Recycling and Waste Reduction


It just takes a little thought and a little time and you can stop rubbish going into landfill.

Recycle More Competition

Check out the Recycle More video and find out from some locals how to responsibly get rid of those dead batteries, exhausted mattresses, ancient mobile phones, kaput computers and more!

Warringah Loves Recycling Film

This year for National Recycling Week Warringah has made a short film demonstrating how best to sort out recycling in the home.  The more we recycle the more benefits there are: less waste to landfill; more use of our resources; and less litter from overfilled bins on our streets. The short film features locals doing it the best way they can. 

Household Chemical CleanOut

Chemical CleanOuts are held at Warringah Aquatic Centre Car Park, Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest.

Waste and recycling for unit blocks

Order free weatherproof bin bay posters and bin lid stickers to help residents in your building understand what can go in each bin. Order Form.

Fridge Buy Back

The Fridge Buyback Scheme will collect, degas and recycle your second working Fridge or upright freezer. By getting rid of a seldom used fridge or freezer you can save up to $300 a year on power bills and may be eligible for a $15 rebate. Go to or call 1800 708 410. Please note fridge and freezer collection will cease as of 30 June 2017.

Food waste

Food waste accounts for 40% of garbage that goes to landfill and over a third of all waste in NSW. Reduce food waste through composting or wormfarming.

Composting and Wormfarming workshops. Attend this free workshop at Kimbriki's Eco House and Garden Education Centre (link to and Council will give you a $45 voucher.  Voucher is to be used towards your purchase of a wormfarm or compost bin.

Slash up to $1,000 a year off your household grocery bill with these tips for reducing your food waste.

What Happens to Your Recycling?

Your paper and cardboard, aluminium, steel, plastic and glass containers are sorted and separated by people and machinery. Find out more in our document, Your Recycling Makes Stuff.

Waste to Art

Local artists challenge the way we look at and use waste by transforming it into imaginative artworks with an environmental message. It’s part of the Warringah Art Exhibition.