Waste and Recycling

COVID-19 Update

City of Newcastle continues to provide essential waste services and has implemented social distancing measures at Summerhill Waste Management Centre as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information see the City’s response to COVID-19

Summerhill Waste Management Centre

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

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.

Problem Wastes

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

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.

Waste Education

Our waste educators can provide your school or community group with waste and recycling talks, tours of Summerhill Waste Management Centre, and classroom learning resources.

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 7 March 2021. Find out how you can get involved.

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.

Return and Earn container deposit scheme

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

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.