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Recycle It Saturday: a free recycling drop-off event


Saturday 18 February from 9am to 3pm



Due to processing issues, we can no longer accept soft plastics for recycling. Please put them in your red lid bin.

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

  • 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 - delete your data.

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

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

  • Mobiles, landlines

  • Cords, chargers, headphones

  • Power tools (no gas or petrol-powered items)

  • Vapes and e-cigarettes (empty of liquid)

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

Aluminium coffee pods Bring them in a tightly sealed plastic bag to stop leaks.

Printer cartridges

  • 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. Bring smaller pieces in a box or bag.

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

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.

Small metal items - items must be less than 10kg in weight and made mostly of metal.

  • Kitchen items: pots, pans, baking trays, knives, cutlery, colanders, steel bowls.

  • Handheld tools: hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, nails, nuts, bolts, nail clippers

  • Dust bins and wire coat hangers. No plastic-coated hangers.

  • Reusable drinking bottles and bottle caps

  • Keys and metal locks

  • Jewellery made from metal only, incl. gold and silver. No jewellery containing pearls, gems or other non-metal items.

What you can’t bring

  • Paint

  • Soft plastics

  • Business or construction waste

  • Hazardous waste, chemicals, pesticides

  • Smoke alarms, fire extinguishers

  • Whitegoods, mattresses, furniture

Find out more.

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