Waste events

Overview

Household Bulky Waste Drop Off

You can dispose of large bulky household items for free at our Household Bulky Waste Drop Off event.

Our 9-day event takes place twice a year at our Minnamurra Waste & Recycling Facility.

Bookings are essential and open one month prior.

To be eligible, you must be a resident of the Kiama Municipality and pay for a waste service through your rates.

Accepted items:

  • lounges
  • furniture
  • toys
  • baby goods
  • sporting goods
  • bikes
  • garden equipment
  • white goods
  • electrical goods
  • crockery and homewares
  • carpet, rugs and blinds
  • cds, dvds and books
  • mattresses (limit 2 per household)
  • items for the Community Recycling Centre.

Items not accepted:

  • asbestos
  • building and demolition waste
  • garden waste 
  • household garbage or food scraps
  • pane/sheet glass or mirrors
  • toxic chemicals and hazardous waste
  • tyres
  • waste from commercial premises

 

 

Second Hand Saturday

 

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

If you are a resident of our municipality, you can register a site to sell, trade, swap or giveaway unwanted items.

Our 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 payable at the entry gate with all proceeds going to a local community group.

Everyone is welcome to come along grab a second hand bargain.

You can also 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 in July.

If you are a resident from our urban area, you can collect up to three (3) bags of compost.

Compost bags are available until that day's stocks run out.

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

  • drivers license or
  • rates notice at the collection checkpoint

Our compost is produced from the materials collected in your green lid food and garden organics bins.  It is an ideal soil conditionermeets the certified Australian Standard 4454.

Home composting workshops

 

Learn how to home compost 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 one (1) of these items for free, per household.

Registrations are essential. Limited places available.

Our workshops are held at the Kiama Community Garden, Havilah Place, Kiama (behind Blue Haven Terralong).