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Not all household waste can be put in your kerbside bins.  

Our new Community Recycling Centre offers a FREE and EASY solution for Wollongong residents to dispose of the following household problem waste items for recycling.

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You can drop off paints, gas bottles and fire extinguishers, fluoro globes and tubes, household and car batteries, motor and other oils, smoke detectors, mobile phones, cardboard and paper, mixed recyclables, scrap metal, fridges and freezers, as well as computers and televisions.

Please note, scrap metal includes many whitegoods that are made mostly of metal, such as microwaves, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers.


The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is located at the Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park, 133 Reddalls Rd, Kembla Grange.


Opening Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 8am – 4pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Visit your Community Recycling Centre today and help build a healthy environment for our future.  

Only household quantities accepted 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully.  Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.  

For more information call Wollongong City Council on (02) 4227 7111 or visit

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. 


Residents or trade painters who have leftover paint and related packaging can now drop it off for free through the Paintback program. 


Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres or less. There's no need to phone first, simply drop off at a Paintback site during opening hours.

Paintback flyer [1.2 MB]

Our site in the Wollongong City Council area is located at:

Unanderra Cleanaway
10-12 Waynote Place, Unanderra  NSW  2526
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Ph. 1800 053 784

Paintback is the way to:
  • responsibly dispose of left-over paint after painting
  • declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers
  • recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.

Paintback accepts the following products:
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealers
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)
  • Packaging

Visit to find out more.
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