New waste drop-off stations on offer for residents

SOME things just don’t belong in kerbside bins.

To help residents safely dispose of items such as household batteries, mobile phones and x-rays, Cumberland City Council has replaced existing small collection units with seven ‘Problem Waste Drop-Off Stations’.
The bins are located at the council’s main office in Memorial Avenue at Merrylands, both the Merrylands and Auburn libraries, and the Auburn, Granville, Guildford and Berala Community Centres.
For items such as car or motorcycle batteries, motor or cooking oils, gas bottles, paint, fluoro light globes and tubes or E-waste, residents can also book collection of hazardous and problem waste through the Mobile Community Recycling Service run in conjunction with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Residents are also able to book up to four free kerbside collections for items such as furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, white goods and up to 2m of bundled pruning.
For more information or to make a booking, call Council Waste Collection on 8757 9000 or visit

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