waste news

Council popping up near you

Council’s Green Team will be popping up in a variety of locations across Lake Macquarie over the next three months to provide advice and answer any questions the community may have, as the City embarks on a new era of greener kerbside waste services.

Hunter-first innovation finds end use for recycled glass

Lake Macquarie City Council is spearheading a push to substitute sand with recycled crushed glass in civil works projects in a bid to find a local solution to a growing national waste problem.

Greener 3-bin system kicks off with delivery of free starter kits

The first stage of rollout of Lake Macquarie City’s greener 3-bin system has commenced with starter kits being delivered to homes across the City.

Grant to help combat illegal dumping

Council has been awarded a $71,615 State Government grant to continue targeting illegal dumping.

Waste services in parts of Charlestown, Garden Suburb, Cardiff and Kotara South collected tomorrow

Waste collections in a number of streets in Charlestown, Garden Suburb, Cardiff and Kotara South will be collected tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Upgrading the Awaba Waste Management Facility

Work is progressing at Awaba to expand Council’s only landfill to provide space for the City’s future waste and improve on-site facilities.

Clean Up Australia Day 2016

Help keep our city clean – lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day

Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging residents to lend a hand and help keep Lake Macquarie City looking its best by supporting Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 4 March.

Upgrading the Awaba Waste Management Facility

Excavation work is underway to establish replacement leachate storage. Unfortunately, this work involves excavating into old waste. As a result, there may be increased odour at the site.

Five frequently asked questions about bulk waste

To make sure your next bulk waste collection goes smoothly, we’ve answered a few frequently asked questions.

Community information night to provide an update on lead management

The Lake Macquarie Community Reference Group is hosting an information night at 6pm on 28 November at Boolaroo Public School.