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Detox your home: it’s time for a Chemical CleanOut

Drop off your unwanted household chemicals at the Alexandra Canal Depot in Alexandria from 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday 24 August.

City of Sydney declares climate emergency

We’ve declared that climate change poses a serious risk and should be treated as a national emergency.

Calling all green thumbs: volunteer at City Farm

Dig, plant, grow and learn.

Recycle your unwanted electronic goods

Bring your broken or unwanted electronics to the Alexandra Canal Depot in Alexandria from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 14 September 2019.

9 ways to ditch single-use plastic

Choose to refuse – swap small single use items to make a big impact.

How to recycle your Easter chocolate wrappers

Planning on getting stuck into some chocolate this Easter? Foil chocolate wrappers are 100% recyclable! Find out how to recycle them properly.

Tips for growing trees in pots

A little planning, regular care and knowing when to re-pot will help your tree stay healthy.

What Christmas left behind: a guide to what you can and can’t recycle

From shiny wrapping paper to old Christmas trees, the City of Sydney’s waste and recycling expert shares her tips on tidying up after the festive season.

How I started this thing: Australia’s first community-controlled solar power for apartments

Setting up solar power in apartment blocks is no easy feat. Bjorn Sturmberg shares how a grant helped side-step the barriers at student housing co-op Stucco.

Food scraps recycling trial: your questions answered

Gemma Dawson, our waste strategy manager, answers your questions about the trial and food waste.

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