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Waste Disposal at the RRC

General Guidelines

At the RRC, most products are charged by weight.

It is possible to reduce the cost of disposal by separating different waste products in your load and disposing of them separately in the required locations, however this may mean that you need to be weighed and reweighed several times.

Mixed products are always charged at the highest rate.

If a customer chooses to have their vehicle reloaded, a reload fee will apply.

EPA levy currently waived for bushfire generated waste

Sorted Loads

Sorting of load contents must be done before entering the RRC. Customers are not permitted to separate the contents while they are on the ground.

Any items unloaded together will stay together and be charged at the highest rate for the relevant products.

Contaminated Loads

If a particular waste type is disclosed at the weighbridge and is found, on inspection, to be contaminated with hazardous products such as asbestos, other procedures and charges will apply. 

If the load is unable to be handled by RRC staff, an accredited Asbestos Removal Contractor will be contracted  to ensure cleanup complies with WorkCover requirements and a transport company certified to transport asbestos will be contracted to transport the asbestos contaminated material. The customer will be charged the full cost for the incident plus 10%.

Recycling - Commingled

What is it?

Recycling that is acceptable through the council yellow-lidded kerbside bin. These products are mixed together.


Items can include:

  • Glass bottles/jars - lids removed
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Plastic containers - lids removed
  • Steel/aluminium cans

linkWhat can be recycled in the yellow lidded recycling bin

Disposal Charge?

Free disposal for households. Charges apply for commercial customers. See Fees & Charges.

Recycling - Sorted

What is it?

Products that the RRC is able to get recycled as a separated product. Each of the different kinds of products are placed in a different location. Some products can be accepted from residents only.

Products Accepted from All Customers:

  • Aluminium & steel cans
  • Batteries - car
  • DrumMuster drums
  • See DrumMuster
  • eWaste
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mobile Phones and accessories
  • See MobileMuster
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Polystyrene packaging - clean, dry, limited to 1m3 per day
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Soft Plastics - clear only, dry, clean
  • Spray Cans
  • White goods - NB fridges / freezers / air conditioners attract a disposal fee
  • X-rays

Products Accepted from Residential Customers Only:

  • Batteries - household
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro tubes/globes
  • Gas bottles
  • Oil (Motor) - Limit 20L per day
  • Oil (Other) - limit to 20L per day and containers must be less than 20L capacity
  • Paint - Limit 20L per day
  • Smoke Detectors

Important Information Regarding Sorted Recycling.


What is it?

Any product that contains, or is suspected of containing, asbestos. At the Resource Recovery Centre any product suspected of being asbestos will be treated as asbestos unless the customer can provide lab certification that it is not asbestos.

Thousands of products have contained asbestos over the years. The presence of asbestos can only be reliably determined by lab testing.


Products can include:

  • Asbestos wall sheeting
  • Cement sheeting "fibro"
  • Excavated material with asbestos off cuts
  • Floor and ceiling tiles, etc.
  • Floor underlays
  • Insulation around pipes and wires
  • Water/sewage pipes
  • Vinyl flooring (old)

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.

Important Information Regarding the Transportation of Asbestos

Where more than 10m3 or 100kg of asbestos is being moved in one load, this movement must be tracked and reported through the EPA. See WasteLocate for further information.

Bringing Asbestos to the RRC

All asbestos products must be brought into the Resource Recovery Centre in approved asbestos bags. See Further Information.

Information on Asbestos Safety

See SafeWork NSW for further information on asbestos safety.

Illegal Dumping

See Report Illegal Dumping for guidance on how to report illegal dumping.

Document Shredding

What is it?

Paper that is predominantly white, that needs to be securely destroyed.

Important Information Regarding Document Shredding

Documents are placed in locked bins and securely shredded off site.

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.


What is it?

Electronic or electrical devices - anything that plugs into a power point.


Items can include:

  • Computers
  • Computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard)
  • Drills
  • Printers
  • Toasters
  • Vacuum cleaners

Disposal Charge?

Free Disposal at RRC. 

Inert (General) Waste and Building Waste

What is it?

  • Dry waste that is not reactive and doesn't smell as it breaks down.
  • Includes products with mixed products, which therefore cannot be recycled.


Items can include:

  • Bricks
  • Ceramics
  • Concrete
  • Cool room walls
  • Excavated natural material (ENM)
  • Fibro (with proof of no asbestos)
  • Furniture
  • Fill
  • Glass - Sheet/window
  • Hard plastics
  • Polystyrene - dirty - limited to 1 cubic metre per day.
  • Polystyrene building pods - limited to 1 cubic metre per day.

  • Soft plastics - dirty
  • Soil
  • Timber and timber products
  • Turf
  • Villaboard

  • Virgin excavated natural material (VENM)

Important Information Regarding Inert Waste

  • Excavated natural material - must be certified to show it does not contain hazardous materials e.g. asbestos, chemicals 
  • If there is any suspicion that a product is contaminated with asbestos, then it must be treated as asbestos

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.


What is it?

Mattresses containing springs, or springs only.

Important Information Regarding Mattresses

Double ensemble - if both top and bottom layers have springs, then each one is charged separately.

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.

Organic (Green) Waste

What is it?

Plants and other vegetative waste.


Organic waste can include:

  • Branches
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Stumps

Important Information Regarding Organic Waste

No hoses, rocks, garden tools, stakes, etc.

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.

Further Information:

The contents of this stockpile are used to make soil conditioner for use on gardens.

NB: Noxious and environmental weeds are charged as organic waste but not added to the organics pile. They are sent to landfill.

See the following for further information: 

Putrescible (Decaying) Waste

What is it?

Waste that decays and gets smelly.


Items include:

  • Food scraps
  • Kitchen waste

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges


What is it?

Tyres are charged per tyre, based on size.

Disposal Charge?

Charges apply. See Fees & Charges.

Important Information Regarding Tyres

Tyres must have the rims removed.

Tyres still on their rims will not be accepted for disposal at the RRC.

Transporting Tyres

Where more than 20 tyres or more than 200kg of tyres is being moved in one load, this movement must be tracked and reported through the EPA.

See WasteLocate for further information.

Not Accepted at the Resource Recovery Centre

There is a range of products that cannot be accepted at the RRC. These include:

  • Bitumen
  • Chemicals
  • Fireworks
  • SeeLink IconSafeWork NSW)
  • Flares
  • SeeLink IconRoads and Maritime Service
  • Fuel
  • SeeLink IconEPA Chemical Cleanout
  • Hazardous waste, including medical waste
  • Liquid waste

Last Updated: July 9th, 2020
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