Waste and recycling


I want to...

  • Find my collection day
  • Book a pick-up
  • Replace or repair my bin
  • Report a missed collection
  • Recycle e-waste

Waste and recycling services for residents

As a City of Sydney resident there’s a lot you can do to keep Sydney clean and green.

By applying the 4 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle – you’re helping minimise the waste that goes to landfill. Avoid generating waste and where waste is unavoidable, try and reduce what you dispose of by re-using and repurposing your material.

Many of our residents already help reduce waste. They use the right bins for weekly waste collection, recycle electronics and household chemicals, and book a pick-up for bulky household items. You too can do your bit, to leave nothing to waste.

If you're a business, please refer to our waste and recycling information for business.

Collection days and bins


Find out about our weekly waste collection – including when to put out your rubbish, recycling and garden organics bins for collection, and how to order new bins and get damaged bins repaired or replaced.

Book a pick-up


We provide a free pick-up service for mattresses, furniture, whitegoods, e-waste and more every week for local residents. Find out more about what we can and can’t collect, how to book and how to prepare items for pick-up.

Recycling bin


Your yellow lid bin is for glass, plastic containers, aluminium and steel containers as well as paper and cardboard. Find out what belongs and what doesn’t belong in your recycling bin at home.

Garden organics bin


Keep your garden waste out of landfill and put it to good use. Our green lid garden organics bin is an easy and free way to recycle your grass clippings, prunings and leaves. Find out what belongs in your bin and order a free bin for your home.

Food scraps recycling trial


Our food scraps recycling trial helps reduce food waste going to landfill. We collect and turn food scraps into green electricity and nutrient-rich organic fertiliser for gardens and farms.

E-waste and household chemicals


Find out how you can safely dispose of your unwanted electronics and hazardous household chemicals that can’t go into your household bins. Drop off your old batteries, mobiles and light bulbs at customer service centres and our libraries.

Recycling and waste educational resources


To help our residents recycle and dispose of waste correctly, we offer a range of free educational stickers, posters and signs.

Report a bin, rubbish or recycling issue online


You can use our online forms to report a missed bin or booked pick-up collection, a damaged or lost bin or bins left out on the street. Help keep your neighbourhood clean by reporting illegally dumped waste and graffiti. If you spot an abandoned shopping trolley report it to Trolley Tracker.