Recycling in the Shoalhaven

Overview

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.

Your yellow kerbside bin

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.

Soft plastics recycling

Soft plastics are the number one contamination item in the yellow recycling bin. They create havoc by getting wrapped around mechanical parts of the sorting equipment. Soft plastics include plastic shopping bags, frozen food bags, pasta bags, cereal box liners and more.

For the full list see of soft plastics accepted for recycling at the supermarket drop-off bins, visit REDcycle

Reducing your Christmas waste 

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:

Recycling fact sheets

Follow Council’s Facebook page for a regular weekly Wednesday post on waste reduction and recycling.

For more extended information download a fact sheet:

Tip tours

Due to COVID-19, all Tip Tours have been postponed. Tip Tours will be re-instated when the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and we are advised they are once again safe to run. Stay informed on local developments and Council’s evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic via our COVID-19 page.

Home sustainability workshops

Due to COVID-19, all Tip Tours have been postponed. Tip Tours will be re-instated when the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and we are advised they are once again safe to run. Stay informed on local developments and Council’s evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic via our COVID-19 page

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A-Z recycling and waste disposal guide

Our A-Z of items you can responsibly recycle, repurpose or dispose of.

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Last updated on 15 October 2021