Waste and Resource Recovery

Disruption to Bellingen Waste Pick-up Service 10-12 October 2018

Disruption to Bellingen Waste Pick-up Service 10-12 October 2018


Changes to charges at Waste Management Facilities:

Over recent years Council has made significant upgrades at its Waste Management Facilities.  

From 1 July 2018 there will be changes in the way fees are charged at the waste facilities.  Three main changes are:

  • Rural residents who have access rights associated with the waste management fee levied under the NSW Local Government Act 1993, will receive in the post a Waste Facility Access Charge card. If you have not received your card by mid July and believe you are entitled to one – please contact Council.  This card allows rural residents to dispose of domestic waste without incurring further charges.

  • Non Shire residents who use Bellingen Council waste facilities will be charged a higher rate and fees and changes will now be charges at all Council facilities, including the Bellingen Transfer Station.

  • All users of Council waste facilities will be required to present either a current form of ID or their Waste Facility Access Card  before entering. Anyone who does not have ID or is not willing to present it will be denied entry to site.

For further information please contact Council’s Waste Management Coordinator on 6655 7300.


The Bellingen Shire is the Number 1 recycler in NSW, out of 130 Council areas with 80.1% of kerbside waste diverted from landfill (NSW Environment Protection Authority NSW Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Data Report as red garbage bin

 reported by councils 2012-13).

Domestic/Commerical Waste Management

All residents and businesses receiving a kerbside waste collection pay the Domestic Waste Management Charge. This charge entitles residents to a three bin system which includes mixed rubbish, recycling and organic bins. Residents that pay the Domestic Waste Management Charge are also eligible for one scheduled kerbside bulky goods collection and may request one bulky house waste collection each calendar year. Each voucher allows residents to self haul up to 300kg or three cubic metres of bulky household waste to the Raleigh Waste Management Centre at 146 Shortcut Road Raleigh.

Residents that reside outside of Council’s kerbside collection areas, pay the Waste Facility Access Charge. This allows access to dispose of domestic household waste at any of Council's three waste facilities free of charge.  Domestic properties paying the Waste Facility Access Charge are also eliglble for one bulky household waste voucher each calendar year. This voucher allows residents to self haul up to 300kg or three cubic metres of bulky household waste to the Raleigh Waste Management Centre at 146 Shortcut Road Raleigh.

For any questions regarding your waste service please call the Coffs Coast Waste Services Hotline on 1800 265 495.

Any waste taken to any of Council's waste facilities by residents which is directed to landfill is required to pay Council gate fees and the NSW section 88 landfill levy as applicable.