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Recycling Collection

Each residence is provided with one 240 litre yellow lid recycling bin that is emptied fortnightly on the same day as the garbage collection. Additional bins are available (extra charge applies), see the Residential Bins section for more information.

Council will collect:

Paper, cardboard, milk and juice cartons, pizza boxes (with food scraps removed)
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All see-through glass bottles and jars made of green, brown or clear glass 


Aluminium and steel cans, including aerosol cans, oil cans and empty (dry) paint cans 

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All disposable plastic containers from your kitchen, bathroom and laundry  

Council will NOT collect:

Not Accepted ItemsSoft plastics such as plastic bags, cling-wrap, bread bags (even if they have recycle symbol on them) – these can be taken to Woolworths and Coles supermarkets 

Not Accepted ItemsFoam or polystyrene

Not Accepted ItemsFacial tissues, waxed paper, paper towels and/or carbon paper 

Not Accepted ItemsCeramics and porcelain, white (malibu) glass, pyrex cookware, mirrors or windows, light globes, sheet glass and poison bottles 

Not Accepted ItemsClothing and textiles 

Not Accepted ItemsToys and plastic garden pots 

Not Accepted ItemsCoffee cups and coffee pods

Not Accepted ItemsNappies

Not Accepted ItemsSyringes

Did you know you can recycle other items elsewhere?

The City of Ryde provides additional services for selected items that cannot be recycled through the yellow lid recycling bin:

SUEZ Ryde Resource Recovery Centre located at 145 Wicks Road also accepts recyclable materials including white goods, car batteries and scrap metal. Please call 1300 651 116 for pricing information, opening times and accepted materials.

For more information about where you can recycle specific household items consult the A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide(PDF, 222KB)  and read our Tips and Tricks for Advanced Recyclers(PDF, 317KB).

Still can’t find where you can recycle an item?
Try searching on the Recycling Near You website.

Last updated on 19 July 2019