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Recycling at Kimbriki

Approximately 80% of the total waste delivered to Kimbriki is recycled.

Kimbriki’s main objective is to divert as much waste as possible from landfill and as such, has designated areas for the collection of many recyclable materials, as well as on-site recycling operations. Separating your load before you arrive will increase diversion from landfill and may save you time and money.

Kimbriki has designated recycling collection
areas for:

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Household Recycling

Household Recycling

The Household Recycling Area at Kimbriki is well used by local residents, local businesses and residents of neighbouring Councils. Approximately 200 tonnes of material per month are received in this area for recycling.

There are separated collection points for various recyclables including:

  • Household recyclables - containers and bottles. [Note: Hand unloading only, no tipping]. 
    The yellow household bin contents such as bottle glass, recyclable plastics (PET and HDPE), aluminium cans. [Note. empty motor oil containers are acceptable if they are recyclable and have been carefully cleaned and are free of traces of oil]
  • Household recyclables - cardboard and paper. [Note: Hand unloading only, no tipping].
    The blue household bin contents such as clean paper and cardboard, including glossy magazines 
  • Used Lead Acid batteries clearly displaying the lead no disposal symbol 
  • Motor oil - please leave your oil AND container at the drop-off point; no decanting of oil. Oil must be in sealed containers no larger than 10L capacity
  • Charity toy repair
  • Charity clothing collection

For Northern Beaches residents, please refer to this page for more details on what can and can't go in your household recycling bins. 

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Computers and TV recycling


Computers and televisions are accepted at Kimbriki for recycling under the following conditions:

  • Any householder or small business operator, in a car, ute or trailer, may deliver computers and televisions to Kimbriki - at no charge.
  • Items must be placed in the designated 'Computer and TV Recycling' area in Zone 4. Customers must unload their own e-waste items.

Items that are accepted at the Kimbriki Computer and TV Recycling Area are limited to:

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors and parts (eg. internal hard drives and CD drives)
  • Personal and laptop computers and all cables
  • Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
  • Printers, Scanners, Photocopiers - toners must be removed before disposal
  • Computer peripherals and accessories (eg. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems) 
  • Other computer parts, cords and cables

Items NOT accepted at the Kimbriki Computer and TV Recycling Area are:

  • Metal Appliances
    Metal encased DVD or VCR Players and Sound Equipment are accepted FREE when delivered to our metal recycling area.
  • Plastic Appliances
    Are accepted as a charged item and must be delivered to the mixed waste area.
  • Toner Cartridges
    Are NOT accepted at Kimbriki and are not allowed on the site as they contain chemicals. They can be recycled at shops that sell them or via Australia Post retailers.
  • Mobile Phones
    Are NOT accepted at Kimbriki. They can be recycled where they are sold. 

Commercial loads are not accepted. 

For more information on this Scheme, please contact Techcollect -

Northern Beaches Council and Mosman Council have banned e-waste from Council's household waste collections and from being accepted for landfill at Kimbriki. 'Televisions and Computer equipment' can be delivered to Kimbriki's recycling area.

The collections are facilitated under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme see

Televisions and computer equipment are sent for recycling

Computers and TVs are transported  to one of Techcollect's designated recycling facilities, where they are dismantled, by hand and at least 90% of the commodities recovered. Some materials are crushed or shredded by machine, for ease of transport. The resources are used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products. 

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Vegetation and Wood Waste Recycling

Vegetation and Wood Waste Recycling

Australian Native Landscapes (ANL) operates the vegetation and wood waste recycling area at Kimbriki. The operation receives approximately 100,000 tonnes of vegetation and wood waste per annum from Council collections, self haul residents and commercial customers.

Once received the material is shredded and stockpiled for up to 6 months before it is screened and used to produce a variety of woodchip mulch and soils. Kimbriki’s proud history of very low contamination supports the quality of these mulches and soils which can be purchased on site alongside other horticultural products.

Since establishment in 1992 the vegetation recycling operation at Kimbriki has diverted over 1 million tonnes from landfill.

Click here for information on purchasing recycled garden products.
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Concrete and Brick Recycling

Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling

Concrete Recyclers operates a construction and demolition recycling area at Kimbriki. The site receives approximately 150,000 tonnes of material per year including waste concrete, asphalt, brick and roof tiles from local contractors and residents.

Once received, the material is rigorously examined to ensure no contamination is present (asbestos is a special concern) before being crushed to produce a range of recycled road bases, aggregates, and sand. These recycled products are available for purchase from Concrete Recyclers at Kimbriki.

Since establishment in 1994 this operation has diverted more than 1 million tonnes of building and demolition waste from landfill.

Click here for information on purchasing recycled road bases, aggregates, gravels and sands.
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Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre operates a shop on-site - the Buy Back Centre. Kimbriki staff source re-usable items such as furniture, building materials and timber from the waste being disposed to landfill, and recover these items so they are available for purchase at competitive prices.