Garbage & Recycling Services over the Christmas Period

Kerbside garbage and recycling collection over the Christmas period will take place as normal.

Lithgow Council has advised that garbage and recycling collections will take place on normal collection days irrespective of whether they fall on a public holiday.

“The garbage and recycling collection service will occur as normal throughout the Christmas break and all residents should put their bins out as usual” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.

“Also, whilst enjoying the Christmas break don’t forget to recycle any glass, aluminium cans and cardboard you might have by placing them in your bin with the yellow lid” said Mayor Statham.

Additional large recycling bins will also be put in place a Lithgow tip to cover the amount of bulky cardboard that is generated this time of year.

Mayor Statham added “The normal recycling drop off area next to the JR Richards depot remains available for residents. However, given the size of many gifts, the generation of bulk cardboard is an issue that Council is trying to address.  We will be trialling some larger bins at the tip near the e-waste collection container.  Residents may bring their large cardboard for disposal to these bins to be recycled.”

“The use of the bulky cardboard recycling bins will be free to domestic customers.  Charges apply to commercial customers” concluded Mayor Statham.

Implementing the waste management hierarchy of avoidance, reuse, recycle and dispose forms part of the Developing Built Environment strategies in the Lithgow Community Strategic Plan 2026.


Damon Cupitt
Team Leader Environment
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

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