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Recycling

Hurstville City Council provides all residential properties with a 240 litre yellow lid recycling bin. Recyclable waste from single dwelling properties (including houses, villas, townhouses and dual occupancies) is collected fortnightly (on the alternate week to the garden organics collection). Recyclable waste from multi-unit blocks is collected weekly (units share one (1) bin between three (3) units).

Additional recycling bins are available for single dwellings upon request to Council. Fees are applicable. Please conact Council's Waste Services team for more information.

What Recycling Collection Zone am I in?

To find out what day your bin is collected you can visit the My Services. Simply type in your residential address for details on your waste collection.

Alternatively you can click on these maps and calendars to find out what day your bin will be collected.

pdf icon Tuesday Zone A (522.06kB)                                                      pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone A Tuesday  (1.98MB)

pdf icon Tuesday Zone B (473.95kB)                                                         pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone B Tuesday (1.98MB)

pdf icon Friday Zone A (248.69kB)                                                             pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone A Friday (1.98MB)          

pdf icon Friday Zone B1 (240.23kB)      pdf icon Friday Zone B2 (308.06kB)          pdf icon 2016 Waste Calendar Zone B Friday (1.98MB)

What can I recycle?

You can reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill by recycling or reusing:

    • Plastic bottles, containers, tubs, trays
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Aluminium and steel cans
    • Juice and milk cartons
    • Tetra packs
    • Aerosols
    • Newspapers and magazines
    • Junk mail pamphlets and brochures
    • Cardboard boxes
    • Telephone books
    • Egg cartons
    • Pizza boxes (with no food scraps and little grease)

What CANNOT go in my recycle bin?

    • Plastic bags
    • Polystyrene foam
    • Mirror or window glass
    • Crockery and pyrex
    • Light globes
    • Household Garbage
    • Food scraps
    • Nappies
    • Plastic film and wrapping

For a visual image of what can and cannot go into your yellow lid bin please click here pdf icon Recycling bin sticker (1.14MB)

Handy Hint 1 - Remove lids and rinse containers before putting them in the recycling bin.

Handy Hint 2 -  Crush cans, plastic containers and cardboard boxes to make more space in your recycling bin.

What can I do with my plastic bags?

Where ever possible avoid using plastic shopping bags - take a reusable bag with you when you shop. If you have unwanted plastic shopping bags take them back to the supermarket for a separate recycling collection - Coles and Woolworth's supermarkets provide recycling bins at the front of their stores for used plastic bags.

Can I order an additional recycling bin?

Residents living in single dwellings that have excess recycling material that does not fit into their yellow lid bin can apply for an additional recycling service from Council. Fess are applicable. For further information contact Council's Waste Services Department on 9330 6222. 

What can I do with large quantities of recycling?

Excess household recyclable material can be disposed of at your nearest waste management facility. Fees may apply for some materials. Please note - all recyclable materials must be separated.

Where is my nearest waste management facility?

The closest waste management facility to Hurstville City is the Rockdale Resource Recovery Centre in Lindsay Street, Rockdale. The Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park on New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights is also within 20kms of Hurstville City.

Where does the recycling go after it is collected from my bin?

All recyclable material is taken to the Chullora Resource Recovery Park.

Why wasn't my bin emptied?

Your bin may not have been emptied for one of the following reasons:

    • Your bin was contaminated
    • You put your bin out too late
    • The bin was placed out too close to trees, a light pole or a parked car
    • The bin was too heavy (maximum weight is 70 kgs)
    • The bin handles were not facing your property
    • The bin lid was not closed completely

Usually the bin will be stickered or a card placed in your letterbox explaining why it was not collected. Please contact the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 if you have any questions.

More information

pdf icon Single dwellings service information brochure (6.14MB)

pdf icon Multi unit dwelling service information brochure (5.04MB)

pdf icon Recycling bin sticker (1.14MB)

pdf icon Recycling Plastics Brochure (3.82MB)

pdf icon Bin storage area poster for multi-unit dwellings (1.36MB)

SITA Environmental Solutions - find your nearest waste facility

Recycling Near You - Planet Ark is helping residents find a place to recycle their unwanted materials.

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