Join the War on Waste

If we all get on board with small changes to reduce our waste, we can make a big difference to how much rubbish goes needlessly into landfill.

We all need to do our bit to protect this extraordinary place we call home and reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill.

What is Council doing?

We are:

  • Committed to diverting 85 percent of waste from landfill by 2040. Find out more in our Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2040
  • Investigating ways to recover more resources from food waste, soft plastics and our bulky goods collections. For example, we are currently undertaking a market assessment to consider what collection and processing solutions of soft plastics may be suitable for the Northern Beaches into the future, to enhance the Northern Beaches circular economy.
  • Holding textile collection events so the community are able to get rid of their unwanted fabrics and clothing. Textiles make almost 5% of our red bin waste. 
  • Supporting Worn Up in a trial period of recycling school uniforms in poor and at ‘end of life’ condition.

Attend a workshop

Learn and find ways to reuse, repair and recycle used items. Attend one of our workshops and help save the planet. Choose from many of the activities listed below, such as fermenting foods, keeping backyard chickens or make money selling unwanted stuff online.... check out these interesting activities to get involved and reduce your impact.  

Composting and worm farming

Dispose of food waste and create environmentally friendly, natural fertiliser for your garden through composting and worm farms.


Waste reduction events

Check out these interesting waste reduction workshops, events, webinars and activities to learn how to reduce your impact on the environment...


Avalon Car Boot Sale

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


Second Hand Saturdays

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


Beeswax wraps instructions

Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to using single use plastic wrap and it’s an easy process you can do at home. Learn a new skill while helping keep our oceans plastic free.


Food waste

Here's some great ideas on how to reduce food waste going to landfill and reduce the impact on our environment.


Switch to reusable cloth nappies

Disposable nappies contain plastic that takes many years to decompose. Switch to modern cloth nappies and save dollars and the...


EOI: Community Drop Off Event - Household Items

We’re seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested organisations to partner with Council to manage and run community drop off...

Northern Beaches Reuse and Recycling Map

Find your nearest clothing bin or places that accept towels, blankets, toys, sporting equipment, old spectacles, furniture, bikes and more!