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.
How to store your favourite festive food and avoid waste during the summer holidays
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.
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.
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.
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.