Waste and Recycling


Choose to reuse

1 billion takeaway cups go to landfill every year in Australia. Take the choose to reuse pledge to receive your free City of Newcastle reusable cup.

Kerbside Collection Service

Find out your waste collection day, how to report a missed waste service or missing/damaged bin, how to order a larger or additional bin, and what you can put in your kerbside bins.

Bulk Waste Service

Newcastle households can make use of our bulk waste service for large and bulky items, with the option of a kerbside collection or self-haul (tipping) voucher.

Waste and Recycling A-Z

Unsure what to do with a particular household waste? Look up the correct way to dispose of it with our handy A-Z reference guide.

Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Summerhill Waste Management Centre is a solid waste landfill managed by City of Newcastle

Food Waste

In Newcastle, around 30% of the waste (by weight) in our red lid bins every week is food waste. Find out more about reducing or recycling your food waste; and council’s future plans for an organics processing facility.

Problem Wastes

Find out how to responsibly dispose of toxic and potentially harmful household items, including chemicals, e-waste and sharps.

Return and Earn container deposit scheme

Information about the NSW Government's Return and Earn container deposit scheme.

Summerhill Environmental Monitoring

In accordance with section 66(6) of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act), Summerhill Waste Management Centre's environmental performance monitoring data is available for the community to view online.

Litter and Illegal Dumping

Littering and illegal dumping are offences and come with fines. Find out what you can do to help prevent this waste.

Waste Education for Schools

Our waste educators can provide your school with waste and litter learning activities, class excursions and tours of Summerhill Waste Management Centre.