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Waste and Recycling

Council's waste services provide residents in the domestic collection area with three bins:

  • a red-lidded general waste bin that is collected weekly
  • a yellow-lidded recycling bin collected fortnightly
  • a green-lidded garden organics bin collected fortnightly.

If you live in the domestic collection area, you can also take part in the annual kerbside hard waste (junk) collection and the annual household chemical cleanout to drop off hazardous chemicals for free in our three major towns.


Find out about recycling at home:

Household Waste and Recycling Guide

This guide tells you what you can put into each of your three household bins, and what you can and can't recycle.

The guide includes dates for your regular household bin collection and the annual hardwaste and chemical collection services.


Hard waste (junk) collection, from July to September 2018

Household chemical cleanout, September 2018

Surf Beach Community Recycling Centre

Visit our Community Recycling Centre located at Surf Beach Waste Management Facility for the free drop off, year round, of household problem wastes for household quantities (20kg or 20L) of paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, fluro globes and tubes, household and car batteries, smoke detectors, motor oils and other oils.

Sustainability at home

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Useful contacts

  • Council: for general waste enquiries, including stolen or damaged bins, or extra bins
    T: 02 4474 1024
  • SUEZ: for waste and recycling collection, including missed services
    T: 02 4474 8333