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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bulky Waste Collection

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

Bin Services

Information for residents about the 3-bin and Collect and Return services...

Waste Collection Schedules

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

A-Z of Waste & Recycling

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

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.

Waste & Bin FAQs

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

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.

Return and Earn

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

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...

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.

Electronic Waste Drop-Off Days

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

Waste Strategy

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

Litter & Illegal Dumping

Love Penrith? Take the litter-free promise to help keep Penrith clean.