Waste disposal guide

A woman throwing her rubbish away

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.

Eligible items

Basic items that can be collected include:

  • Clothing and textiles
  • Soft plastics
  • E-waste
  • Problem waste items including batteries, CD and DVD's and small household appliances.

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. 

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Problem waste drop off events

Chemical CleanOut

You can dispose of unwanted chemicals free of charge at Household Chemical CleanOut events, run in association with NSW EPA.

Please note: Cleanaway will only accept collection during events.

The collection accepts items such as:

  • Garden and pool chemicals
  • Household cleaners
  • Poisons
  • Paint
  • 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.

Upcoming events

  • Sunday 23 June 2024
    9am - 3.30pm, Cleanaway Depot, 41 Kyle Street, Rutherford

DrumMuster

You can dispose of unwanted empty agricultural and veterinary products and containers.

Containers that are eligible will carry the DrumMuster logo.

Upcoming events

  • Friday 31 May 2024
    7am onwards, Maitland Council Works Depot, Metford Road, East Maitland
See Also
Bulky Waste Service
Using Maitland Waste Facility