Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park
Reddalls Road, Kembla Grange
Weekdays 7.30am - 4.30pm
Weekends 8am - 4pm
Public holidays 8am - 4pm
Good Friday 8am - 4pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Effective as of July 2013.
Council's Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park accepts cash, EFTPOS cards and credit cards only. Cheques are not accepted.
New Year's Waste Wise Resolutions
Wondering what to do with your droopy Christmas tree?
Cut it up for your home compost. Those leaves are great for covering fresh food scraps, providing dry brown carbon to balance the green wet nitrogen-rich food scraps.
Place it in your green waste bin, cut in to lengths of 50cm and 7.5cm in diameter or less.
Take your tree to the Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park at Kembla Grange where it is reprocessed into mulch. It's open every day of the year, except Christmas. Fees apply.
Too many bottles, boxes and paper?
Check out the Revolve and Recycling Centre at Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park at Kembla Grange. It's free to drop off recyclables including glass and plastic bottles, steel and aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, car batteries, scrap metal, gas bottles, fire extinguishers and even waste oil (eg. sump oil, engine or lubricating oils). Just turn right prior to the weighbridge.
Too good to throw away?
You can avoid the landfill fee and give reusable items a second home by donating them to the Revolve Centre. Items in good working order are accepted at the discretion of the Revolve staff including furniture, sporting and camping goods, toys, clothes, blankets, cutlery, crockery, lawn mowers, tools, electrical items and appliances, and select building materials. It's also a great place to find a bargain.
Removal of Carbon Price
Council has removed the carbon price from general waste disposal gate fees at Whytes Gully. To find out more about the impact of the repeal of the carbon price scheme, click here
What's new at Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park?
The Revolve and Recycling Centre (pictured above) has been relocated to the right of the weighbridge. Now residents can drop off any reusable household items as well as recyclable items without going over the weighbridge, making it easier to sort and save.
For full details of what can be dropped off for free at the Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park please see the Waste Management Fees and Charges brochure.
Helensburgh Waste Depot - closed on 30 June 2012
Customers who used the Helensburgh Waste Depot can use Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park at Kembla Grange. It’s open from 7.30am-4.30pm weekdays and from 8am-4pm on weekends.
Residents can drop off excess recyclable items that don’t fit in their residential recycling bin at Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park for free. An additional green waste bin* can be delivered to manage excess residential green waste. We also encourage residents to sign up to one of the Wollongong Botanic Garden Discovery Centre’s composting workshops.
You can also use Council’s On-Call Household Cleanup Service to pick up televisions, computers, tyres and mattresses at a time that suits you. Simply book on line www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone the Waste Hotline on 1300 362 360. Please note, placing excess garden waste outside of your property boundary or in bushland is illegal dumping and penalties apply. To report illegal dumping contact Council on 4227 7111.
*Fees and charges apply.
Rehabilitation of Helensburgh Waste Depot
Council has had its proposed Closure Plan for the former Helensburgh Waste Disposal Depot site approved by The EPA.
Council is progressing the delivery of the closure plan and rehabilitation in accordance with best practice environmental standards.
Demolition or Building Waste
Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park is not permitted to accept builders' wastes for landfill disposal including mixed soils, concrete, bricks, tiles, platerboard, wood waste and general mixed builders waste.
To arrange the disposal of demolition waste or building waste, please refer to the Yellow Pages under 'Waste Reduction and Disposal Services' in order to find a company most suited to your needs.
If you're looking for information on asbestos see our Asbestos waste section.