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A to Z of waste

The A to Z of waste is a guide for disposing of waste and recycling in the safest and best way.

  • Contact your local police station

For quantities of 4 or less, you can drop off at the following:

  • Free to drop off at the Council administration building
  • Free to drop off at Raymond Terrace and Tomaree libraries

Free on designated drop-off days - see Waste Services for more information.

Free on designated drop-off days — see Waste Services for more information.

Conditions:
  • Only 4 mattresses per customer will be accepted.
  • No commercial operators will be accepted.
  • Port Stephens residents only
  • Red bin
  • Residents wishing to recycle clean, white polystyrene can phone Hunter Pod Supplies at Thornton on 4966 3959 to organise a drop off time. Hunter Pod Supplies will inspect the polystyrene to check if it is acceptable. The polystyrene is recycled into 'waffle pods' for the building industry.

Sharps include needles, syringes, lancets and similar equipment used for healthcare needs for humans or animals, or injecting equipment.

  • Kerbside clean up
  • Free to drop off at waste transfer stations
  • Free to drop off at community recycling centres
  • Free on designated drop-off days

Free on designated drop-off days — see Waste Services for more information.

Conditions:
  • Only 4 tyres per customer only
  • Port Stephens residents only
  • No commercial operators or quantities will be accepted
  • Tyres are not to exceed 1m in diameter