Auburn Resource Recovery Centre

Services offered

Solid waste services

Auburn Resource Recovery Centre

Services offered
Solid waste services

Business hours

Open to: Commercial Tipping, Contracted Council, Hand Unload
Monday to Friday: 00:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 00:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 21:00 - 00:00
Cleanaway Auburn Resource Recovery Centre

Cleanaway Auburn is a disposal site that accepts a large range of solid waste items. We provide free paper and cardboard recycling, steel waste, scrap metals, sump oil and vehicle batteries, commercial waste collection and more waste management services.

Charges may apply for other waste types, including for wet and mixed material, garden organic waste, separated bricks, concrete, roof tiles and terracotta pipes, untreated timber and expanded plastics.

We do not accept asbestos, SMF, dusty loads, car bodies, liquid and hazardous wastes, pesticides, excluded chemicals, radioactive waste and loads comprising more than 50% of expanded plastic by volume.

Paper & Cardboard

Clean newspapers, writing papers, books (hard and soft cover) and cardboard boxes accepted. Non-commercial quantities only

Vehicle batteries

Accepted at all centres

Sump oil (up to 20 litres)

Accepted in household quantities.

Load type > 500kg < 500kg
Putrescible material
$511.61/tonne $545.30/tonne
Garden organics
+ +
Palm trees and fronds
+ +
Dry material
$480.12/tonne $502.57/tonne
Tree trunks and large branches
Expanded plastics > 25% by volume

+ Putrescible / dry material charges apply
x Not accepted

A minimum charge of $93.60 applies for putrescible and dry material.


Mattresses are charged at $104.73 each. An ensemble is charged as two mattresses. Limit of one ensemble or two individual mattresses per visit. Please call Customer Service on 13 13 39 for disposal of larger quantities.

Paint (household quantities)

Charges apply to container size, not the amount of paint in the container. Paint is charged at $7.22 per litre of container capacity. A minimum charge of $9.00 applies. Water or oil based paint only. No thinners, solvents or paint related products. Water based paints and oil based paints must be kept separate. Phone 13 13 39 for more information. Label all paint containers. Other wastes are not accepted in the paint disposal area.


Asbestos is accepted at Elizabeth Drive and Lucas Heights. Minimum charges apply. Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 13 13 39 for acceptance criteria and further information.

Dry material

Mixed quantities of general waste including household junk, furniture, mixed paper, plastic, glass, metal, timber, office partitioning and other dry material. Loads must not contain asbestos, food, plant matter or liquids. Loads containing garden organics and/or food waste will be charged as putrescible material.

Fire extinguishers and gas cylinders

LPG and fire extinguishers up to 9kg each are accepted, at a charge of $3.50 per 1kg of total container capacity. A limit of 2 cylinders per day applies. LPG car cylinders are not accepted.

Glass bottles and jars

Glass bottles and jars are accepted and charged as dry waste. Putrescible material (eg mixed waste containing food) Mixed quantities of general waste that may include food and garden organics.


E-waste (limited to televisions, computers and computer peripherals) are accepted from residents and small businesses at Auburn, Belrose, Lucas Heights, Rockdale and Ryde. E-waste is charged at $436.96/tonne, minimum charge applies.
  • Products must not have been exposed to radiation, biological or chemical hazards.
  • Under no circumstances will the product be returned once disposed of.

Excluded wastes

Any material that does not meet our conditions of acceptance will be excluded. This includes radioactive, clinical and biosecurity wastes and goods labelled as dangerous. This information can be taken as an indication of acceptance criteria. However, acceptance conditions may vary due to changes in license and operating conditions. Please contact Customer Service on 13 13 39 for the latest information.

Expanded plastics

Expanded plastics such as styrofoam and polystyrene are accepted at all sites. A minimum charge of $125.08 applies.

Garden organics

Small tree branches, grass clippings, prunings and weeds are accepted for mulching and composting if pre-sorted from mixed waste and excessive amounts of soil. Tree branches must be less than 1 metre in length and 15 centimetres in diameter. Loads containing materials such as untreated timber, palm trees, bamboo, bricks, metal or general rubbish will be charged as putrescible material. Please note that Lucas Heights does not accept treated or untreated timber.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners are charged at $51.48/unit. Security burial special waste (eg asbestos sheeting, SMF, dusty waste and bulky loads) For acceptance criteria and further information please phone our Customer Service Centre on 13 13 39.

Tree trunks and large branches

Stumps and branches under 15 centimetres in diameter and 3 metres in length are accepted at Lucas Heights. Larger material are accepted for disposal as mixed waste.

Whole car tyres

Up to 5 whole car tyres without the metal rims are accepted per visit, and charged at $62.08 each.