Recycle smart

Council has engaged Recycle Smart to provide residents with free collections for tricky to recycle items 

Please note: Due to increased popularity, extended wait times apply for the free pick-up service. Residents can book in an on-demand pick up for $5 per bag.


How to organise a Power Pickup

  1. Create an account with Recycle Smart on their website or app
  2. Place accepted items into a standard sized shopping bag (visit Recycle Smart for packing tips)
  3. You have two pickup options:
  1. Subscribe for a free power pickup. Council covers the cost for Recycle Smart to collect up to two bags from your home. *Note, due to the high demand for the free service, extended wait times may apply
  2. Book an on-demand pick up for $5 per bag. No wait times

Accepted Materials

Click here to download a printable version of the accepted materials.

Soft Plastics

  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chocolate wrappers
  • Citrus netting bags
  • Cling wrap
  • Confectionary packets
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Pasta/Noodles packets
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic sachets
  • Reusable "green" shopping bags
  • Rice bags
  • Plastic bags
  • Silver lined chip bags
  • Snaplock bags
  • Squeeze pouches
  • Sturdy pet food bags



  • Small appliances (eg blender, toaster, hairdryer, fan heater, iron, electric toothbrush)
  • Computers and accessories (eg laptops, mouse, keyboard, cables, printers)
  • Power tools (eg drill, angle grinder etc.)
  • Electric games & toys (incl. game consoles)
  • Stereos and speakers (incl. record players, radios, and Mp3 players)
  • Mobile phones and charger cables
  • Tablets / e-readers
  • Video & DVD players
  • Digital cameras
  • Disposable vapes (battery only)
  • Headphones / Earphones
  • Microphone
  • Small vacuum cleaners


Sellable Condition:

  • Bags and Purses
  • Belts and Scarves
  • Hats and Gloves
  • Shoes and Slippers
  • Coats, Jackets, and Jumpers 
  • Dresses and Skirts
  • Jeans, Pants, and Shorts
  • Shirts & T- Shirts

Non-reusable Condition:

  • Linen
  • Clothes

Other items in non-reusable condition are not collected.

Please place any non-reusable items in a separate bag from sellable items and label each bag.

We do not collect ANY socks, underwear, swimwear, pillows or doonas.




  • Aluminium coffee capsules
  • Books in sellable condition
  • Batteries (household sized only)
  • Cosmetic (hair / skin care) containers any brand, must be empty
  • DVDs & CD’s in sellable condition with covers or unsellable condition without covers
  • Expired or unwanted medicine
  • Light bulbs (LEDs, halogens, fluorecsents)
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Smoke detectors
  • X-rays
  • Polystyrene (Please estimate how many 'bags' worth you need collecting) 
  • Bread tags