Northern Beaches Sydney spans from Dee Why and Collaroy in the south up to Avalon, Whale Beach and Palm Beach up north. A vast expanse of prime real estate with a vast output of conventional office and household waste services.
By doing the right thing you’re joining us in the move to a better, cleaner, less wasteful world. And you’re helping our hardworking garbage collectors by putting out the right bin, in the right place, at the right time.
Help us out by making sure your bin lids are closed. Overfilled bins mean rubbish gets spilled on the street. Please space your bins about 200mm apart and away from trees, posts and parked cars if possible so our drivers can get to them. You can ask us to help with a range of waste services online. For other requests not listed, including damaged bins, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9942 2111.
Making connections. Filling the gaps. Adding quality of life. Support services are at the heart of what we do. This is where you’ll discover all the ways we add value to this community and to daily life in the Northern Beaches. We have programs that work with the way you live now. We call them Support services.
Support means affordable childcare for growing families. It means a place for our young people to party in safety. It means good health and great activities for our elders. It means a genuine commitment to cultural diversity. It means reward for achievement – in business, in sport and in daily life. It means volunteer programs that bring people together. And it means welcoming new Australians to the rewards and responsibilities of citizenship.
Recycle More Competition
Check out the Recycle More video and find out from some Northern Beaches locals how to responsibly get rid of those dead batteries, exhausted mattresses, ancient mobile phones, kaput computers and more.
The more we recycle the more benefits there are: less waste to landfill; more use of our resources; and less litter from overfilled bins on our streets.
What Happens to Your Recycling?
Your paper and cardboard, aluminium, steel, plastic and glass containers are sorted and separated by people and machinery.
Waste to Art
Local artists challenge the way we look at and use waste by transforming it into imaginative artworks with an environmental message.
Dumped computer hardware is a growing problem in Australia and around the world. Electronic and electrical waste (e-waste), including televisions and computers, is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. Televisions and computers make a significant contribution to the waste stream. They also contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury, which need to be managed in a safe manner. Warringah, Manly, Mosman and Pittwater Councils took the lead in banning TVs and computers from kerbside collections and encourage recycling. Find out more with our fact sheets.
TV and Computer Recycling
The new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is providing Australian householders and small businesses with access to free recycling services for TVs, computers and computer equipment. Belrose Waste Recovery Centre on Crozier Road and Kimbriki accept up to 15 of these items for free. Dee Why Office Works will accept up to five computers or computer equipment for free but no TVS. To find all drop off points see the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
The Scheme doesn’t accept other electronic items such as mobile phones, game consoles, video recorders, DVD and blue-ray players, toner cartridges, radios/stereos, power tools, universal power supplies and other electrical appliances. These items can be put out for metal recycling at clean up collections. Alternatively, visit our A-Z of Waste Disposal or the Planet Ark website for recycling options.
A new waste collection system will be phased in across the Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah areas to increase our recycling and keep costs to ratepayers down.
Landfill fees are set to rise steeply. This is due to ever increasing disposal taxes and regulations and because landfill sites are quickly filling up. If we don’t change the way we dispose of waste, rates will have to increase to cover these costs.
We need a system that allows food waste to be recycled. Food currently makes up almost 40% of our garbage and it needs to be recycled to help us meet landfill diversion targets set by the NSW Government. To solve these issues Kimbriki is building a new recycling and waste processing facility at Terrey Hills. This facility will be able to turn food and vegetation waste into compost which can then be sold. This potentially can reduce the amount of waste currently landfilled by up to 40%, cutting our costs and protecting our environment.
The Kimbriki facility is owned by Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Councils. We are one of the few regions in NSW with our own facility capable of managing our waste into the future. The new recycling facility at Kimbriki will ultimately save ratepayers money and keep waste charges low, as well as delivering better environmental outcomes.