Christmas Waste and Recycling Services

Christmas Waste and Recycling Services

Christmas waste and recycling services

Penrith City Council is providing additional waste services such as extra bin collections, recycling drop-offs and a real Christmas tree recycling day to assist households with any extra waste they may have during the festive period.

To stay up to date with all our waste services including special events, download our Waste Champion app in the Apple store or Google Play store.

Additional kerbside collections

Council is providing two weeks of extra bin collections from Monday 26 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023, including public holidays. Residents can place all three bins at the kerbside for collection each week on their regular collection day. Council advises residents keep their bins out at the kerbside until collected. Collections may start earlier in the morning or run later into the evening to accommodate the extra services. Find out more at the Additional kerbside collections event page.

Recycling drop-off days

A recycling drop-off point for residents to easily dispose of household recyclables is available on weekdays at Jamison Park from 3pm until 6pm from Monday 19 December – Friday 30 December 2022 (public holidays and weekends are excluded). 

Council will be accepting all normal household recyclables that can go in the yellow-lidded recycling bin, including glass bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons, paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, and steel and aluminium cans. Find out more about the Recycling drop-offs at the event page.

Please note:Styrofoam and other foam packaging will not be accepted at the recycling drop-off. Plain- white, clean styrofoam and polystyrene* can be disposed of for free at Penrith Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

*Coloured or dirty polystyrene and small polystyrene fragments such as bean bag filling or foam packing peanuts will not be accepted. 

Directions on the day 

Please enter Jamison Park via Jamison Road as highlighted on the map below. Upon entry, please follow the directions to the designated drop-off point. Please exit via York Road.

website drop off map

Real Christmas tree drop-off day

Council is holding a real Christmas tree drop-off day on Saturday 7 January 2023 at Jamison Park from 10am until 2pm where real Christmas trees can be brought to then be sent to be mulched. Find out more at the Christmas tree drop-off day event page.

Please note:All decorations must be removed prior to drop-off; this service is only available for REAL Christmas trees. Artificial trees will not be accepted. These can be stored for next year, donated, or if they are damaged and unable to be reused, can be collected in a free bulky waste collection.

Directions on the day

Please enter Jamison Park via Jamison Road as highlighted on the map below. Upon entry, please follow the directions to the designated drop-off point.

website drop off map

2022-2023 bin collection calendar

All this information and more can be found in our 2022-2023 bin collection calendar

Christmas waste tips

We know that during the festive season, it can be a little trickier than usual to know how to sort your waste. That’s why we’ve pulled together an easy to use A-Z guide of common holiday waste and how to dispose of it responsibly.