Temporary closure - Community Recycling Centre

Cessnock City Council has temporarily closed its Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at the Cessnock Waste Management Centre. This has occurred due to a fire at the Sydney-based Cleanaway facility which receives recyclables and problem waste. 

The CRC allows residents to dispose of problem waste items free of charge, such as paints, oils, gas cylinders, electronic waste and batteries. The program is funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Cleanaway is the contractor engaged to collect the waste.

With collections being impacted, and Council unable to collect and store excess problem waste, the majority of these items can’t be accepted until further notice. Items still being accepted include electronic waste, motor vehicle batteries and mattresses.

Despite these changes, Council’s free Chemical Cleanout event on Sunday 15 May will go ahead, and Council is encouraging residents to take advantage of this service. The event will take place from 9am to 3.30pm at Cessnock City Council’s Works Depot, 2082 Old Maitland Road, Cessnock. 

Council is working closely with the NSW EPA and Cleanaway to get the full range of services up and running as soon as possible.

Park closures

Last updated: 9am Tuesday 26 April 2022 

Due to the recent heavy rain, the following playground has been temporarily closed or impacted by water:

  • Bluey Frame Weston full closure 

Sporting ground closures

Page last updated: 1.35pm Monday 23 March 2022

Following a reinspection of Council's grass sporting fields today, ALL grounds have been closed.

A further announcement will be made on Wednesday 25 May.



Pool closures

Cessnock and Branxton Pools are now closed for the season. The pools will reopen over the October long weekend on Saturday 1 October 2022. 

The Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre will remain open. 

Works and projects

For more information, view our current works and projects.

We make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.