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  • Extra bin collections for Christmas & New Years

    Council is providing extra bin collections for two weeks to help with the additional waste and recycling produced over Christmas and New Years Eve from Monday 25 December 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018.

    During these two weeks, please place all your bins at the kerbside the night before your normal collection day and do not bring in your bins until they have been emptied, as your street may be collected earlier or later in the day than normal.

    Bins will still be collected on public holidays.

    Free waste smartphone app

    Get reminders on your smartphone about the extra Christmas collections by downloading our free Penrith Waste Champion app. The app is #quick-link-5 and easy way to find out everything you need to know about your bins, including:

    • Reminders about the extra Christmas collections
    • Notifications reminding you what bins are due for collection each week
    • Notifications about our free events like our electronic waste and chemical drop-off days
    • Information about what can go in each bin and how to book a bulky waste clean up

    The App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Playstore or Windows App Store

    2018 bin calendars now available

    This year it’s easier than ever to stay up to date with your bin collections days, with three easy ways to get your 2018 bin collection calendar:

    1. Download Council’s waste app and get your bin collection day plus real-time notifications in the palm of your hand.
    2. You can also download a copy of the calendar for your collection area from: www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/bincalendars.
    3. You can request a printed copy to be sent to you on 4732 7777 or

    Christmas Tree Drop-Off Day

    Give your Christmas tree the chance at a new life!

    Bring your real Christmas tree to Jamison Park for our free Christmas tree drop off day, and Council will turn it into mulch to be used on parks and gardens.

    Drop off details
    Jamison Park - Enter via Jamison Road or York Street
    Saturday 13 January 2018
    10am to 2pm

    Please note: we will not be accepting plastic trees, general waste or garden waste. Please make sure you remove all your decorations at home so you can reuse them next year.

    Christmas recycling drop-off point

    Council is providing a temporary drop-off point over Christmas to help with the extra recycling that is generated over the holidays. Bag or box up your recycling and bring it to our drop-off point during open hours. Please note any recycling inside of plastic bags will need to be emptied from the bags at the drop-off points.

    Drop off location and times

    601 High Street Penrith (outside Penrith Library).
    Open weekdays, 3pm to 6pm from Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018, excluding Public Holidays.

    Acceptable items include:
    • Aluminium cans
    • Cardboard
    • Glass bottles & jars
    • Glass jars
    • Newspaper
    • Paper
    • Plastic bottles
    • Tin cans
    • Wrapping Paper

    Please note: Only recycling can be accepted at the drop-off points. No food, general rubbish, hazardous items or polystyrene will be accepted.

    A-Z of Christmas Waste

    Baubles / Christmas tree ornaments
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, baubles / Christmas tree ornaments can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free council clean up

    Baubles / Christmas tree ornaments can be boxed or bagged and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Beer Bottles
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Beer bottles (and any other type of glass bottles) can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please empty any liquid from the bottle before recycling.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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    Biscuit Tins
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Biscuit tins can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please empty out any remaining biscuits or wrappers before recycling.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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    Bubble wrap
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    It is not recommended to dispose of large amounts of bubble wrap in your red-lidded residual waste bin as it is very likely to fill the entire bin, leaving no room for your normal red-bin rubbish. However, small amounts can go into this bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Bubble wrap can be boxed or bagged and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Reuse

    Use bubble wrap to wrap and store delicate ornaments or dinnerware.

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    Bulky items / clean out waste
    Book a free Council clean up

    Bulky items, such as furniture (or large amounts of smaller items), are best collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    If in good condition, bulky / clean out waste can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving it from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    It is not reccomended to dispose of bulky items in your red-lidded residual waste bin as it is very likely to fill the entire bin, leaving no room for your normal red-bin rubbish, or making the bin too heavy to collect. However, small unwanted items can go into this bin.

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    Cardboard / Cardboard boxes
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Cardboard can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Flatten or cut up boxes to save space in your bin.

