A-Z of Waste & Recycling - a comprehensive guide on what to do
Battery Recycling Program - what to do with your batteries
Community Waste-Wise Events - three examples
Composting - putting it back where it came from
drumMUSTER Program - an initiative for the safe disposal of empty chemical containers
Fees and Charges - Waste - where fees and charges apply
Hire Services - plant and machinery for your Waste & Recycling needs
Household Kerbside Cleanup - dispose of small household furniture, carpets, toys, sporting goods, dismantled white goods and paper products kerbside
Illegal dumping & littering - reducing littering and combating illegal dumping in our area
Planning for Less Waste – resourceful, smart Building!
Plasback - silage wrap and baling twine recycling program
Recycling - Don't dump it, recycle it! this is the Planet Ark and Sensis "Recycling Near You" website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council "area" or "product".
Waste Education - including composting, fact sheets and plastic bag usage.
Waste & Recycling – Rural - specific to the rural waste service
Waste & Recycling - Urban - includes all information for waste disposal and recycling.
Worm Farming - great for your garden
Kiama Council's next Second Hand Saturday event is on Saturday 23 March 2013.
Registrations are now open. Register before 20 March 2013: at www.kiamasphere.com.au/shs
or call the hotline on 4232 0400.
Second Hand Saturday is a giant community garage sale organised by Kiama Council. Council runs two Second Hand Saturday events every year.
The event helps residents reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill by encouraging
the reuse of items.
All residents of Kiama Municipality are eligible to book a free space at the event, and everyone is welcome to come and pick up a bargain.
A Waste Audit conducted by Council in late 2008 found that if all residents of the Municipality used compost bins, the amount of household rubbish going to landfill would drop by almost 50%.
The audit revealed 47% of all waste put into household rubbish bins (red top bins) was organic. Want to know more? Read the full breakdown of results:
Waste Audit Report (2.94MB)
Fridge Buyback is a residential energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer.
Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running your second fridge adds an average of $300 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. And, old upright freezers use almost as much power as an old fridge.
Households that have been using a second fridge or freezer can hand in their old working appliances by calling 1800 708 401 during business hours to make a booking. The fridges and freezers collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. There are regular collection runs every few weeks in most built-up areas.
To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge that has been in regular use, is 200 litres or more in size and built before 1996. Fridge Buyback can also now take upright freezers that have been in regular use, are 200 litres or more in size and built before 1996.
Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collection by professional removalists and a $35 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps or less. Appliances are collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps.
For more information call 1800 708 401 or visit the Fridge Buyback website at www.fridgebuyback.com.au.
Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program operating under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme and is supported by Council. The program is independently operated by Next Energy Pty Ltd.
Last updated: Tuesday 16 April, 2013