Council Services

  • Civic Administration Building
    Church Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
  • Office hours:
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Mailing address:
    PO Box 81, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
  • Telephone: (02) 6801 4000
  • Fax: (02) 6801 4259
  • Email: Email us today

Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre

Opening hours and location
2016/2017 tipping fees
Small Vehicle Receival Centre
Materials recycled or reprocessed
Prohibited wastes
Illegal dumping

Opening hours and location

The Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre operates 8am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. It is open every day except Christmas Day.

The Centre is located at Cooba Road (just off the Narromine Road), about 15km west of Dubbo, on the southern side of the Mitchell Highway.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP)


In accordance with the (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plan) Regulation 2012, Dubbo City Council has prepared a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) for the operations of the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre located on the Cooba Road, Dubbo. Dubbo City Council operates the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre under Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) number 6058.

The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan contains details of processes Dubbo City Council has put in place to mitigate the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring together with details as to how a pollution incident will be managed, reported and communicated.

The objectives of this Plan are to:

  • reduce the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring at the facility through identification of risks and the development of planned actions to minimize and manage those risks
  • ensure comprehensive and timely communication about a pollution incident to all staff at the premises, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), other relevant authorities specified in the Act (such as NSW Ministry of Health, WorkCover NSW, and Fire and Rescue NSW) and people outside the facility who may be affected by the impacts of the pollution incident
  • ensure that the Plan is properly implemented by trained staff, identifying persons responsible for implementing it, and ensuring that the plan is regularly tested for accuracy, currency and suitability
  • provide guidance on how to respond to an environmental pollution incident and how to record and report such an event

Contact Information for the Immediate Notification of a Pollution Incident:

Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 it is a requirement that all pollution incidents, where material harm to the environment is caused or threatened, are reported to the EPA, NSW Health, Fire & Rescue NSW, WorkCover NSW and the local Council.

1. Emergency Call Services
Emergency Hotline Number (24 hours) 000*
*The Site Supervisor should call 000 if the incident presents an immediate threat to human health and/or property and a combat agency is required (i.e. NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Ambulance Service, NSW Police Force) and then notify all other parties below including NSW Fire and Rescue via a local telephone number.

2. Dubbo City Council
Ian Bailey, Manager Works Services, Dubbo City Council 0428 432 551
Stephen Howlett, Project Engineer, Dubbo City Council 0428 639 206
Debbie Archer, Manager Environmental Control, Dubbo City Council 02 6801 4000

3. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Dubbo Regional Office 02 6883 5330
Emergency Hotline Number (24 hours) 131 555

4. NSW Ministry of Health (via Public Health Units)
Dubbo Regional Office 02 6841 5569
Public Health Officer on Call (24 hours) 0418 866 397

5. WorkCover NSW
Hotline Number 13 10 50

6. Fire and Rescue NSW
Dubbo Rural Fire Service 02 6881 3900**
** If there is no immediate threat to human health and/or property i.e. a combat agency is not required, then the site supervisor is still required to follow that outlined above except for dialling 000.

Communicating with Neighbours and the Community

Early warning and regular updates to owners and occupiers of premises who may be affected by an incident occurring at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre will be notified as follows:

Properties Adjoining the Facility:

Council will make preliminary contact with all owners and occupiers of properties adjoining the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre to establish the most suitable means of effecting communications with them in the event of a major pollution incident occurring.

Should a major pollution incident occur, residents will be notified immediately and may be further contacted by emergency service representative, such as in a case where evacuation or critical safety actions are considered necessary

Broader Community:

Depending on the nature, scale and timing of the incident, Council will also place routine notices and updates on its website and provide information via the local media, including radio stations and television services.

Further Information:

The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan has been developed to comply with legislative obligations and this should not be construed as an indication of increased pollution risk from the operations of the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre. For further information regarding the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan contact Council directly by phoning Asset Systems Engineer Michael McCulloch on 6801 4000 during business hours.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) (761 KB)

