Penrith City Council

Penrith City Council Kerbside Collection

Residents from the Penrith City Council are entitled to up to 4 free bulky household collection per year. These free services are a great way to get rid of your unwanted large goods such as furniture or appliances. You will be required to book and arrange a collection over the phone with the Penrith City Council on 4732 7777.

It is important that you make a booking for the kerbside rubbish collection as soon as possible as it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks before the Penrith City Council are able to pick up your unwanted junk. You may see longer delays of up to 8 weeks during busy periods such as holidays and school breaks.

The Penrith City Council encourages residents to recycle and reuse their waste as much as possible instead of throwing it away to the dumpsters. Donating household goods which are still in good conditions are the best ways to get rid of your unwanted goods. Charity organisations such as St Vincent de Paul Society or The Salvation Army will accept goods that can be repurposed and reused.

How to prepare for Penrith City Council Kerbside Pick Up

There are a few conditions and restrictions that must be met when you are using the free Penrith City Council junk collection. Failure to meet these conditions can result in the local council not taking your unwanted junk and possibly a fine in cases where it is deemed as illegal rubbish dumping.

1) Make sure that the Penrith City Council accepts your items (check below)
2) You do not leave your garbage out any earlier than on the day before the collection day
3) Does not exceed a volume of 2 cubic metres
4) The pile of junk is neatly stacked and is not obstructing any path
5) White goods do not have doors attached
6) Small or broken items are placed in bags or boxes

Household items that are accepted by Penrith City Council

Please ensure that your unwanted items are accepted by the Penrith City Council to be eligible to use the free rubbish removal service. These items include:

  • White goods e.g. refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, oven
  • Furniture e.g. lounge, tables, chairs, shelves, cabinets, wardrobes
  • Mattress (up to 2 per collection)
  • Tied and Bundled garden waste (branches are less than 1.2 metres)
  • Unwanted household waste e.g. clothes, broken toys

Household items that are not accepted by Penrith City Council

If your household goods fall under one of the following categories, you will need to find an alternative method of disposal. You may need to visit the Penrith Community Recycling Centre to drop off these items instead. The Penrith City Council does not accept:

  • Building or industrial waste e.g. bricks, plasterboard, tiles, concrete, vanities
  • Car parts e.g. engine, tyres, motor oil
  • Large garden waste
  • Hazardous waste e.g. gas bottle, asbestos, chemicals, paint
  • Large glass e.g. fish tank or mirrors

Which suburbs does Penrith City Council cover?

The Penrith City Council covers 37 suburbs and an area of approximately 404 km squared with a population of over 196,000 (2016 census).

  • Agnes Banks (shared with the City of Hawkesbury)
  • Badgerys Creek (shared with the City of Liverpool)
  • Berkshire Park
  • Caddens
  • Cambridge Gardens
  • Cambridge Park
  • Castlereagh
  • Claremont Meadows
  • Colyton
  • Cranebrook
  • Emu Heights
  • Emu Plains
  • Erskine Park
  • Glenmore Park
  • Jamisontown
  • Jordan Springs
  • Kemps Creek (shared with Liverpool)
  • Kingswood
  • Kingswood Park
  • Leonay
  • Llandilo
  • Londonderry
  • Luddenham (shared with Liverpool)
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mulgoa
  • North St Marys
  • Orchard Hills
  • Oxley Park
  • Penrith
  • Regentville
  • St Clair
  • St Marys (shared with City of Blacktown)
  • South Penrith
  • Wallacia (shared with Liverpool and Wollondilly Shire)
  • Werrington
  • Werrington County
  • Werrington Downs

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