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COVID-19 Update

As a provider of essential services, Council’s Woy Woy and Buttonderry Waste Management Facilities will remain open 7 days a week, for waste generated and transported in accordance with the NSW Public Health Order. 

We are requesting household customers defer visiting our waste management facilities if the activity is not in line with current NSW Public Health Order.  

If you need to visit one of our waste facilities, you are required to:

  • wear a mask while onsite and practice social distancing
  • check in using the QR codes at the inbound weighbridges, or use the manual sign-in sheet if you do not have a phone
  • pay using EFTPOS if possible.

Our COVID-19 information area details all impacts to Council services, facilities and programs as well as the local response to coronavirus.

Central Coast Council operates two public waste management facilities: Buttonderry Waste Management Facility located in the northern end of the Central Coast and Woy Woy Waste Management Facility in the south.  Both facilities are open seven days a week except on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.


Buttonderry Waste Management Facility

Address: 850 Hue Hue Road, Jilliby
Phone: 4350 1320

Woy Woy Waste Management Facility

Address: Nagari Road, Woy Woy
Phone: 4342 5255

Community Recycling Centre

The Central Coast now has its first Community Recycling Centre. The facility is purpose-built for residential customers only. Located at the Buttonderry Waste Management Facility. 
Address: 850 Hue Hue Road, Jilliby
Phone: 4350 1320

Hours of operation (all facilities):

7am-4pm - Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays
8am- 4pm - Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
7am-1pm - Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
Closed on Christmas day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

Important update on Kincumber Waste Management Facility

Following a thorough review of its operations and infrastructure, the decision has been made to close Kincumber Waste Management Facility site as a waste transfer station. Learn more about this decision and future opportunities for the site

Wastes accepted at all facilities

Free of charge:

  • lead acid car, marine and household batteries
  • car bodies, whitegoods, car tyres on rims and other metals
  • motor oil (maximum 20 litres)
  • fluorescent lights (maximum 12)
  • cardboard (up to 200kg)
  • glass bottles/jars (no flat glass)
  • PET/HDPE plastic bottles and milk/juice cardboard cartons
  • aluminium cans/foil, tins and empty aerosol spray cans
  • computer items including: desktops, laptops, monitors, modems, keyboards, cables, drives and related accessories, printers and scanners
  • electronic devices, such as televisions, household small appliances, audio equipment, electronic tools, electronic garden equipment and mobile phones
  • paint tins (Buttonderry Waste Management Facility only)
  • gas bottles (Buttonderry Waste Management Facility only)

For a fee:

  • mixed waste
  • garden organics
  • building and demolition waste
  • commercial recyclables
  • bricks, roof tiles, pavers and concrete
  • special wastes
  • soil (not contaminated)
  • mattresses (in addition to minimum charge)
  • car tyres without rims (maximum 5)

See Council's Fees and charges for a full list of applicable fees and charges. When visiting our waste management facilities, please use electronic payments where possible to protect the health of the community and staff.

Waste material not accepted at any facility

  • hazardous or liquid waste (chemicals, poisons, paints). Council runs household chemical collections every year. For more information refer to our disposing hazardous waste page.
  • clinical waste (e.g. human tissue, laboratory cultures, blood stained materials or equipment).Refer to the Yellow Pages for companies licensed to carry clinical waste.

Asbestos disposal

Asbestos can be taken to either the Woy Woy or Buttonderry Facilities.

When disposing of asbestos, ensure you have read the Asbestos disposal guidelines. All asbestos loads must be booked in 24 hours before delivery. Contact the weighbridge operator at Buttonderry on 4350 1320 or Woy Woy on 4304 7343 to make a booking.

All asbestos must be double wrapped in at least 200 micron plastic as per the Asbestos disposal guidelines. On arrival advise the gate operator that you have asbestos. Asbestos will not be accepted within an hour of the landfill's closing time. For more information on asbestos, visit our Asbestos page.

Electricity generation from landfill gas

Central Coast Council, in partnership with landfill gas management contractors has developed gas extraction and electricity generation facilities at its landfill sites.

When buried in anaerobic conditions (without oxygen), organic waste generates the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide. Methane is extracted from the landfilled areas via a network of pipes inserted into areas of the landfill then filtered and burned in a generator creating electricity.

More than 30,000 megawatt (MW) hours of electricity is produced each year from our landfill sites - enough to power over 9,200 houses annually. In addition, the destruction of landfill generated methane has also resulted in the removal of the equivalent of over 341,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - the equivalent of taking 30,969 cars off the road for a year!

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Last updated : Tue 20 Jul 2021