Recycling and Waste
Marrickville Council promotes a responsible and sustainable approach to resource recovery through an integrated approach that includes education, service delivery, policies, the development application process, and law enforcement.
Council's approach to resource recovery is outlined in its Resource Recovery Strategic Plan.
In the 2009-2010 financial year, Marrickville residents helped Council recover 44% of material from the waste stream through household recycling - this equates to 12,500 tonnes of waste recycled in one year instead of filling up landfill, or roughly 400kg per household. Our target is to increase this recovery rate to 66% by 2014.
Council provides the community with more extensive services than just collecting waste and recycling from people's homes. This is extended to include a litter bin service in streets and parks, removal and management of litter, removal of illegal dumping, and the management and collection of waste and recycling from events.
Follow the links below for more information on our range of recycling and waste services.
Information on the weekly household garbage collection service (red lidded bin).
Information on the fortnightly household recycling collection service (yellow lidded bin).
Information on the optional fortnightly household green waste collection service (green lidded bin).
Free booked clean up service
Marrickville Council offers a free clean up service 52 weeks of the year. Visit this page for more information.
Composting and worm farming
Advice and information for two methods of transforming your organic household waste into a nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
Alternative waste disposal
Find links and contact information for organisations that will process types of waste which aren't accepted in Council bins or through our free booked clean up service.
Other ways to reduce and reuse waste
A list of re-use tips for around the home, school and work.
Marrickville Council is aiming to reduce the incidence of illegal dumping in the area through its free booked clean up service, ongoing education, and through monitoring, investigation and enforcement of illegal dumps.
Plastic bag reduction
Information on The Watershed's program to work with businesses and the community in reducing plastic bags in the local area. Includes tips, advice and links.
Waste containers (skip bins)
A permit is required to place a skip bin on a Council road or footpath. This page includes forms and information you'll need before proceeding.
Household Chemical CleanOut
A drop-off event allowing residents to dispose of unwanted household chemicals in a responsible way.
Resource Recovery Strategic Plan 2008-2011
The strategy outlining Council's approach to resource recovery and waste management.