COVID-19 UPDATE - Waste Management Facilities are currently open (at normal operating hours) for essential waste only.

If a resident feels that it is essential that they take their waste to a facility during the current COVID-19 lockdown, and it cannot wait until the NSW Government restrictions are lifted, then Council will accept it as essential waste. 

Please note: Payment is by card only. Customers will also be required to check in using a QR Code and will also be required to wear a mask.

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Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
Community Recycling Centre
Environmental reporting data

General Facility hours

Waste Management Facility opening hours normally are:

  • Blaxland Waste Management Facility
    • 8am – 4.45pm, 7 days a week.
  • Katoomba Waste Management Facility
    • 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
    • 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.  

Social distancing and on-site safety

To ensure the safety of staff and the community, strict restrictions will apply, including:

  • Only four vehicles will be allowed on site at any one time.
  • A maximum of two people will be allowed in each vehicle.
  • Only one person is allowed in the Community Recycling Centre area at a time (Katoomba Facility). 
  • Payment via tap and go or EFTPOS is preferable.
  • Residents must follow all instructions issued by onsite staff.
  • Residents who are unwell with any cold or flu like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who may have contracted COVID-19, should not attend the facilities. Staff may turn you away if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Residents must wear enclosed shoes at the facilities. Staff may turn you away if you are not wearing enclosed shoes.

Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

28-30 Attunga Road, Blaxland

8am – 4.45pm, 7 days a week.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

(except during the current COVID-19 shutdown until at least Friday, 9 July 2021)

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 white goods;
  • 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.
  • Polystyrene

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

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

49 Woodlands Road, Katoomba

  • 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 2pm on Saturdays
  • Closed Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day

(except during the current COVID-19 shutdown until at least Friday, 9 July 2021)

The operating hours at both sites enable Council to continue to deliver a self-funding Waste Service.

At Katoomba:

  • Only small vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes are permitted;
  • All waste must be unloaded by hand - no tipping; and
  • Construction and demolition waste is not accepted. You may continue to take construction and demolition waste to Blaxland RRWMF. 

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

  • Household recycling if source separated/sorted and uncontaminated;
  • Scrap metal and white goods;
  • 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.
  • Polystyrene

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

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 into 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.
 

community recycling centre

Now open at both Katoomba and Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities.

To ensure the safety of staff and the community, strict restrictions will apply, including:

  • Only four vehicles will be allowed on site at any one time.
  • A maximum of two people will be allowed in each vehicle.
  • Only one person is allowed in the Community Recycling Centre area at a time (Katoomba Facility). 
  • All payments must now be made via EFTPOS only.
  • Residents must follow all instructions issued by onsite staff.
  • Residents who are unwell with any cold or flu like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who may have contracted COVID-19, should not attend the facilities.

A Community Recycling Centre (CRC) funded by the EPA operates at Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility. The Blaxland Community Recycling Centre, at Council's Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility at 28-30 Attunga Road, Blaxland, also officially opened on 21 May 2021. 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 Centres are located at:

Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
49 Woodlands Road, Katoomba

  • 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 2pm on Saturdays
  • Closed Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
28-30 Attunga Road, Blaxland

  • 8am – 4.45pm, 7 days a week.
  • 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.

Brought to you by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. 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.