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The Bellingen Shire is the Number 1 recycler in NSW, out of 130 Council areas with 80.1% of kerbside waste diverted from landfill (NSW Environment Protection Authority NSW Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Data Report as reported by councils 2012-13).

Domestic/Commerical Waste Management

All residents and businesses receiving a kerbside waste collection pay the Domestic Waste Management Charge. This charge entitles residents to a three bin system which includes mixed rubbish, recycling and organic bins. Residents that pay the Domestic Waste Management Charge are also eligible for one scheduled kerbside bulky goods collection and may request one bulky house waste collection each calendar year. Each voucher allows residents to self haul up to 300kg or three cubic metres of bulky household waste to the Raleigh Waste Management Centre at 146 Shortcut Road Raleigh.

Residents that reside outside of Council’s kerbside collection areas, pay the Waste Facility Access Charge. This allows access to dispose of domestic household waste at any of Council's three waste facilities free of charge.  Domestic properties paying the Waste Facility Access Charge are also eliglble for one bulky household waste voucher each calendar year. This voucher allows residents to self haul up to 300kg or three cubic metres of bulky household waste to the Raleigh Waste Management Centre at 146 Shortcut Road Raleigh.

For any questions regarding your waste service please call the Coffs Coast Waste Services Hotline on 1800 265 495.

Any waste taken to any of Council's waste facilities by residents which is directed to landfill is required to pay Council gate fees and the NSW section 88 landfill levy as applicable.