Whitegoods Recycling Hotline

Whitegoods are large domestic appliances used for routine chores. Generally speaking they aren’t easily transportable, which separates them from appliances like toasters and mixers. Examples of a common whitegood include a fridge, freezer, microwave oven, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer and air conditioner.

Depending on the condition of the product, it may be accepted by a second-hand dealer or at a reuse centre. Whitegoods are generally disposed of through collection in metal recycling programs, where they are shredded and their metal is recovered. Some charities may accept whitegoods for recycling but many can’t as there is a significant cost in ensuring they are functioning and safe.

Council services for Whitegoods

Newcastle City Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your whitegoods.

  1. Drop off Facility - Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Drop off locations for Whitegoods

12 drop off businesses match on Whitegoods within approx 60km of Newcastle NSW

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community /business/13106 P.O. Box 134 Tanilba Bay, NSW, 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181 Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181
Fairhaven Services /business/13454 209 Brisbane Water Drive Point Clare, NSW, 2250 151.3198471069336 -33.4377803261738 Point Clare NSW 2250 151.3198471069336 -33.4377803261738
Summerhill Waste Management Centre /business/13581 141 Minmi Road Wallsend, NSW, 2287 151.6515827178955 -32.88931767594954 Wallsend NSW 2287 151.6515827178955 -32.88931767594954
Sims Metal Management /business/15120 Manns Rd Gosford, NSW, 2250 151.3330451 -33.4137779 Gosford NSW 2250 151.3330451 -33.4137779
Kincumber Transfer Station /business/15522 Cullens Rd Kincumber, NSW, 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651 Kincumber NSW 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651
Woy Woy Transfer Station /business/15523 Nagari Road Woy Woy, NSW, 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909 Woy Woy NSW 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909
Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre /business/15917 1967 Old Maitland Road Cessnock, NSW, 2325 151.3882424 -32.8156494 Cessnock NSW 2325 151.3882424 -32.8156494
Salamander Bay Waste Transfer Station /business/16369 4 Tarrant Road Salamander Bay, NSW, 2317 152.0802564 -32.7306021 Salamander Bay NSW 2317 152.0802564 -32.7306021
Matthews Metal Management /business/17389 45 Fieldsend Street East Maitland, NSW, 2323 151.6012810 -32.7576210 East Maitland NSW 2323 151.6012810 -32.7576210
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service /business/22959 unit 4/ 22 Nelson Bay Road Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315 152.1172633 -32.7402172 Nelson Bay NSW 2315 152.1172633 -32.7402172
OneSteel Recycling /business/23022 902-909 Pacific Highway Lisarow, NSW, 2250 151.3655178 -33.3841372 Lisarow NSW 2250 151.3655178 -33.3841372
OneSteel Recycling /business/23024 107 Sparke Streetk Hexham, NSW, 2322 151.69688280898436 -32.85387691700031 Hexham NSW 2322 151.69688280898436 -32.85387691700031
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community /business/13106 P.O. Box 134 Tanilba Bay, NSW, 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181 Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181

