Business Waste

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Businesses or commercial properties are NOT eligible for residential waste services.

However, Council provides a commercial waste service to ensure that all local businesses have access to a convenient and reliable garbage and recycling service.

Using Council's commercial waste service is optional; however, all businesses must have an appropriate service either from Council or private contractor.

Commercial Garbage Service

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Council provides a commercial garbage service that allows customers to choose a bin size that best suits their business or commercial property. Bin size options include:

240 litre, 360 litre, 660 litre garbage bins.

Below are the items accepted and not accepted in your Commercial Garbage Service.

Items you can include:

Items you cannot include:

  • Broken Glass & Ceramic
  • Dirty Nappies
  • Polystyrene foam, coffee cups & food waste
  • Animal Droppings
  • Soiled paper & waxed cardboard
  • Plastic bags, biscuit & chip packets
  • Hazardous materials (bricks, batteries, paint tins, oil containers, gas cylinders, asbestos)
  • Liquids (wastewater, oil, paint, cleaners, acids, chemicals)
  • Demolition, construction or renovation materials
  • Electrical appliances
  • Medical waste (needles or syringes)

Commercial Recycling Service

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Council provides a commercial commingled (mixed) recycling service that allows customers to choose a bin size that best suits their business or commercial property. Bin size options include a 240L or 360L recycling bin.

Items you can include:

Items you cannot include:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Hard plastic bottles and containers marked with ♳
  • Paper, newspapers and magazines
  • Aluminium trays, steel and aerosol cans
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Dirty or soiled items
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Waxed paper or cardboard
  • Nappies
  • Ceramics, crockery or cookware
  • Hazardous waste (oil containers, batteries, gas cylinders)
  • Polystyrene foam (meat trays)

Request your Business or Commercial Waste Services

If you wish to take advantage of Council's Commercial Waste and Recycling service complete the Commercial Waste Services Form here:

Submit the form to Council via email, letter or in person at our Oran Park office.

For more information regarding Council’s Commercial Waste and Recycling service, call Council's Customer Relations Team on 13 CAMDEN (13 226 336).

Other Waste Information, Services and Resources

Single-Use Plastics Ban

The NSW Government's Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 will prohibit the supply of lightweight plastic bags from 1 June 2022. The supply of other items will be prohibited from 1 November 2022 including single-use plastic straws*, cutlery, stirrers, cotton buds, plates and bowls, expanded polystyrene (EPS) food service items, and microbeads in personal care products.

* There will be some exemptions for ‘the supply of single-use plastic drinking straws for use by a person with a disability or other medical requirement’. Check the NSW Planning and Environment (DPE) website for updates.

Information and resources about the single-use plastics ban is available on the NSW DPE website.

The National Retail Association (NRA) have also been engaged by NSW Government to assist businesses to understand, manage and comply with the ban. The NRA has also been hosting FREE monthly online ‘pop in’ sessions for businesses but also hospitality, suppliers and community organisations, with additional daily sessions in the lead up to each ban stage. 

Bin Trim

The NSW EPA’s Bin Trim Program provides free advice and support to businesses (with up to 400 staff) to help them identify and implement ways of cutting waste and potentially making cost savings.

Roughly 70% of the things in a business’ garbage bin can be reused or recycled. From cardboard, paper, and plastic through to food waste – so much of this ends up in the garbage bin, when it could be avoided, reused or recycled.

Minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill is not just good for the planet; it is good for business, helping to attract more customers by showing an environmental awareness, increase staff morale, gain recognition for actions taken, and reduce impact on the environment.

Businesses may also be eligible for a rebate of between $1,000 and $50,000 to help with the purchase price of recycling equipment. If you are interested in accessing a rebate, email

Alternatively, businesses can use the free Bin Trim tool to get a profile of their waste.

For more information: Does your business make the cut?

The Recyculator

Use the NSW EPA's Recyculator to calculate and communicate the benefits of large-scale recycling for businesses. This interactive online tool helps businesses measure recycling's wider benefits: energy and water savings, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less waste going to landfill.

Business Recycling

Need to find a recycling collection or service for your business? Search Australia's most comprehensive business recycling database, along with free resources like signage and waste reduction guides.

Recycling Equipment Catalogue

The Recycling Equipment Catalogue contains information to help guide your decision when choosing a piece of recycling equipment for your business.

Clean Up Australia for Businesses

Local businesses can participate in the Clean Up Australia Day initiative through Business Clean Up Day by running a Clean Up site or becoming a Business Supporter. Businesses can also organise Clean Ups on any day of the year. Visit Clean Up Australia for more information.

For more business-related information visit the Business page on Council’s website.