Extra bin collections announced

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Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period.

Council will provide two weeks of extra collections from December 25, 2017 to January  5, 2018, where residents can place all three bins at the kerbside for collection each week.

Penrith Mayor John Thain said Penrith residents have already got it sorted and are champions in resource recovery.

“We know there is an increase in household waste and recycling around the Christmas and New Year holiday period, so we are providing two weeks of additional collections, similar to services provided in past years,” Cr Thain said.

“Our residents do an excellent job of recycling and reducing waste all year, and we know they do what they can at this time of year too. But some extra waste is inevitable and these extra collections are designed to help families manage that.”

During the weeks of extra collections, residents should place all bins out on the kerbside the evening before their normal collection day.

“To make sure all extra bins are emptied, the trucks and drivers are starting early and working late into the evening, so please leave your bins at the kerbside until they are emptied,” Cr Thain said.

Bin collections will go ahead even if the collection day falls on a public holiday.

Council will also provide a Recycling Drop Off point for residents to easily remove household recyclables at a time convenient to them. The drop off point will be located at Penrith Civic Centre in the turning circle (near Penrith Library) and will be open 3pm until 6pm every weekday from Wednesday, December 27 through to Friday, January 5 excluding public holidays.

The drop off location will accept all normal household recyclables including:

• glass bottles and jars
• milk and juice cartons
• paper and cardboard
• plastic bottles and containers
• steel and aluminium cans.

Council is also holding a special Christmas tree drop off day on Saturday, January 13.

Residents can bring their real Christmas tree to Jamison Park from 10am – 2pm and Council will turn the trees into mulch, which will be used to care for local parks and gardens.

For more information, or to speak to someone about extra bin collections, please contact the Waste Services Team on 4732 7615 or visit penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

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