Bi-annual Clean Up (Photo June Lahm)

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).

Acceptable items

  • 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 are acceptable but are to be kept separate, where possible, to be taken to Kimbriki Recycling & Waste Facility for re-processing and re-use.

Unacceptable items

  • 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 and should be removed from the roadside.

Council Clear Out

Click above to view the Northern Beaches Council website information

Council Calendar

Click above to view the Northern Beaches Council waste and recycling calendar for Scotland Island