• Draft Climate Change Policy to go on public exhibition
    In an effort to address the changing climate affecting the Cessnock Local Government Area, Council has developed a draft Climate Change Policy. The community are encouraged to provide feedback on the Policy during the public exhibition period. The draft Climate Change Policy will be on public exhibition from the 26 February until the 25 March 2020. 
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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 free mattress drop off events each year. Mattress drop off dates (locations will be confirmed shortly) for 2020 are:  

  • Saturday 22 February 2020
  • Saturday 20 June 2020
  • Saturday 17 October 2020

    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 $33.

     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.

    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. The next event in Cessnock will be held on Saturday 17 May 2020.

    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
    • Cessnock Library, Vincent St, Cessnock
    • Kurri Kurri Library, Cnr Lang & Allworth Streets, Kurri Kurri


    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. 


    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.