Rubbish (Black sacks)

Non-recyclable waste

 Annual Delivery Service Update:

At the budget setting Council meeting earlier this year, it was decided that 2 rolls of Pink Sacks for recycling will be delivered to each household for annual delivery. Residents will need to supply their own black refuse sacks for non-recycling moving forwards.

See how you can recycle more and stop excess waste going to landfill:


Every residence in Castle Point has a black-bag collection. This service is ONLY for all NON-RECYCLABLE material and is collected fortnightly

Sometimes throwing things away can be confusing, but these items must always go in your rubbish and not your recycling.

Items that can go in black sacks

  • Nappies Alternative: try cloth nappies
  • Crisp packets Alternative: recycle via Terracycle
  • Disposable masks and gloves
  • Plastic bags
  • Food pouches
  • Broken toys
  • Pyrex
  • Drinks glass Alternative: donate for reuse
  • Broken crockery
  • Pet poop
  • Pet litter

Waste that will not be collected as refuse

  • Items too large for a black sack
  • Sharp objects, or with sharp edges e.g. knives, thin metal sheet, broken plastic with sharp edges etc.
  • Paint
  • Oil
  • Broken glass
  • Liquids (inc. engine oil & kitchen oil)
  • Gas cylinders or fire extinguishers
  • Plaster board
  • Soil, stones or rubble
  • Tyres

Large items

All items must be presented within a black sack. Items that don’t fit in a sack will not be collected. Please see our Bulky Waste service for large items we can collect.

To download a guide to non-recyclable waste:

Refuse - how to....[pdf] 500KB

Bulky waste collections Recycling Centre for Household Waste

Refuse Waste Sacks 

Residents will need to supply their own black refuse sacks for non-recycling moving forwards.  You do not have to use the specific council supplied black sacks - you can use purchase sacks from any shop/online to present your waste in.

Some tips to reduce waste, save money and climate.

1. Plan your weekly shopping list and meals to maximise the produce you use and avoid throwing excess food away.

2. Make use of our weekly food waste collection service to ensure food waste stays out of black sacks.

3. Buy reusable and recyclable household items - ditch single-use plastics!

4. Check for the recycling logos on the packaging - you'd be surprised what can be recycled!

5. Donate or sell items you don't need, instead of throwing them away.

6. Use our textile collection service (blue sacks) as an alternative to throwing old clothes away.

7. Check what items you can take to your household recycling centre. E.g. electronic items, batteries, engine oil, metal, etc