Drop off household items for recycling

City of Sydney residents can drop off clothes in great condition, old electronics, polystyrene, x-ray scans and more at Recycle It Saturday.

Frequency: quarterly

Project Status: When you need to do this

Saturday 27 August 2022

Recycle It Saturday from 9am to 3pm at Alexandra Canal Depot, 67C Bourke Road, Alexandria.

What you need to do 


What you can drop off 👍

What you can’t drop off 👎

Spread the word about Recycle It Saturday

Download and print a Recycle It Saturday event poster.PDF · 7.68 MB · Last modified

If you're a resident in the City of Sydney, Waverley or Woollahra local council areas, print this poster in A4 or A3 size and display it in your apartment building or share it with your neighbours. Remember to fill in the blank space with the next event date.

Car in front of house with rubbish around it
Men unloading items from a car
Smiling man unloading clothing from car

Consider reuse 

Except for clothes, linen and toys, which get resold and reused, items collected at Recycle It Saturday 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, Ebay, or Freecycle.

Find out more about reducing, reusing and repairing.

After you finish

Where does it all go? 

  • Clothes are donated to Australian charity The Salvation Army and resold in their Salvos Stores.
  • Polystyrene will be recycled into products such as building insulation and photo frames.
  • Soft plastics are turned into street furniture, fitness circuits and more. 
  • Electronics are sorted and broken down into usable parts. 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 harvested for silver, which is recycled and the remaining product is added to road-based bitumen.

Next events

Add these dates to your calendar:

  • Saturday 27 August 2022
  • Saturday 26 November 2022