Waste Management

COVID-19 Response – Waste Services

Lithgow City Council wishes to announce the following changes and updates to waste services in response to COVID-19 to protect workers and members of our community.

Lithgow Solid Waste Facility

From Monday 30th March the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility will be closed to the general public until further notice. Only customers providing ‘essential services’ (such as kerbside and commercial collection vehicles) will be permitted to enter the site. Regular commercial customers can still gain access as well as deliveries of contracted bushfire related waste organised through the ‘co-ordinated cleanup’.

Residents with general household waste still have access to kerbside services that will continue to operate as normal. Residents are asked to avoid undertaking any activities that will generate waste requiring a visit to the waste facility. Should a residential customer encounter exceptional circumstances that requires waste to be disposed of prior to the regular weekly collection then they may contact the weighbridge on 0417 226 429. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Rural Landfills and Transfer Stations

All Lithgow rural landfills and transfer stations will continue operating as normal for the present time. However, Council is asking residents to avoid going to these sites for anything that isn’t essential or urgent. We know that generating waste is unavoidable, and some rural residents don’t have access to kerbside services, but please try to avoid any unnecessary activities that may generate waste where possible during this crisis.

Kerbside Collections Services

All kerbside collection services continue to operate as per normal. This includes weekly kerbside waste, fortnightly recycling and the scheduled green waste clean-up commencing 6th April 2020.

Council takes advice on all public health matters from the State and Federal health departments and may need to update its response should the situation change.

Lithgow Solid Waste Facility – Site entry conditions

Lithgow City Council ONLY accepts rubbish from people/businesses residing in the LGA. No rubbish from outside the area will be accepted. Fines apply.

Council is improving site security at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. Council will be implementing new site entry conditions on Monday 4th June 2018.

From 4th June 2018 it will be a condition of entry that all persons using the site must provide proof of source of waste:

For residents: drivers licence, rates notice, utilities bill or similar

For commercial customers: a completed Source of Waste Form (link below)

Source of Waste Form for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility

All customers will be required to stop on the weighbridge on entry and communicate with gatehouse staff via an intercom system. Where suitable ID is not provided the person will be refused entry.

All customers will also be required to advise gatehouse staff of the type of waste being delivered to allow correct classification.

CCTV security cameras will be in place to identify vehicles where necessary.

About Council waste services

Council currently operates 4 landfills and 5 transfer stations. It also offers a variety of programs including recycling, e-waste collection facilities and regular pick ups of bulky and green waste to help the community manage waste issues.

More information on these programs can be found on Council's website by clicking on the links on the Waste menu.

Lithgow City Council Waste Info App

Waste Info is a new App introduced by Lithgow Council to assist residents with their waste and recycling.

Can't remember your bin collection days? Not sure what goes in which bin? Unsure where you can take your waste and recycling? Lithgow City Council has introduced Waste Info which is a free App that makes it easier for residents to reduce rubbish, sort waste properly and recycle more. Waste Info provides you with:

  • A personalized bin collection calendar with optional bin day reminders;
  • A quick guide to your bin system, and an A-Z list of materials and how to dispose of them;
  • Information about Council's services and waste facilities, including maps and directions;
  • Frequently asked questions, contact details and ‘report a problem' form
  • Optional notifications to find out the latest waste information from Council


Waste Info is available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play




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