Household chemical and e-waste drop off

Australians produce more than 106,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfills, where it has the potential to contaminate soil and water. Electronic waste, such as computers and televisions also contain valuable non-renewable resources and substances that are hazardous to human health.

Inner West Council provides regular drop-off days for residents at our different branches so e-waste can be recycled and unwanted chemicals can be disposed of safely.

If you are unable to attend on the day, please hold onto your items—our next event will be here in no time at all! You can also visit the NSW Environmental Protection Authority website for other chemical drop-off event dates and locations around Sydney. For other drop-off points for televisions and computers, visit

Below is information on upcoming events. Please note that different items are accepted at our branches.

St Peters drop-off


Inner West Council Works Depot, 15-17 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters

Entry via Bolton Street and exit via Unwins Bridge Road (left-hand turn only)

Upcoming events

  • Saturday 18 November 2017, 9am–3:30pm

Household chemicals we accept at St Peters

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes
  • Smoke detectors
  • Painting and paint-related products
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils, fuels and fluids

E-waste we accept at St Peters

  • Computers and accessories
  • TVs and monitors
  • Videos, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks
  • Printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines
  • Telephones, mobile and landline
  • Power tools, including cordless drills etc
  • Entertainment appliances
  • Household appliances, e.g. vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, microwaves, coffee machines, toasters
  • Cameras and recorders
  • Electronic games, e.g. consoles, joysticks

What we do not accept at St Peters

  • Air conditioners
  • Freezers and fridges
  • Cardboard boxes and packaging
  • Empty paint containers
  • Oil heaters
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers

Important tips to transport chemicals safely

  • Never mix chemicals as this may produce dangerous reactions
  • Please remember to pack unwanted chemicals in secure containers to ensure that the chemicals do not leak or spill
  • Wherever possible keep all chemicals in their original containers
  • Ensure containers are clearly labelled and well sealed. If you do not know what is in the container, label it UNKNOWN CHEMICAL
  • Liquid can leak during transport. Wrap containers holding liquids securely in newspaper and place them into sturdy plastic bags, then pack in plastic buckets or trays
  • Keep household chemicals away from passengers, e.g. in the boot

All brands are accepted. Bring along your electronic items from the home office, entertainment area, kitchen and shed. We also accept electronic toys and gadgets.

Complete list of items that can be dropped off on the day (PDF 8.3MB)

Summer Hill drop-off: e-waste only


Inner West Council Works Depot, 7 Prospect Road, Summer Hill

Monthly drop-off day

Monthly drop-offs occur on the second Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm–6:30pm

Additional quarterly drop-off day

In addition to the monthly drop-off day, there is also a quarterly Saturday morning drop-off day at Summer Hill. The next scheduled date is Saturday 25 November, 8:30am–12pm.

Traffic control arrangements will be in place on Saturdays to direct vehicles delivering electronic waste material to the Depot. These vehicles will travel via Tintern Road, Robert Street and then queue up in Prospect Road leading into the Depot. Through traffic will be directed or advised to detour elsewhere.

E-waste we accept at Summer Hill

  • Desktop PCs, laptops, and servers
  • Monitors and hard drives
  • Computer power supplies
  • Computer printers, mice and keyboards
  • Laptop batteries
  • Scanners
  • Copiers and multi-function devices
  • iPods, iPads and tablets
  • Mobile phones
  • Digital cameras, video cameras
  • GPS devices
  • DVD, CD and video players
  • Clock radios
  • Cables
  • Televisions, plasma and LCD
  • Speaker, hi-fi equipment
  • TV antennas
  • Microwaves
  • Electric fry pans
  • Electric heaters, oil heaters
  • Electronic toys and game consoles
  • X-ray film
  • Toasters
  • Mixers
  • Electric jugs / kettles
  • Bread makers
  • Juicers

What we do NOT accept at Summer Hill

  • White goods: e.g. fridges, washing machines, dryers, etc
  • Loose picture tubes or broken glass from televisions and computer monitors
  • Smoke detectors and CCFL light tubes
  • Bulk disposal of batteries
  • X-Ray machines and video tapes
  • Hazardous waste
  • Products contaminated with chemicals, biological agents or other substances

For more information, visit

Leichhardt drop-off: household problem waste only


Leichhardt Community Recycling Centre, 50-54 Moore Street, Leichhardt

These drop offs are for residents, not businesses. Only household quantities will be accepted – up to a 20 kilogram or 20 litre maximum container size.

Upcoming events

Weekly drop-offs occur every Saturday and Sunday between the following hours:

  • 7:45am–11:30am
  • 1pm–3:45pm

Drop-offs cannot be made between 11:30am–1pm.

Household problem waste we accept at Leichhardt*

  • Small fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent tubes and lights
  • Car and household batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Other oil
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas bottles
  • Water-based paint
  • Oil-based paint

* Dangerous goods and items not listed above will NOT be accepted.

What we do NOT accept at Leichhardt

  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Pesticides, herbicides, poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Acid and alkali chemicals

For more information, visit



The St Peters drop off is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit


Your Say Inner West website
The community engagement hub where you can get involved in important projects that shape the future of the Inner West.





Follow the links below to find contact details and services in your area: