RecycleSmart App


Need help with recycling? There’s an app for that.

We want to empower our community with information on how to improve recycling practices, be more sustainable and work toward becoming a zero waste community. That’s why we’ve partnered with Recycle Smart on a waste and recycling app that is free to download.

The Recycle Smart app provides specific and localised information on how to correctly dispose of over 250 waste items. From glass to batteries or chemicals – find the answer at your fingertips.

You can even use the app to look up your next collection day, and find out about local waste events.

Download Recycle Smart now: 

App Store
google play

Introducing: Recycle Smart PickUp Service

Starting March 2020, Sutherland Shire Council is launching a new service in partnership with Recycle Smart - an on-demand collection service for unwanted clothing and soft plastics. For $2 a bag, residents can book a special recycling collection using the PickUp service and have their items collected from home. It’s a more convenient and cost-effective way to recycle and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

I'm a resident, how can I book a Recycle Smart PickUp?

  1. Collect your soft plastics and used, good quality clothing in a shopping bag (up to max. size of 40x20x20cm).
  2. Book a PickUp at and nominate a day that suits you, you don’t need to be home!
  3. Recycle Smart does the rest! Place your bag/s outside your door. Recycle Smart will even leave your reusable bag for you to use again.
  4. Feel good about reducing your waste!


What kind of soft plastics can be collected in a PickUp?

'Scrunch-able’ soft plastics including (but not limited to)

  • Biscuit packaging
  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chocolate wrappers
  • Citrus netting bags
  • Cling wrap
  • Confectionary packets
  • Courier satchels
  • Frozen food bags
  • Muesli bar wrappers
  • Plastic film
  • Rice bags
  • Silver-lined chip bags
  • Snaplock bags
  • Squeeze pouches

What kind of clothing will be accepted in a PickUp?

Wearable-quality clothing and accessories such as

  • Bags
  • Belts
  • Dresses
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • Purses
  • Scarfs
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Skirts


Over 65, no internet and want to recycle?

In partnership with Council, RecycleSmart is trialling a phone booking service for residents who are over 65 years and don't have internet but who want to recycle things that can’t be put in recycling bins. If you meet this criteria, simply follow the steps above but instead of booking online phone - 0413 596 016 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). You'll be asked for your name, address, no. of bags, and date of pickup. Not sure if it's recyclable? Ask RecycleSmart when you book.


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