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The Yellow-lid Bin Guide is produced specifically for Shoalhaven residents. It outlines how to recycle correctly via your yellow-lid kerbside bin, Council’s Recycling and Waste Depots and other local specialised recycling alternatives.
Domestic kerbside recycling in the Shoalhaven is a fortnightly service. Your recycling bin is picked up on the same day as your red-lid bin.
Recycling of your old and unwanted textiles is now available at all Council Recycling and Waste Depots.
Textiles including clothing, bed linen, towels and more that were previously destined for landfill.
This program runs in partnership with Nowra based company DLG Australia to recycle textiles that are not fit for reuse.
Look for our bright blue Textile Recycling Collection Bins to recycle your textiles for free!
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On 9 November 2022, REDcycle announced that the soft plastics recycling program has been temporarily paused. For more information and updates visit REDcycle.
Soft plastics include:
Never place soft plastic in the yellow-lid bin. For the moment, soft plastics are to be disposed of into your red-lid kerbside bin or stockpiled at home until a suitable alternative solution is identified and set in place.
Follow Council’s Facebook page for a regular weekly Wednesday post on waste reduction and recycling.
For more extended information download a fact sheet:
Have you always wondered what happens to your waste once your bins have been emptied by the trucks?
Well why not come on one of our popular, behind-the-scene tours where you get to see how a well-engineered landfill operates and how Council manages the Shoalhaven's waste everyday.
Council offers a range of workshops to residents to help you reduce waste and live more sustainably. Bookings through the Humanitix website are essential.
Bookings and more information
To keep up to date about home sustainability workshops and other waste services news, subscribe to our monthly newsletter ReNewsable.
Our A-Z of items you can responsibly recycle, repurpose or dispose of.
Household waste doubles over the Christmas period and most of it can be avoided.
See our factsheets for easy ways to reduce your Christmas waste: