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To help empower our residents to improve their recycling practices and make it more convenient to live sustainably  we've launched an on-demand collection service with RecycleSmart.

The service, known as a 'Power Pickup', offers residents in Lane Cove an on-demand collection of tricky-to-recycle items - items that are recyclable but cannot be placed in the yellow or blue bins (i.e. e-waste, clothing and misfits such as batteries and bulbs).

The Power Pickup – How it works

Recycling the tricky stuff (like soft plastics, e-waste and clothing) is now even easier:

  1. Scoop up all those tough-to-recycle items and pack your own bag (visit RecycleSmart for packing tips or to order bags)

  2. Book a pickup in three clicks from the RecycleSmart app or website and pick a date that suits you. They collect Monday to Friday and you don't even need to be home.

  3. Your  options:

    1. Subscribe for a free monthly Power Pickup. Council covers the cost for RecycleSmart to collect up to two bags from your residence every month. You can skip, edit or cancel anytime until 4:00pm the day before, and you can add additional bags for $5 per bag.

    2. Or book a one-off Power Pickup for $5 per bag.

  4. Place the bag/s outside your house on the pickup date before 8:00am. The RecycleSmart team will come to your doorstep and ensure your waste is properly recycled.

Want to know more about how to pack your waste, what bags to use and how the collection works? Visit RecycleSmart's website to find out more. If you have any questions get in touch with the friendly RecycleSmart team by email at

Accepted Waste

  • E-waste: Small electronics, appliances, batteries and mobile phones

  • Textiles in good condition including clothing, shoes, bags, towels, bed linen

  • Textiles in non-reusable condition: clothes and bed linen that cannot be reused (separate and clearly label your wearable and non-wearable textiles)

  • Sneakers and other sports shoes (separate and clearly label your wearable and non-wearable shoes)

  • Takeaway coffee cups and lids emptied, rinsed and separated

  • Books, toys and CDs/DVDs in good condition

  • Aluminium coffee pods in a sealed plastic bag

  • Empty cosmetics and skincare or haircare packaging

  • Lightbulbs, paint (sealed), x-ray films, printer cartridges and all other items usually accepted by our Community Recycling Centre.

  • And more, find the full list on the Recycle Smart website here.

Please note, Recycle Smart DO NOT collect polystyrene, blister packs, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles, nail polish remover bottles and needles/syringes.

Soft Plastics recycling is currently paused whilst RecycleSmart explore sustainable solutions to dispose of it.

View the full list of accepted items