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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.


Read our answers to frequently asked questions about recycling, including:

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

The next hard waste collection will be held between July and September 2018.

Household chemical cleanout

The next chemical cleanouts will be held in September 2018 in Moruya, Batemans Bay and Narooma.

Surf Beach Specialty Waste 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

Home composting

If you already compost at home or would like to start, you can take a look at our fact sheets for some useful tips. Find out amazing things you can compost, how to build your own compost bay, and how to reduce compost odour.

We also run free home composting workshops a few times a year, you can register your interest with us for the next round:

Worm farming

In partnership with Eurobodalla Adult Education we will be running worm farming workshops again later in 2018.

The workshops will give you practical tips to start or improve your worm farming at home and all participants will be eligible to pick up a worm farm from one of our waste management facilities for their household.

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