Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

Council provides additional bin collections and waste services over Christmas

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste and resource recovery services during the 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. 

The two weeks of extra bin collections will commence from Monday 25 December 2023 and will continue until Friday 5 January 2024, including public holidays.  

Residents are requested to place all three bins at the kerbside the night before their normal collection day and leave them until they are emptied during this period. Waste collection drivers will be starting early and working late into the evening to 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 over the festive season. Drop-off days will be held at The Kingsway Playing Fields, Werrington from 3pm until 6pm weekdays from Monday 18 December 2023 through to Friday 29 December 2023, excluding weekends and public holidays.  

Residents can bring excess household recyclables such as paper and carboard 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 6 January 2024 will be held at The Kingsway Playing Fields, Werrington 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 

For safety and efficiency on the day, residents attending the recycling drop-off days or real Christmas tree drop-off day are kindly asked to remain in their vehicle while our service team unpack your items from the back of your car or trailer. 

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

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 5 December 2023.