Community Recycling Centre

The Community Recycling Centre in Leichardt is open for residents on weekends and offers the drop off of some tricky waste items.

 The following problem wastes will be accepted free of charge for Inner West Council resident:

  •     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

When dropping off your problem wastes:

  • You must being proof of residence
  • Only household quantities are accepted  -- 20kg or 20 litre maximum container size
  • Please try to keep items in original containers and if leaking place inside a plastic bag
  • Dangerous goods and other items other than those listed above will NOT be accepted

Additional charges

Additional charges apply for other wastes other than those mentionedabove. For details on charges visit the Weekend Transfer Station.

Address: 50-54 Moore St, Leichhardt (in the same location as the Weekend Transfer Station)

Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 7.45am to 11.30am and 1.00pm to 3.45pm

Contact: 02 9367 9210 - Weekends during the above operating hours.

If you require further information outside of opening hours please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 02 9392 5000.

What to do with other recyclable material?

Vist our A to Z of recycling page

What to do with dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods / chemicals and other items than those listed above will not be accepted.

Visit Chemical CleanOut at St Peters for upcoming event dates to drop off the following waste types:

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

 What about Business waste?

Businesses are not eligible to use the Community Recycling Centre. Please visit our business waste page to find out how to recycle your waste.


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