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Recycle It Saturday: a free recycling drop-off event


Saturday 27 November from 9am to 3pm



Drop-off old household items like clothes, polystyrene, electronics, soft plastics and more.

To help manage demand, this event is for City of Sydney residents only. Find out if you live in our local government area. 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.

  • 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, buckets 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 and textiles in good condition

  • Including blankets, sheets, towels, handbags, shoes, hats and working, good quality toys. All items must be clean and in good condition for second-hand sale. Only drop off items you would give to a friend.

  • No carpets, rugs, pillows, underwear, socks, jewellery, broken or unclean toys.

Polystyrene / styrofoam

  • From furniture or delivery packaging. Remove all tape and glue and bring smaller pieces in a box or bag.

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

Electrical items and batteries

  • Household appliances - televisions, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, toasters, heaters, coffee machines, irons, pedestal fans

  • Home office equipment – computers, laptops, monitors, printers, projectors, stereos, DVD players, DVDs, CDs, video recorders

  • Phones – mobiles and landlines

  • Cords, chargers and headphones

  • Power tools (no gas or petrol powered items, please)

  • 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.

Soft plastics

Paint (water and oil-based accepted) Ensure lids are on tight.

Household gas cylinders Including nitrogen, SodaStream and LPG bottles.

Large cardboard Bring it flattened.

X-ray, MRI and CT scans/films Combine multiple scans into one envelope.

Items we can’t accept

Items that are not accepted will be left in your vehicle.

  • No commercial, business or construction waste

  • Whitegoods, mattresses, furniture

  • Hazardous waste – chemicals and pesticides

  • Car batteries, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers

Find more information about the event and where it all goes.

Covid-safe information

  • This event will be contact-less

  • 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.

  • Our team – handlers will be appropriately spaced and following Covid-19 guidelines.

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