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Return and Earn returns!

From 15 September 2021, Return and Earn return points in the Camden LGA are reopening.

Return and Earn return points in Greater Sydney are reopening in stages. When open, they can be accessed for returns in line with the latest Public Health Orders

Anyone visiting a return point must ensure they comply with the latest Public Health Orders including checking-in via the QR code displayed, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing of a least 1.5 metres from others, and practise good hygiene. 

For details regarding the reopening of return points across greater Sydney, visit Return and Earn.


 

RecycleSmart is here!

Council encourages residents to sort out and recycle their waste items where possible. At times, there may be some confusion or uncertainty as to which items belong in which bin.

To make it easier to recycle, Council has joined RecycleSmart to provide our residents the Recyclopedia App to provide helpful information on these items. Residents can download the App and check out what and where to recycle.

Residents can also organise a Power PickUp of those tricky-to-recycle items from their doorstep – via the downloaded App or website.

Tricky-to-recycle items collected by RecycleSmart:

  • E-waste – small electronic items eg laptops, tablets, charging cords, gaming consoles, kettles, toaster 
  • Soft Plastics – plastics that can be scrunched up into a ball eg plastic bags, bread bags, bubble wrap
  • Clothing – wearable clothing and accessories eg shoes, belts, handbags
  • Problem waste – eg household batteries, polystyrene, fluorescent light globes, printer cartridges, X-ray films, smoke alarms.

Check the full list of what RecycleSmart can pick up.

Book your Power Pickup for FREE with code FIRSTFREE at recyclesmart.com

   
 

Solar Compactor Bins      

Council is trialling Bigbelly solar compactor bins at Julia Reserve Youth Precinct in Oran Park and Birriwa Reserve Youth Play Space in Mount Annan. Bins are fitted with sensors that when triggered compact the waste, allowing the bin to fit up to two and a half times more waste than a standard bin.

The Bigbelly solar compactor bins are also fitted with smart sensors which provide real-time updates on the status of the bin including when it is full and needs to be emptied. Collection schedules can then be designed around real-time data.

If the trial is successful, Council will consider rolling out the Bigbelly Solar Bins and smart sensors to high volume areas across the Camden area.

     

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