Zero Waste

Everything is useful

Zero Waste is the City's campaign to reduce waste send to landfill and keep streets clean. We do this by providing services that make it easy for you to recycle more and do the right thing.

Our official target set by the State Government was 66% resource recovery by 2014. Resource recovery is just a fancy term for making sure that stuff that can be used for something else, doesn’t end up in landfill. Thanks to you, we reached it well before time.

What next? Let’s reach for the sky. With your help, we're heading closer to zero waste.


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An old dryer

Free, free, free!

No, it’s not the beat-up dryer that’s free, but the pick-up. That’s right. We will come to you and pick up your unwanted whitegoods and furniture from the kerb. For free. All you have to do is book it in first!

Illustrated battery

Batteries can be recycled

It’s true. Batteries are super toxic if they’re thrown in the bin and end up in landfill. What’s also true is that they are recyclable. Get thee to one of our centres and libraries and drop off your dead batteries for recycling today!

We asked a number of strangers,