Waste & recycling services
Garbage and waste collection days, organising bulky and household item collection, unwanted electronic goods, recycling and food scraps.
Free recycling drop-off event on Saturday 19 June
You can drop off clothes, polystyrene, electronics, soft plastics, x-rays and more at Recycle It Saturday. Find out more about what you can bring and how to prepare.
Our next Recycle It Saturday event will be held from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 19 June at Alexandra Canal Depot.
Waste & recycling servicesUse our collection day map and calendar to see when bins are collected.
Waste & recycling servicesWe can collect your old furniture, mattresses, whitegoods, e-waste and more.About 1 week · Free
Waste & recycling servicesOur waste services include the collection of rubbish (red lid), recycling (yellow lid) and garden organics (green lid).About 1 week
Waste & recycling servicesCity of Sydney residents can drop off their old and unwanted household items free at Recycle It Saturday.Free
Waste & recycling servicesWe provide all households with a mixed recycling bin with a yellow lid for accepted recyclable item that are collectedFree
Waste & recycling servicesOur green lid bin is an easy and free way to recycle your grass clippings, prunings and leaves.Free
Waste & recycling servicesEvery day, our street cleaners work hard to sweep our roads, lanes and footpaths. There are ways you can play your part too.
Waste & recycling servicesTo help our residents recycle and dispose of waste correctly, we offer a range of educational material.
Food scraps recycling trial
We’re running a trial involving the separate collection and recycling of food scraps from residential properties.
Environmental support & fundingWe’re running an important pilot with residential properties.
Waste & recycling servicesEverything you need to know to ensure your contribution is a success.
Waste & recycling servicesInformation and resources for building managers and building champions. Learn how you can help make the trial work in your building.
City of Sydney News
News9 things to know about our proposed environment strategyWe’ve sharpened our targets. Have your say by 16 June8 June 2021
NewsThere’s more than 1 way to recycle batteries in SydneyJust don’t put them in your yellow-lid bin at home.6 May 2021
News100 new spaces open in food scraps recycling trialMore spots available for apartment buildings.5 May 2021
NewsAdvanced tips for living a more plastic-free lifeIf you’ve already ditched takeaway coffee cups, straws and bottled water, take your eco-journey to the next level.28 April 2021
NewsA beginner’s guide to avoiding single use items 5 easy ways to make the switch to reusables.28 April 2021
NewsYour guide to carbon offsets: 3 actions you can take nowAppealing, convenient and impactful ways to reduce your environmental footprint.29 March 2021
NewsGreen your city: Receive a free treeThe giveaway is part of a NSW Government project to plant 1 million trees in Greater Sydney by 2022.15 March 2021
NewsAboriginal fire stick farming: close-to-home carbon offsettingWe’ve signed a deal with Aboriginal carbon farmers to help reduce our emissions11 March 2021
NewsHow to grow your own food if you rentTips to start an edible garden with mobile gardens, planters and pots.1 March 2021
NewsWhat happens to recycled itemsWe explore where clothes, x-rays, polystyrene and soft plastics go once you drop them off at Recycle It Saturday.18 February 2021
Report an issue
Report an issueConcerns regarding excessive noise from residential waste collection may be directed to us.
Report an issueDumping unwanted material on the footpath is an offence.
Waste & recycling servicesThey can create safety hazards, cause littering problems if knocked over and are also more likely to be damaged, stolen or lost.
Waste & recycling servicesFind out what to do if we didn’t pick up your bin.