Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Summerhill Waste Management Centre is a solid waste landfill managed by City of Newcastle. The site is licensed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to receive a wide variety of 'General Solid Waste (Putrescible and Non-putrescible) and Special Waste'. Please refer to Part 1 of the NSW EPA (2014) Waste Classification Guidelines for the definition of acceptable waste types.

Please note: Special Wastes and/or waste deemed offensive / difficult have specific disposal requirements. Please refer to the individual fact sheets for further information.

Our waste collection vehicles bring Newcastle household general waste and green waste to Summerhill. The general waste is securely disposed of in a lined landfill. The green waste is processed, in a separate area on-site, into mulch. This mulch is then used for landscaping and rehabilitation works off-site. (Please note: Newcastle household recycling bins are serviced by SOLO Resource Recovery and transported to a separate materials recovery facility in Gateshead for processing).

We are committed to providing waste minimisation and recycling solutions to the community and ensuring the long term sustainability of our waste management operations. A fee structure is in place at Summerhill to encourage visitors to separate their wastes into the various sorting bays at the Small Vehicle Receival Centre, helping us to recover a wide range of items  including building materials, green waste, whitegoods and electrical waste — for reuse or recycling into new products.

Several on-site safety procedures, such as wearing enclosed footwear and ensuring children and pets stay inside vehicles, are in place for everyone’s protection and must be adhered to at all times.

Opening Hours and Location

Summerhill's landfill operating hours and office hours, together with a location map and contact details.

What can I take to Summerhill?

Some wastes are at prohibited at Summerhill, and others have strict disposal requirements, including asbestos, dusty waste, dead animals and synthetic mineral fibres. Find out more.

Procedures on Site

Plan your visit to Summerhill by understanding the weighbridge ticket system and precautions to keep you and your family safe.

Fees and Payment

View the fees and charges for waste disposal and payment options available at Summerhill.

Clean Wood Wastes

Minimise your waste disposal costs by separating clean wood from other wastes before you arrive at Summerhill.

Lead soil disposal for Lake Macquarie (LAS Area) residents

Summerhill is now accepting lead contaminated soil from eligible residences in the Lead Abatement Strategy (LAS) Area near the former Pasminco lead smelter in Boolaroo. Conditions apply.

Products for Sale

Summerhill has a range of landscaping supplies available for purchase.

Environmental Monitoring Data

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.