Blue Mountains City Council



Household Services

Blue Mountains City Council provides the following services to households:

  • Weekly kerbside garbage collection (140 or 240 litre bin)
  • Fortnightly kerbside recycling collection (140, 240 or 360 litre recycling bin)
  • Fortnightly green waste collection (240 litre bin)
  • Booked kerbside services (kerbside chipping and/or bulky waste clean up)
  • Household Chemical Clean Out (4 times a year at the Waste Management Facilities)

Community Recycling Centre

The following problem waste can be dropped off year round, free of charge, at the ‘Community Recycling Centre’ located in the Katoomba Resource Recovery & Waste Management Facility (Woodlands Road, Katoomba, NSW, 2780):

• Gas bottles,
• Fire extinguishers,
• Paint,
• Fluoro globes and tubes,
• Car batteries,
• Household batteries,
• Motor oils,
• Other oils,
• Smoke detectors.

Only household quantities accepted 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

Hours: Daily 8am to 4:30pm – Closed Christmas Day

The Community Recycling Centre is part of an EPA funded program so is open to all residents of NSW.
This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit  
For more information call the Environment Line on 131 555 or visit  

    Household Resource Recovery Guide

    The Resource Recovery Guide is sent to all households in the Blue Mountains. It contains information about Council’s resource recovery and waste management services such as:
    • Council’s household waste, recycling and green waste services, including kerbside chipping and clean-ups
    • Household chemical CleanOut
    • E-waste recycling 
    • Waste Management Facilities, their services and how to use them
    Download the Resource Recovery Guide at right and keep a copy for your reference throughout the year.

    Household Chemical CleanOut

    Hazardous waste should not be disposed of in your household bin, down the drain or into the soil. Please use the free chemical clean out to safely dispose of this type of waste.

    This waste includes:

    • Liquid paint and paint related products
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Solvents
    • Pesticides and herbicides
    • Household cleaners
    • Batteries
    • Motor oils, fuels and liquids
    • Smoke detectors
    • Poisons
    • Compact fluorescent light globes
    • Pool Chemicals
    • Gas bottles
    • Acids and alkalis
    • Hobby chemicals

    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility:

    • Friday 17 – Monday 20 February 2017
    • 9am to 4pm

    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility:  

    • Saturday 13 May 2017
    • 9am to 3:30pm

    CleanOut times are strictly 9:00am to 3:30pm 

    Kerbside chipping and clean-up service

    Your kerbside chipping and clean-up services changed on 1 July 2013. You now need to book with Council before placing materials in front of your house.
    The new booked service allows you to tailor the kerbside chipping and clean-up services to meet your needs. Every household can have two services per year and you choose which service you want and when you want it from either:
    • Two clean-ups per year (four cubic metre limit per collection) OR
    • Two kerbside chipping services per year (four cubic metre limit per service) OR
    • One clean-up and one kerbside chipping service per year (each with a four cubic metre limit).
    The new service will be flexible, timely, environmentally friendly and efficient.


    Various waste services forms are available to download at right.  Alternatively, contact Council on (02) 4780 5000 to have a form posted to you.