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Call it Byron Shire Council’s present to residents and ratepayers.

There will be extra urban and rural residential bin collections over the Christmas period from Monday December 24 till Friday January 4, 2019, to help residents manage extra waste and recycling during the festive season.

During this time, residents can place all of their bins at the kerbside on their normal collection day. This includes red, yellow and green bins for urban residential households, and red and yellow bins for rural residential households.

Recent changes

Also there have been recent changes to what can be recycled. Council only accepts hard plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminium cans, paper and cardboard.

Recycling bins should not contain any soft plastics, including any type of plastic bags. Rinse any excess food and drink from all bottles, containers and tins. Additionally don’t bag, box or contain recyclable items for the recycling bins. Other non-organic items should go in the red bin.

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  1. How generous & well, you know I would think so. After all the packaging, wrapping & excess of plastic drink bottles purchased at Christmas time. Mind you, I buy glass & that still goes in the recycling. You know what I’m say.

    Considering most councils have a full size not the mini bin rubbish Byron Style, is very week & recycling every fortnight.
    Also, various Sydney councils range 12 annual clean ups the size of a box trailer, an arranged mattress collection, from the home each year, with no tip useage free to very urban mid city, 2 bin pick ups, was … throw out twice weekly & a green pick up Fridays.

    Other suburbs, may only have 3 or 4 clean ups & tip use… varies also in other regional areas.

    What seems to be consistent is a full bin once a week red/rubbish bin…

    Generosity accepted gracefully…

    It’s quite hysterical really….. thank you


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