A smarter, greener, safer, cleaner waste service
Our community wants to reduce waste and the impact it has on the environment. Together we can champion the war on waste.
Our priority is to improve environmental outcomes and keep costs down so we’ve rolled out a safer, cleaner and smarter waste solution.
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Q and As
How much does the new waste service cost?
Despite rising costs of recycling, Council is delivering savings and keeping costs contained for Northern Beaches households.
|Former Manly Service||2018-19||2019-20|
|Former Pittwater Service||2018-19||2019-20|
|Former Warringah Service||2018-19||2019-20|
|120L red garbage bin service change to new 80L standard service||$581||$405|
|120L red garbage bin service change to new 80L standard service + 1 extra 80L red bin (total 160L red garbage bin service)||$581||$625|
With the new waste service, the majority of residents have the same sized red garbage bin as previously and an increase in the size of their recycling bins.
I have a big household - can I order additional bins?
The standard service is designed to meet the needs of most residents. If you require additional capacity you can order additional bins.
What are the environmental benefits of the waste service?
We have a four bin separation system to sort the waste at the source giving us the best chance to recycle and reuse household waste.
However, all our general household waste (red bin) is now also going to a processing plant instead of straight to landfill. This extracts any recyclable materials and processes the remaining waste, further reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
This avoids the equivalent of over 43,200 tonnes of CO2 each year – that’s like taking 8,400 cars off the road.
We also have a fleet of brand new trucks with the latest technology, reducing emissions and fully enclosed hoppers to prevent litter and reduce odour.
We are continuing to protect our very good quality vegetation by maintaining a separate green vegetation bin, ensuring that our garden waste can be returned to the earth as commercial grade compost and soil conditioners.
How are bulky goods collections managed?
If you live in the Northern Beaches area, you can pre-book two bulky goods clean up collections within 12 months (subject to availability). This service is only available to mainland residents that pay a domestic waste service charge.
The 12 month period commences from the date of your first booking. Please note, this service is not available during the last week of December and first week of January and longer wait times may be experienced over the summary holidays due to peak demand.
A booking must be made before materials are left out for collection. Clean ups are scheduled by zone. When making a booking you will note that they generally occur at five (5) weekly intervals for your area and only on a Monday or Tuesday.
Will Council be individually charging residents by the weight of their waste?
No. Council will not be charging residents by individual waste amounts. While Council may be able to weigh individual bins in the future, this would only be used to monitor the charges to Council from our contractors (i.e. so that Council only pays for the waste the contractor collects as part of its contract).
Why is there a chip on my bin?
The purpose of the chip is to ensure that Council provides the required service to our residents. We need to know how many collections we are making across the area, whether any properties have missed their collections and also ensure bin replacements are well managed. With better information, we can provide a better service and manage our costs.
The chip doesn't monitor the waste content of the bin and there is no camera in the chip.