Residents of Scotland Island

To help reduce the risk of bushfire and ember attacks, Council is organising another fine fuel collection.

FINE FUEL COLLECTION – February 1, 2021 (not shown on your 2021 Waste & Recycling calendar)

Fine fuel includes leaves, twigs and bark that can easily catch fire and only these materials will be collected. Fine fuels are less than the diameter of your little finger.

Please note:  Other vegetation will not be collected as part of the fine fuel collection.


What do you need to do?

  • 1.              A fine fuel bag supplied by Council (ONE BAG ONLY per household) will be delivered onSunday, January 17, 2021 arranged via the Scotland Island Residents’ Association.
  • 2.              Clear your roof and rake up all the fine fuel around your house and tip it into the fine fuel bag.
  • 3.              Place your bag on the road reserve outside your property for collection leaving a 3-metre gap in the road reserve or fire trail to allow for emergency access.

When is it happening?

Bag collection starts from Monday February 1, 2021 



Vegetation collection (check your 2021 Waste & Recycling calendar)

Your next scheduled vegetation collection is on March 1, 2021, see Waste & Recycling calendar for details.

Who can I ask for more information?

You can contact Scotland Island Residents’ Association Cass Gye on 0418 220 107,

Northern Beaches Council email:

For more information about preparing for bushfire and for the latest updates, visit

  • The Council contractor has been instructed by Council to ONLY take the bags that have been supplied and ONLY if they have fine fuel. If you use a different bag i.e.EJ SHAW or have put out anything other than fine fuel it will NOT be taken.

Please also note this is NOT a green collection which occurs on March 1 as per the waste calendar

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