Zero Waste
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Zero Waste is the City's campaign to reduce waste send to landfill and keep streets clean. We do this by providing services that make it easy for you to recycle more and do the right thing.

Our official target set by the State Government was 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 reached it well before time.

What next? Let’s reach for the sky. With your help, we're heading closer to zero waste.


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Annual Christmas tree recycling drive

Christmas tree recycling

Order a free pick up from your kerbside. Your tree will be recycled into mulch. Collections run weekly from 31 December and you can book from 17 December onwards. Bookings essential.

Recycling a plastic bottle

Recycling machines – new prizes!

Our recycling machines at Circular Quay and Chinatown now offer new prizes. Deposit your empty drink bottles and cans for a chance to win tickets to Moonlight Cinema and Bridge Climb.