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Waste and Recycling

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Gosford City Council's Waste Services provide residents with a comprehensive waste and recycling service, managed by the waste contractor Remondis (formally Thiess Services).

Council operates two waste management facilities for the disposal or recycling of domestic, business and green waste as well as hazardous materials.

Waste Services are also responsible for On Site Sewage Management and General Controls for Waste Management (DCP 2013) for properties in the Gosford Local Government Area.

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Domestic Services

  • What goes in your red, yellow and green bins
  • Booking a bulk kerbside collection
  • Your collection day
  • Bin replacements
  • Requesting a new service

Business Services

  • Services available for business
  • Business recycling options
  • Commercial waste contractors
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  • Refuse, reduce, reuse, upcycle, recycle 
  • Tips on how to recycle your waste by category
  • Recycling at Woy Woy Landfill or Kincumber Transfer Station
  • Recycling at other deposit locations

Hazardous waste (istock photo EB)

Hazardous Waste

  • Household chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light globes
  • Asbestos
  • Medical waste and sharps
Food Waste

Food Waste

Food waste accounts for nearly 35% of the waste in the domestic general waste (red) bin. This is detrimental to the environment in many ways. Reduce food waste going to landfill by:

  • Worm farms and composting - FREE workshops
  • Reducing food waste
  • Love Food, Hate Waste
Fridge Buyback

Fridge Buyback

  • Help remove inefficient second fridges off the grid
  • Receive a rebate (conditions apply)
  • Ensure your fridge is disposed of in the safest manner
recycling education


  • How to reduce waste
  • Waste and recycling facility tours
  • School and children's activity and education sheets

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2014 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Waste-related events throughout 2014.


Woy Woy Landfill and Kincumber Transfer Station

  • Contact details and hours of operation
  • Tip fees and landfill charges
  • Application for Tip Account
  • Asbestos disposal at Woy Woy Landfill

On Site Sewage Management (OSSM)

  • OSSM Management Strategy
  • Application forms
  • Environmental & Health Protection Guidelines
  • Education material on your OSSM systems
Waste Enclosure

Development Control Plan (DCP 2013) - Chapter 7.2 Waste Management

A Waste Management Plan needs to be submitted with all proposals.

Waste Strategy
Gosford Waste Strategy

The long-term vision for Gosford City Council's waste management activities.

Useful Links

Sustainable Living in Gosford

Want to live more sustainably?

Visit Council's Sustainable Living Guide

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Have you recycled today Central Coast?

Tune in to NBN and see the new 1Coast television commercial.

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Waste Education Vehicle

See the car on the streets
2. Take a photo and email it to
3. Win a prize!

Wise About Waste Newsletter

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The Wise About Waste Newsletter is a new platform through which Waste Services can communicate with you!

Please click here to view the newsletter.

25 Years of Recycling!

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In 1989, Gosford Council was one of the first Councils in NSW to introduce kerbside recycling.

To learn more about this pioneering history, click here.

Book a Bulk Kerbside Collection

Click below, visit or phone 1300 1COAST (1300 126 278)

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 Inside Your General Waste Bin


The average household red bin contains:

14.7% - recyclable items

35.6% - food waste

1.2% - garden waste

6.9% - nappies

What can be recycled?

How can I reduce food waste?

Contact Gosford Waste Services

Telephone - (02) 4325 8222
E-mail -