Environment News


Strong turnout for e-waste

More than 900 people dropped off their e-waste for recycling at Mosman Council’s free e-waste drop off day. The next event will be held on Sunday 05 August 2018.


Free e-waste drop off day

Dispose of unwanted computers, light bulbs, TVs, microwaves and more at the free drop off day on Sunday 11 February from 9am – 4pm at the Council Car Park.

Free e-waste drop off day

Dispose of unwanted computers, light bulbs, TVs, microwaves and more at the free drop off day on Sunday 27 August from 9am – 4pm at the Council Car Park.

Waste less food, save more money

Mosman Council has initiated a food waste reduction trial in partnership with the EPA to assist local businesses serving food to the public.

Mobile for a Meal

Get on board the Mobile for a Meal campaign and drop your old mobile phones, batteries and/or accessories for recycling to one of Council’s collection points.


Unauthorised tree work

Mosman has had an influx of unauthorised tree work carried out by contractors. Council urges residents to check whether trees need council consent prior to commencing works.

Mosman Sporting Fields - Keep them clean

Help keep our sports ovals clean

Remember to put your empty food packaging in the bin after the game and don’t forget to reduce, reuse and recycle by buying items you can use again such as shin guard stays and reusable drink bottles.

Rethink your recycling routine

Residents do a great job recycling in their kitchen, but don’t often realise what’s recyclable in their bathroom or other rooms of the house. Make a few simple changes to make a big difference.


Public Land Tree Permit contacts

Council has appointed three new tree pruning and removal companies to carry out works approved through the Public Land Tree Permit Application Process.

State of the environment 2013-2014

State of the Environment Report 14-15

Mosman’s State of the Environment Scorecard 2014-15 is now available online. Some successes include a 5% decrease in Council’s electricity usage, and discovery of a new threatened fauna species.

Nappies donated to families in need

Thank you to all residents who donated over 1,400 disposable nappies to The Nappy Collective in October to be distributed to organisations that support families in need.

Fishing in Mosman

Great fishing spots in Mosman

Fishing is a popular recreational activity in Mosman with great spots at Chowder Bay, Balmoral and beyond. See the new interpretive display at Clifton Gardens to learn about responsible fishing.

Hang on to the bag

Hang on to the bag

Did you know that plastic bags full of recycling can end up in landfill instead of being recycled? Hang onto the bag and dispose of it responsibly in the garbage bin or recycle it at the supermarket.

Earth Hour Smooth Moves

Earth Hour and Smooth Moves

On Saturday 28 March Mosman Council celebrated Earth Hour with a difference, combining our love for Australian organic produce with the Earth Hour tradition of switching off in a smoothie spin off.


Action taken on illegal 10/50 clearing

Mosman Council has successfully prosecuted or fined four individuals who breached the 10/50 vegetation clearing code, resulting in more than $28,000 worth of fines and legal costs.

Paper bag trial for local businesses

Mosman business operators have seen first-hand the devastating impact of plastics on wildlife and the environment during the launch of a campaign by Mosman Council to switch businesses to paper bags.

There's no such thing as the dog poo fairy

No such thing as the dog poo fairy

The year-long “there’s no such thing as the dog poo fairy” education campaign targets responsible pet ownership among local residents. Council is keen to hear from you.

Mosman Council's Sustainability Program Awarded

Mosman Council was honoured to be a finalist in this year’s LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards.

Recreational Fishing Survey

Are you a recreational fisher?

Are you a recreational fisher? If yes Council would love to hear from you.
Community Fishing Survey

Recreational Fishing

Changes to Recreational Fishing Rules

Make sure you are aware of the changes to the Recreational Fishing Rules affecting daily bag limits for both saltwater and freshwater fish.

State of the environment 2013-2014

State of the Environment Scorecard for 2013-14

Mosman’s State of the Environment (SOE) Report Scorecard for 2013-14 is now available.

life in the harbour the litter saga

Protecting Our Marine Life

Help protect our marine environment and watch and learn with this short animation.

household recycling

It's National Recycling Week

Did you know on average 22% of material disposed in our garbage bins can be recycled. We can improve this by recycling even more.

amazing spit event

The Amazing Spit

Sunday 31st August saw local families racing around Mosman participating in the Inaugural Amazing Spit event. Based on the Amazing Race, teams went in search of the yellow and black clue tube, found at 8 checkpoints around the suburb. Teams caught buses, rode the Mosman Rider, walked, ran and even cycled their way from Spit Junction, to the Spit, to Balmoral and Georges Heights and beyond.

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Draft Regional Waste Strategy Released for Public Comment

Titled “Too Good to Waste”, the draft document is the overarching Waste Strategy for the region encompassing Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater local government areas.


Noxious Weeds in Mosman

A noxious weed is one that must legally be controlled or removed by the property occupier. Weed Control Order 2014 has added several commonly occurring weeds within the Mosman LGA as noxious.