How RecycleSmart Works


Every council in Australia is currently represented in our app. The Search Item functionality is completely free for every council, and leverages the Planet Ark’s ‘RecyclingNearYou’ database.


RecycleSmart offers other two premium features, powered by push notifications:

Tell Your Council function allows users to give feedback to councils on how to improve recycling methods in local areas, or to notify their council about issues such as missed waste collections, overflowing bins, illegal dumping or booking a kerbside pick up

Calendar sends users reminders about when to collect or put out their recycling bins, special waste collections days (e.g. e-waste), and any community events through push notifications


All of these functions are easily managed by councils representatives through the Recyclesmart.com website via your own personalised login.



Council staff can:


  1. Add events

  2. Add or delete items that can go in a certain bin

  3. Add or delete items that are acceptable or unacceptable in a bulky waste pickup

  4. Change calendar dates, community push notifications, and pickup zones or times

  5. Monitor and respond to any residents communication via the “Tell Your Council” function