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Woonona’s Christmas recycling zone

NOT only is Christmas the season to be jolly, it’s often the time of year when we generate the most recycling.

To make recycling easier, Wollongong City Council is providing residents with a free drop-off location at Woonona after Christmas.

The free recycling drop-off zone will be collecting paper, cardboard, hard plastics and glass containers at Woonona, and two other locations across the Wollongong LGA.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said after the presents are unwrapped on Christmas Day, there’s often a lot of extra waste that doesn’t fit in the yellow bin.

“To manage this, we’re inviting residents to bring their recycling to our drop-off locations,” he said.

“Other waste like steel cans, paint, electronics, gas bottles, car batteries, motor oil, fridges and other whitegoods can be dropped off at the Community Recycling Centre as normal.”

Depending on weather conditions, the Community Recycling Centre will be open every day, except for Christmas when our staff and volunteers take the day off.

“The other important thing to know is that there will be no bin collection on Christmas Day. Remondis will instead run the usual Friday bin collection on Saturday 26 December,” Cr Bradbery said.

“Remember, please be patient as we work to help you over the holiday period. Wait times for bin collection services and at our Community Recycling Centre might be a little longer than usual.”

Free Recycling Drop-off Zones Locations & Times

  • Tuesday 29 December 2020, 8am – 1.30pm, Ocean Park, Woonona
  • Wednesday 30 December, 8am – 12noon, Beaton Park, Wollongong (access via Gipps Street)
  • Thursday 31 December, 8am – 12noon, Port Kembla Cricket Club

Or drop-off recycling throughout the year (except on Christmas Day) to the Community Recycling Centre at Council’s waste disposal depot at Reddalls Road Kembla Grange. For more information visit Council’s website.

For any questions to do with bin collection pick-ups, contact Remondis by visiting the Wollongong Waste website or calling 1300 362 360.


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A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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