Garbage Guru City of Sydney's ultimate guide to recycling and disposing of stuff.

  • Put in your empty bottle/can and recycle the whole bottle/can

  • Or you could ...

  • Try your hand at upcycling

    Head here for some upcycling tips or try an upcycling workshop run by Green Villages or the Green Living Centre.

  • Donate to your local school

  • Drop off to Reverse Garbage

    Reverse Garbage takes all sorts of materials for reuse. Call to check your donation will be accepted on 02 9569 3132 or email any questions. It’s open for donations Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm (no Sundays).


  • Throw in your Garbage Bin

    Too bad this can’t be recycled or reused! Pop general waste into your bin with the red lid.

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Did you know?

If the lids are in an empty bottle or can, they can be recycled. If the lids are separate, they generally are unable to be recovered during the recycling sorting process and end up in landfill. Hopefully this will change as technology improves in the future.