Waste and recycling
Everything is useful
Our official target set by the State Government is 66% resource recovery by 2014. Resource recovery is just a fancy term for making sure that stuff that can be used for something else, doesn’t end up in landfill. Thanks to you, we’ve already reached it.
What next? Let’s reach for the sky. With your help, we think zero waste is possible.
Drink containers are the most littered items in Australia. With a cash for container scheme, we could collect and recycle double of what we do now, reducing litter significantly. Find out more about how awesome things could be.
Use our new recycling machines at Circular Quay and Chinatown to win prizes. Deposit your empty drink bottles and cans for a chance to win bus tickets, movie tickets, and even tickets to the 2014 Sydney New Year's Eve Dawes Point event!
Where does waste go?
Did you know?
The rubbish in your red bin goes straight to an alternative waste treatment facility for processing, not landfill. At the facility, recyclables like containers are taken out and organic waste is composted.
Anything that’s left then goes to landfill.