Pick up locations for Whitegoods

70 pick up businesses match your query on Whitegoods

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Sims Metal Management - Albury Commercial bin and pick up service available. Fees appl... NSW May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
North Coast Mattress Recyclers Collection available at no extra charge. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Goulburn Resource Recovery Centre Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Ezy Waste Group Pty Ltd T/A Ezy Waste n Recycle We provide a pickup service for any ongoing Waste & Rec... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Ezy Waste Group Pty Ltd T/A Ezy Waste n Recycle We provide a pickup service for any ongoing Waste & Rec... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Remondis Australia (Taren Point) PTY Pick up provided ONLY through the Remondis skip bin ser... NSW May apply
Bingo Recycling Centre Auburn Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Bulls-Eye PC's & Electronics Please contact us via the website, email, Facebook or p... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
Fridge Buyback Fridge Buyback has regular collection runs to selected ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Rubbish Away Can pick up / remove all types of scrap and rubbish rem... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Bingo Recycling Centre Banksmeadow Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Bingo Recycling Centre Mortdale Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Bingo Recycling Centre St Marys Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mattress Removal / Mattress Recycling,Rubbish Removal Mattresses must be dry if not a charge from $10.00*+GST... NSW May apply
Y&Y Trading PTY LTD Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
OneSteel Recycling Pick up for commercial quantities only NSW Free
OneSteel Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Handybin Waste Services Handybin can provide a service between Grafton and Kemp... NSW May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Cooke's Metal Recyclers P/L Minimum amounts apply for pick up, please call. Smaller... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Sell and Parker Metal Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
C&D Scrap Pick up must be pre booked. NSW May apply
M.A.G Recycling Services Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Palerang Council Fortnightly 240L bin Commingled Recycling Collection fr... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Scrap Metal Man All past present and future customers are welcome to bo... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
Phillips Skip Bins Pty Ltd We offer SAME DAY Delivery / Changeover, 6 days a week ... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Massive Online Furniture Outlet All pickups are completed by courier transport removali... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Wagga Scrap Metals Pickup for Bulk Quantities only. Please ring for furth... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Eco Metal Recyclers Details available on request - please contact us for de... NSW May apply
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) We collect cardboard, plastic and metal amounts of any ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Southern District Metal Recyclers Each pickup is different and will be assessed for quant... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mission Australia We collect from Stanwell Tops to Kiama and only for fur... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Artarmon Balmain Cha... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Eurobodalla Scrap Metal & Towing Cars are free removal. Any pick up out side Batemans Ba... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
St George Metal Recovery Free Bin Service requires customers to have a forklift.... NSW May apply
Renewable Energy Corp Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-Got-Junk? Contact 1800-Got-Junk (1800 468 586) for collection. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... NSW May apply
2ndLease Goods must be in good working order, and we would need ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
All Trash Oz Pty Ltd We pick-up all recyclable material over 1 cubic metre. NSW May apply
The Sydney Rubbish Truck We pick up any quantity of residential and commercial w... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mr Metal Recycling We have a fleet of different sized trucks capable of re... NSW May apply
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service collection of any quantity within 100 kilometre radius ... NSW May apply
Sims Metal Management Kwinana Beach Call or send a message using our website to contact us ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Port Hedland Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Welshpool Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Malaga Click Business Name for details Nationally (Metro Area Only) Free

Fridge Buyback is an award-winning residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.

Old fridges and freezers are some of the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new appliances. Running a typical second fridge adds an average of $300 to your power bill and causes one tonne of carbon pollution each year. Old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.

Fridges and freezers collected by Fridge Buyback are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. If you live in our collection areas you can participate if:

You have a working second fridge or working upright freezer that has been in regular use, and
It has an internal volume of 200 litres or more (7.06 cubic feet).

  • Fridge Buyback provides residents with a free collection by professional removalists and a $25 rebate providing the removal does not involve stairs with more than 6 steps.
  • Removal is free if there are between 7 and 20 steps, but no rebate is available.
  • A fee only applies if the property has more than 20 steps.

Fridge Buyback has regular collection runs every few weeks in metropoilitan Sydney, the Illawarra;  the Shoalhaven; the Central Coast;  the Hunter – Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Singleton, Cessnock; the Blue Mountains; ActewAGL run Fridge Buyback in the ACT.

For futher information visit: http://www.fridgebuyback.com.au/ 

How to recycle Whitegoods at work

To find a commercial recycling service for a fridge, microwave, dryer, air conditioner or other whitegood visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.

Why recycle Whitegoods?

They contain significant amounts of metal, plastic, insulating material, refrigerant (gases) and other non-renewable and valuable material. Recycling keeps these materials in the economy. It also helps prevent toxic substances such as flame-retardants from entering the environment.

The estimated refrigerant recovery rate for air conditioners is >80% whilst for refrigerators it’s 30-40% (Department of the Environment 2014). Reliable recovery rates across all whitegoods are not currently available in Australia, however these products are a common component of metal recycling programs.

Recycling options for Whitegoods

Some companies operate take-back schemes for their products with the costs built into the purchase price. Service personnel may also remove appliances such as air conditioners as part of new installations.

Additionally there are organisations and second-hand dealers that will accept whitegoods for refurbishing and/or resale.

What happens when Whitegoods are recycled?

Refurbishment: Operational but unwanted whitegoods can be collected and where needed, refurbished for re-use.

Recycling: To safely recycle a fridge, dishwasher, dryer or other appliance hazardous materials such as gases, chemicals or heavy metals need to be removed. The appliance is then crushed or shredded for recycling. Steel, copper and plastics are recovered and reprocessed into new products.

More information

NSW Fridge Buyback