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

  • Call a scrap metal dealer

    Find your closest scrap metal dealer here.

  • Or you could ...

  • 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).

     

  • 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.

  • Book a free collection

    You can have whitegoods, large household items and some garden organics collected for free. Here’s what we can and can’t collect. Bookings are essential – book online or call 02 9265 9333. Collection days depend on where you live and will be confirmed when the booking is made.

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