Open 7 days a week, 8am - 4.45pm

 

Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

Gatehouse: 4739 2432 

Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (RRWMF) currently provides the following free waste disposal services to the Blue Mountains community:

There is a small vehicle area that allows safe drop-off for:

  • Household recycling if source separated/sorted and uncontaminated
  • Scrap metal and car bodies
  • Car batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers and engine oil
  • Twice yearly collection of hazardous household chemicals
  • Televisions and computers - see our e-waste section for further details
  • If you have household chemicals, Katoomba RRWMF has facilities for disposal of certain chemicals year round.

Blaxland RRWMF holds two free Chemical CleanOut events each year. Check our Chemical CleanOut section for further details

Larger quantities of recyclables can be disposed of free of charge if source separated/sorted and uncontaminated.

Blaxland RRWMF also accepts other items for disposal. For a comprehensive list including special wastes such as asbestos, refer to our Waste Management: Fees and Charges document below. Items charged are calculated by vehicle weight on a weighbridge at the entrance to the facility.

 

Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

Gatehouse: 4780 5398

The Katoomba Resource Recovery Waste Management Facility small vehicle drop off area and Community Recycling Centre (CRC) are operating as usual.

The upper platform 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.

For more information click here.

Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (RRWMF) currently provides the following free waste disposal services to the Blue Mountains community:

There is a small vehicle area that allows safe drop-off for:

  • Household recycling if source separated/sorted and uncontaminated
  • Scrap metal and car bodies
  • Car batteries*, gas bottles*, fire extinguishers* and engine oil*
  • Paint*, smoke detectors*, fluoro globes and tubes*, other oil* and household batteries* (as this is a household service, a nominal 20L or 20kg limit applies. Chemicals from commercial or industrial premises will NOT be accepted).
  • Twice yearly collection of hazardous household chemicals
  • Televisions and computers* see our e-waste section for further details.

* Non-residents can also bring these items for free to the EPA funded Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Katoomba RRWMF.

If you have other household chemicals not listed above, these can be disposed of for free during a CleanOut event. Often much harsher chemicals require disposal under the supervision of an Industrial Chemist, which is why we can’t accept them all year round.

Katoomba RRWMF holds two free Chemical CleanOut events each year. Check our Chemical CleanOut section for further details

Blaxland and Katoomba RRWMFs both have a Reuse Shed – this is where we turn trash to treasure. Any items too good to dismantle for recycling are given away for free!

Larger quantities of recyclables can also be disposed of free of charge if source separated/sorted and uncontaminated. Refer to our Waste Management: Fees and Charges document below for more information on what items can be disposed of for free, and which items incur charges. Items charged are calculated by vehicle weight on a weighbridge at the entrance to the facility.

As Katoomba RRWMF is no longer a landfill site, we cannot accept clean fill, asbestos, animal carcasses or other materials that require supervised and/or immediate burial.  The facilities for these services are available at Blaxland RRWMF only.

 

Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

community recycling centre


A Community Recycling Centre (CRC) funded by the EPA operates at Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility. This is a FREE service to help residents safely dispose of household problem wastes which shouldn’t be put in kerbside bins:

Items that can be dropped off


Many of these materials can be reused and recycled if processed correctly. Recycling helps our environment because it saves water, energy and natural resources.

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. As a guide a maximum container of 20 litres or 20 kilograms for each of the waste items listed above.

Blue Mountains Community Recycling Centre is located at:

Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (RRWMF) 
Woodlands Road 
Katoomba 

Open 8am to 4.45pm 7 days

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


For more information call us on 4780 5000 or visit  www.epa.nsw.gov.au/recyclingcentres. Alternative centres are located in Penrith and Bathurst.

 

NSW government logo

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au.

 

Environmental reporting data


To view our environmental reporting data for Blaxland and Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities, please click here.