Please keep the recycling and garden organics that you put out for collection clean, safe and free of contamination.
NO MEDICAL WASTE IN YOUR RECYCLING OR GARDEN
MAKE SURE YOUR BINS ARE AT LEAST 1 METER APART AND
AWAY FROM OBSTACLES
to minimise waste
Around your home!
When you present your bin for collection, please ensure your bins are
DON’T BAG RECYCLING clear of trees and parked cars.
Reuse your plastic bags, take them back to the supermarket or place
them in your general waste bin. But PLEASE, don’t put your recycling or PLACE YOUR BINS OUTSIDE YOUR OWN PREMISES AND OUT
garden organics in plastic bags. Plastic bags impact on the sorting BY 6AM
process. All bins are to be placed outside your own premises, unless agreed Over 60,000 tonnes of waste and recycling is collected from residents of Campbelltown Local
otherwise by council. After the bin has been emptied bring it in off the Government Area every year. While recycling and garden organics collections are
DON’T CONTAMINATE YOUR RECYCLING OR GARDEN kerb. Bins are to be put out no earlier than the evening prior to collection,
and must be removed from the Council strip after the bins have been successful, it is important that everyone continually tries to minimise the amount of waste
See below for details of what can go in each bin.
serviced or that evening. produced and sent to landfill.
YOUR BINS SHOULD NOT BE TOO HEAVY
CHECK YOUR WASTE CALENDAR
The collection vehicles can only lift up to 70kg. Anything heavier cannot This brochure contains ‘handy hints’ on how you can minimise waste around your home,
Your general waste bin is collected every week and your recycling and
be emptied. Normal use should stay easily within the weight limit.
garden organics bins are collected alternatively, every second week on including tips on smart shopping, home composting and how to use Council’s free clean up
YOUR BINS SHOULD NOT BE OVERFULL the same day as your garbage bin. To find out what day your bins are service correctly.
Overflowing material will fall out when the collection vehicle picks serviced check your waste calendar, if you don’t have a calendar call
them up. council on 4645 4603 to obtain a free copy.
What can go in your By becoming a ‘smart shopper’, you can reduce the amount of waste that you bring into your home, thus
recycling & garden reducing the amount of waste you send to landfill. Here are some practical ways you can avoid making waste.
When you’re out shopping,
organics bins Is the
Is the product
• Glass bottles and jars Is there
• Steel cans (including aerosols) another brand with
Can it be
• Aluminium cans maintained,
• Milk and juice cartons repaired or restored
• Plastic bottles and containers Garden Organics Bin as it gets older?
Will I use
marked , or . • Leaves and flowers all of this before
Do I really the expiry date?
• Grass clippings
• Untreated/unpainted timber
(max 150mm diameter) If you’re Some other ideas to keep in mind…
• Twigs and small branches only purchasing one … choose products in reusable containers
Recycling Bin • Weeds and pruning of something… do you … check to see if there is a less wasteful alternative
really need to put it in
Right Side … say “NO” to plastic bags, take your own reusable carry bags or boxes
a plastic bag? … choose products with their own ‘natural’ packaging, e.g. the skin on bananas
• Clean paper • Phone books … choose products with recycled content e.g. paper hand towel and napkins
• Clean cardboard • Magazines
Waste & Recycling Services 4645 4603
Waste & Recycling Services 4645 4603 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au
Handy Hints to minimise waste Around your home!
Household Clean Up Service Home Composting Medical Waste
Campbelltown City Council’s clean-up service is for Home composting is a great way of recycling your fruit and vegetable To enable residents to safely manage their medical waste,
general household waste that cannot be placed in your scraps, grass clippings, twigs, leaves and small branches from around Campbelltown City Council has a free disposal program.
waste, recycling or garden organics bin for collection. your yard. The finished product makes a great fertiliser for the
Each premises is entitled to four free clean ups per year, garden and can also be used as mulch and potting mix. There are ten pharmacies in the Campbelltown LGA that
including whitegoods collection. participate in this program. They will accept medical
waste such as:
How to use Council’s clean up service… Recipe for great compost
• syringes and needles;
1. Call Council’s Waste and Recycling Services Section (before you put your Step 1: Choose a well drained sunny position.
