Other household waste
Council works with local companies to provide specialised waste disposal and recycling services for the following household items:
- e-waste (including DVDs and CDs - discs only, no cases)
- batteries and light globes
- mobile phones
- motor oil
- hazardous waste, paint and chemicals
- printer cartridges
- gas cylinders, gas bottles and fire extinguishers
- smoke detectors.
See the locations below for where your problem waste can be recycled.
Community recycling stations
Community recycling stations are located at the Customer Service Centre at Council's Administration Building, Council's Works Depot at Boolaroo and the six Lake Mac Libraries branches at Cardiff, Charlestown, Belmont, Morisset, Swansea and Toronto. Accepted items include:
- household batteries
- fluoro tubes and globes
- mobile phones and accessories
- smoke detectors
- DVDs and CDs (discs only - cases should be removed and disposed of in the recycling bin)
Community Recycling Centre
The Community Recycling Centre is located at the Awaba Waste Management Facility.
- gas bottles and fire extinguishers
- e-waste (including DVDs and CDs removed from their cases)
- fluoro tubes and globes tubes
- car and household batteries
- motor and other oils
- smoke detectors
The next Chemical CleanOut event is scheduled for Saturday 1 June at Rathmines Park, Dorrinton Road, Rathmines.
Chemical CleanOut is a biannual event for residents to dispose of household quantities of:
- oils and many other hazardous materials
Lake Macquarie Recycling Directory
Need to recycle something that's not on the list, the Lake Macquarie Recycling Directory provides a list of other items that can be recycled and how to recycle them.
Container deposit scheme
The Return and Earn container deposit scheme is now operating in NSW to reduce drink container litter. Anyone who returns an eligible drink container to an approved NSW collection point will receive a 10 cent refund.
There are more than 500 collection points across NSW, including reverse vending machines (RVMs) in your local shopping centre or shops, depot sites, existing recycling centres, or a combination of all.
Most drink containers between 150 millilitres and three litres that are purchased in NSW are eligible, with some exceptions.
For more information or to find a collection point near you, visit returnandearn.org.au.
Page last updated: 24 February 2019