Community Recycling Centre

The Community Recycling Centre, which is located inside Cessnock Waste Management Centre, provides the community with a safe way to dispose of household problem waste, free of charge. Commercial problem waste is accepted but charged at $145/tonne. Large quantities should be pre-booked before arrival to avoid being refused if allowed quantities are already on site.

The following items are accepted in household quantities:

  • paint, oil and water-based (in liquid form only)
  • gas cylinders
  • fire extinguishers
  • electronic waste
  • fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • motor oils (max. 20 litres)
  • other oils
  • smoke detectors

Waste requiring specialist recycling at our Community Recycling 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 also drop them at one of our FREE Community Recycling Stations at the following locations during regular opening hours:

  • Council’s Administration Centre: 62-78 Vincent St, Cessnock 2325
  • Cessnock Library: 65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock 2325
  • Kurri Kurri Library: Cnr Lang & Allworth Streets, Kurri Kurri 2327