Waste and Recycling

Asbestos Amnesty

Wyong Shire Council has been granted EPA funding to run an asbestos amnesty program.  Contrary to reports in the Central Coast Express on 1 October - this program will take place in 2015 not in November this year.  We will certainly keep you up to date on the timing of the program.  See Council's media release for more information on the program.  Check out our asbestos page for information on how to safely handle and dispose of asbestos.

Free Waste Voucher

This month each household will receive a free waste voucher entitling you to drop off one free load of waste to the Buttonderry Waste Management Facility from November 1 until the end of January.  Ratepayers that live in their rateable property and pay in quarterly instalments will receive their free waste voucher with the rates notice this month.  Ratepayers that live in their rateable property who have paid their rates in full for the year and renters will receive the voucher separately in the mail.


General Waste and Recycling Information

Wyong Shire Council provides residents with a comprehensive waste and recycling service operated by our contractor, Remondis. Every household is provided with a:

Residents east of the F3 Freeway are also provided with:

For items that cannot be placed in the household garbage bins residents can order a bulk kerbside collectionContact Remondis 1300 126 278 for more information.

Household Garbage Bin (Red Lid)

Description: 140 litre bin with red Lid
Collection: Weekly

Acceptable Items:

  • Food scraps
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Disposable nappies
  • Tetra pak containers
  • Light globes and pyrex
  • Waste that cannot be placed in either the Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid) or in the Garden Vegetation (Green Lid) bin.

Put your household garbage bin (red lid) out every week on your normal garbage collection day.  Residents can request a larger bin - 240L - for an extra fee. If you are not sure of your collection day or would like a larger bin contact Remondis on 1300 126 278.

Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

Description: 240 litre bin with yellow lid
Collection: Fortnightly on alternate weeks to garden vegetation bin on your garbage collection day. Visit Remondis' web site to download a printable Recycling and Garden Vegetation Collection Calendar.

Acceptable Items:

  • Margarine and ice cream containers
  • Paper and cardboard products
  • Steel and aerosol cans
  • Rigid plastic bottles & containers, including lids
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium cans, clean foil and trays
  • Milk and juice cartons with gable tops

In Wyong Shire long-life cartons (with silver lining), shredded paper and crockery / pyrex / drinking glasses are not recyclable. Please don’t place items for recycling in plastic bags or place other general garbage in the recycling bin. Check Remondis’ web site or call Remondis on 1300 126 278 for more information on what items are recyclable.

Garden Vegetation Bin (Green Lid)

Description: 240 litre bin with green lid
Collection: Fortnightly on alternate weeks to recycling bin on your garbage collection day. Visit Remondis' web site to download a printable Recycling and Garden Vegetation Collection Calendar.

Acceptable Items:

  • Plants and small shrubs
  • Grass clippings and leaves
  • Flowers and weeds
  • Prunings, twigs and branches
  • Timber (unpainted, untreated, no nails)

This vegetation will be composted, so it is important that only acceptable materials are placed inside.

Check Remondis’ web site or call Remondis on 1300 126 278 to find out what items are acceptable.

Booking a Bulk Kerbside Collection

Description: Materials that are too bulky, too heavy or too big for the normal bins.

Collection: Each household is entitled to six kerbside collections per year, on request.  These can be either bulk household items or bulk garden vegetation. If you place bulk household waste and bulk garden vegetation out at the same time it counts as two collections.

Before placing material out for collection please visit the web site or phone Remondis on 1300126 278 to book a kerbside collection. Bookings must be made at least two business days in advance otherwise the collection will occur in the following week. Kerbside collections occur the same day as normal bin collection.

For a prompt pick-up please ensure that:

  • Only acceptable material is placed on the footpath
  • All material is presented neatly
  • Bulk household waste and bulk vegetation are presented in separate piles
  • The amount of waste does not exceed 2 cubic metres or the equivalent to one box trailer load

Please place your material on the footpath the night before the collection day.

Bulk Kerbside Collection 

Acceptable Items:

  • White goods such as fridges, stoves and washing machines
  • Household appliances
  • Furniture and mattresses
  • Small car parts
  • Hot water services
  • Bagged and boxed items
  • Bric-a-brac

Unacceptable Items:

  • Panes of glass
  • Hazardous wastes such as paints, asbestos and chemicals
  • Unwanted medicines and liquids
  • Tyres
  • Large car parts or batteries
  • Building and demolition material
  • Food scraps and household garbage
  • Garden vegetation
  • Items that can not be reasonably removed by two people

Find out what items are accepted at Council's Buttonderry Waste Management Facility.

Bulk Garden Vegetation Collection

Acceptable Items:

  • Tree branches
  • Garden vegetation
  • Untreated timber

Unacceptable Items:

  • Food waste
  • Chemically treated, painted or stained timber
  • Vegetation too heavy to be lifted by two people
  • Plastic bags

Other Information on Waste and Recycling Services

Contact Remondis on 1300 126 278 to order a new bin, an additional bin, cancel a service or report missed services or bin repairs.

Missed services and bin repairs can also be reported via the web site.

Freecycle

Check this innovative program for the Wyong area.