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Recycling and Waste Directory

Find out how you can correctly dispose of materials for recycling that are not suitable to be placed in your bins in the Recycling and Waste Directory. Please note fees apply to some materials.

Mattress Drop Off

Mattresses take up a lot of space in landfill and they contain valuable materials like steel, timber and foam which can be recycled.

Council holds a free mattress drop off event in Autumn and Spring each year. Mattress drop off dates for 2018 are:

  • Saturday 26 May 2018 - Cessnock (location to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 13 October 2018 - Kurri Kurri (location to be confirmed)

Conditions apply:

  • Cessnock City Council residents only - proof required
  • Four mattresses or bases accepted per household per year
  • Mattresses will not be accepted prior to 8 am or after 12 noon
  • No pedestrian access - vehicles only
  • Bulk or commercial quantities will not be accepted

Alternatively mattresses can be taken to the Cessnock Waste Management Centre for disposal for a fee of $30.

Recycle Stations

The following items require specialist recycling services to recover the metals and chemicals they contain:

  • Fluorescent tubes and household light bulbs
  • Household batteries
  • Mobile phones
  • Ink cartridges

You can drop them into one of the FREE Recycling Stations located at:

  • Council’s Administration Centre, 62-78 Vincent St, Cessnock
  • Kurri Kurri Library, Cnr Lang & Allworth Streets, Kurri Kurri
  • Cessnock Library*, 65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock

(*mobile phones no longer accepted at this location)

Electronic Waste 

Electronic waste (or e-waste) can be taken to the Cessnock Waste Management Centre and is free for domestic customers. Ask how to get a discount voucher when you drop materials off at the Community Recycling Centre. 

The following electronic equipment is accepted:

  • TVs and DVDs
  • computers, laptops, monitors and printers
  • CD drives, hardrives and cables

Please note: other electrical items are not accepted as electronic waste. 

Household Chemical CleanOut

The safe way to dispose of potentially hazardous household chemicals is at a Household Chemical CleanOut event. CleanOut is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of household chemicals that could cause harm to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of correctly.

The next CleanOut is on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Council's Works Depot Carpark on Old Maitland Rd, Cessnock from 9am till 3.30pm.

CleanOut events are held at locations throughout NSW. A full list of what can be taken to a Cleanout event and conditions of use are available on the  CleanOut website.


Needles, syringes, lancets and other injection equipment should be disposed of correctly to minimise infection to others in the community.

Find out  how to correctly dispose of sharps.



drumMUSTER provides a drop off point for eligible agricultural and veterinary chemical containers at the Cessnock Waste Management Centre. The service is available year round. 

To dispose of eligible containers contact Council's Weeds Officers on 4993 4167 to arrange a drop off time.

For more information please visit or contact Customer Service on 4993 4100.



A number of these project are supported by the a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.