2016 / 2017 Tipping Fees - Prices effective 1 July 2016 & include GST


 Minimum charge  $10.00
 Utility or small single axle trailer load  $26.00
 Large volumes in excess of small single axle trailer load - per tonne  $75.00 ($10.00 min.)
 Minimum Charge  $6.00
 Utility or small single axle trailer load  $19.00
 Asbestos (plastic wrapped) - 0 to 1 tonne  $440.00 per tonne ($37.00 min.)
 Asbestos (plastic wrapped) – over 1 tonne   $230.00 per tonne ($440.00 min.)
 Contaminated/clinical wastes  $440.00 per tonne ($72.00 min.)
 Liquid wastes  $75.00 per tonne
 Special handling (including polystyrene) - per machine hour  $327.00 per machine hour ($60.00 min)
 All bike tyres  $2.30 each 
 Car tyres - each  $7.40 each 
 Light truck and 4WD tyres - each  $9.50 each
 Heavy truck tyres - each  $26.00 each
 Super singles - each  $34.00 each 
 Tractor tyres - per front tyre  $60.00 each
 Tractor tyres - per rear tyre  $100.00 each
 Shredded tyres - per tonne      $375.00 per tonne
 Large dead animals (cattle/horses)  $21.50 each ($47.00 min.)
 Small dead animals (sheep/calves)  $9.00 each ($27.00 min.)
 Non-domestic dead animals  $300.00 per tonne ($47.00 min.)
 Small domestic animals (cats/dogs) - each  $9.50 each
 Domestic e-waste      Free
 Household recyclables  Free
 Used motor oil  Free
 Waste motor oil containers      Contract Rate + 15%
 Car batteries  Free
 Whitegoods  Free
 Farm chemical drums (empty and clean)  Free
 Old hot water services  Free
 Scrap metal (ferrous and non-ferrous)  Free
 Car bodies  Free
 Clean fill (by prior arrangement)  Free
 Timber (sawn timber suitable for chipping)   $26.00 per tonne or $13.00 per small trailer 
 Green waste (uncontaminated)  $20.00 per tonne or $7.00 per small trailer
 Masonry construction and demolition
 (concrete and brick only, less than 10% soil)

 $40.00 per tonne or $20.00 per small trailer 

 Clean concrete (without reinforcing)  $21.5per tonne or $10.75 per trailer
 Clean concrete (with reinforcing)      $39.50 per tonne or $19.75 per trailer
 Clean bricks   $25.00 per tonne or $12.50 per trailer 
 Clean asphalt  $40.00 per tonne or $20.00 per small trailer
 Fine mulch

 $26.00 per m3 or small trailer load

 Coarse mulch

 $16.50 per m3 or small trailer load

Small Vehicle Receival Centre

The Small Vehicle Receival Centre is an all-weather “one stop shop” for the disposal of mixed domestic waste and the recycling of the following where segregated on delivery for separate disposal:

  • Scrap metal (free)
  • Car bodies (free)
  • Whitegoods (free)
  • Correctly cleaned farm chemical drums (free)
  • Car batteries (free)
  • Tyres (tipping fees apply)
  • Clean green waste (tipping fees are lower than for mixed waste)
  • Old TV's and other domestic e-waste (free)
  • Gas bottles (free)
  • Smoke detectors (free)
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes (free)
  • Household batteries (free)
  • Used motor oil (free)
  • Used oil filters and oil containers (charge applies)
  • Demolition Waste including concrete, timber, brick and asphalt (tipping fees are lower than for mixed waste)
  • Domestic mixed recycling - paper/cardboard, steel, plastic, aluminium, glass containers (free) 

Prohibited wastes

The Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre does not accept:

  • Liquid wastes of any description (other than commercial grease trap wastes and used motor oil)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Any inflammable liquid material derived from grease, oil, tar, petroleum, shale or coal. (other used motor oil)
  • Any sludge material (unless proven to be innocuous or harmless) being the refuse from any industrial process carried on in any: 
    - tanning or leather processing plant
    - chemical plant
    - pharmaceutical or drug manufacturing plant
    - metal treatment plant
    - petroleum or petrochemical plant 
    - vegetable or mineral oil plant
  • Any material containing arsenic, cyanide or sulphide
  • Any toxic soluble salts of barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, selenium, silver or zinc
  • Any pesticide or weedicide and in particular:
    - chlorinated hydrocarbons (organochlorines)
    - organophosphates
    - fluorinated hydrocarbons
    - phenols
  • Any soluble acid or alkali, acidic or basic compounds
  • Cytotoxic wastes
  • Special clinical wastes (including sharps)
  • Any drums containing agricultural or animal health chemicals (contact ChemClear on 1800 008 182).

Illegal dumping

Depositing waste materials onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste is considered illegal dumping and is a significant burden on Council and the community due to the associated clean up and disposal costs.

Residents are requested to promptly report incidences of illegal dumping to Council's Customer Service Centre on 6801 4000.

Individuals can be fined up to $250,000 for dumping rubbish illegally.