Household chemical and e-waste drop off

Australians produce more than 106,000 tonnes of electronic 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 so e-waste can be recycled and unwanted chemicals can be disposed of safely.

Please note that different items are accepted at our different locations. Dangerous goods and items not listed below under each drop off site will not be accepted.

St Peters drop-off – household chemicals and e-waste


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 16 November 2019, 9am – 3:30pm

What we accept

See the table below or download the list of accepted items (PDF 131.2KB).

Summer Hill drop-off – e-waste only


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

Drop-off days

Monthly drop-offs occur on the second Wednesday of every month, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Quarterly drop-offs: The next scheduled date is Saturday 3 August, 8:30am – 12pm

Traffic control arrangements are in place on Saturdays to direct vehicles delivering e-waste material to the depot. Vehicles will travel via Tintern road, Robert street and then queue up in Prospect road leading into the Depot. Traffic detours will be in place.

What we accept

See the table below to see a list of items that can be dropped off.

Leichhardt drop-off – household problem waste and e-waste only


Community Recycling Centre – Leichhardt (and Weekend Transfer Station) 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.

Drop-off days

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 and 1pm.

Find more information on the Community Recycling Centre and Weekend Transfer Station.

What we accept

See the table below to see a list of items that can be dropped off.

What is accepted at each location

Type of waste St Peters
Household chemical and e-waste events
Summer Hill
E-waste events
Household problem waste and e-waste
Small fire extinguishers
Fluorescent tubes, globes and lights
Car/household batteries
Motor oil fluids
Other oil
Smoke detectors
Gas bottles
Water-based paint
Oil-based paint
Solvents and household cleaners

Pesticides and herbicides


Pool chemicals

Hobby chemicals

Acids and alkalis

Oil heaters
Electric heaters
TVs and monitors (analogue, plasmas, LCD)
DVD player / sound equipment
CD &  DVD drives and floppy disks (i.e in a computer)
Videos (VHS tapes)
Computers and accessories
Printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines
Telephones, mobile and landline
Power tools, including cordless drills etc

Entertainment appliances
Cameras and recorders
Electronic games, e.g. consoles, joysticks


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Page last updated: 14 Jun 2019