Reduce litter and dumping around your business

Present waste bins with lids closed

Bin too full? Overfull bins with popped up lids, or bagged rubbish outside of bins, can attract pests or vermin and contribute to windblown litter. Keep the excess waste for the next collection day or arrange to increase your service frequency to ensure all waste is containerised.

If you have large waste items that don’t fit in the bin such as cardboard, break down large cardboard into smaller pieces and place inside bins. If large items are too large to fit in the bin, contact a private contractor to collect the item for disposal.

Council offers free and easy to use bin straps to assist with keeping bin lids closed. Request yours by contacting us on environment@waveley.nsw.gov.au

Prevent others from accessing your bins

Council suggests that bin lids are locked to bin bodies while the bins are stored on private property. This ensures that the bins are inaccessible to others, preventing people from adding waste to your bin, which could lead to overfull bins and associated litter issues, and potentially additional waste disposal costs.

Holes can be drilled through the middle of the bin lid and top of the bin body, then a simple combination lock and chain can be used, where the chain is fed through the holes. The bin will remain secured while stored on private property. When the bin is presented for collection service the lock is removed by the business then reattached after bins are emptied. Always check with your service provider prior to drilling holes in bin lids or bin bodies.

Request bin straps & stickers

Council offers free and easy to use bin straps and stickers to assist with keeping bin lids closed. Request yours by contacting us on environment@waveley.nsw.gov.auThis external link will open in a new window

Use bin locks

Council suggests that bin lids are locked to bin bodies while the bins are stored on private property. This ensures that the bins are inaccessible to others, preventing people from adding waste to your bin, which could lead to overfull bins and associated litter issues, and potentially additional waste disposal costs.

Holes can be drilled through the middle of the bin lid and top of the bin body, then a simple combination lock and chain can be used, where the chain is fed through the holes. The bin will remain secured while stored on private property. When the bin is presented for collection service the lock is removed by the business then reattached after bins are emptied. Always check with your service provider prior to drilling holes in bin lids or bin bodies.

Give litter the clean sweep

Sweeping litter outside your property each day makes your storefront look inviting and shows customers that your business takes cleanliness seriously. Keeping a broom and scoop at the front door of your business is a good reminder to sweep up at the end of business hours. Get your staff invested in maintaining a clean space by rostering regular litter clean-up events.

Bin cigarette butts

If cigarette butt litter is accumulating in the areas surrounding your business, contact Waverley Council and request the installation of an enviropole (cigarette butt bin). Council will assess the situation and provide butt bins as required. Contact environment@waverley.nsw.gov.au to enquire.  All the cigarette butts collected in enviropoles in the Waverley area recycled into new outdoor furniture and garden supplies.

Report dumping

If other businesses or residents are putting their waste on the ground around your bins or in the general area outside your property, this is considered illegal dumping. Please report all incidents to the Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) squad for investigation at ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au

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