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Events calendar


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 more information on these items. Residents can download the App and check out what and where to recycle.

Residents can also organise a 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, play-stations, kettles, toaster, iron, etc.
  • 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, fluororescent light globes, printer cartridges, xray films, smoke alarms.

Check the full list of what RecycleSmart can pick up.

Book your Power Pickup for FREE with code FIRSTFREE at



Recycling Drop off Event

Council holds a Recycling Drop Off event four times a year. This is to assist residents with their extra recycling.  

We are holding our next event:

When: Saturday 31 July 2021

Where: Council's Works Depot - 5 Millwood Avenue, Narellan

Time: 9am - 12pm

What's accepted:

  • Bulky Cardboard Boxes
  • Paper
  • Plastic Bottles and containers
  • Glass Bottles
  • Cans
  • Polystyrene (not accepted in your recycling bin)

What's Not Accepted:

  • Food Waste
  • Batteries
  • Paints and Chemicals
  • Electronic Waste
  • Plastic Bags
For the safety of both the community and staff, residents are asked to remain in their cars when they attend the event.

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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