Book a doorstep recycling collection for tricky household items

Recycle soft plastics, batteries, polystyrene, clothes, electronics and other tricky items from your doorstep or apartment lobby with a free, contactless RecycleSmart Power Pickup.

Free if you subscribe for monthly pick-ups or $2 a bag for a single pick-up.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Book a Power Pickup

See how to bag tricky items and book a pick-up

Book a Power Pickup to recycle tricky items

Video showing how to bag tricky items up and book a Power Pickup using their app.

What happens next

  • The RecycleSmart driver picks up your bags between 8am and 2pm.
  • You’ll receive a notification when your items have been picked up.
  • Your items are delivered to our Alexandra Canal Depot, where they are reused or recycled by our contractors.
RecycleSmart driver carrying reusable shopping bag for collection.
Soft plastics
A RecycleSmart driver collecting bags from an apartment building

If something doesn’t go to plan 🙁

  • If your bags aren’t picked up before 2pm on your scheduled day, contact RecycleSmart at [email protected] and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
  • If you need to change or edit your booking, log in to your account on the RecycleSmart website or app. Changes need to be made by 4pm the day before your scheduled pick-up.
  • If you forget to put out your bags, RecycleSmart will be in touch with you to reschedule your booking.
  • If items were left in your bag, they are likely not accepted. RecycleSmart will contact you with more information. 

Why we’re doing this

We’re partnering with RecycleSmart to provide residents with a convenient way to recycle tricky items that don’t belong in kerbside rubbish or recycling bins.

The doorstep recycling service will help us reach our goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030.

NSW Government This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.