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Recycling Collection

This video is part of a NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

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:


Accepted Items

Plastic bottles and containers—keep plastic lids on


Accepted Items

Glass bottles and jars—remove lids


Accepted Items

Aluminium and steel cans


Accepted Items

Cardboard packaging

Cartons

Accepted Items

Milk and juice cartons


Accepted Items

Flattened cardboard boxes


Accepted Items

Paper and envelopes


Accepted Items

Newspaper and magazines


Accepted Items

Junk mail


Accepted Items

Empty pizza boxes—remove food scraps

Council will NOT collect:


Not Accepted ItemsPlastic bags including bagged recycling


Not Accepted ItemsPlastic packaging—take to your nearest REDcycle outlet


Not Accepted ItemsFood scraps—put fruit and veggie scraps in a Compost Bin or Worm Farm


Not Accepted ItemsPolystyrene and foam


Not Accepted ItemsTissues and paper towels


Not Accepted ItemsClothing and textiles—put in a Clothing Bin if in good condition

Toys

Not Accepted ItemsToys

Crockery and glassware

Not Accepted ItemsCrockery or glassware

Not Accepted ItemsElectronic items


Not Accepted ItemsNappies

Visit our A to Z Guide of Waste and Recycling for more disposal options.

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.

This video is part of a NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

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 1 May 2020