Have your say on a green bin

This consultation has concluded.

Blue Mountains City Council is committed to working with the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. The household waste and recycling services delivered by Council are essential to the community and are used by everyone, everyday.

During the development of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy in 2014, the community expressed interest in a green bin. Since then, Council has continued to explore more affordable options for providing a green bin.

Council is asking the community to consider 3 options, 2 of which include a green bin. Please consider the benefits, cost and convenience of each service and select your household's preferred option by completing the submission form below. Note: One submission per household.

Council will change the current ‘small bin’ weekly recycling service to a ‘large bin’ fortnightly recycling service in 2016. You will see that all 3 options have a fortnightly recycling service. This could save each household up to $35 per year.

Blue Mountains City Council is committed to working with the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. The household waste and recycling services delivered by Council are essential to the community and are used by everyone, everyday.

During the development of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy in 2014, the community expressed interest in a green bin. Since then, Council has continued to explore more affordable options for providing a green bin.

Council is asking the community to consider 3 options, 2 of which include a green bin. Please consider the benefits, cost and convenience of each service and select your household's preferred option by completing the submission form below. Note: One submission per household.

Council will change the current ‘small bin’ weekly recycling service to a ‘large bin’ fortnightly recycling service in 2016. You will see that all 3 options have a fortnightly recycling service. This could save each household up to $35 per year.

This consultation has concluded.
  • Summary of Options

    over 4 years ago
    Summary of option a

    Below is a summary of each option. We recommend you review all the information provided in the brochure (click here) including what goes into each bin, before making your selection.

    A - Green Bin Food & Garden

    B - Green Bin Garden Only

    C - No Green Bin

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    Below is a summary of each option. We recommend you review all the information provided in the brochure (click here) including what goes into each bin, before making your selection.

    A - Green Bin Food & Garden

    B - Green Bin Garden Only

    C - No Green Bin

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  • What is in our household garbage bins?

    over 4 years ago
    What is in our household garbage bins

    Did you know that more than half of your household garbage is made up of food and garden waste that could be recycled into compost instead of going to landfill.

    Did you know that more than half of your household garbage is made up of food and garden waste that could be recycled into compost instead of going to landfill.

  • Where are we up to?

    over 4 years ago
    Green bin graph

    The Blue Mountains community has achieved an impressive 37% reduction in the amount of waste that goes to landfill in the last decade. Without these improvements, our landfill would have been full by 2023. Now, at current disposal rates, it will be full by 2030.

    Reducing household waste is a key focus of Council’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy because it is the largest source of waste going to our landfill and most of it can be recycled.

    The Blue Mountains community has achieved an impressive 37% reduction in the amount of waste that goes to landfill in the last decade. Without these improvements, our landfill would have been full by 2023. Now, at current disposal rates, it will be full by 2030.

    Reducing household waste is a key focus of Council’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy because it is the largest source of waste going to our landfill and most of it can be recycled.