Hours of Operation
The Waste Management Centre (WMC) is open seven (7) days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

  • Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 3:00pm

Please note there may be charges for the various items. Please refer to Waste Management Centre – General Information and Pricing.

Mulch is available at the Waste Management Centre for residents in private vehicles. This is free to residents, and Council workers can load your private vehicle or trailer Monday to Friday between the following times:

  • 8:00am to 9:30am
  • 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm to 3:30pm

On the weekends you can have your private vehicle or trailer loaded with mulch between the following times:

  • 9:00am to 10:00am
  • 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This service is available for domestic use only, not commercial quantities.

Community Recycling Centre

Located at the Waste Management Centre, College Road, Bathurst

Some household waste might seem difficult to dispose of properly, as it should not end up in landfill.

The Bathurst Community Recycling Centre offers a FREE and easy solution for the disposal of household problem waste such as paints, gas bottles, motor oils, batteries, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes.

Many of these materials can be reused and recycled if processed correctly. Recycling helps our environment because it saves water, energy and natural resources.

For further information on the Community Recycling Centre at the Waste Management Centre, please click here.

Fees and Charges

In order to raise the revenue required to comply with the environmental standards applying to landfill depots, Council has set the following fees and charges for 2016/2017:

Sorted Household Recyclable No charge
Privet for Residents in Private Vehicles
Mulch for Residents in Private Vehicles No charge
Separated Motor and Gear Oil
Separated Lead Acid Batteries
Separated Household Problem Waste (CRC) Community Recycling Centre (includes Paint (wet – oil and water based), Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Household Batteries, Fluro Tubes/Bulbs/Globes, Smoke Detectors)
All rates are per tonne or part thereof:
Mixed Waste (including E-waste) $155.00/tonne
Mixed Waste Minimum Charge $3.00
Green Waste $135.00/tonne
Green Waste Minimum Charge
Cover material/clean fill $53.00/tonne
Wastes requiring burial – Prior arrangement required $310.00/tonne
Medical waste NOT ACCEPTED
Hazardous waste
Animal Carcases – Small/Medium $25.00 each
Animal Carcases – Large $40.00 each
Motorcycle tyre $16.00 each
Car tyre
Truck tyre $24.00 each
Tractor tyre $70.00 each
Half Car Bodies $20.00 each
Full Car Bodies
Liquid waste – Please note that Council is not licensed to accept liquid waste at the Waste Management Centre.
Hazardous Wastes – This waste will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances (ie In emergency situations and as directed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.) (There is an annual Hazardous Household collection each year).


The Bathurst Waste Management Centre phone number is (02) 6332 9111 (Monday to Sunday).

Operation – Waste Transport and Disposal

Please note the conditions for the transport and disposal of waste to the Centre, are posted at the entrance of the facility and detailed on a separate leaflet available from the Centre. Failure to comply with these conditions can attract significant penalties. Please also be aware that all loads entering the Bathurst Waste Management Centre are subject to random inspections. The aim of these inspections is to verify that the loads are free of hazardous wastes.

Methane at the Waste Management Centre

Landfill gas is one of the products that results from the disposal of waste containing organic matter into a landfill. To read about the Methane at the Waste Management Centre, please click here.


To keep Bathurst and region looking beautiful and clean, it would be appreciated that when visiting the tip to cover your load so that rubbish does not blow onto the streets of Bathurst and region. Fines exceed $500.00 if your load is not covered and secure.

Fridges and Freezers

Fridges and freezers left for disposal could trap and suffocate young children. To avoid this danger, doors should be removed from whitegoods and other large airtight containers before disposal.

Prohibited Wastes

Council is not permitted to accept Liquid Wastes, Medical Wastes or Hazardous Wastes at the Bathurst Waste Management Centre. Note it is an offence to transport prohibited wastes to the Waste Management Centre.


Asbestos wastes must be disposed of by burial. This is subject to prior arrangement being made with Council’s Waste Management Centre Gatehouse on 02 6332 9111 or 0417 065 578. For disposal Guidelines please see further information.

Source: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au