Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste and resource recovery services this Christmas and New Year period to assist households with any extra waste or recycling they may have over the festive season.

The additional services include two weeks of extra bin collections, two weeks of additional recycling drop-off and a real Christmas tree drop-off collection day. 

Two weeks of extra bin collections will commence from Monday 26 December 2022 and will continue until Friday 6 January 2023, including public holidays. During this time, residents can place all three bins at the kerbside for collection each week.  

Residents are requested to place their bins at the kerbside the night before their normal collection day and leave them until they are emptied. Waste collection drivers will be starting early and working late into the evening to help accommodate the extra services.

Recycling drop-off days are also available for residents to conveniently dispose of excess household recyclables that may not fit in their yellow-lidded bin. Drop-off days will be held at Jamison Park from 3pm until 6pm weekdays from Monday 19 December 2022, through to Friday 30 December 2022, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Council will be collecting excess household recyclables, including paper and cardboard boxes with staples and tape removed, glass bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons, plastic bottles and containers, and steel and aluminium cans. Non-recyclable items such as polystyrene will not be accepted; however, clean, white polystyrene can be dropped off at Penrith’s Community Recycling Centre for free. For more information, visit

The real Christmas tree drop-off on Saturday 7 January 2023, will be held at Jamison Park from 10am until 2pm where real trees will be collected for mulching. Artificial trees and decorations will not be accepted on the day. Council recommends that residents who want to dispose of old and unwanted artificial trees book a bulky waste collection or break the tree down and place it into their red-lidded residual bin. To book a bulky waste collection, visit

Residents attending the recycling drop-off days or real Christmas tree drop-off day are requested to pack their items in the boot or trailer of their car and remain in their vehicle. Our service team will safely unpack your items for disposal. 

For more information about the additional Christmas waste and recycling services, visit  

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 15 December 2022.