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Waste Adventure Tour (FULLY BOOKED)

This event is FULLY BOOKED.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling once you put it in your yellow-lidded recycling bin? Well here is your chance to find out!

City of Ryde Council residents are invited on a free tour of the VISY Materials Recycling Facility at Smithfield where materials from your yellow-lidded recycling bin are sent and sorted. You will get to walk through the factory and see your recycling in action!

After the tour of VISY we will return to Ryde Library (across the road from the Civic Centre) for light refreshments and a short presentation including tips for recycling and how to reduce your waste going to landfill.

Where: Meet at the Ryde Civic Centre car park where a bus will take us to and from Smithfield. After the tour of Visy we will return to the Ryde Library (across the road from the Civic Centre) for light refreshments and short presentation.

  • Bring a packed lunch or snack to enjoy on the bus and a sense of adventure! Light afternoon tea provided at the library. 
  • Closed toe shoes and long pants need to be worn at all times. Long sleeved shirt and long trousers to your ankles must be worn at all times. Clothing must be suitable for walking.A detailed safety checklist will be provided in your confirmation letter (if you secure a seat on the tour). 
  • Other personal protective equipment will be provided and must be worn as directed. 
  • Public transportation is recommended. The Civic Centre car park on 1 Devlin Street, Ryde has a 3 hour parking limit.

Please note: 

  • The tour is limited to people 18 years of age and over, and you must be able to walk up and down two (2) fights of stairs.
  • Sections of this tour are not appropriate for people with pacemakers because the facility uses industrial magnets in the sorting process.

This is a Waste Education program brought to you by the City of Ryde.

Date & Time

Tuesday 19 March 2019 / 9.00AM - 1.30PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free. Online registrations essential as places are limited.
Book early as places are strictly limited and we anticipate this session will reach full capacity.

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Civic Centre, 1 Devlin Street, Ryde 2112 View Map

-33.812480, 151.104740
1 Devlin Street, Ryde New South Wales 2112

Civic Centre

1 Devlin Street, Ryde 2112

Last updated on 14 March 2019