Waste & Recycling


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 Council's bulk waste service for large and bulky items, with the option of a kerbside collection or self-haul (tipping) voucher.

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 Waste Management Centre

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

Waste & 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.

Waste Education for Schools

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

Litter & Illegal Dumping

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