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Did you know... 28 million kg of waste is collected from Shoalhaven households each year and goes into landfill? Red-lid bin waste goes straight into landfill where often valuable reusables and recyclables are lost.
A lot of what we think of as waste is a valuable resource that can be reused and recycled. Recycling reduces pressure on our natural resources and helps protect our diverse and beautiful environment by reducing the amount of waste going into landfill.
Here are the many ways you can reuse and recycle valuable materials and reduce waste.
To keep up to date about home sustainability workshops and other waste services news, subscribe to our monthly newsletter ReNewsable.
Start here with your complete Yellow-lid Bin Guide.
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.
Go to the My Area page to enter your address and see what day your garbage is collected.
You can also check the recycling calendar for your collection schedule and page two (2) will display suburbs in Area one (1) and Area two (2).
Follow Council’s Facebook page for a regular weekly Wednesday post on waste reduction and recycling.
For more extended information download a fact sheet:
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:
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.
When you recycle and repurpose you find out how little household waste needs to go to landfill.
For the full list see of soft plastics accepted for recycling at the supermarket drop-off bins, REDcycle.
Last updated on 19 July 2021
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Shoalhaven City Council would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we gather upon today. We acknowledge their continuing connections to the land, culture and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.