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Recycling Drop Off 


 Saturday 9 April 2022 9am-3pm


What’s accepted

  • Bulky Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Glass bottles
  • Cans
  • Polystyrene (not accepted in yellow recycling bin)

What’s not

  • Food waste
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Electronic waste
  • Plastic bags and wrapping



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Return and Earn - Open across NSW

Return and Earn return points across NSW are open and 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 at least 1.5 metres from others, and practicing good hygiene.

Check the status of your nearest return point before visiting and avoid peak times where possible.


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


Solar Compactor Bins      

Council is trialling two designs of solar compactor bins. A solar compactor bin is located at the entrance to Camden Bike Track, Argyle Street Camden and Birriwa Reserve Youth Play Space, Mount Annan.

Solar compactor bins are fitted with sensors which when triggered, compact the waste. This allows the bin to collect 2.5 times more waste than a standard bin.

In addition, sensors have been fitted to various park bins, providing 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 Solar Compactor Bins to high volume areas across the Camden area.


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