Waste & Recycling Guide for Houses “Together we can reduce landfill.” Eddy The Waste Team Collection days If you live in a house, the City of Sydney collects your waste and recycling on the same day (unless advised otherwise). On the night before your collection day, put out your red-lid and yellow-lid wheelie bins and remember to retrieve them as soon as possible after collection. If you are unsure about your collection day, please contact us. 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Although we can’t recycle them, many supermarkets can. Find one near you at: www.recyclingnearyou.com.au All recyclable paper, cardboard and mixed containers go into one bin, your yellow-lid recycling bin. What happens to it? Mixed containers are separated and sorted at the materials recovery facility. Plastics can be used to make clothing like winter fleeces and paper is taken to a paper mill and made into new cardboard boxes. Aluminium cans are most frequently made into new cans. YES NO Steel and aluminium cans Plastic bags Aerosols Light globes, mirrors Glass bottles and jars and window glass Plastic bottles, containers, tubs and trays Disposable nappies (No polystyrene, bags or wraps.) Polystyrene Juice, milk Crockery and egg cartons and Pyrex Newspapers, magazines and junk mail NO Sharps (syringes, needles and lancets) (For more information about disposing of sharps safely, call 9265 9333.) Garden organics Order a lime green-lid wheelie bin and book a FREE garden organics (green waste) Composting or recycling collection each fortnight. worm farming is Bookings are essential and must be made before 2pm on the Tuesday before. another great Call 9265 9333 to book. way to recycle Go to www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/waste for a garden organics calendar. garden organics. We run workshops every month. Keep it to a small box trailer load per booking Go to What else can I do? to find out more. (approximately 2 cubic metres). What happens to it? Garden organics are reprocessed into mulch (wood chip) and soil conditioner (compost) for reuse. YES NO Branches (under 10cm thick) Food scraps Cut large branches into 1m lengths, Soil or rock bundle them so they’re not too heavy to lift, tie with a natural fibre string and put them Timber or building materials neatly next to your lime green-lid wheelie bin. Plant pots or garden equipment Leaves Plastic bags or boxes Grass clippings Flowers and weeds White goods and large household items You can book a FREE white goods recycling collection or large household items collection to be picked up every Wednesday. Bookings are essential and must be made before 2pm on the Tuesday before. Call 9265 9333 to book. What happens to it? Recycle e-waste Metal items like white goods are recycled from this collection service. But everything else isn’t. Instead you can recycle items like TVs, computers and mobile phones by using our drop-off service. instead. Go to E-waste and hazardous waste to find out more. YES NO White goods Motor or cooking oil Fridges, washing machines, ovens, BBQs Vehicle batteries Furniture Lounges, rugs, mattresses Tyres and car parts Electrical goods Carpet Radios, toasters, heaters, TVs Refer to the A-Z directory at the back of this guide Metal items like white goods are recycled. to find out how to dispose of these items responsibly. Everything else isn’t. Please use our drop-off service to recycle electronic items (see above). E-waste and hazardous waste E-waste YES The City holds FREE e-waste (electronic Recycle computers, TVs, printers, waste) recycling drop-off collections mobile phones, fax machines, scanners, for residents. video recorders, photocopiers, floppy discs, CD and DVD players and more. For details on collection dates, the location and a full list of what can be accepted visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/waste or call 9265 9333. For items which are still in working condition, why not post them for reuse online: www.freecycle.org You can also donate unwanted items to charity shops. Find out what else you can recycle: www.recyclingnearyou.com.au Hazardous waste YES The City participates in FREE Household Safely dispose of paints, thinners, Chemical CleanOut drop-off collections. cleaning products, solvents, motor oils, Collections occur in various locations Sydney-wide. fluorescent lamps and energy-saving light bulbs, poisons, batteries, For details on collection dates, locations gas bottles and more. and a full list of what can be accepted: Visit www.cleanout.com.au or call the Environment Line on 131 555. Dispose of your out-of-date medicines safely: www.returnmed.com.au or go to any pharmacy. Report syringes by calling the: Needle Cleanup Hotline on 1800 633 353. What else can I do? Worm farming Sustainable Living and composting Seminars workshops Our free seminars help you take the next step in sustainable home improvement. Our free composting and worm farming Looking to do workshops show you how to recycle Seminars cover solar power, solar food and garden waste. hot water and rainwater tank installation, Green Roofs, insulation and more. City of Sydney residents get a FREE worm farm or compost bin to take home. For more information visit: more for your For workshop dates and to book online visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ environment environment? wasteworkshops or call 9265 9333. Urban Sustainability It’s easy to Visit your local Workshop Series join in! Book in for one of The Watershed’s FREE community garden sustainability workshops to learn practical tips for sustainable living and meet For a list of community gardens and like-minded members of your community. Landcare groups in the City of Sydney visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ For more information drop into communitygardens The Watershed’s shop front at or call 9265 9786. 