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Cumberland Council provides residents with a range of domestic recycling collections.

Recycling collected from LGA residents results in over 3,700 tonnes per year being diverted from landfill. Cumberland Council is committed to minimise waste to landfill and recover more recyclables and encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle.

What you can do to reduce waste

  • Use reusable cloth nappies, a nappy service or eco-friendly compostable nappies
  • Have a garage sale for those unused or unwanted household items 
  • Set up a compost bin or worm farm - food and garden waste is a great resource to reuse
  • Don't buy heavily packaged goods
  • Use refillable containers where possible
  • Use your own shopping bags or re-use plastic shopping bags
  • Recycle clothes and household items by taking them to your local charity shop 
  • Supermarket plastic bags can usually be returned for recycling
  • Save your electronic waste and drop off at the free, six monthly, e-Waste events
  • Take your household chemicals to the free, annual, Chemical CleanOut event

Need more help?

If you are unsure of how to dispose of a particular item, please refer to the FAQs page for more information on different recycling and disposal options as well as useful links to other environmental websites.
If your question is still unanswered, please contact Cumberland Council
on (02) 9840 9840.