Waste

Waste Collection

Waste Disposal at Mt Vincent Road Waste Management Centre

Illegal Dumping

  • Illegal Dumping 
  • Compost Bins & Worm Farms

  • Compost Bins and Worm Farms 
  • Septic Services

    Waste Collection

    Monday

    • Ashtonfield
    • Avalon Estate (Thornton)
    • Greenhills (except Mitchell Drive, Garnett Road, Alfred Close which are Wednesdays)
    • East Maitland (Greenhills side of Highway)
    • Woodberry
    • Millers Forest
    • Duckenfield
    • Maitland Park

    Tuesday

    • East Maitland (Metford side of highway)
    • Metford
    • Thornton (except Avalon Estate which is Mondays)

    Wednesday

    • Bolwarra
    • Largs
    • Phoenix Park
    • Raworth
    • Tenambit/East Maitland (To railway line Victoria Street)
    • Tocal Road (Collection only goes to Tocal Collage)
    • Mindaribba
    • Maitland Vale Road to Campbell Road
    • Greenhills Business District - Mitchell Dr, Garnett Rd, Alfred Close

    Thursday

    • Aberglasslyn
    • Maitland, including Mt Carmel Retirement Village
    • Morpeth
    • Lorn
    • Rutherford (Aberglasslyn side of highway)
    • Gosforth/Anambah Road
    • Horseshoe Bend
    • Oakhampton

    Friday

    • Gillieston Heights
    • Telarah
    • Farley
    • Rutherford (Farley side of highway)
    • Lochinvar
    • Windella Downs
    • Louth Park
    • Maitland Vale (Campbell Road)
    • Luskintyre
    • Bishops Bridge
    • To Orient Street Greta
    • Maitland Park

     Collection services do not operate on Christmas Day, Garbage will be collected the following day. 

     Cemetery Collection Services

    • East Maitland collected Monday
    • Telarah collected Friday

    Commercial Waste Services (Maitland CBD only)

    • Brown Lid (1 service per week) collected Wednesday
    • Blue Lid (2 services per week) collected Wednesday and Friday
    • Purple Lid (3 services per week) collected Monday, Wednesday, Friday

     Other Commercial Waste Services

    o    Commercial waste services in suburban areas (except Maitland CBD) are collected on the normal domestic garbage collection days.

    Please contact the following:-

    Maitland City Council

    Contact Phone: 4934 9700

    Please contact the following:-

    Contractor: Hunter Resource Recovery (HRR)

    Contact Phone: 1800 838884

    Service: All requests for repairs to recycling bins, replacement of stolen bins are to be forwarded to HRR, for works to be undertaken. HRR requires an event number for any stolen bin.   

    Waste Disposal at Mt Vincent Road Waste Management Centre

    109 Mt Vincent Road East Maitland

    Please click on link for location to the waste depot at Mt Vincent Waste Depot Map.

    8.15 am - 4.00 pm (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

    Weighbridge: 4934 1888 Facsimile: 4934 4575

    Waste Disposal Fees 2014/2015 - These prices include GST

    ALL PRICES INCLUDE THE STATE GOVERNMENT WASTE LEVY OF $120.90 PER TONNE

    Waste/recycling Types Disposal fee (incl GST)
    Municipal Waste - Mixed waste
          Mixed municipal waste $246.50 per tonne
    Commercial Waste
          Mixed commercial waste $246.50 per tonne
          Special waste (bulky waste, dead animals, dusty waste, odorous waste,    
          difficult to compact waste)
    $332.00 per tonne
          Bulk polystyrene $2,000 per tonne
    Construction & Demolition Waste
          Mixed construction & demolition waste $246.50 per tonne
          Asbestos $370.50 per tonne
          Concrete, bricks, roof tiles (concrete or terracotta) - uncontaminated $166.00 per tonne
          Virgin excavated natural material (VENM) - certified (up to operational    
          requirements)
    $133.00 per tonne

