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Waste Management Centres

Council operates two waste management facilities: 

Cessnock Waste Management Centre (the Landfill)

  • 1967 Old Maitland Road Cessnock
  • Open: 7 days a week 8.45am to 4:30pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday and Cessnock City Council Picnic Day
  • Phone: 4993 4993 (Please call Customer Service on 4993 4100 for general enquiries)

NOTE: Eftpos, cash and account transactions available. Cheques are not accepted at the Facility.  

Find out about the redevelopment of the Cessnock Waste Management Centre.

Fees and Charges

Cessnock City Council is reducing waste to landfill by providing opportunities for residents to separate goods for recycling at the Waste Management Centre. These recyclable materials cost Council around $500,000 per year to transport and reprocess. A new flat rate management fee applies to recyclable materials accepted at the site that adopts a user pay principle.  

Please note: fees now apply to metal items and grass clippings.

 Type of waste

Charge per tonne

 Garden organics - including grass clippings  $140
 Oversized trees and stumps   $350
 Metal items  $140
 Concrete and bricks - domestic  $140 
 Concrete and bricks - commerical  $170
 Cardboard and commingled recyclables  $140* 
 Mattresses   $30 each
 Electronic waste - domestic  No charge 
 Electronic waste - commercial  $140
 Motor oil  No charge
 Mixed waste  $350
 Special waste - including asbestos   $405
 Tyres   $7 to $50
 Deceased animals  $11 to $95

* Cardboard and commingle recyclables will remain free of charge until the waste transfer station opens in October 2017.

Full fees and charges for mixed and separated loads at the landfill are listed in Fees and Charges.

Please refer to the Waste Centre Fees and Charges fact sheet for more information on the new fee structure.   

Note: Charges include the NSW State Government Waste Levy of $138.20 / tonne.  

Landfill Environmental Monitoring

Cessnock Waste Management Centre (Council's landfill) operates in accordance with an Environment Protection Licence, administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The licence requires Council to perform certain environmental monitoring to ensure the landfill is having minimal impact on the environment. To find out more visit landfill environmental monitoring.

Greta Transfer Station

  • Hollingshed Street Greta
  • Open: Monday, Thursday & Friday 2.00pm - 5.00pm; Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm and Sunday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Christmas, Good Friday, Cessnock City Council Picnic Day

Accepts household waste only. No bulky goods, mattresses or commercial goods.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges for Greta Transfer Station are:

 Vehicle size  Cost
 Mobile garbage bin  $26
 Cars, station wagons  $30
 Utes, box trailer, light commercial vans  $75

Waste vouchers cannot be used at Greta Transfer Station.