Zero Waste

Everything is useful

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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New recycling machines

Recycle your empty drink containers when you're out and about for a chance to win fab prizes. Find our machines at Wynyard Park, Redfern village, Circular Quay and Haymarket.

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Recycle your old devices

Drop off your struggling laptop, clunky mobile phone and 'that Desktop that keeps crashing' at our e-waste event on Saturday 10 October at our depot in Ultimo.

An old dryer

Free, free, free!

No, it’s not the beat-up dryer that’s free, but the pick-up. That’s right. We will come to you and pick up your unwanted whitegoods and furniture from the kerb. For free. All you have to do is book it in first!

Ask the Garbage Guru
We asked a number of strangers,