Waste and Recycling

COVID-19 Update

Please visit our COVID-19 Changes to our services page for the most up-to-date information regarding the operation of Summerhill Waste Management Centre.

Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Summerhill Waste Management Centre

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

Collection Services

Waste collection is one of our community's most valued services, so we work hard to get it right for you.
Service Issues and Requests

Service Issues and Requests

Has your bin been missed on collection day, or is it damaged? Or would you like to upsize your bins? Find out how to resolve your issue or upgrade your kerbside service.
Bulk Waste Service

Bulk Waste Service

Our on-demand bulk waste service helps you dispose of items too big for your kerbside bins, such as mattresses, old furniture and broken appliances.
Problem Wastes

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

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

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.
Food Waste

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

Return and Earn container deposit scheme

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

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.