Blue Mountains City Council

Waste and Recycling

The Katoomba Resource Recovery Waste Management Facility remains temporarily closed until further notice in the interest public and employee health and safety.

The temporary closure is a precautionary measure due to the identification of possible asbestos containing material in stockpiles on the upper platform.

The facility will remain temporarily closed to public access until further notice in accordance with SafeWork NSW requirements and advice. Council is working with SafeWork NSW and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to ensure the matter is resolved as a matter of urgency and the facility is reopened ASAP. 

All waste is currently being redirected to the:
Blaxland Waste Management Facility in Attunga Road, Blaxland - see Fact Sheet in the downloads on right for map.

There are various other options for the disposal of waste, during this period.

  • General waste
    Utilise the regular household red bin service.
  • Green waste
    Utilise the regular household green bin service.
    Book a Council kerbside chipping service. Go to for more information and to book.
  • Recycling
    Utilise the regular household yellow bin service.
  • Problem waste
    Waste such as paints, light bulbs, engine oil can be dropped off temporarily at:
    Penrith Community Recycling Centre
    Gate 3, 96 Dunheved Circuit, St Marys
    Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-2pm or Saturday 8am to Midday. Closed Sundays 

Blue Mountains City Council apologises for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience while this matter is resolved.


Waste and Recycling 


The Blue Mountains City Council waste service has been designed to increase recycling, reduce waste to landfill and meet the needs of the majority of our 34,000 households.

However, no matter what initiatives we come up with to deal with all the waste, consumerism is increasing and our population is growing. This means the amount of waste we generate could continue to rise.

Council provides the services to help residents establish responsible habits in sorting their waste. However, the real solution to Australia’s waste problems start with our purchasing decisions.

RETHINKING what and how much stuff we buy and use is the best habit in reducing waste to landfill.


Check out ABC's and Craig Reucassel's War on Waste TV series!


(to watch or learn more about the series click the image below)