WSROC ran a campaign in November – December 2020, with support from Bunnings stores across the region, to raise awareness and encourage proper disposal and recycling of common household problem wastes.

The ‘Problem Waste? No problem!’ campaign provides counter cards to Bunnings stores across the Western Sydney region, designed to help community members to deal with problem waste. The cards provide up to date, accessible information on the best ways to dispose of commonly-purchased DIY and hardware items.



  • While we know most people want to dispose of problematic DIY and hardware waste responsibly, it is the case that many people do not know how.
  • Responsible waste management is something everyone needs to know about.
  • Sorting waste items and taking them to a CRC helps improve recycling rates and saves water, energy, and other valuable natural resources.



  • Promote best practice disposal of household problem wastes across the Western Sydney region
  • Promote the services provided by Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and Mobile Community Recycling Services (MCRS).


 Problem Waste



Background information on waste services

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are permanent drop-off facilities and mobile services for common household wastes that cannot be collected through Council kerbside waste and recycling services. They operate year-round for our community to drop off household quantities of problem wastes, free of charge.

The Mobile Community Recycling Service (MCRS) is available to residents of Cumberland City Council, Blacktown City Council and City of Parramatta Council. The service aims to provide an easy and convenient way for residents to recycle or safely dispose of household problem wastes.


Targeted materials

The following materials accepted at household quantities can be either taken to CRCs or recycled through MCRS. These include:

  • Paint
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Household batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Motor oils
  • Other oils

For more information on CRCs please visit:


Participating councils 

  • Cumberland
  • Liverpool
  • Penrith
  • Hawkesbury
  • Parramatta
  • Blacktown
  • The Hills
  • Fairfield
  • Blue Mountains

This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.