries and more.

Hazardous waste can badly damage the environment if not disposed of properly.

To prevent chemicals from poisoning local soil and waterways, Council encourages you to use the Mobile Community Recycling Service

The Mobile Community Recycling Service collects:

  • Motor oils and cooking oils
  • Large batteries, such as car and motorbike
  • Household batteries
  • Paint
  • Mobile phones
  • BBQ gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro light globes and tubes
  • Smoke detectors
  • Electronic waste, known as E-waste, such as computers, TVs, DVD players, microwaves
  • No asbestos (in any form) will be collected with this service. For advice on asbestos, contact Council on (02) 8757 9000.

Use the Mobile Community Recycling Service

The Mobile Community Recycling Service is run by Cumberland Council, Parramatta Council, and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Book a pick up online, or call Cumberland Council on (02) 8757 9000.

Things you need to know

  •  Please keep e-waste items to a minimum of 5 items per pick up
  • All together, the items must NOT exceed 45kg
  • Delete all personal information from any computers, laptops, tablets or phones
  • E-waste items that can NOT be collected include:
    • Rear projection TV’s
    • Large white goods – fridges, washing machines, dryers and freezers
    • CDs, DVDs and video cassettes
  • Please keep e-waste items to a minimum of 5 items per pick up
  • No asbestos is allowed. For more details about how to dispose of Asbestos properly, visit Asbestos Answers

Find out more

For more information about Council Waste Collection services phone (02) 8757 9000 or read about Council's Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018 to 2023

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