Announcement

The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities at Katoomba and Blaxland have closed to the public due to COVID-19.

There is no community access to the Facilities under any circumstances. The Facilities remain available exclusively for support the disposal of waste collected by the kerbside collection trucks and for business contractors. 

Kerbside pickup of domestic waste continues as normal. 

Booked waste services: Each residential property in the Blue Mountains can receive two booked waste services of their choice per financial year, at no extra cost, providing an easy way to get rid of bulky items.  

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

Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (Currently closed due to COVID-19)

28-30 Attunga Road, Blaxland

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 (Currently closed due to COVID-19)

49 Woodlands Road, Katoomba

The Katoomba Resource Recovery Waste Management Facility small vehicle drop off area is currently closed. 

During operation:

  • 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.

* 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.
 

community recycling centre

Announcement

Unforunately the Community Recycling Centre at Katoomba is closed until further notice, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We apologise for the inconvenience, but this is necessary to help restrict the spread of COVID-19, and protect our staff and the community as much as possible.


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.

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.