Woy Woy Landfill and Kincumber Transfer Station
Council currently has two operational waste facilities for the disposal of solid wastes - Woy Woy Landfill and Kincumber Transfer Station. Woy Woy landfill is Council's principal waste management facility. Kincumber Transfer Station operates as a processing facility.
Landfill - Contact Details
Contact details & hours of operation for Council's waste landfills are as follows:
- Kincumber Transfer Station- Cullens Rd, Kincumber.
Telephone: 4368 1229.
Hours 8.00 am - 4.00 pm daily
Site Supervisor - Scott Dennehy - 4304 7332
- Woy Woy Landfill - Nagari Rd, Woy Woy
Telephone: 4342 5255.
Hours 7.00 am - 5.00 pm Mon-Fri
8.00 am - 4.00 pm Sat-Sun
Site Supervisor - Colin Stalker - 4304 7341
Landfill sites are open everyday except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday
Kincumber Transfer Station
Putrescible waste is no longer accepted at this facility.
Putrescible waste types include:
- Food Waste
- Dead Animals
- Special Waste (ie pharmaceuticals, security waste and asbestos waste)
- Contaminated Waste that requires burial
- General Household garbage.
The Kincumber landfill will continue to operate as a recycling and processing facility for all dry inert and green waste.
Contact Scott Dennehy, site supervisor - Kincumber Transfer Station on 4304 7332 for futher information.
Both Kincumber and Woy Woy have special drop off points for particular waste items which allows for their recycling. Materials that can be dropedd off for recyling are:
Free of charge
- Car and marine batteries
- Household batteries
- Car bodies, whitegoods and other metals
- Motor oil - 20 litre limit
- Flourescent Tubes (maximum 12)
- Steel aerosol cans (these can also go in your YELLOW bin)
- Co-mingled recyclables (anything that can go in your YELLOW bin EXCEPT paper products - newsprint, magazines, office paper etc.)
For a fee (See Tip fees and Charges for costs)
- Green garden waste
- LPG Gas cyclinders
- Fire extinguishers
- Car tyres (maximum 4)
Please read the Asbestos Waste Disposal Guidlines for all details on how to safely dispose of asbestos.
Major points of disposal in Gosford
- 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. See the Fees and Charges for current costs.
- 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.
- Ensure you have read the Asbestos Waste Disposal Guidlines
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 wth 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.
Do you want to see what happens to your waste and how a landfill site works? Then come along to one of our Landfill Tours.
Upcoming Tour Events - Wednesday 5, June, 2013 and Tuesday 12, November, 2013. Please visit the upcoming events page for further information.