Keeping our beautiful coastal and inland environments free from harmful and unpleasant pollution is important. Council works with the State Government to clean up pollution. We all have a role to play in managing pollution in our properties and when we are out and about. Learn easy ways you can manage noise, water, air and asbestos pollution.

Zero Waste to Ocean Charter

Northern Beaches Council recognises the importance of reducing the impact of waste on our environment. Unfortunately, discarded waste can still make its way into our sensitive waterways via our creeks, streets, and stormwater network.

In response, Council has developed a Zero Waste to Ocean Charter that demonstrates Council’s role in leading our community, providing enhanced education and setting targets to drive towards zero waste to our oceans.


Understand how air pollution affects the environment and our health, how to avoid producing it and how to report it.



Find out if you have asbestos in your home, understand the risks, and know how to dispose of it safely...



Find guidelines to dealing with noise pollution in your neighbourhood, whether you are the one making the noise or hearing...



Understand where water pollution comes from and get tips on how we can all help to keep it away from...