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Compost Revolution 


 Council has joined the Compost Revolution - a multi - award winning program that empowers and equips our residents to cut their waste in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through home composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation. There are tutorials, quizzes and products to buy. Discounts available from Thursday 15 November 2018.

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the waste levy.

Weekly Recycling between 24/12/18 - 18/1/19

For those with a council household collection service, there will be weekly recycling collections from 24/12/18 - 18/1/19.

Click here for more information

Up Coming Waste Events 

National Recycling Week 2018National Recycling Week

National Recycling week has been happening since 1996 and aims to increase the environmental benefits, including greater tonnage and less contamination, of kerbside, industrial and community recycling programs.

Check out what is happening locally for National Recycling Week 2018 here (internal link)

Recycling Confusing? - Check out the new Australasian Recycling Label

Planet Ark have been working hard with some of Australia and New Zealand's leading businesses to reduce confusion about recycling. The Australasian Recycling Label is set to reduce this confusion. 

See the new label here (external link)

Fees & Charges 2018-19

Below are the linked to the Fees & Charges for 2018-19

PDF IconFees & Charges 2018-19 (PDF, 127KB)

Link IconProducts for Sale (Internal Link)

PDF IconHazibags 2018-19 (PDF, 277KB)

Recycled Products Available at the RRC

Recycled products are available at the RRC:

  • Coarse Soil Conditioner 
  • Fine Soil Conditioner 
  • Wood Chip

Link Icon More Information (Internal Link)

2018 Waste Collection Calendars Available

Hard copies of the 2018 Waste Collection Calendar are now available through Customer Service in the council building in Moss Vale.

If you just want to check on-line where your collections are up to:

Are you in the Orange or Purple Collection Zone?

Link Icon Search Here to Find Out (External Link)

Link Icon2018 Calendar (External Link)

Link IconQuick Reference Guide for Waste (Internal Link)

'Return and Earn' Container Deposit Scheme

The NSW Return and Earn container deposit scheme will commence on Friday, December 1 2017.

There are collection points registered in the Southern Highlands.

Link IconClick here for more information. (Internal Link)

Loads Must be Covered

It is a legal requirement that loads are covered when driving on NSW roads.

Link IconClick here for further information (External Link)

Customers are reminded that anyone coming to purchase recycled products at the Resource Recovery Centre must have the ability to cover the load before leaving. 

Sale of product will be refused if:

  • on entry, the load cannot be covered
  • on exit, the load is not covered

Changed Traffic Conditions at Resource Recovery Centre

Due to remediation works taking place at the RRC, traffic flows have changed significantly on site. This includes the relocation of some waste stockpiles.

Please follow instructions / new signage.

What Soft Plastics are Accepted for Free at the RRC?

What Soft Plastic can we Accept??

  • Clear (no colours)
  • Clean film plastics – glad wrap, cling film, plastic wrap, bubble wrap
  • No mixed material eg metal/plastic, no paper (eg shop dockets) 

What Kind of Soft Plastic is Accepted at the RRC?

Although there are many kinds of soft plastics, the only kind the RRC can accept for free is:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Clean cling wrap
  • Clear A4 sheet protectors
  • Clear plastic bags
  • Clear plastic newspaper wrapping
  • Snap/Zip lock bags


If you aren’t sure, please feel free to ask at our Community Recycling Centre at the RRC.

Redcycle is another soft plastics recycling program undertaken through Coles Supermarkets, click on the following link for options:
Soft Plastic Recycling with Redcycle (External Link)


  • Plastic bags never go into the yellow lidded recycling bin: not for recycling and not with recycling inside. 
  • Supermarket shopping bags can generally be returned to the shops they came from - remember no shop dockets inside

Link IconWhat goes in the yellow lidded recycling bin? (Internal Link)

External Links:

Link Iconhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/what-plastics-can-i-recycle-war-on-waste/8548658

Planet Ark:
Link Iconhttps://recyclingweek.planetark.org/documents/doc-712-plastic-bags-factsheet.pdf

Community Recycling Centre

The Community Recycling Centre takes Household problem wastes for FREE, the centre is located at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.

Link IconWhat can I bring to the CRC? (Internal Link)

CRC Household Problem Waste

Last Updated: November 14th, 2018
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