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What's Up In Waste?

Whats up in waste

On this page you can find waste and recycling information, news and events.

2019 Waste Collection Calendars 

Download the Waste Collection Calendar, or pick up a paper version from Council's Customer Service Centre, or the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale.

Alternatively, if you need a paper copy posted out to you, please email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Kerbside waste collection calendar

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 

Link IconQuick Reference Guide for Waste 

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. 

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

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 

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 

PDF IconHazibags 2018-19 (PDF, 277KB)

Recycled Products Available at the RRC

Recycled products are available at the RRC:

  • Fine Soil Conditioner 

Link Icon More Information

'Return and Earn' Container Deposit Scheme

The NSW Return and Earn container deposit scheme is now open. 

There are collection points registered in the Southern Highlands.

Link IconClick here for more information

Loads Must be Covered

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

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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


  • 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?

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? 

CRC Household Problem Waste

Last Updated: June 11th, 2019
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