Penrith City Council has confirmed it will provide additional waste services such as extra bin collections, a recycling drop off week and a Christmas tree recycling day this Christmas to assist households with any extra waste they may have from the festive period.
Council will provide two weeks of extra bin collections from Wednesday, December 25 to Tuesday, January 7, including public holidays, where residents can place all three bins at the kerbside for collection each week.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler said that Penrith residents continue to be champions in resource recovery, but Council understands some extra waste is inevitable during the holiday period.
“We are providing two weeks of additional collections, similar to services provided in past years, to cater for the increase in household waste and recycling around the Christmas and New Year holiday period,” Cr Fowler 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.
“To make sure all extra bins are emptied, the truck drivers are starting early and working late in the evening, so please leave your bins at the kerbside until they are emptied.”
Extra recycling drop off days
A recycling drop off point for residents to easily remove household recyclables will be available at Jamison Park from 3pm until 6pm every weekday from Friday, December 27 through to Friday, January 3, excluding public holidays.
Council will be accepting all normal household recyclables, including glass bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons, paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, and steel and aluminum cans.
Special Christmas tree drop off day
A special Christmas tree drop off day on Saturday, January 11 will be held at Jamison Park from 10am until 2pm where real trees can be turned into compost to be used to care for local parks and gardens.