Cassilis Waste Transfer Station

Cassilis Waste Management Facility accepts a variety of waste.

Where can I dispose of asbestos?

Asbestos can be disposed of at Aberdeen Waste Management Facility.  Asbestos is not be accepted at Scone, Merriwa, Murrurundi or Cassilis.

Asbestos must be wet down and completely encased in heavy plastic in manageable sizes and sealed so no asbestos can escape.

The Waste Management Facility must be notified at least 24hr prior to bringing asbestos into the site.

Council requires a handling fee to be paid in addition to the normal disposal costs.

Where can I dispose of deceased animals?

Small animals (dog/cat/sheep/goat/pig) will be accepted at Scone and Aberdeen Waste Management Facilities. 

Large animals (cattle/horses) will only be accepted at Aberdeen Waste Management Facility. 

A call out fee applies for after-hours service.

Can I purchase mulch from a waste management facility?

To sell or give mulch away mulch to the public Council is legally obliged to ensure that the mulch is free from weeds, pests and disease as well has have stringent risk control measures in place. 

As Councils source green / garden waste from a number of sources, material is often processed into compost to remove weeds, pests and diseases prior to sale. 

Upper Hunter Shire Council does not have a composting facility.

Why do we pay an EPA Waste Levy Charge?

The Protection of the Environment (Operations) Act requires certain licensed waste facilities in NSW to pay a contribution for each tonne received at the facility.  Referred to as the 'waste levy', the contribution aims to reduce the amount of waste being landfilled and promote recycling and resource recovery.

The waste levy applies in the regulated area of NSW which comprises the Sydney metropolitan area, the Illawarra and Hunter regions, the central and north coast local government areas to the Queensland border as well as the Blue Mountains, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly local government areas.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is located within the Regional Levy Area which attracts a waste levy of $81.30 (2018/19).  In line with the Waste Regulation, the 2019–20 waste levy rates will again increase by Consumer Price Index (CPI) only.



9756 Golden Highway, Cassilis 2329  View Map

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