Waste Information for Students

Learn more about liverpool city Council's waste and recycling service

You put your waste bins out every week and the next morning when you go to collect your bins they are empty. But who actually collects the waste, recyclables and green waste? And where does it all go?


QUESTION 1:
Who collects your recyclables, green waste and residual waste?

Your yellow-lid, green-lid and red-lid bins are all collected by Council's waste collection contractor, JJ Richards & Sons in different coloured trucks. Click here for more information on JJ Richards & Sons

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QUESTION 2:
How much waste and recycling do Liverpool City Council residents generate and where does it all go?

The contents of each bin end up in different processing facilities. It never goes directly to landfill! Click on the links below to learn more about the facilities which process recyclables (yellow-lid bin), green waste (green-lid bin) and residual waste (red-lid bin).

Recycling (Yellow-lid bin)

 

Green Waste (Green-lid bin)

 

Residual Waste (Red-lid bin)

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Amount of recycling collected
(1st July 2010 to 30 June 2011)
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Amount of green waste collected
(1st July 2010 to 30 June 2011)
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Amount of residual waste collected
(1st July 2010 to 30 June 2011)
=

16,387.47 tonnes

 

15,836.56 tonnes

 

38,933.26 tonnes

     

(16,309.93 tonnes collected between 1st July 2009 to 30 June 2010)

 

(14,104.04 tonnes collected between 1st July 2009 to 30 June 2010)

 

(38,687.48 tonnes collected between 1st July 2009 to 30 June 2010)

     

End destination of yellow-lid bin contents:All recyclables processed at VISY Recycling Facility at Smithfield.

Click here to go to the VISY website.

 

End destination of green-lid bin contents:
All green waste processed at ANL Landscapes Recycling Facility at Badgerys Creek.

Click here to go to the ANL Landscapes website.

 

End destination of red-lid bin contents:All residual waste processed at SITA AWT Facility at Kemps Creek.

Click here to go to the SITA website.

QUESTION 3:How are recyclable items recycled?

Click on the links below for more information on what happens to your recyclable items...

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What happens to my
recycling?

 

How we recycle aluminium
and steel

 

How we recycle glass

 

How we recycle paper

 

How we recycle plastic


QUESTION 4:Are Liverpool City Council residents getting better at recycling and avoiding waste? Does Liverpool City Council provide other waste services besides collecting domestic waste and recycling?

Find out all the answers relating to domestic waste in our State of the Environment Reports.


Click here to view our current and previous State of the Environment reports.


QUESTION 5:
I want more information about State of the Environment reports in New South Wales and Australia. Where can I get this information?

Click on the links below for more information about:

State of the Environment reporting in New South Wales

Nationwide State of the Environment reporting

The National Waste Report 2010


Last updated on 14 Aug 2017