Environment and Waste

Waste Management Facilities


Gosford City Council operates two waste management facilities; Woy Woy Landfill and Kincumber Transfer Station. Both sites are open every day except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Landfill FacilityWoy Woy Landfill

Principal landfill 
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 Transfer Station

Processing 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.

Free of charge

  • Car, marine and household batteries;
  • Car bodies, whitegoods and other metals;
  • Motor oil (maximum 20 Litres);
  • Fluorescent lights (maximum 12);
  • Cardboard (up to 200kgs - over 200kgs charges apply);
  • Glass and plastic bottles and jars;
  • Aluminium and steel cans, tins and empty aerosol spray cans; and
  • Televisions and computer items as follows: desktops, laptops, monitors, modems,  keyboards, cables, drives and related accessories, printers and scanners (maximum 15 items per person, per visit). 

For a fee

  • Green garden waste;
  • Mattresses;
  • LPG gas cylinders;
  • Fire extinguishers; and
  • Car tyres (maximum four). 

Waste Disposal Charges 2017 - 18

Asbestos disposal

Please read the Asbestos Waste Disposal Guidelines for all details on how to safely dispose of asbestos.

Major points of disposal in Gosford City:

  • Asbestos can only be taken to the Woy Woy Landfill site;  
  • Asbestos will not be accepted within an hour of the landfill's closing time;
  • Small amounts of asbestos - up to 100 kilograms can be disposed of for a minimal charge;
  • Please call the landfill for fees and charges;
  • All asbestos must be wrapped in at least 200 micron plastic as per the guidelines;
  • Advise gate operator that you have asbestos on arrival at the landfill gate; and
  • Ensure you have read the Asbestos Waste Disposal Guidelines

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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