218 King Street Newtown, or visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ thewatershed Sign up to Live Green Handy contacts Keep in touch with our monthly electronic Find pre-loved items or offer things you no longer newsletter that’s full of advice, top tips and need at Freecycle: www.freecycle.org information about green initiatives in the City. Find reused treasures at Reverse Garbage: To sign up for your own edition visit: www.reversegarbage.org.au www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/ subscribe Consider reusable nappies: www.nappynetwork.org.au Find out what else you can recycle: www.recyclingnearyou.com.au Order a free “No Advertising Material” sticker for your letterbox and help prevent junk mail: Call the Distributions Standards Board on 1800 676 136 Register to stop receiving White or Yellow Pages by calling Sensis on 1800 810 211 Dispose of your out-of-date medicines safely: www.returnmed.com.au or go to any pharmacy Report illegal dumps, graffiti and bill posters by calling 9265 9333 Report abandoned shopping trolleys by calling Trolley Trackers on 1800 641 497 Report syringes by calling the Needle Cleanup Hotline on 1800 633 353 A to Z directory A G P Aerosol cans (empty): Recycling bin Gas bottles/Cylinders: Paint/Paint tins (household): Aluminium cans: Recycling bin Household Chemical CleanOut Household Chemical CleanOut Aluminium foil & foil trays: Recycling bin Garden tools & equipment: Paper towel: Garbage bin Clean Up or Recycling Near You Plastic shopping bags: Garbage bin Asbestos: Waste Management Centre (Lucas Heights only – booking essential) Glass (window or drinking – wrapped): or Recycling Near You Garbage bin Plastic toys: Donate to charity B H Plastic wraps & films: Garbage bin Barbeques: White Goods Polystyrene: Garbage bin Household appliances (metal): Pottery & porcelain: Donate to charity Batteries (car): Household Chemical CleanOut E-waste or White Goods or Garbage bin Batteries (single use and rechargeable): Household cleaners & solvents: E-waste or Household Chemical CleanOut Pots & pans: White Goods or donate to charity Household Chemical CleanOut Batteries (mobile phone): Poisons, pesticides & herbicides: Heaters: E-waste or White Goods Household Chemical CleanOut E-waste or Recycling Near You Bicycles: Cycle Recycle or donate to charity J R Branches & prunings: Garden organics or Waste Management Centre Junk mail: Recycling bin Radio: E-waste Building waste: Waste Management Centre K Refrigerator: White Goods or fridge buyback scheme C Kitty litter (animal waste): Garbage bin S Car parts: Waste Management Centre Carpet: Waste Management Centre L Scrap metals: Recycling Near You Light globes (incandescent-wrapped): or Waste Management Centre Cartridges (printer): Recycling Near You Garbage bin Smoke alarms: Household Chemical CleanOut CDs & DVDs: E-waste Light globes (compact fluorescent Soil & rock: Waste Management Centre Chemicals (pool, garden & household): & fluorescent tubes): Household Chemical CleanOut Steel cans: Recycling bin Household Chemical CleanOut Christmas trees: Garden Organics Styrofoam: Garbage bin Lawn mowers: White Goods Clothing & textiles: Donate to charity Syringes/Sharps: Contact Council or Recycling Near You M T Computers & computer parts: E-waste Manure & animal droppings (bagged): Corks: Recycling near you Telephone books: Recycling bin Garbage bin or Recycling Near You D Medicines: Take to any pharmacy (Return Unwanted Medicines) or Garbage bin Televisions: E-waste Detergents: Household Chemical CleanOut Mattresses: Clean up, Dreamsafe Timber: Waste Management Centre or Recycling Near You Tissues & napkins: Garbage bin E Meat trays (styrofoam and plastic): Tyres: Waste Management Centre Garbage bin or Recycling Near You Egg cartons: Recycling bin Microwaves: White Goods or E-waste Electronic waste: E-waste Mirrors: Clean Up or donate to charity W Eyewear (glasses): Donate to charity or Recycling near you Mobile phones: E-waste or Recycling Near You Washing machines: White Goods Waxed cardboard: Garbage bin F N Window envelopes: Recycling bin Fire extinguishers: Nappies (disposable): Garbage bin Wrapping paper (excluding cellophane): Household Chemical CleanOut Needles: Call Council Recycling bin Food & vegetable scraps: Garbage bin or Compost/Worm farm O X Fuels: Household Chemical CleanOut Oil (engine): Household Chemical CleanOut X-Ray films: Recycling Near You Furniture: Clean up, donate to charity Oil (cooking): Recycling Near You or or Recycle Near You Waste Management Centre Council Services: Other services: Garden organics collection Donate to charity or Freecycle (contact: www.freecycle.org) White goods collection Fridge buyback scheme (contact: 1800 708 401 or www.fridgebuyback.com.au) Large household items collection Recycling Near You (contact: 1300 733 712 or www.recyclingnearyou.org.au) E-waste drop-off Waste Management Centre (contact WSN: 1300 063 116 or www.wsn.com.au) Hazardous waste drop-off Dreamsafe (contact: 1300 551 245 or www.dreamsafe.com.au) For more information Cycle Recycle (contact: www.bikeclub.wordpress.com) call the council on 9265 9333. Return Unwanted Medicines (contact: 1300 650 835 or www.returnmed.com.au) For enquiries about your waste and recycling service call the City of Sydney on 9265 9333. Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm. Think before you bin this guide. Please recycle in your yellow-lid bin if you no longer need it. Avoid, reuse, recycle Visit zerowaste.org.au Zero Waste is a proud initiative by the City of Sydney. 100% Recycled from Post Consumer Waste and Australian Made.