Recycling and Waste Reduction


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


Resident Vegetation Drop-off at Kimbriki - All households in the Northern Beaches and Mosman Council areas are provided with dedicated vegetation bins collected by Council.  The vegetation drop-off at Kimbriki provides residents with an occasional disposal option for excess amounts of vegetation generated at home. The councils pay Kimbriki the  advertised gate fees for this service. To  maintain the service, and to ensure it is fair to all ratepayers, residents dropping off vegetation under this arrangement are advised of the following restrictions:
  1. Vehicles are limited to cars, station wagons, utes or trailers with less than 300 kg with proof of residency. (These weights are generally what is carried in a full standard car boot or box trailer) No trucks or other vehicles of any kind. Proof of residency includes a Northern Beaches Council parking sticker, a driver’s licence, or Council rates notice.
  2. Vehicles are entitled to one vegetation drop off on any given day.
  3. If your load is over 300kg you must pay for the full amount not just the portion you are over. We understand you don’t weigh your vegetation when loading so some leeway will be given for loads close to these weights (eg +/- 5%). The NSW EPA requires that all waste entering Kimbriki must be accurately accounted for.  Dividing weighbridge transactions once completed adds complexity, time and cost and consequently is prohibitive and can not be accommodated.
  4. Trade vehicles are excluded. However arrangements can be put in place to register a trade vehicle for a resident’s own occasional use. Please see Kimbriki Reception for details.
Should you have any questions regarding these restrictions, please contact us 1300 434 434

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.