If we all get on board with small changes to recycle more and reduce waste, we can make a big difference to how much rubbish goes needlessly into landfill up and down the Northern Beaches.

Choose to Refuse and Re-use

Simple choices add up and help reduce the amount of waste we generate.

  • Use reusable coffee cups, water bottles and shopping bags.
  • Put a ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letterbox.
  • Opt out of getting paper copies of the Yellow and White Pages.

Love Food Hate Waste

Food waste accounts for 40% of garbage that goes to landfill and over a third of all waste in NSW. Shockingly, the average NSW household currently throws out an average $3,800 of edible food every year. Visit Love Food Hate Waste for inspiring tips on how to reduce food waste.

Try Composting or Worm Farming

Having a compost bin or worm farm is a great way to recycle your kitchen and garden waste, and create environmentally friendly, natural fertiliser for your garden.

Return and Earn

Council provides kerbside recycling services to the local community. To complement these services, the NSW Government is delivering the largest litter reduction scheme introduced in NSW - the container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. The scheme started in December 2017 to help reduce drink container litter, which in 2014-15 totalled about 160 million drink containers and aims to reduce litter in NSW by 40% by 2020.

More details and local collection points can be found on Return and Earn.

Community programs

Litter Guards program and the ‘No one likes a Litter Bug’ campaign to educate residents and visitors about responsible waste disposal and refusing single use plastic.

Cleaning programs

Daily beach raking and street sweeping to remove litter from beaches and precincts before it enters our oceans.

Gross Pollutant Traps, including booms and nets, to intercept plastic and other litter from stormwater drainage systems.

School Education Programs

Council’s Waste Education team are able to help schools on a one on one basis to reduce their waste as each school will have different needs.

Resources for Schools

Contact our waste education team for more info.

Council Events

Avalon Car Boot Sale - Dunbar Park Avalon

This popular quarterly event is a great way for residents to sell their pre-loved households goods, providing the community with an alternative to buying new.

Find out more

Second Hand Saturdays

Find out how to throw a garage sale and get free advertising for your garage sale with Second Hand Saturdays.
jumble sale items

Avalon Car Boot Sale

Don’t send your unwanted goods to landfill… sell them at the Avalon Car Boot Sale at Dunbar Park Avalon.