• insulin pen needles;
materials out for collection) on 4645 4603, to book your clean up. Step 2: Place an 8-12cm layer of coarse material such as broken-up sticks, twigs, • blood glucose lancets; and
2. Once you have booked your clean up service you will receive a letter outlining prunings, dry leaves and torn newspaper on the bottom of the heap.
• unwanted medicine.
the collection requirements and the date from which your collection will Step 3: Add a thin layer (1-2cm) of finished compost or soil and enough water to
commence. make everything moist. You are now ready to add the other ingredients.
Each time you add food scraps add a layer (1-2cm) of one or more of the Please ensure that all sharps are secured in an appropriate container before
3. Place all materials neatly to prevent them from falling over (no earlier than the taking them to one of the participating pharmacies, for example:
date specified by Council). following:
• SHARPS BIN
4. If you have booked in for a whitegoods collection be sure to place whitegoods • Soil or compost
• Tree prunings, sticks, twigs or leaves • SCREW TOP (RIGID) PLASTIC CONTAINER (eg. soft drink bottle)
separately – and remove refrigerator/freezer doors.
• Woodash, dolomite or lime Please check with your pharmacy which container they prefer
5. Tie garden waste into bundles, no more than 1 metre in length.
• Grass clippings Please note: All pharmacies within NSW will accept unwanted/expired
medication for safe disposal.
Clean Up Requirements
✗ NO food waste, grass clippings or recyclables Medical waste may be taken to the following locations free of charge:
✗ NO building/demolition materials - including bricks and fencing Pharmacy Location Phone Number
✗ NO car parts Bradbury Shopping Centre
Bradbury Pharmacy The Parkway Bradbury 4625 2901
✗ NO hazardous materials
Brownhills Pharmacy 157A Queen Street Campbelltown 4625 1460
✗ NO small loose materials Step 4: When you have finished your layering, cover the heap with a layer of mulch,
underfelt or hessian bags. This will help keep the heat in your compost and Claymore Healthsense Shop 4/19 Claymore Shopping Centre
✔ Garden waste that is too large for your garden help it mature more quickly. Pharmacy Dobell Road Claymore
organics bin (tied into bundles no more than 1 Barnes and Banks
Step 5: Turn your heap every couple of weeks. This helps aerate your compost. 25 Oxford Road Ingleburn 9605 1583
metre in length). Pharmacy
✔ Other household waste – old furniture and toys. Hints Paul Sinclair Shop 26 Ingleburn Fair
Macarthur Chemist Macquarie Road Ingleburn
✔ Whitegoods (fridge/freezer doors MUST be removed). • Before you start your compost, layer fine mesh on the very bottom to stop vermin
entering the heap. Shop 25 Glenquarie Shopping Town
✔ Limit materials to what will fit into a BOX TRAILER (1 cubic metre). John Tacey Pharmacy 9605 5130
Harold Street Macquarie Fields
• Be careful not to turn your compost too often as your compost will cool too much.
✔ One person should be able to LIFT or HANDLE materials for collection (except
John Tacey Pharmacy 80 Saywell Road Macquarie Fields 9605 1004
whitegoods). • You can tell when your compost is ready as it becomes dark and crumbly and
there are no visible signs of food or other organic matter (8 -10 weeks). Shop 25 Minto Mall
Minto Mall Pharmacy 9603 8238
Pembroke Road Minto
Please Note • You may need more than one compost heap so that each heap can be left long
enough to mature. Shop 4 Rosemeadow Marketplace
• Any non-compliance with clean up requirements may incur a penalty of up Rosemeadow Pharmacy 4626 6080
Copperfield Drive Rosemeadow
to a maximum of $1,100. For more information on composting, worm farming or to find out about purchasing
compost bins at cost price, contact Council’s Waste and Recycling Services Section St Andrews Shopping Centre
• If you fail to follow the above requirements your collection will not be made. St Andrews Pharmacy 9603 6484
on 4645 4603. Ballantrae Drive St Andrews