This video is part of a NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
Your recycling is collected and transported by truck to the VISY Materials Recovery Facility in Smithfield where it is sorted by hand and machinery into different types, put into bales, then sent to specialist recycling plants to be made into recycled products.
Plastic bottles and containers—keep plastic lids on
Glass bottles and jars—remove lids
Aluminium and steel cans
Milk and juice cartons
Flattened cardboard boxes
Paper and envelopes
Newspaper and magazines
Empty pizza boxes—remove food scraps
Plastic bags including bagged recycling
Food scraps—put fruit and veggie scraps in a Compost Bin or Worm Farm
Polystyrene and foam
Tissues and paper towels
Clothing and textiles—put in a Clothing Bin if in good condition
Crockery or glassware
Visit our A to Z Guide of Waste and Recycling for more disposal options.
The City of Ryde provides additional services for selected items that cannot be recycled through the yellow lid recycling bin:
Cleanaway Ryde Resource Recovery Centre located at 145 Wicks Road also accepts recyclable materials including whitegoods, 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.
You can find information on City of Ryde's garbage, recycling and garden organics collection in languages other than English below.