Sign up for RecycleSmart
You can receive free regular collection and recycling of some problem waste items as part of the RecycleSmart program. All Maitland residents can dispose of two (2) bags of basic items on a regular basis.
Basic items that can be collected include:
- Small household items.
You can also arrange for larger items such as cardboard boxes and electronics to be collected for a small fee.
Find out all the items included in the program via the RecycleSmart website.
A-Z waste and recycling guide
See below for our A to Z guide on how to best dispose and recycle of your waste and household items.
Note: When disposing of your items, please consider if they are in reusable condition. To encourage a sustainable future, we recommend reselling or donating your quality items where possible.
Problem waste drop off events
From 1 July 2023, Mattress Muster events will be phased out and replaced with our new Bulky Waste Service where you can dispose of mattresses both by booking a kerbside collection or by taking them to the Waste Facility.
You can dispose of unwanted chemicals free of charge at Chemical CleanOut events, run in association with NSW EPA.
The collection accepts items such as:
- Garden and pool chemicals
- Household cleaners
- Motor oils and fuels
- Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
- Fluoro lights
- Smoke detectors
Please note: A maximum limit of 20 litres or 20 kgs of a single item.
- No upcoming events scheduled
You can dispose of unwanted empty agricultural and veterinary products and containers.
Containers that are eligible will carry the DrumMuster logo.