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									Waste and
   Recycling Requirements
Please keep the recycling and garden organics that you put out for collection clean, safe and free of contamination.
                                                                                                                                                            Handy Hints
                                                                            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.
                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                       Smart Shopping
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
                                                                                                                                                                                            ask yourself…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Is the product

                                        Recycling Bin
                                           Left Side
                                        • Glass bottles and jars                                                                                                                                                                                      Is there
                                        • Steel cans (including aerosols)                                                                                                                                                                           another brand with
                                                                                                                                                                 Can it be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   less packaging?
                                        • 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                         need this?
                                                                                                            • 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
• Newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                           Waste & Recycling Services 4645 4603
  Waste & Recycling Services 4645 4603
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4627 1420
✔ 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9605 8591
                                                                                                                                                                              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

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