Our household waste service
We’re making it easier for residents to reduce rubbish, sort waste properly and recycle more.
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Waste Management Facility opening hours are currently:
To ensure the safety of staff and the community, strict restrictions will apply, including:
28-30 Attunga Road, Blaxland
8am – 4.45pm, 7 days a week.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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:
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.
49 Woodlands Road, Katoomba
8am – 4:45pm Wednesday to Saturday
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Why isn’t the Katoomba Waste Management Facility moving back to 7 days a week like Blaxland?
We are resuming services in a phased way, to allow us to manage physical distancing and additional cleaning requirements, and to keep you and our staff safe.
Waste services are a critical service for the community, and to keep them running throughout the city we currently have 3 distinct service teams operating. Separation has been maintained and these teams do not interact with each other, to ensure that if a team was required to isolate due to COVID–19 that we have the capacity to continue delivering waste services. Operating in this way means we are not yet able to open both facilities 7 days a week, as we do not have enough staff to keep them both operating at full capacity, while maintaining their safety.
Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (RRWMF) small vehicle area provides the following free waste disposal services to the Blue Mountains community:
* Non-residents can also bring these items for free to the EPA funded Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Katoomba RRWMF.
When open, Katoomba RRWMF also accepts other items for disposal. Refer to our Waste Management: Fees and Charges document below for more information. Items charged are calculated by vehicle weight on a weighbridge at the entrance to the facility.
If you have other household chemicals not listed above, check our Chemical CleanOut section for further details.
Blaxland and Katoomba RRWMF 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!
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.