Reduce waste

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Commercial waste service

Council provides a commercial recycling service for paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, hard plastics and glass. We also provide commercial food and green waste services. The cost of Council's green waste and recycling service is significantly cheaper than commercial garbage collection services.

Eco Angel program

Get your workplace involved in corporate environmental volunteering with our Eco Angel program. The Eco Angel program supports businesses in hosting a clean-up even in local parks, bushland reserves and foreshore areas. Council will provide all the necessary equipment and will organise for the waste to be removed and disposed of. The Eco Angel program provides your business with a unique opportunity to be directly involved with improving your local community and environment, while enjoying a great team building opportunity.

Bin Trim

If your business has less than 400 employees and your own waste bill, you may be eligible for a free Bin Trim assessment. Your business may also be able to receive a rebate of between $1,000 and $50,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment. Your Bin Trim assessor will help you apply. For more information and to apply, visit the NSW EPA website.


If your business has unwanted food that is going to waste, you can sign up to be a food donor with OzHarvest. OzHarvest is Australia's leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,000 charities supporting people in need across the country. You can donate food on a regular basis or as a one-off. Visit or call OzHarvest Newcastle on 4940 0467 or organise a pick up.