          Virgin excavated natural material (VENM) - certified (above operational    
          requirements)
    $285.00 per tonne
    Vegetation & Timber
          Vegetation, prunings, timber (non-treated, non-painted, nails removed,    
          stumps);
    $246.50 per tonne
          Vegetation delivered Saturdays and Sundays (for Maitland resident's only) -       excluding commercial vegetation No charge
    Recyclables
          Mattresses $27.50 per unit
          Electronic waste (up to 17 items) No charge
          Electronic waste (more than 17 items) $285.00 per tonne
          Gas bottles (empty) No charge
          General recyclables (cardboard, paper, bottles, cans, plastics) - up to 1    
          wheelie bin (excluding commercially generated recyclables)
    No charge
          Scrap metal, white goods No charge
          Vehicle batteries No charge
          Used engine oil (up to 20 litres) No charge
    Tyres
          Motorbike tyre $2.00 per tyre
          Car tyre $4.00 per tyre
          Car tyre on rim $9.50 per tyre
          Tractor > $34.00 per tyre
          Light truck tyre> (4 x 4) $8.50 per tyre
          Heavy truck tyre $16.00 per tyre
          Truck tyre on rim $34.00 per tyre
    Minimum fee - (for loads less than 40kgs) $23.00

    • Free Tip Vouchers

    Each domestic premises in the City of Maitland that is paying the Domestic Waste Management Charge is entitled to one free tip voucher per year.  Council sends the tip vouchers to the occupant of the premises every July.  Residents are then able to use the voucher to dispose of domestic waste at the Mt Vincent Rd Waste Management Centre.

    It is important for residents to check the back of the tip voucher for conditions of use as not all waste types and quantities are accepted.  The following conditions apply for 2014/15:

    • Vouchers can only be used by persons residing at the address shown overleaf (photo ID may be required)
    • Vouchers can only be used for domestic waste
    • Vouchers cannot be used for building, construction or commercial waste, soil, tyres, mattresses or mattress bases
    • Vouchers can only be used for loads up to 400kg.  Waste in excess of 400kg will be charged at the applicable disposal fees
    • This voucher is non-transferable and is not redeemable
    • Vouchers must be presented in its original form (no copies) at the Waste Management Centre to receive free entry
    • Only one voucher will be issued to each household in the Maitland Local Government Area

    Residents are reminded that it makes a lot of sense to separate waste and recyclables particularly for those larger loads above 400kg that will attract a charge.  As many recyclables such as paper, cardboard and bottles, metal items, white goods and car batteries are accepted free of charge, separating recyclables and unloading them in the appropriate areas at the Waste Management Centre can save a lot of money.

    • Differential Pricing

    On 1 January 2014, Maitland City Council changed the waste and recycling disposal fees and introduced differential pricing at its Mt Vincent Rd Waste Management Centre.

    Differential pricing essentially means charging lower fees for recyclables and higher fees for mixed waste that cannot be recycled and must therefore be landfilled.

    The purpose of differential pricing is to encourage recycling and to maximise the amount of waste diverted from the landfill.

    The disposal of household recyclables such as paper, cardboard and bottles, metal items and car batteries are now free and the disposal of concrete and bricks is at a much lower cost than before.

    All vehicles including domestic trailers and utilities are now weighed and disposal fees are charged on the actual weight of waste disposed off rather than applying a fixed fee based on the type of vehicle carrying the waste.

    Residents can make significant savings if they separate their recyclables from waste and unload the different materials in the correct recycling areas at the Waste Management Centre. 

    • Green Waste Recycling Trial Program

    Council introduced the trial green waste recycling initiative to reduce the amount of greenwaste being disposed of to landfill.

    Under the initiative residents of Maitland are able to transport household quantities of green waste to the landfill site on weekends and receive a trailer load of mulch free of charge for use on their garden.  

    The service is unlimited to the number of greenwaste disposals per year.

    • Disposal of Asbestos

    Did you know that as of January 2008 you are now required to hold a NSW Workcover licence to remvoe 10m2 or more of bonded asbestos and any amount of friable asbestos.  Further information can be found below in the NSW Workcover documents.

