About Yellow Bins
Do you recycle at home and work? By recycling effectively you save money, carbon emissions and you contribute to a sustainable community and future.

Each person on the Coffs Coast generates approximately 1 tonne of rubbish every year. Of this, up to 40% is recyclable.

There are many things that you CAN place in your Yellow recycling bin:
  • Aluminium cans and clean foil
  • Clean paper and cardboard
  • Milk and Juice cartons including tetrapacks
  • Glass bottles and jars such as beer and wine bottles, jam and vegemite jars etc. Please - no light globes, drinking glasses, mirrors, pyrex or crockery - these go in & your red bin.
  • Steel food cans and lids; such as baked beans, dog food etc.
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty Paint cans
  • Plastic containers - we call it rigid plastic, but just check to see if it's got a recycle symbol and a number 1 to 5.
Please do NOT put any of these in your Yellow bin:
  • Plastic bags or wrappers such as cling wrap or chips/biscuit packets.
  • Meat trays, unless they have the recycle symbol and number 1-5 on them.
  • Styrofoam or polystyrene; this can be dropped off FREE at the Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park on Englands Road, and it gets recycled!
  • Non recyclable plastics such as clothes baskets, buckets, hoses
  • Disposable nappies
  • Clothing / fabrics / ropes
  • Window, mirror and light globe glass
  • Drinking glasses, pyrex or crockery
  • Hazardous waste, gas bottles or batteries (see below)
** These items all belong in your RED bin **

What about the rest?

Some items do not belong in any of your three bins. Unacceptable waste and other waste includes hazardous materials and chemicals, batteries, flourescent tubes, builders waste and more. These can be dropped off FREE to the Council weighbridge on Englands Road Coffs Harbour.

What if your recycling bin fills up before collection day?

If you find yourself with more recycling than you can fit in your standard 240 ltr bin, you do have some options;
  • Get a bigger bin – we can provide you with a 360ltr bin for an additional fee
  • Get a second bin – an additional 240L bin is available for an additional fee
  • Take your recyclable glass bottles and jars, plastic& bottles and cans to a container bell, or drop them off FREE to the recycling drop-off facility on Englands Road, Coffs Harbour.
  • Crush all your cardboard and plastic containers
  • Crush aluminium cans
  • Use your newspapers to wrap your food scraps
  • Place your small paper waste (ie - envelopes, letters, flyers etc) into a cardboard box and crush it
  • Look for items in the supermarket with less packaging
Visit a FREE recycling drop-off point:

Sound waste management practices play a major role in sustainability and environmental conservation, and we can't do it without your help. By simply putting the right things in the right bin, you are contributing to carbon emissions savings, a better environment and a more sustainable future for us all!

Waste facilities near you ...

There are a number of waste and recycling facilities and transfer stations on the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park

25 Englands Road, Coffs Harbour
  • Free recycling drop off area - contact 1800265495.
  • Waste drop off and weighbridge - contact 66484580
Open 7 days - Mon to Fri - 7.30am to 5pm and Weekends/Public Holidays from 8am to 4pm

Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga Transfer Station

11 Willis Road, Woolgoolga

Open Saturday and Sunday Only - 8am to 4pm

Coramba

East Bank Road, Coramba

Open Saturday and Sunday Only - 8am to 4pm

Bellingen

Bellingen Waste Transfer Station

Bowraville Road, Bellingen.

Daylight Savings
  • Wednesday and Friday - 7am to Noon then 1pm to 5pm - CLOSED Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 8am to Noon then 1pm to 5pm
Outside Daylight Savings
  • Wednesday and Friday - 8am to Noon then 1pm to 4pm - CLOSED Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 8am to Noon then 1pm to 4pm
Raleigh

Raleigh Waste Centre

Shortcut Road, Raleigh

Contact 66553777

Daylight Savings
  • Weekdays - 7am to 5pm - CLOSED Tuesdays & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 8am to 4pm
Outside Daylight Savings
  • Weekdays - 8am to 4pm - CLOSED Tuesdays & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 8am to 4pm
Dorrigo

Dorrigo Transfer Station

Old Coramba Rd, Dorrigo.

Daylight Savings
  • Wed/Thu/Fri - 8am to 1pm then 2pm to 4pm - CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 4pm
Outside Daylight Savings
  • Wed/Thu/Fri - 8am to 1pm then 2pm to 4pm - CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays & Public Holidays
  • Weekends - 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 4pm
Nambucca

711 Old Coast Rd, Nambucca

Contact 65682170
  • Open 7 days - 8am to 4pm - CLOSED public holidays
Hints and Tips
  • Rinse out recylables in your dishwashing water before you empty the sink – this will help keep your bin clean
  • Do not place recyclables in a plastic bag. Plastic bags cannot be recycled and are treated as contamination
  • Don’t be tempted to place recyclables in your red bin if your yellow bin is full; this may result in a contamination sticker being placed on your bin
The Environmental Benefits

Reduced Carbon Emissions:  A typical household recycling 3.76kg each week saves about 106kg of carbon emissions each year.

This is equivalent to saving half of the electricity used for household lighting and 40% per cent of the electricity used for cooking in a normal household.

On a statewide basis, this results in a reduction of 229,000 tonnes per year in carbon emissions, which is about the same CO2 savings that could be made by permanently removing 55,000 cars from our roads.

To put this in perspective, if you, the householder, fill your recycling bin to the brim, every fortnight, then in effect; your positive impact on the environment would be the same as if you had:
  • permanently removed 580 cars from the roads
  • saved the annual electricity requirements of 371 homes
  • saved enough water to fill 1449 backyard swimming pools OR
  • the annual water usage of 852 people
....not a bad effort really, when all we have to do is put the right thing in the right bin......

* Sources; ABS, CHCC Community Profile, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.