GENERAL WASTE (RED BIN) Council operates a weekly kerbside collection service across most of the LGA. This service is for general household waste that is not able to go in the recycling or organics bins. To find out more, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/ environment/waste or call 4993 4100. RECYCLING (YELLOW BIN) Your yellow-topped recycling bin is emptied fortnightly, the same day as your regular garbage collection. To find out if you are ‘Recycling Right’ visit www.hrr.com.au/ recycle-right GREEN ORGANICS (GREEN BIN) Council operates a fortnightly garden organics kerbside collection service. This bin with the lime green lid is emptied on the opposite week to your recycling bin. To find out more, visit www.yourorganicsbin.com.au or call 1800 870 250. ILLEGAL DUMPING Illegal dumping is a serious offence and if you see it happening, we encourage you to report it to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) by phone on 131 555 or online at ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au. We have a local RID Squad working to combat the issue across the region. To find out more, visit ridsquad.com.au. WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE Council recently built a brand new waste transfer station at the Cessnock Waste Management Centre so our community now has access to a modern, safe and more convenient service. The facility features: • a series of drop off areas to dispose of different recyclable materials including oil, green waste, masonry, steel, mattresses, e-waste, paints, oils and batteries • one way traffic flow with slip lanes around individual drop off areas • a sealed pavement and undercover load/unload area For more information on our waste services, visit www.cessnock.nsw. gov.au/environment/waste. WA S T E & R E C Y C L I N G NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 15