Each household is provided with one 140 litre red lid garbage bin which is emptied weekly.
Small apartment buildings are allocated one 240 litre red lid garbage bin per two units which are emptied weekly. Large apartment buildings are provided with 1100 litre bins to be shared between multiple units which are serviced three times per week.
Where does your waste go?
Your garbage is collected and transported by truck to Clyde where it is sent by train to the Woodlawn Eco-Precinct near Goulburn. Metals, plastics, glass, paper and cardboard are separated for recycling and recovery. Organic matter is processed and used to remediate old mining sites. The residual waste goes into a bioreactor where it is converted into energy and waste heat used to power nearby homes.
Council will collect:
Council will NOT collect:
Hazardous waste such as chemicals, paint, motor oil, car batteries or gas bottles—take these to a Household Chemical CleanOut drop-off event.
Televisions or computer equipment — book a free kerbside Television and Computer Collection service.
Problem waste such as batteries, light bulbs, ink cartridges and mobile phones —take these to a Problem Waste Drop-off Station.
Building and construction materials — take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply).
Dirt, rocks or soil — take to your nearest Resource Recovery Centre (fees may apply).
Large household items — rehome through a free collection from The Bower or Second Hand Garage Sale, or book a free Pre-Booked Household CleanUp Collection.
Syringes or needles— pick up a free medical sharps container and take to a pharmacy participating in our Medical Waste Service.
Medicines — Take expired and unwanted medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal as part of the Return Unwanted Medicine Project.
Recyclable items — put these in your yellow lid Recycling bin.
Garden organics — put these in your green lid Garden Organics bin.
Visit our A to Z Guide of Waste and Recycling for more disposal options.
If you live in a household with a standard 140 litre garbage bin, you can choose to upsize to a larger 240 litre garbage bin through our Premium Service, or downsize to a smaller 80 litre garbage bin through our Eco Service.
Additional bins can also be purchased for households and apartment buildings.
Please note each waste service has a different charge which will be reflected in your Council Rates. Visit our Domestic Waste Charge page for more details.
You can find information on City of Ryde's garbage, recycling and garden organics collection in languages other than English below.
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