Waste events


Second Hand Saturday

Our giant community car boot sale takes place twice a year, in March and September.

All residents of our municipality can sell, trade, swap or giveaway their unwanted pre-loved items.

The popular event is great for community spirit and our environment.

By reusing items, we can all help to reduce the amount of material sent to landfill.

A gold coin donation is accepted at the entry gate, and goes to a nominated local community organisation.

Everyone is welcome to come and pick up a second hand bargain.

Bring your Kiama Municipal rates notice, and pick up 2 free plants at the event.

Registrations open 4 weeks before each event.

OK Organics Compost Giveaway

Our annual event where we give away bags of compost made from our OK Organics Kiama waste initiative.

It usually takes place during the first 3 Saturdays in July.

Urban residents can collect bags of compost (limits apply) from our Minnamurra Waste and Recycling Facility.

Compost bags are available until stocks run out.

Bookings aren't needed, but you will need to provide proof of residency such as your:

  • drivers licence
  • rates notice at collection.

Our compost is an ideal soil conditioner, and is made from the food and garden materials collected in your green lid organics bins.

Material is taken to SoilCo in Kembla Grange for processing into compost that meets the certified Australian Standard 4454.

Home composting workshops

Learn how to home compost successfully at our free workshops.

You can book into our workshops if you pay a waste service through your annual rates. 

Your Waste Collection Services calendar lists the event dates.

We'll take you through how to use a:

  • compost bin
  • worm farm
  • Bokashi One system.

You'll get to take home 1 of these items for free.

Registrations are essential. Places are limited.

All workshops take place at the Kiama Community Garden, Havilah Place Kiama (behind Blue Haven Terralong).