Happy RecycleSmart Customers

Published on 27 March 2024

RecycleSmart customer

An increasing number of residents have been diverting hard-to-recycle materials from landfill since City of Ryde’s 12-month trial partnership with RecycleSmart started in December 2023.

There has been a total of 4,000kg collected:

  • 60% soft plastics
  • 20% clothes
  • 10% e-waste
  • 10% miscellaneous

We have heard from the Ryde community, with fantastic feedback and enthusiastic comments about the service:

“We’ve registered and booked a regular pickup. It will really reduce the amount in our red bin.” Sue F.

“Brilliant [service]! I had my first pickup of hoarded soft plastics just before Christmas, fantastic service. So glad this company covers such a wide range of recyclables.” Lyn F.

RecycleSmart has been a very convenient option for busy people who do not have enough time to drop off their problem waste at specific locations. The pick up service is easy to book on the app and it is done in a discreet manner. I like that they also kindly leave a note of reasons if certain items were not collected.” Gillian T

RecycleSmart collects selected items from your doorstep that can be recycled but can't go in your yellow recycling bin.

The collected items include:

  • Soft plastics
  • Small e-waste items (excluding items eligible for a Television and Computer Collection Service)
  • Textile - wearable and non-wearable
  • Batteries
  • Blister packs
  • Polystyrene
  • Coffee capsules
  • Cookware
  • Toys

The service is available to eligible Council areas, including City of Ryde.

Bookings are limited to a maximum of two bags per collection.

For more information about this service, visit the RecycleSmart webpage.