Waste

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Penrith is a recognised leader in sustainable waste management, particularly our household organic waste recycling service. Council is committed to actively supporting our community to reduce waste sent to landfill through reducing, reusing, recycling and generally disposing of waste responsibly. We provide domestic waste collection and recycling services, sell at-cost composting equipment and promote waste avoidance and resource recovery. We also play a role through the approvals and regulation processes as regulator of building and land development activity.

The Waste Spot

You can now submit requests for all your waste needs 24/7 from any PC or mobile device so it’s convenient when you need it. The system is directly integrated with our Customer Experience team and Suez – that means your requests are actioned faster, and are easy to track for you and us.

Bin Services

Learn more about the bin services we have available, what goes in what bin, and the collect and return waste service.

Waste Collection Schedules

Don't know what bins to put out? Find out here...

Bulky Waste Collection

Find out how to book a bulky waste collection and what items are and are not accepted.

Problem Waste

What’s problem waste? Electronic waste, chemical waste and sharps (such as syringes, needles, epi-pens and lancets) can’t go in your household bins. Learn more about where you can dispose of these safely and Council’s chemical cleanout and e-waste drop off days.

Community Recycling Centre

Penrith City Council's Community Recycling Centre (CRC) opened on 20 July 2017. It provides the community with a free and convenient way to dispose of problem waste in an environmentally friendly way.

A-Z of Waste & Recycling

Find out what to do with various unwanted items in our A to Z of Waste and Recycling...

The Binz Adventures

Have you been wondering how you can teach your children to sort correctly with the 3-bin service? The Binz Adventures is an education and activity book that will help guide you through the steps on how to teach your children how sorting can be fun.

Litter Free Penrith

Let’s keep Penrith litter free with some tips and tricks on how you can dispose of your rubbish safely when you’re out and about and the ways you can recycle.

Go Plastic Free

Let's keep Penrith plastic-free. Opt for reusable or environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday single-use plastic products. Find out some easy ways on how you can get started.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is never the right solution for disposing of our waste.Learn how you can keep our community and environment safe and what to do if you notice illegal dumping.

Local Business Champions

Local businesses in Penrith are paving the way with FOGO practices. Check out the list of businesses who are supporting their community by sorting their waste correctly

Waste Smartphone App

Download our Waste Smartphone App! You can set reminders for when to put your bins out, plus there's loads of other features.

Waste & Bin FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions about bin services...

Supporting Sustainable Choices Scheme

Have you purchased reusable nappy and sanitary items since 1 January 2020? Participate in Council’s Supporting Sustainable Choices Scheme and learn more about how you can live sustainably.

Chemical Cleanout Days

Council hosts free chemical cleanout days at Penrith every year...

Electronic Waste Drop-Off Days

Council holds regular free Electronic Waste Drop-Off Days at Jamison Park.

Donating Responsibly

Do you have unwanted or used goods you no longer need and want to donate? Learn how to donate responsibly so charities can accept your goods and your items can avoid going to landfill.

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste is here to help you reduce food waste at home with inspiring hacks to save you money.

Return and Earn

Learn about the NSW Government's Container Deposit Scheme, Return and Earn, that started on 1 December 2017.

Waste Strategy

Read our strategies on reducing waste, litter and carbon emissions...