Waste and recycling
- Take your bags of garbage down to the bins at the public wharf closest to your house.
- Collections are made from bins on public and private wharves every Monday and Friday.
- An extra collection is provided on Wednesdays during summer school holidays.
How you can help
- Always contain garbage in securely tied bags & avoid overfilling to avoid splitting and spillage.
- Place garbage into bins — do not leave on ground for dogs to rummage!
- Recycle and compost.
- By products that use less packaging.
- DO NOT place building materials/vegetation in bin — contract someone to take these away (see Services and trades) or take them yourself to Kimbriki Tip.
- Recycling — paper and bottles/containers, placed in separate plastic bins — is collected from the roadside adjacent to each household on Monday mornings.
- No recycling is collected from private or public wharves.
- Please collect empty recycling bins from roadside as soon as possible.
Where does it all go?
Recyclables from the roadside collection are kept separate from general garbage. It is transported to the Belrose Waste Facility which acts as a transfer station before being taken to a Materials Recovery Facility for sorting where contaminants are removed. Paper and aluminium cans are bundled together for shipping to commercial recycling companies or overseas where they are turned into new products.
Twice a year, there is an island clean up which gives residents a chance to get rid of bigger items that are not suitable for the weekly garbage collection
Collections will be made only from the roadside - please do not place materials at public wharves.
How it works
- Materials are to be put out only during the weekend prior to the collection week.
- Material put out later than the Monday of the collection week will not be collected.
- The total quantity per household should not to exceed 3 cubic metres (3m x 1m x 1m).
- Appliances such as stoves and fridges — remove doors; frames with glass removed — break glass into newspaper, wrap securely and put in household garbage.
- Paint tins and fuel containers — with the lid off and no liquid.
- Manageable quantities of delivery pallets, wooden stairs, decking, gates, fencing, guttering, down piping, iron sheets and water tanks — cut down to 1.2 metre lengths and able to be lifted by one person; nails must not stick out — please hammer down; hot water systems — emptied.
- Metals to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use.
- Place metals in a separate pile to other general clean up materials.
- Asbestos, batteries and household chemicals.
- Building materials — wall linings, gyprock, studs, timber beams, tiles, concrete.
- Car, motor and boat parts, rubber tyres — rims are accepted.
- Food, gas bottles, glass including windows, panes, mirrors, panels, shower screens, picture frames, liquid paints oils, fuel, soil, earth, fill, bricks.
- Recyclable materials — paper and cardboard, soiled wrappings, vegetation, plants.
Kimbriki Waste & Recycling Facility is not licensed to accept hazardous waste. Unacceptable items will not be collected — please remove them from roadside.
Household chemical collections are held annually at Mona Vale Beach car park. The following household chemicals can be disposed of free of charge on the day:
- Paint and paint-related products — thinners, strippers, varnishes etc.
- Pesticides, herbicides and poisons — fungicides, baits and poisons, wood preservatives.
- Solvents, household cleaners motor oils, fuels and fluids, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers.
- Pool chemicals, acids and alkalis, hobby and photography chemicals; fluorescent tubes.
For more information, visit the Household Chemical clean out website or call them on 131 555.
You can also find additional information at the Pittwater Council website.
Residents, owner builders and building contractors are responsible for containment and removal of all building materials - waste must not be disposed of in garbage bins on wharves; these bins are for household garbage only.
Materials delivered to, or removed from site must not be stockpiled on Cargo Wharf. This area is for the use of ALL residents, the Community Vehicle, Emergency access and SIRFB access.
Material stockpiles must remain wholly within property boundaries and not on the roadside.
Excess soil and vegetation should be contained using silt fences on your property.
Any road or vegetation damage should be restored or replanted upon completion of the work.
Please refer to Pittwater Council’s website relating to compliance and/or your DA approval for works:
For information on the council schedules for both vegetation and general cleanups, visit the Pittwater council website.