Opening hours

  • Tuesday

    2pm to 7pm

  • Public holidays


A free and easy way to recycle tricky household items.

Walk, ride or link up with public transport to drop off tricky household items at our newest recycling hub.

There is no access by car and street parking is limited. Ultimo recycling pop-up is attached to our depot. Please don’t park, drive into or block any depot driveways as our trucks need constant access.

We accept items that don’t belong in your bins at home like polystyrene, small electronics, batteries, clothes in great condition, x-rays and more. Read the full list of items.

Bring small items you can carry that are less than 15kg. Please make sure items are safe, clean and dry. We reserve the right to refuse items that aren’t deemed acceptable.

We can’t accept items from businesses.

Check you’re a local resident

We can only accept items from City of Sydney residents. This map shows the City of Sydney boundaries.

Bring identification with proof of your address. You may be asked for this before we can accept your items.


Corner building with garage door open


Visit our recycling pop-up during opening hours

We’re currently open Tuesdays, 2pm-7pm.

When you arrive, please line up and complete our check-in survey. Wait for our employees to help you unpack and sort your items for recycling. You must take home any items that are not accepted. 

If you arrive outside of opening hours, don’t leave any items unattended. Items left outside opening hours will be treated as illegal dumping and you may be fined.

✔️ What you can drop off

❌ What you can’t drop off

Spread the word about the Ultimo recycling pop-up

If you’re a City of Sydney resident or you manage a building in the area, print this poster in A4 or A3 size and display it in your apartment building or share it with your neighbours.

Download and print an Ultimo recycling pop-up posterPDF · 1.29 MB · Last modified

Consider re-use

When you drop off clothes and toys, they are resold and reused. Some electronics are repaired or refurbished, with data wiping, before being resold. All other items you drop off are for recycling only.

If your items are still in working condition, try to find a new home for your household items first. You could give them away to someone who needs it or try advertising online through Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Trading Post, EbayFreecycle or Rosella Street. Follow these tips to learn how to sell your stuff online fast.

Find out more about reducing, reusing and repairing.

Where does it all go?

  • Clothes, linen and toys are donated to charity or reused in communities around the world that need them most.
  • Polystyrene will be recycled into products such as building insulation and photo frames.
  • Electronics are sorted and broken down into various materials for recycling, such as metals, plastics, circuit boards, glass and more. Some electronics are repaired or refurbished, with data wiping, before being resold. Batteries can be recycled into new ones. Mobile phone components can be used to make new technology, reducing the need for mining raw materials.
  • Light bulbs are crushed and the glass wool can become home insulation.
  • Gas bottles are inspected for reuse. Rejected bottles are shredded and the metal is recycled. The gas is recovered.
  • X-rays are recycled for their silver, which can be used in jewellery or electrical components. The remaining backing film is recycled into items like shampoo bottles or polyester fleece.
  • Aluminium coffee pods are separated for their resources. Coffee grounds are composted. The aluminium casings can be infinitely recycled into new products.
  • Printer cartridge recycling recovers the plastics, metals, ink and toner. Plastics are separated by type before being refined and metals are sent for smelting. They are then sold as raw materials for manufacturing. Ink is refined, mixed and sold as printing ink.
  • Small metal items are taken to a local recycling facility and sorted into categories such as steel, copper, aluminium, lead, silver and gold. These different metals are shredded and sent to a smelter where they are mixed with other materials to create new products.
  • Blister packs are shredded, ground and mechanically separated into their component parts. The plastic is used to make decking products and the foil is turned into aluminium pucks, used by steel manufacturers during the steel-making process.
  • Food scraps are processed into compost at the Veolia Woodlawn eco precinct near Tarago, NSW. The compost is used to condition the soil on the sheep and cattle farm at the precinct.