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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park

Drop off locations for Whitegoods

34 drop off businesses match on Whitegoods within approx 60km of Wollongong NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
SUEZ Australia /business/12643 20 Davis Road Wetherill Park, NSW, 2164 150.8872220 -33.8372220 Wetherill Park NSW 2164 150.8872220 -33.8372220
Wingecarribee Resource Recovery Centre /business/12947 177 Berrima Road Moss Vale, NSW, 2577 150.35592555999756 -34.533924541228984 Moss Vale NSW 2577 150.35592555999756 -34.533924541228984
Cooke's Metal Recyclers P/L /business/13140 82 Asquith Street Silverwater, NSW, 2128 151.0371620 -33.8367380 Silverwater NSW 2128 151.0371620 -33.8367380
Renewable Energycorp Aust /business/13172 66 Bryant Street Padstow, NSW, 2211 151.0336152 -33.9409518 Padstow NSW 2211 151.0336152 -33.9409518
SUEZ Australia /business/13556 Old Hill Link Auburn, NSW, 2144 151.05750560760498 -33.844577994661066 Auburn NSW 2144 151.05750560760498 -33.844577994661066
Sell and Parker Metal Recycling /business/13562 11 Meadow Way Banksmeadow, NSW, 2019 151.2184210 -33.9472120 Banksmeadow NSW 2019 151.2184210 -33.9472120
Chullora SUEZ Australia /business/13567 15 Muir Road Chullora, NSW, 2190 151.0452177 -33.8928392 Chullora NSW 2190 151.0452177 -33.8928392
SUEZ Australia /business/13568 5 Lindsay Street Rockdale, NSW, 2216 151.14477396011352 -33.95934380585189 Rockdale NSW 2216 151.14477396011352 -33.95934380585189
SUEZ Australia /business/13571 275 Richardson Road Spring Farm, NSW, 2570 150.73336601257324 -34.0585615719503 Spring Farm NSW 2570 150.73336601257324 -34.0585615719503
Lucas Heights SUEZ Australia /business/13573 New Illawarra Road Lucas Heights, NSW, 2234 150.9810602 -34.0482823 Lucas Heights NSW 2234 150.9810602 -34.0482823
Reverse E-Waste /business/13585 1024-1028 Canley Vale Road Wetherill Park, NSW, 2164 150.8954871734253 -33.84867832915593 Wetherill Park NSW 2164 150.8954871734253 -33.84867832915593
Ness n Gaz Scrappin It /business/14911 Unit 2/60 Stanley st Peakhurst, NSW, 2210 151.06126338243484 -33.96248059726594 Peakhurst NSW 2210 151.06126338243484 -33.96248059726594
NSW Facility Services /business/14917 20 Hearne Street Mortdale, NSW, 2223 151.13685607910156 -33.96660496823876 Mortdale NSW 2223 151.13685607910156 -33.96660496823876
Get Fast Waste Bins /business/14918 20 Hearne Street Mortdale, NSW, 2223 151.0656360 -33.9654120 Mortdale NSW 2223 151.0656360 -33.9654120
M.A.G Recycling Services Pty Ltd /business/15049 5-7 Nicholas Street Lidcombe, NSW, 2141 151.05501651763916 -33.858477789535186 Lidcombe NSW 2141 151.05501651763916 -33.858477789535186
Sims Metal Management /business/15115 31 Frank St Wetherill Park, NSW, 2164 150.9083809 -33.8417610 Wetherill Park NSW 2164 150.9083809 -33.8417610
Sims Metal Management /business/15116 43 Ashford Ave Milperra, NSW, 2214 150.9912090 -33.9337520 Milperra NSW 2214 150.9912090 -33.9337520
Sims Metal Management /business/15121 Kembla Grange Place Kembla Grange, NSW, 2526 150.8118340 -34.4752512 Kembla Grange NSW 2526 150.8118340 -34.4752512
Perry Street Recycling Centre /business/15179 72 Perry St Matraville, NSW, 2036 151.2266690 -33.9591600 Matraville NSW 2036 151.2266690 -33.9591600
Sydney Transwaste Industries /business/15600 160 Arthur Street Homebush West, NSW, 2140 151.0597635 -33.8659709 Homebush West NSW 2140 151.0597635 -33.8659709
Wetherill Park SITA Recycling centre /business/15681 20 Davis Road Wetherill Park, NSW, 2164 150.9128400 -33.8368309 Wetherill Park NSW 2164 150.9128400 -33.8368309
Kurnell Landfill /business/15763 330 Captain Cook Drive Kurnell, NSW, 2231 151.17174625396728 -34.02442296998176 Kurnell NSW 2231 151.17174625396728 -34.02442296998176
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) /business/16291 10 Anderson Ave Liverpool, NSW, 2170 150.9119450 -33.9226450 Liverpool NSW 2170 150.9119450 -33.9226450
Remondis Australia (Taren Point) PTY /business/16419 2 Bay Road Taren Point, NSW, 2229 151.1286614 -34.0241257 Taren Point NSW 2229 151.1286614 -34.0241257
Mission Australia /business/16848 16 Bellambi Lane Bellambi, NSW, 2518 150.9109294 -34.3626055 Bellambi NSW 2518 150.9109294 -34.3626055
Mission Australia /business/16859 Buckleys Rd Dunmore, NSW, 2529 150.8466942 -34.6071463 Dunmore NSW 2529 150.8466942 -34.6071463
Mission Australia /business/16860 177 Berrima Lane Mossvale, NSW, 2577 150.3548838365234 -34.533512462713624 Mossvale NSW 2577 150.3548838365234 -34.533512462713624
Bingo Recycling Centre Auburn /business/17261 3-5 Duck St Auburn, NSW, 2144 151.0274050 -33.8356570 Auburn NSW 2144 151.0274050 -33.8356570
St George Metal Recovery /business/17473 17 Bermill Street Rockdale, NSW, 2216 151.1470920 -33.9605160 Rockdale NSW 2216 151.1470920 -33.9605160
Renewable Energy Corp /business/17533 PO Box 451 Greenacre, NSW, 2190 151.0573131 -33.9068713 Greenacre NSW 2190 151.0573131 -33.9068713
Enviro Recycling /business/18182 37-51 Violet Street Revesby, NSW, 2212 151.00567832327874 -33.93863700499101 Revesby NSW 2212 151.00567832327874 -33.93863700499101
Bingo Recycling Centre Banksmeadow /business/18277 38 McPherson St Banksmeadow, NSW, 2019 151.0274050 -33.8356570 Banksmeadow NSW 2019 151.0274050 -33.8356570
Bingo Recycling Centre Mortdale /business/18278 20 Hearne St Mortdale, NSW, 2333 151.0274050 -33.8356570 Mortdale NSW 2333 151.0274050 -33.8356570
Bingo Recycling Centre St Marys /business/18279 25 Dunheved Circuit St Marys, NSW, 2760 151.0274050 -33.8356570 St Marys NSW 2760 151.0274050 -33.8356570
SUEZ Australia /business/12643 20 Davis Road Wetherill Park, NSW, 2164 150.8872220 -33.8372220 Wetherill Park NSW 2164 150.8872220 -33.8372220

Pick up locations for Whitegoods

54 pick up businesses match your query on Whitegoods

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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
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
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
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
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
Cowboys towing & Scrap Metal We are the preferred contractor for the southern and ru... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
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 Bulk Quantities only Please ring for further informati... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Eco Metal Recyclers Details available on request - please contact us for de... NSW May apply
Total Metal Recyclers Click Business Name for details Nationally 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
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 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

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