Community Recycling Centre

A FREE and easy solution for the disposal of household problem waste. Check out what you can drop off.


Not all household waste can be put in your kerbside bins.  Many materials can be reused and recycled if processed correctly.  Recycling helps our environment because it saves water, energy and natural resources.

Located at Merimbula Waste & Recycling Depot, our Community Recycling Centre aims to make it easy for shire residents to safely and conveniently dispose of problem wastes like paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor and cooking oils, car and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and globes and smoke detectors.
 

Gass bottles.
Fire extinquishers.
Paint
Fluoro globes and tubes.
Car batteries.
Household batteries.
Motor oils.
Other oils
Smoke detectors.

 

The service is FREE to householders and only household quantities will be accepted.  20kg or 20L maximum container size.

Please transport your materials carefully..

Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.  Visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au
 

Mobile Community Recycling Centre

A free disposal service for problem household waste is hitting the road in the Bega Valley, travelling between waste transfer stations in Eden, Wallagoot and Bermagui.

Check the table below to see when the mobile recycling centre will be stopping at a transfer station near you.

You can bring along your old batteries, paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, cooking oils and fluorescent globes and tubes, and we’ll do the rest.

When the trailer is full of problem waste, we take it to the main CRC in Merimbula for sorting and processing.

If you have problem waste you need to dispose of but can’t wait for the mobile CRC, the drop-off centre at the Merimbula Waste Transfer Station is open during normal hours.

Click here for transfer station opening hours and addresses.
 

Month Transfer Station location
January Eden
February Wallagoot
March Bermagui
April Eden
May Wallagoot
June Bermagui
July Eden
August Wallagoot
September Bermagui
October Eden
November Wallagoot
December Bermagui


Community Recycling Stations

An easy way to recycle your household problem waste at your local library 

Introducing our Community Recycling Stations – a FREE, convenient and simple way to keep valuable resources out of landfill. 

It’s now even easier to dispose of your small problem household waste! You can find a Community Recycling Station (CRS) at your local library.  
 

Community recycling station


Each Community Recycling Station accepts the following problem waste items FREE for recycling: 

  • Small household batteries including AAA, AA, C and D alkaline batteries (NO Lithium batteries please!). 

  • Home printer cartridges, including brands Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP and Kyocera. 

  • Smoke detectors (please remove the batteries and recycle them separately). 

  • Mobile phones, chargers and accessories. 


Where can I find a Community Recycling Station? 

Community Recycling Stations can be found at Council’s four Library locations, and can be accessed during library opening hours. 

  • Bega Library - Zingel Place, Bega. 

  • Bermagui Library - Bermagui Community Centre, Bunga Street, Bermagui. 

  • Eden Library – Corner of Mitchell and Imlay Streets, Eden. 

  • Tura Library - Tura Marrang Library and Community Centre, Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach. 


What is a ‘household quantity’? 

In this case only small quantities are accepted at the CRS per person per visit, for example a handful or two of alkaline batteries, a couple of smoke detectors and printer cartridges, or a few mobile phones and accessory items. This is to make sure the units remain safe and operational for everyone.  

If you have larger quantities of items you want to dispose of in one visit, you should visit the primary Community Recycling Centre at Merimbula Waste and Recycling Depot or the Mobile Community Recycling Centre, which visits Bermagui, Wallagoot and Eden Waste and Recycling Depots on a scheduled basis throughout the year. Quantities up to 20kg or 20L per item are accepted there per household. 


Can businesses use the Community Recycling Station? 

Community members and households are welcome to use the CRS for the disposal of accepted items, but larger volumes of waste generated by businesses or schools cannot be accepted at the CRS. Businesses should contact a waste disposal service directly or visit BusinessRecycling. 


How are the resources from the CRSs recycled? 

Printer ink cartridges are recycled through Planet Ark and Close the Loop in Melbourne. The cartridges are sent back to the manufacturer for reuse as new cartridges. 

Mobile phones are recycled through MobileMuster, preventing hazardous materials from entering the environment. 

Household batteries are sent to recyclers via our Community Recycling Centre where the lead, acid and plastic are recovered and recycled. 

Smoke detectors are sent to recyclers via our Community Recycling Centre where the plastic and chemical components are recovered and recycled. 


Where can I take other problem waste items like gas bottles and paint? 

The Community Recycling Stations supplement our permanent Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Merimbula Waste and Recycling Depot and the Mobile Community Recycling Centre, which visits Bermagui, Wallagoot and Eden Waste and Recycling Depots on a scheduled basis throughout the year.  

The Merimbula CRC accepts household quantities of the following problem household waste that cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin: paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor and cooking oils, car and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and globes, aerosols (inc paint) and smoke detectors. 

The Mobile CRC accepts household quantities of the following problem household waste that cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin:  batteries (not batteries), paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, cooking oils and fluorescent globes and tubes. Please note: the Mobile CRC visits Bermagui, Wallagoot and Eden Waste and Recycling Depots on a scheduled basis throughout the year and items for the CRC can only be accepted at those sites when the mobile CRC is onsite. 

 

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