Household Item Recycling
There are a number of options available to recycle household items including furniture, homewares, clothing, manchester, whitegoods and much more.
You may like to consider donating good quality, second hand items to local charities or organisations. Before you drop off your items, call ahead to ensure that your pre-loved items will be accepted.
See below for a list of organisations:
Furniture, Clothing, Manchester and Homewares
There are a number of organisations accepting white goods for recycling. For a directory, please see https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/whitegoods/HillsNSW. (Please note that fees may apply).
Art & Craft Items
Reverse Garbage: Excess art and craft material may be donated to Reverse Garbage in Marrickville. For information about acceptable donations, and for more information see: https://reversegarbage.org.au/ or call 9569 3132.
A number of organisations accept sight and reading glasses. See http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/glasses/BaulkhamHillsNSW for more information. Fees may apply.
X- Ray films contain halides (a form of silver) which when recycled can be extracted, and converted into pure silver. X- Rays can be recycled through a number of organisations. For a list see: http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/xray/BaulkhamHillsNSW. Fees may apply.
Recycling Near You
The Planet Ark ‘ Recycling Near You’ website provides numerous recycling opportunities for common household items. To view the directory, see https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/. Please note: fees may apply for some of the services.
Container Deposit Scheme (Return and Earn)
The NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme ever in NSW, Return and Earn, which commenced across NSW on 1 December 2017.
Most empty 150-millilitre to 3-litre beverage containers are eligible for a 10-cent refund when returned to an approved NSW collection point.
There are many ways to participate in Return and Earn, and help the environment and your community.
- Take your empty containers to a collection point nearest you.
- Donate your containers to local charities, schools and community groups to help them fundraise.
If you do not wish to participate in the Scheme, remember you can still recycle your drink containers through your household yellow lidded bin.
A list of eligible beverage containers and a geolocator map of the first collection points to be operational can be found at www.returnandearn.org.au
Resource Recovery Fact Sheets