    Green-lidded organics bin

    Cardboard can also be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Flatten or cut up boxes to save space in your bin. However, please make sure it is only made from cardboard and contains no metal staples, tape, glass or plastic as these items do not break down in the composting proccess.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

    Bulk recycling facilities

    Bulky or large amounts of excess cardboard (and paper) can be recycled at Cardboard King - 8 Kommer Place St Marys - contact: 9673 1660 or visit Cardboard King's website

    Book a free Council clean up

    Large amounts of cardboard can be bagged or bundled and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Chicken/turkey carcasses
    Green-lidded organics bin

    Chicken & turkey carcasses (and any other food scraps) can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Food can be placed in the bin loose, in the council-provided green compostable bags or wrapped in newspaper.

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    Christmas trees (Fake/Artificial)
    Book a free Council clean up

    Christmas trees can be collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    Fake / artificial Christmas trees in a usable condition could also be sold or given away. Check out:

    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    It is not reccomended to dispose of entire fake / artifical christmas trees in your red-lidded residual waste bin as they are very likely to fill the entire bin, leaving no room for your normal red-bin rubbish. However, small branches that have fallen off can go into this bin.

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    Christmas trees (Real/Live)
    Free Christmas Tree Drop-Off Day

    Real Christmas trees can be dropped off at our free Free Christmas Tree Drop-Off Day.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Christmas trees can be collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Green-lidded organics bin

    Real Christmas trees and fallen pine needles can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Larger Christmas trees may need to be cut up and disposed of over multiple collections to avoid filling the bin and making it too heavy.

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    Clothes / shoes
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, clothes & shoes can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Clothes & shoes can be collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    If in good condition, clothes & shoes can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving it from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

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    Decorations
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, non-paper based decorations (painted timber, plastic, glass) can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Paper or cardboard based decorations (paper chains, paper posters, cardboard cutouts) can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    CUnwanted decorations can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    If in good condition, decorations can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving it from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

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    Garden clippings & trimmings
    Green-lidded organics bin

    Any garden trimmings and clippings can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Garden trimmings and clippings can be collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Glass bottles
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Glass bottles can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please empty any liquid from the bottle before recycling.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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    Ham bones
    Green-lidded organics bin

    Ham bones (and any other food scraps) can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Food can be placed in the bin loose, in the council-provided green compostable bags or wrapped in newspaper.

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    Leftover food
    Green-lidded organics bin

    All leftovers can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Food can be placed in the bin loose, in the council-provided green compostable bags or wrapped in newspaper.

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    Lights
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, Christmas lights can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Unwanted or broken lights can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    If in very good condition, Christmas lights can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving them from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

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    Ornaments
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, ornaments can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Ornaments can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

    Sell or give away

    If in very good condition, ornaments can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving them from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

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    Plastic bottles
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Plastic bottles can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please empty any liquid from the bottle before recycling.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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    Prawn shells
    Green-lidded organics bin

    Prawn shells (and any other food scraps) can be placed into your green-lidded organics bin. Food can be placed in the bin loose, in the Council-provided green compostable bags or wrapped in newspaper.

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    Ribbon
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    Ribbon can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Reuse

    Decorative ribbon from presents can often be saved and reused to wrap next year's presents.

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    Styrofoam / polystyrene packaging
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    It is not recommended to dispose of large amounts of polystyrene in your red-lidded residual waste bin as it is very likely to fill the entire bin, leaving no room for your normal red-bin rubbish. However, small amounts can go into this bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Polystyrene can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Tinsel
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    Tinsel can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Tinsel can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Toys
    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    If broken or in bad condition, toys can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Sell or give away

    If in very good condition, toys can be donated to charities, sold or given away, saving them from landfill. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

    Book a free Council clean up

    Toys can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Unwanted gifts
    Sell or Give away

    Consider selling unwanted gifts to make some extra money, or give them away to people who will want them. Check out the following websites to sell or give items away:

    Red-lidded residual waste bin

    Smaller unwanted or broken gifts or items can be placed into your red-lidded residual waste bin.

    Book a free Council clean up

    Unwanted gifts or items can be bagged or boxed and collected as part of a Council Clean-Up Collection or call the Waste Hotline on 4732 7777.

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    Wine bottles
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Wine bottles (and any other type of glass bottles) can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please empty any liquid from the bottle before recycling.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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    Wrapping paper
    Yellow-lidded recycling bin

    Wrapping paper can be placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Christmas Recycling drop-off points

    Council is providing drop-off points to help residents with the increased amount of recycling that is produced over Christmas. For more information see Christmas Recycling Drop-off points

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