Waste and Recycling
Liverpool City Council is committed to supporting local residents with waste disposal and increased recycling to reduce landfill and improve the local environment.
Council supports waste disposal and recycling in Liverpool City a number of ways. Please click on the following links for more information.
How do you dispose of cooking oil in an environmentally-friendly way?
What disposal options do you have for old furniture?
Where in Liverpool can you go and drop off used printer cartridges off to get them recycled?
You'll find answers to these questions and more in our A to Z of waste!
The Garage Sale Trail
Liverpool City Council would like to thank all residents that paricipated in the Garage Sale Trail!
Click here for more information and photos.
Waste Collection Information
Find out everything you need to know about your waste service including your garbage and recycling service days, how to apply for a larger/additional bin and special event bins.
Household Clean-Up Collection Service
or call 1300 36 2170 to make a general waste, metals or mattress booking.
Please book AT LEAST 4 weeks in advance.
Clean Up Australia Day
Volunteer and help keep Liverpool clean!
Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate Program
Find out how you can be eligible to receive a $50.00 rebate from Council by purchasing a compost bin or worm farm.
Be Sharp Safe
Information about the safe disposal of syringe needles and other medical sharps and disposal locations
Fridge Buyback Scheme
Got an additional working fridge that you don't need? You may be eligible for a rebate. Click here for more information.
Recycle your all mobile phones handsets, batteries, chargers and accessories. Drop them off at any Liverpool City Council Library branch. Make sure you've deleted all personal information first!
Now you can recycle when you're out shopping in the Liverpool CBD.
Household Chemical Collection
Information about Council's annual household chemical collection.
Next Chemical CleanOut:
Place your waste, recycling and green waste bins on Council's nature strip, not on the road.
Bins should be placed at least 1 metre apart where possible.
Do not place your bin: under shrubs or trees, near light poles, near parked cars.
Call Council's Waste Projects Officers on 1300 36 2170 for more information.
Council's Domestic Waste Service
Bin not emptied?
Broken bin, wheels or lid?
Need to make a Household Clean Up booking?
Got feedback about Council's Domestic Waste Service?
Or want to ask us a recycling question?
Call us on 1 300 36 2170
Ongoing Bin Inspections
With the introduction of Council's new waste service in July 2009, some areas within the Liverpool local government area are presenting a high level of contamination in their recycling (yellow lid) and garden waste (green lid) bins.
Council is reminding residents to sort and dispose of their household waste in the right bins; to help reduce contamination and avoid an overall increase in the domestic waste charge for all residents.
As part of Council's ongoing education program, photographic evidence of garden and recycling bin contents will soon be used to inform residents of incorrect disposal.
The waste content will only be photographed once bins are placed on the kerbside ready for collection and emptied into the waste collection truck.
- Different areas will be selected for monitoring, to help Council gather valuable information about common contaminants that are being placed in recycling and garden waste bins.
- It's also an opportunity to give positive feedback and advice to residents to help improve their recycling habits.
- The most common problem is the use of plastic bags in both garden waste and recycling bins.
- Residents need to separate their general waste from garden waste and recyclable materials.
- Bin liners, plastic bags and any bags marked as degradable, biodegradable or compostable should not be placed in recycling or garden waste bins.
The garden and recycling waste is hand-sorted at our waste facility and wrong materials placed in just one bin can contaminate an entire truckload.
Residents who have had their bins inspected will be notified by letter following the inspection. If a garden and/or recycling bin are found to have contaminants, photographic evidence will be sent to the household.
This program has been implemented as a result of data feedback that some areas within the Liverpool Local Government Area are contributing a high level of contaminants to the recycling and garden waste collections.
If you would like help with what items belong in each bin, or for more information phone Council's Customer Contact Centre on 1300 36 2170.
Hey school kids!
Are you working on a school project about waste and recycling?
Want to know what happens to your recyclable items once they've been collected?