Waste Management Centre - General Information and Pricing

Hours of Operation

The Waste Management Centre (WMC) is open seven (7) days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

The Waste Management Centre is located at the end of College Road, South Bathurst and the hours of operations are as follows:

Please note there may be charges for the various items. Please refer to Waste Management Centre - General Information and Pricing.

Pcit21aMulch is available at the Waste Management Centre for residents in private vehicles.  This is free to residents, and Council workers can load your private vehicle or trailer Monday to Friday between the following times:

On the weekends you can have your private vehicle or trailer loaded with mulch between the following times:

This service is available for domestic use only, not commercial quantities.

Community Recycling Centre

Located at the Waste Management Centre, College Road, Bathurst

Some household waste might seem difficult to dispose of properly, as it should not end up in landfill.

The Bathurst Community Recycling Centre offers a FREE and easy solution for the disposal of household problem waste such as paints, gas bottles, motor oils, batteries, smoke detectors and fluorescent globes and tubes.

Many of these materials can be reused and recycled if processed correctly. Recycling helps our environment because it saves water, energy and natural resources.

For further information on the Community Recycling Centre at the Waste Management Centre, please click here.

Fees and Charges

In order to raise the revenue required to comply with the environmental standards applying to landfill depots, Council has set the following fees and charges for 2019/2020:  

Sorted Household Recyclable

No charge

Privet for Residents in Private Vehicles

No charge

Mulch for Residents in Private Vehicles No charge

Separated Motor and Gear Oil

No charge
Separated Lead Acid Batteries No charge 
Separated Household Problem Waste (CRC) Community Recycling Centre (includes Paint (wet - oil and water based), Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, Household Batteries, Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs/Globes, Smoke Detectors) No charge

All rates are per tonne or part thereof:

Mixed Waste (including E-waste)


Mixed Waste Minimum Charge


Green Waste


Green Waste Minimum Charge


Cover material/clean fill


Wastes requiring burial - Prior arrangement required


Medical waste


Hazardous waste


Animal Carcass - Burials charged by weight


Motorcycle tyre

$16.00 each

Car tyre

$16.00 each

Truck tyre

$34.00 each

Tractor tyre

$70.00 each

Half Car Bodies

$20.00 each

Full Car Bodies

$40.00 each


Liquid waste - Please note that Council is not licensed to accept liquid waste at the Waste Management Centre.

Hazardous Wastes - This waste will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances (ie In emergency situations and as directed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.) (There is an annual Hazardous Household collection each year).


The Bathurst Waste Management Centre phone number is (02) 6332 9111 (Monday to Sunday).

Operation - Waste Transport and Disposal

Please note the conditions for the transport and disposal of waste to the Centre, are posted at the entrance of the facility and detailed on a separate leaflet available from the Centre. Failure to comply with these conditions can attract significant penalties. Please also be aware that all loads entering the Bathurst Waste Management Centre are subject to random inspections. The aim of these inspections is to verify that the loads are free of hazardous wastes.

Methane at the Waste Management Centre

Landfill gas is one of the products that results from the disposal of waste containing organic matter into a landfill.  To read about the Methane at the Waste Management Centre, please click here.


To keep Bathurst and region looking beautiful and clean, it would be appreciated that when visiting the tip to cover your load so that rubbish does not blow onto the streets of Bathurst and region. Fines exceed $500.00 if your load is not covered and secure.

Fridges and Freezers  

Fridges and freezers left for disposal could trap and suffocate young children. To avoid this danger, doors should be removed from whitegoods and other large airtight containers before disposal.

Prohibited Wastes

Council is not permitted to accept Liquid Wastes, Medical Wastes or Hazardous Wastes at the Bathurst Waste Management Centre. Note it is an offence to transport prohibited wastes to the Waste Management Centre.


Asbestos wastes must be disposed of by burial. This is subject to prior arrangement being made with Council's Waste Management Centre Gatehouse on 02 6332 9111 or 0417 065 578. For disposal Guidelines please see further information.

Council's aim is to safely collect, transport and treat the waste of the people of the Bathurst region in a way which meets their needs in an efficient, cost effective manner and return all treated products back into the ecosystem in a way which is ecologically sustainable and maximises the resources available.

Council does not accept Friable Asbestos.

Waste Requiring Burial

Waste requiring immediate burial (this may include asbestos, documents or certain poisons) at the Waste Management Centre may only occur at certain times, please see below for burial times. Please note that immediate burials will only occur by prior arrangement, please phone the Waste Management Centre on 6332 9111 to make arrangements.

Monday to Friday between the following times:

On the weekends between the following times: