Bin it, so you don’t swim in it
Rubbish left in streets, parks and on the sand can end up in our ocean and harm marine life.
Thank you for taking it with you and throwing it in the bin.
Smoking is not allowed on our beaches – this stops cigarette butts getting into the ocean. Please only smoke off the beach and put your cigarette butts in our special butt recycling bins. Butts gets recycled into pot plants, watering cans, and even park benches.
Look for the red and yellow bins on the beach and surrounds and dispose of your waste responsibly. Download the Recycle Smart app on your smart device to learn about what can and can’t be recycled.
Plastic Water Bottles
Plastic water bottles take a lot of energy and resources to make, and end up in our environment for hundreds of years – after only a few sips. Instead, grab a reusable water bottle for your daily adventures. You can fill it up at our free water dispensers along Bondi Beach promenade.
Plastic bags are a big rubbish and litter problem in Bondi, and all over the world. Get a cheap reusable tote bag instead to carry your shopping. Thanks for helping Bondi to be plastic-free.
We are working with the local community to make looking after our place “second nature”. That means using less energy, less water, reducing our rubbish, better transport, and caring for our bushland and wildlife.
For more information please visit our Second Nature website
Simple Sustainability Tips
Water is a precious resource
Conserve water by taking short showers to rinse off at the beach, make sure taps are turned off properly. Protect our waterways and beaches clean by keeping litter and pollution out of the gutters.
Practice sustainable mobility
Reduce congestion, pollution and competition for parking spaces by walking, riding a bike or taking public transport when travelling around Bondi.
Care for climate
Turn off lights when you leave a room, use efficient electrical appliances when you can and practice sustainable mobility to cut energy use and carbon emissions
Protect local habitat and wildlife
Tread lightly near bushland areas, don’t damage local plants and pick up litter to support and encourage local biodiversity.
Reduce your rubbish
Avoid unnecessary waste like plastic bags, straws and disposable coffee cups, put cardboard, glass and paper in the yellow recycling bins and check out the op-shops to buy cool pre-loved clothing.