Recycling & Waste Facilities

The Armidale Waste Management Facility is designed to maximise recycling and reuse of material. At the Transfer Station you are encouraged to sort your load into various skips. If your load is mixed/or contaminated and only fit for landfill, you will be charged a higher fee. Council reserves the right to weigh loads both going into and out of the landfill. 

Card payments only at Council waste facilities (no cash handling or cheques accepted on site). 

Armidale Waste Management Facility

108 Long Swamp Road
Armidale NSW 2350
Phone: (02) 6772 7090

Tilbuster Waste Transfer Station closure

Council will close the Tilbuster Waste Transfer Station from 31 December 2020, in response to very low usage levels by the community and the comparatively high costs of operating the facility.

Council’s November 2020 Ordinary Meeting resolved to close the transfer station after a review found on average only three to four people used the facility on the days it is open. The decision is part of Council’s continual review of waste services, to constantly improve services throughout the region and ensure they are delivered as cost effectively as possible with our available resources.

The review found around an average of just 1.5 cubic metres of waste is delivered to the Tilbuster Waste Transfer Station each day it is open, which is currently each Saturday and Sunday between 2pm and 5pm. While it costs Council $145 to staff the facility each day, that level of usage generates just $15 per day in waste fees.

Declining usage of the Tilbuster Waste Transfer Station has coincided with the introduction of kerbside collections to surrounding areas. In coming months, Council will also be looking at an option to extend the domestic waste collection service to properties on McCannas Road and Newholme Road.

The cost savings achieved by closing the station will be redirected into more cost-effective options for our regional waste services.

A clean-up of the Tilbuster Waste Transfer Station will begin before Christmas and Council is liaising with Crown Land NSW on future use of the site.

Armidale Recycling Centre

Situated at the Waste Management Facility
Phone: (02) 6772 2033

Opening hours for Waste Management Facility and Recycling Centre:

Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)
Weekends and Public Holidays, 12 noon - 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)

The Waste Management Facility is closed Christmas Day and Good Friday and open from 12 noon - 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm) Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Armidale Recycling Shop - Rockets Recycling Shop

Situated at the Waste Management Facility
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)
Closed Public Holidays
Phone: 0459 270 841

A user pays system is operated at the gates.

Please cover all rubbish being transported to the Waste Management Facility.

For Sale:

The Armidale Waste Management Facility has the following available for purchase:

  • Mulch @ $30 per cubic meter 
  • City to Soil Compost @ $85 per cubic meter for A-grade Compost (1 per customer)
  • City to Soil Compost @ $65 per cubic meter for B-grade Compost (1 per customer)
  • Crushed concrete @ $45 per Tonne
  • City to Soil compostable bags $2.00 per roll

Due to testing requirements and processing logistics, compost is only be available from time to time. Currently we have limited quantities and the materials will only be available until sold out.

Delivery is available within a 10km radius of the Waste Management Facility for orders up to five cubic meters (depending on booking availability). To find out availability, or for more information, please contact the Waste Management Facility on (02) 6772 7090.

X-ray film recycling

The Armidale Waste Management Facility offers free x-ray film recycling. 

Guyra Recycling & Transfer Station

Everett Street, Guyra
Phone: (02) 6779 2377

The Recycling Centre is open four days a week.

Opening hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 9am to 5pm  (no entry after 4.45pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)
CLOSED: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Ebor Waste Transfer Station

Location: 5 to 6km from Ebor on Waterfall Way.
Opening hours: For vehicle access - Monday and Thursday 10am - 2pm. There is a smaller gate open at all times.

Hillgrove Waste Transfer Station

Location: On the Hillgrove Common
Opening hours: Sunday, 8am - 12 noon


 Wollomombi Waste Transfer Station

Location: near Chandler School
Opening hours: Saturday, 8am - 12 noon

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