A-Z of waste
This A - Z of Waste provides community members with a guide for disposing of their waste and recycling in the safest and most beneficial way.
Council provides a weekly waste collection service to residential and commercial properties. Find out more about what you can put into your red bins.
Council provides a fortnightly recycling collection service to residential and commercial properties. Find out the most common items that you can recycle.
Green waste drop off days
Council has been recycling your green waste along with food waste into compost. It is for this reason we don't need the additional bin. But Council does offer a FREE garden waste drop-off service.
Kerbside clean up
Council operates an on call kerbside collection service for residents to place their unwanted waste out on the kerb for collection. Each residential property will be entitled to two collections per year that can be booked at a time that is most suitable.
Other waste services
Find out the correct recycling / disposal methods for chemicals, e-waste, mobile phones, batteries, community sharps, fluorescent tubes etc.
Waste disposal locations & charges
Location of waste facilities in Port Stephens and fees and charges for Salamander Bay Waste Transfer Station
Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of waste larger than litter onto land. It includes waste materials that have been dumped, tipped or otherwise deposited onto private or public land. Find out what Council can do.
Litter has many negative impacts on our environment and community. Litter can directly kill aquatic life, impacts water quality and reduces the aesthetic appeal of public places. Find out what you and the Council can do.