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Recycle It Saturday: a free recycling drop-off event


Saturday 28 May from 9am to 3pm



Drop off household items including electronics, polystyrene, clothes, gas bottles, x-ray scans & more.

We can’t accept any paint at this next Recycle It Saturday. If you have paint to recycle, hold onto it for now. We hope to accept paint again at our drop-off events later in the year.

Recycle It Saturday is a partnership between City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra councils.

We can only accept items from residents who live in these local council areas. These maps show the City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra council boundaries.

For the latest updates about the event, visit our Facebook page.

Please bring ID with proof of address in case you’re asked.

What to expect

  • This event will be contactless. To ensure the health and safety of our employees and communities, physical distancing measures will be in place. If you’re unwell, stay home.

  • This is a drive-through event. Stay in your vehicle. Our team will unpack your vehicle for you and get you on your way faster.

  • Separate your items. Before you arrive, group items into different bags or boxes. Pack these in your boot, backseat or trailer so we can safely remove them.

  • People walking or cycling can access a separate drop-off area.

What you can bring

Clothes, linen and toys in great condition that can be resold

  • Including blankets (no doonas), sheets, towels, handbags, shoes, hats and working, good quality toys.

  • All items must be clean and in great condition for second hand sale.

  • No carpets, rugs, curtains, doonas, pillows, underwear, socks, jewellery, accessories, board games, broken or unclean toys.

Electrical items and batteries

  • Household appliances: vacuum cleaners, microwaves, toasters, mixers, blenders, kettles, heaters, coffee machines, irons, pedestal fans

  • Entertainment and home office equipment: televisions, computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, printers, projectors, stereos, gaming consoles, DVD players, DVDs, CDs, video recorders

  • Phones: mobiles and landlines

  • Cords, chargers, headphones

  • Power tools (no gas or petrol powered items)

  • Vapes and e-cigarettes - make sure they're empty of any liquid

  • Batteries (no car batteries).

Remember: delete your data.

Light bulbs (including energy saving or fluorescent globes/tubes) Wrap these in newspaper and bring them in a bag or box.

Polystyrene / styrofoam

  • From furniture or delivery packaging. We also accept polystyrene food containers, or food-grade polystyrene, provided it’s clean. Remove all tape and glue and bring smaller pieces in a box or bag.

  • No polystyrene peanuts, bean bag filling or foam wrap.

Soft plastics (including clean plastic packaging, films and wraps)

  • Bring them tied up in a plastic bag.

  • No foam wrapping, plastic strapping or food residue.

Household gas cylinders Including nitrogen, SodaStream and LPG bottles.

Large cardboard Bring it flattened.

X-ray, MRI and CT scans/films Take them out of envelopes. Paper scans and envelopes can go in your yellow lid recycling bin at home.

What you can’t bring - these will be left in your vehicle

  • Paint

  • Business or construction waste

  • Hazardous waste, chemicals, pesticides

  • Car batteries, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers

  • Whitegoods, mattresses, furniture

Find out more.

Covid-safe information

  • This is a contactless event. Physical distancing measures will be in place. 

  • Employees working at the event will be fully vaccinated. We encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated.

  • Residents must stay in their vehicle. Our team will unpack your vehicle for you. By staying in your vehicle, you’re helping reduce the spread of germs, and we’ll help you get on your way faster.

  • Pedestrians and cyclists can access a drop-off area separately from drivers. Physical distancing will also be in place there.

  • If you're unwell, stay home.

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