Reduce waste

Council provides commercial recycling service for paper, cardboard, aluminium 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. Find more information on these services and a comprehensive directory on all the products your business can recycle.

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 event in local parks, bushland reserves or 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.


If your business has less than 400 employees and your own waste bill, you may be eligible for a free BinTRIM 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 to apply. For more information and to apply, visit NSW EPA


If your business ends up with 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 1000 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 02 4940 0767 to organise a pick-up.

Page last updated: 08 October 2018