Drop Off Days

The Botany Bay City Council is proud to host monthly Monday and quarterly Saturday Drop Off Days to capture recyclable items not accepted in the kerbside system.

This is a complimentary service for residents of the City of Botany Bay to safely recycle these items.

The following limits apply:

  • A limit of one ute or trailer load of greenwaste per residence per event;
  • A limit of two mattresses and base ensembles per residence per event;

Residents are required to produce identification as proof of residency. A record will be made of each vehicle’s number plate.


E-Waste, Metals, Mattresses and Greenwaste
Drop Off Events Calendar 2017

 Monthly Mondays

 Quarterly Saturdays


Botany Depot,

Corner of Pemberton & Clevedon St,  Botany


Tupia St Carpark,

Sir Joseph Banks Park,  Botany


 Time: 7am - 11am

Time: 8am - 12pm


30th January 2017

27th February 2017

27th March 2017

24th April 2017

29th May 2017

26th June 2017

24th July 2017

28th August 2017

25th September 2017

30th October 2017

27th November 2017


18th February 2017

13th May 2017

5th August 2017

25th November 2017

What can you recycle at the Drop Off Days?

  • Any battery operated and electronic items (anything with a power cable);
  • Batteries, cables, and all metal items (or predominately metal items);
  • Mattresses;
  • Greenwaste;
  • Ink and toner cartridges;
  • X-ray Film;

Items that won’t be accepted at Drop Off Days

  • BBQs;
  • Smoke detectors;
  • Fluorescent tubes or broken cathode ray tubes;
  • X-ray machines;
  • Hazardous waste including paint (empty, dry paint tins are ok);

It is your responsibility to delete all data from your devices. City of Botany Bay Council does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by improper use of personal or confidential information which may be contained on computer hard drives or components at the time of disposal.

Why recycle mattresses?

If your mattress is still in good condition, you may be able to find a new home for it by posting it free on Gumtree. Otherwise, recycling is the next best option. Sydney’s landfills are filling up.  Each year in Australia, around 1.25 million mattresses end up in landfill. Mattresses contain materials that can be recovered. An average mattress contains 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5kg of foam, all of which can be recycled or reused.

Landsavers recycle City of Botany Bay's mattresses, performing the following tasks:

  • Cleaning and diverting good quality mattresses to charities;
  • Recycling of mattresses in dedicated recycling facilities;

Why recycle greenwaste?

Our soils in Australia are becoming increasingly depleted of organic material. Sending organic waste to landfill not only speeds up climate change (due to the gases produced in the landfill environment), but it is a waste of material that could potentially be used elsewhere. Your greenwaste is composted and turned into a soil conditioner.  See: http://anlscape.com.au/Products/composts-and-soil-conditioners/greenlife-mulch-and-compost

Why recycle electronics, metals and X-ray film?

Electronic waste and X-ray film contains precious metals that have been mined from the earth and refined. Metals are 100% recyclable and can be recycled an unlimited number of times.

Recycling electronic waste means we are protecting the mineral resources that remain in the ground and reduce the environmental impact of mining, such as ground contamination and diminished biodiversity. It also reduces the amount of landfill that we produce each year; in turn this decreases environmental damage and emissions.

We take our commitment to the environment seriously and do everything we can to reduce landfill. That means e-waste will not be accepted in kerbside clean ups or in the general waste red lid bin. 

Residents of the City of Botany Bay are recycling more and more!

Between January and September 2014, Botany Bay residents dropped off 20 tonnes of electronics and metals at an E-Waste Drop Off Days and over 99.8% was recycled.

The following items were dropped off:

Type  No. Units 
 Cathode ray tubes televisions  11,766
 Computers  1,837
 Mixed E-waste  476
 Printers  3,847
 Cables  725
 Liquid Crystal Display televisions (LCD)

Congratulations Botany Residents! 

You recycled 20 tonnes between January and September 2014.