Reduce packaging and waste by buying refills where possible, buying in bulk and buying concentrates rather than diluted products.

Council provides waste services to sporting facilities as outlined below.

For more detailed information, see the Terms and Conditions – Waste Services at Council Owned/ Community Managed Sporting Facilities.

Garbage collection

All facilities are eligible to receive a number of weekly Garbage services for free according to their grade as follows:

Grade Entitlement
(up to a maximum of)
Grade 1 12 bins
Grade 2 10 bins
Grade 3 1 bin
Netball Grade 1 12 bins
Netball Grade 2 1 bin
Tennis Courts 1 bin
Equestrian Facilities 4 bins

All Garbage bins eligible for collection will need to display the sticker provided by Council (pictured below). Only stickered bins will be collected – do not place bins without a sticker out for collection.

Garbage bins are to be supplied and are owned by the Delegated Authorities. While Council will repair and replace bins damaged by the collection vehicles, all other repair and maintenance is the responsibility of the Delegated Authority.

Garbage bin sticker - only stickered garbage
bins will be collected by Council

Recycling and Green Waste collection

Upon application to Council, a number of Recycling and Green Waste services may be supplied for free according to a facility’s grade as follows:

Grade Recycling Entitlement
(up to a maximum of)
Green Bin Entitlement
(up to a maximum of)
Grade 1 6 bins 1 bin
Grade 2 6 bins 1 bin
Grade 3 1 bin 1 bin
Netball Grade 1 6 bins 1 bin
Netball Grade 2 1 bin 1 bin
Tennis Courts 1 bin 1 bin
Equestrian Facilities 4 bins 1 bin

Recycling and Green Waste bins are supplied by and remain the property of Council's contractor Hunter Resource Recovery (HRR). Damaged, vandalised or stolen bins should be reported to Council as soon as possible.

To apply for Recycling and Green Waste services, complete the application form at https://www.lakemac.com.au/For-business/Commercial-waste-services/Additional-commercial-waste. Please note that fees will not be charged up to your facility's entitlement.

Additional services

Garbage, Recycling and Green Waste services in addition to a facility's entitlement are available. Options and charges are listed below.

Option 2020-21 (incl. GST)
Additional 240L garbage service – weekly collection (per annum) (owner to provide garbage bin) $475.00
240L Garbage bin purchase $100.00
Delivery fee (per bin) $10.00
Additional 240L or 360L Recycling bin and service – fortnightly collection (per annum) $80.00
Additional 240L Green bin and service – weekly collection (per annum) $150.00
Additional 240L Green bin and service – fortnightly collection (per annum) $80.00

To apply for additional services, complete the application form at https://www.lakemac.com.au/For-business/Commercial-waste-services/Additional-commercial-waste.

Short-term services for special events

Option 2020-21 (incl. GST)
0 – 200 attendees – No additional bins required n/a
201 – 1,000 attendees – 3 garbage and 3 recycling bins $490.00
1,001 – 2,000 – 5 garbage and 5 recycling bins $550.00
2,001 – 5,000 – 10 garbage and 10 recycling bins $860.00
5,001 – 7,000 attendees – 20 garbage and 20 recycling bins $1,277.00
7,001 – 10,000 attendees – 20 garbage and 20 recycling bins $1,780.00
10,001 plus attendees Charge by negotiation
Damaged, lost or stolen garbage bins – bond deduction – per bin $190.00

Avoid Reduce Reuse Recycle

Waste needs to be managed at community and recreation facilities in a sustainable manner by following the Waste Management Hierarchy - Avoid Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Avoid
Avoid unnecessary product consumption by not using single use items such as individual sauce containers, plastic bags and disposable cups and plates.
Reduce
Reduce packaging and waste by buying refills where possible, buying in bulk and buying concentrates rather than diluted products.
Reuse
Reuse items instead of disposing of them.
Recycle
Recycle as much as possible including paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers and steel and aluminium cans. Visit www.recycleright.com.au if you're not sure if something can be recycled or not. You can also see what other non-standard items can be recycled and where by downloading Lake Macquarie's Recycling Directory.

Eco Angel program

The Eco Angel Program is designed to help schools, community groups, businesses and individuals come together and keep Lake Macquarie clean all year round.

Council will provide everything you need to clean up and will dispose of the waste you collect for free.  If users of sportsgrounds wish to clean up the grounds, gardens and surrounds of their facility, please visit the Eco Angels page on the LMCC website to register.

Page Last Updated: 02 Jul 2020