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Waste and Recycling

Calling all kids and families who attend a school or a preschool in the City of Parramatta local government area! 

Join the Plastic Free July Children's Video Competition here!

Have your Say on Our Waste Services

The waste scene is changing at a rapid rate and with the ABCs the War on Waste documentary fresh in our minds, it’s a great time to talk about our current waste services and options to maximise recycling and waste recovery.

This survey is the first step in a comprehensive engagement program to ensure that the Council delivers waste services that are in line with community expectations, both now and into the future.

Take the survey 

To encourage as many residents as possible to have their say, we are offering each participant the chance to win one of ten $100 Mastercard Gift Cards.

To complete the survey:

Please visit this page by Saturday August 15th 2020.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or our waste services in general, please call 9806 5544 or email us at waste@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Why Waste Matters

Council collects more than 78,000 tonnes of waste and recycling material every year through our domestic waste services.

2018/19

Tonnes

Kerbside Garbage

45,648

Kerbside Recycling

12,223

Kerbside Organics

14,387

Bulky Waste Collections

6,559

Problem Wastes

94

Council works alongside our community to reduce the amount of waste generated, and to keep materials out of landfill. However, the amount of material we can divert from landfill is also dependent on the contracts we have in place to receive and process these materials. 

While the recyclables from City of Parramatta households continue to be processed by our contractors, the contamination of our recycling with materials that should not be placed in those bins can result in whole loads being rejected and create risks to collection vehicles and processing facilities. Reducing the contamination in our recycling bins is one way to improve the value of our recycling and is one area that Council is keen to discuss with our residents. 

Another area is food waste. Around 45% of the material collected through kerbside garbage bins is food waste. Reducing and recycling food waste represents a significant opportunity to cut the amount of waste we send to landfill. We want to understand our communities views on food waste and ow we can best address this issue. 

Find out more

To find out more about Waste and Recycling in the City of Parramatta and our plans for the future, residents are encouraged to download our Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy.