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Recycle It Saturday: a free recycling drop-off event


Saturday 26 November from 9am to 3pm



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

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.

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

We currently can’t accept paint at this event. If you have paint, hold on to it for now or find a Household Chemical CleanOut event near you. We hope to accept paint again soon.

  • This is a drive-through event. Stay in your vehicle. Our team will unpack your vehicle for you.

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

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

What you can bring

Clothes and toys in great condition that can be resold. Including blankets (no doonas), sheets, towels, handbags, shoes, hats and working, good quality toys.

  • 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

  • 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, including car batteries. We accept up to 3 car batteries per vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist. Tape battery terminals on both ends with regular, non-conductive tape, like electrical tape.

Remember: delete your data.

Used printer cartridges

  • From participating brands in the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program: Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP and Kyocera.

  • Including inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units, fax rolls, print heads, waste hoppers/containers collectors and kits.

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 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

  • 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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