Waste

Child holding rubbish bag standing next to three bins

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.

Lodge your waste requests online

You can now submit requests for all your waste and garbage 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.

On-call Waste Collection

All you need to know about booking a free on-call household clean up collection...

New bins for Penrith residents

All residents will be getting a new set of bins. The bin replacement program will start in April 2019 and Council will be delivering 210,000 new bins to over 60,000 households in the Penrith district.

Bin Services

Information for residents about the 3-bin, 2-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...

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.

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.

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.

Bin Changes for Rural Residents

We are really excited about starting a new journey with our residents with the introduction of the new waste contract in July 2019. The new contract will build on the fantastic waste management service we have already had in place across the LGA for 10 years.