    Asbestos: A Guide for Householders and the General Public 

    NSW Government Workcover Information

     


    NSW Government Workcover Licencing

    Normal landfill fees apply for the disposal of asbestoes as well as an additional charge for burial. All asbestos is to be wetted down and wrapped in heavy duty black plastic. The staff at the site are to be notified 24 hours in advance prior to delivery of asbestos contaminated material. At this time, directions will be given in relation to dumping of the contaminated load at this site.

    For further information on the safe handling of Asbestos please click on the following links below:-

    Asbestos Awareness

    • Materials Accepted for Recycling

    The following items recycled at the waste Management Centre:

    • tyres
    • old car batteries
    • used motor oil
    • concrete, brick and roof tiles 
    • scrap metal and white goods
    • mattresses
    • cardboard, paper and general recyclables
    • e-waste
    • Prohibited materials

    The following Wastes and Substances are prohibited from disposal at this depot:

    • Liquid waste of any description
    • Radioactive material
    • Any inflammable liquid or material derived from grease, oil, tar, petroleum, shale or coal
    • Any material or sludge being the refuse from any industrial process, carried on in:
      • Any tanning or leather processing plant
      • Any petroleum or petrochemical plant
      • Any chemical plant
      • Any paint manufacturing plant
      • Any metal treatment plant
      • Any vegetable oil or mineral oil plant
      • Any pharmaceutical or drug manufacturing plan
    • Any material containing:
      • Arsenic
      • Cyanide
      • Sulphur
    • Any toxic soluble salt of the following:
      • Barium
      • Boron
      • Calcium
      • Chromium
      • Copper
      • Lead
      • Manganese
      • Mercury
      • Selenium
      • Silver
      • Zinc
    • Any pesticide or kerbicide and in particular any:
      • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
      • Fluorinated hydrocarbons
      • Organophosphates
      • Carbamates
      • Phenols
    • Any Soluble acid or alkali or acidic or basic compounds
    • Tyres
    • Human tissues or body waste 
    • Pollution Incident Response Plan

    Council is required to have in place a Landfill incident Response Management Plan which details the site strategic approach that Maitland City Council will have in relation to reporting, managing and communicating a pollution incident at the Mount Vincent Waste Management Facility.

    To obtain a copy of the community summary of this document click the link below.

    Mount Vincent Landfill Pollution Incident Response Management Plan - Community Summary (PDF - 30.8kb)

    Illegal Dumping

    • Illegal dumping

    The illegal dumping of waste poses a health and safety risk to all residents in the Maitland local government area. The dumping of waste in bushland, along roadsides and in river channels results in the environment becoming aesthetically unpleasing and has the potential to impact on the environment with chemicals able to leach into waterways, weeds able to escape into native bushland, and wildlife, birds and fish potentially becoming tangled in waste.

    Should you observe someone dumping waste in an inappropriate location you are requested to “Dob In the Dumper” by contacting Council on 4934 9700 as soon as possible after the incident with details of the location, date and time you observed the incident, the type of waste dumped, and a description of the vehicle observed dumping the waste (with registration details if applicable). Any other details are also helpful.

    Council wishes to advise that under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997 Council can issue on the spot fines for illegal dumping.

    Download a copy of Councils Dob In A Dumper brochure:

    Compost Bins & Worm Farms

    To reduce the amount of household food and organic waste being disposed of to landfill, Councils Administration Building has available for sale compost bins and worm farms.

    Compost bins are available for sale at $40.00 incl GST and worm farms are available for sale for $80.00 incl GST.

    For more information see the Easy Composting Guide or Easy Worm Farming Guide.

    For information on Recycling in Maitland please visit the 'Our Environment' section of Council's website. 

    Septic Services

    Pump Outs

    Contractor: Theiss

    Contact Phone: 49217600

    Pan Services

    Contractor: Michael O’Connor – Cessnock City Council

    Contact Phone: 49910354