Environment and Waste

Waste Management Facilities

Locations

Central Coast Council operates three waste management sites; Buttonderry and Woy Woy Waste Management Facilities and Kincumber Waste Transfer facility.

All sites are open 7 days per week, year round, except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Buttonderry Waste Management Facility

Location
850 Hue Hue Road, Jilliby

Telephone
4350 1320

Hours of operation
7.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
8.30 am - 4.30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Woy Woy Waste Management Facility

Location
Nagari Rd, Woy Woy

Telephone
4342 5255

Hours of operation
7.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
8.00 am - 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Kincumber Waste Transfer Facility

Location
Cullens Rd, Kincumber

Telephone
4368 1229

Hours
8.00 am - 4.00 pm daily

Please note: putrescible waste is no longer accepted at this facility. Putrescible waste includes food waste, deceased animals, special waste (pharmaceuticals, security waste and asbestos), contaminated waste that requires burial and general household garbage.

Kincumber Transfer Station will continue to operate as a recycling and processing facility for all dry inert and green waste.

Waste disposal

Free of charge:

  • Car, marine and household batteries;
  • Car bodies, whitegoods, car tyres on rims and other metals
  • Motor oil (maximum 20 Litres)
  • Fluorescent lights (maximum 12)
  • Cardboard (up to 200kgs - over 200kgs charges apply)
  • Glass bottles/jars (no flat glass)
  • PET/HDPE plastic bottles and milk/juice cartons
  • Aluminium and tin cans/foil, tins and empty aerosol spray cans
  • Televisions and computer items as follows: desktops, laptops, monitors, modems,  keyboards, cables, drives and related accessories, printers and scanners, kitchen appliances, cooling and heating devices, audio equipment, electronic tools, electronic garden equipment and mobile phones.

For a fee:

  • Mixed waste (food waste not accepted at Kincumber Facility)
  • Garden organics
  • Bricks, roof tiles, pavers and concrete
  • Special wastes (not accepted at Kincumber Facility)
  • Virgin excavated natural material (VENM) and excavated natural material (ENM) (not accepted at Kincumber Facility)
  • Mattresses
  • LPG gas cylinders (maximum 9kg) and fire extinguishers

See the Waste Disposal Charges 2017 - 18 for a full list of applicable fees and charges.

Asbestos disposal

Major points for disposal at Council's facilities:

  • All asbestos must be taken to either the Woy Woy or Buttonderry Facilities. Asbestos processing is not available at the Kincumber facility
  • Ensure you have read the appropriate asbestos disposal guidelines for your chosen facility.
    - Woy Woy - Safe Asbestos Disposal Guidelines- Woy Woy
    - Buttonderry - Safe Asbestos Disposal Guidelines- Buttonderry
  • Asbestos will not be accepted within an hour of the landfill's closing time
  • Small amounts of asbestos - up to 60 kilograms can be disposed of for a minimal charge
  • All asbestos must be double wrapped in at least 200 micron plastic as per the Asbestos Waste Disposal Guidelines
  • Advise gate operator that you have asbestos on arrival at the landfill gate

Electricity generation at the landfill

Did you know that council generates electricity at the Woy Woy and Kincumber landfill sites?

Organic waste when buried in anaerobic conditions (without oxygen) generates gases - methane and carbon dioxide. Both these gases are greenhouse gases, methane having a global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide.

Gosford City Council in partnership with AGL has developed a landfill gas extraction and electricity generation facility at its landfill sites.

Methane is extracted from the landfill via a network of wells. Each well comprises a series of pipes inserted into areas of the landfill.

The pipes are slotted and allow capture and transport of methane to a power generation facility. Here the gas is filtered and burnt in a generator creating electricity.

Over the last financial year, between the two landfill sites, 12,878 MWHr of electricity has been produced, this is enough energy to power the 1,716 average houses for a year.

The electricity generation and resultant destruction of landfill generated methane has also resulted in the removal of the equivalent of 143,562 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. This is the equivalent of taking 13,007 cars off the road for a year.

Further information

Contact Council on 4325 8222.

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