waste news

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.

Recycle right in Lake Mac

From mobile phones and mattresses to pots, pans and coffee pods, all sorts of household waste can easily be recycled in Lake Macquarie City.

Labour Day public holiday operating arrangements for Council facilities and services

On Monday 2 October 2017, there will be some changes to operating arrangements for Council facilities and services due to the Labour Day public holiday.

Chemical CleanOut

Detox your home for free at the biannual Chemical CleanOut

Lake Macquarie and Hunter residents can clean out their garages, garden sheds and laundry cupboards and dispose of any unwanted household chemicals at Lake Macquarie City Council’s Household Chemical CleanOut at Belmont TAFE on Saturday 2 September from 9am-3.30pm.

Lake Macquarie Council and Hunter Resource Recovery’s commitment to recycling

Hunter Resource Recovery (HRR) provides kerbside recycling services for four local councils – Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Singleton and Maitland.

Campaigns urging us to ‘care more’ about food waste miss the point

Environmental campaigns often appeal to our emotions: they ask us to care. They implore us to feel a sense of connection, empathy and stewardship, and then to alter our behaviour as a result.

Calling local artists for Living Smart installations

Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from artists to create eco-focused installations at Speers Point Park for this year’s Living Smart Festival.

Your local Council is emergency-ready

When the winds pick up, the heavens open, and roads are affected by flash flooding, it is nice to know that staff at Lake Macquarie City Council are well-prepared.