Waste Management

Waste Wise

Learning to be waste wise is a priority world wide as it is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today.

Did you know that Australia is the second most wasteful nation in the world?  We produce more than 18 million tonnes of waste per year.  We are producing more waste than ever before due to the current trend of high consumption and highly specialised packaging, alongside the ever growing mountain of goods discarded by our throwaway society.

Nambucca Valley Council has been proactive in this area by entering into a partnership with Coffs Harbour City and Bellingen Shire Councils and Handybin Waste Services resulting in a regional waste collection service which commenced at the end of 2005 and is known as Coffs Coast Waste Service.

Waste Management Facility
Opening Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm (All customers must be off site by 4.00pm)

Effective 1 July 2016, the Waste Management Facility's operating hours are 8.00am – 4.00pm 7 days per week.  The facility will be closed on Public Holidays.  All other closures will be advertised.

Payment methods – EFTPOS, credit card and accounts (by prior arrangement) ONLY.  Cash will NOT be accepted.

The facility is located at 711 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads and can be contacted on (02) 6568 2170. 

Information on Fees and charges relevant to the facility are available here(PDF, 381KB), or view Councils fees and charges page.

Coffs Coast Waste Service

Coffs Coast Waste Service is the regional waste collection service provider and should you experience any problems with the service such as a missed service or damaged wheelie bins you should contact them direct on 1800 265 495.  For more information on what you can put in your RED (Mixed Waste), YELLOW (Recycling) or GREEN (organics) bin please click here and you will be redirect to the Coffs Coast Waste Service website.

Coffs Coast Waste Service provides the following services subject to the requirements of an application being filed and received by Council:

  • Residents with a genuine disability or who are elderly and can demonstrate they can not wheel the bins out for collection may be eligible for a wheel in wheel out service.

  • Vision impaired residents may be eligible for tactile symbol bin lids to assist them in determining the correct use of the bins.

Kerbside bulky goods collection service

For more information on the Bulky Goods Collection Service please call 1800 265 495 or click here and you will be transferred to the Coffs Coast Waste Service website.  

Community Recycling Centres

Not all household waste can be put in your kerbside bins.  Community Recycling Centres offer 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.

Your local Community Recycling Centre is located at Nambucca Waste Management Facility, 711 Old Coast Road, Nambucca Heads, open 8am - 4pm every day (closed public holidays).

Click here(PDF, 236KB) for more information and other Community Recycling Centre locations.


MIDWASTE is the forum made up of representatives from Councils located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, whose focus is regional cooperation in waste management and waste minimisation.

Asbestos Information - Work Cover

28 January 2022 - Until further notice, Asbestos can no longer be accepted at the Nambucca Waste Management Facility as the current cell has reached its maximum capacity.

Visit the Work Cover website for information released on Asbestos.  

Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia - working with communities to clean up and conserve our environment.

Planet Ark

Help people, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment.

How to protect our sewer network

Nambucca Valley Council is having to devote more resources and money to dealing with blockages related to flushable wipes. These wipes do not disintegrate and have a tendency to matt together and cause blockages in pipelines and particularly in pumps.
For more information CHOICE: Flushable Wipes

How can You Help?

The sewerage system is only designed to remove sewage, toilet tissue and wastewater from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.
Therefore, please dispose of the following items in your household garbage collection bin:
  • Flushable wipes
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary items
  • Cotton buds
  • Dental floss
  • Cigarette buds
  • Rags
  • Fats and oils
Flushable wipes and rags collected from a pumping station

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