Waste Management

Mid-Western Regional Council operates kerbside domestic waste and recycling collection services within the towns of Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone and the villages of Charbon and Clandulla. Domestic waste collected is transported to waste facilities at Mudgee or Kandos for landfilling. Recyclable waste collected is transported to the Mudgee Waste Facility for sorting and processing. The rural area and remaining villages are serviced with access to Waste Transfer Stations.

For information on when your general waste and recycling will be collected, please click here.

The existing landfill cell at the Mudgee Waste Depot will reach capacity within 10 years. Council has engaged a specialist consultant to prepare a Landfill Environmental Management Plan, incorporating a staged landfilling plan and staged landfill closure plan for operation of the facility for the next 50-60 years. Detailed costings of various landfill stages will enable a comprehensive financial plan to be developed.

Council operates three urban (Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos), and thirteen village and rural waste transfer stations. Accumulated domestic waste and recycling materials are transported to the Mudgee Waste Facility for landfilling or sorting and processing.

Council oversees Mudgee Recycling as part of its overall waste management operations. Council places a lot of emphasis on recycling and ensuring that the amount of material entering landfill is kept to a minimum. An important aspect of the recycling operation is the continued meaningful employment of members of the region’s disabled community.

The Council’s aim and focus is to:

  • Minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
  • Encourage the maximisation of community involvement into recycling by providing accessible recycling services and facilities.
  • Maintain the transfer stations around the Region for the community to maximise opportunity for recycling. 
Operating Hours

Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos Waste Facilities are closed 
on the following Public Holidays:
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day

Mudgee, Gulgong and Kandos Waste Facilities are open
on the following Public Holidays: Australia Day, Queens Birthday and Labour Day


Mudgee Waste Facility
31 Blain Road, Caerleon,
off Hill End Rd, (approximately
1km from Castlereagh Highway)
Contact: 02 6378 2770

Mon-Fri   8.00am to 5.30pm
Sat - Sun 8.00am to 5.00pm

All complaints (including dust, odour, water and noise)
relating to the Mudgee Waste Facility, