Waste Management

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.

COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility

Lithgow Council continues to monitor developments with respect to COVID-19 and wishes to provide an update on opening conditions for the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility.Following the effectiveness of COVID-19 controls and easing of restrictions by the NSW Government in relation to outdoor public gatherings, Council will open Lithgow Solid Waste Facility to the public during all opening times from Monday 8 June 2020. General public access during the week will no longer require an appointment from this time.Importantly, restrictions regarding social distancing on site will remain and these will continue to be updated in line with the NSW Government Public Health Order.The continuing COVID-19 Risk Management protocols at Lithgow Solid Waste Facility are:

  • All persons unloading waste and the landfill are required to maintain 1.5 metre social distancing
  • No members of the public to visit the site if suffering flu like symptoms or under self-isolation restrictions.
  • Persons must follow landfill attendants instructions at all times.
  • 3 designated tipping areas open at light vehicle general waste tipping zone – drivers must wait until unloading area is clear to access tipping area and unload waste
  • Persons unloading green waste must maintain 5m separation between vehicles.
  • Only one vehicle in site recycling areas (metal, cardboard, E-waste) area at any time.
  • Only one vehicle unloading mattresses or tyres at any time.
  • No cash sales for mattresses/tyres.

Residents are reminded there may be delays during unloading and people are asked to be patient and remain courteous to landfill staff.

It is essential that residents continue to follow the protocols on site to protect landfill workers, other customers and themselves. The site will remain open subject to the these protocols being effective and any further developments from the NSW or Commonwealth governments in relation to COVID-19.

Council thanks residents for their patience during this time.


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

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.

Waste Collection Calendar

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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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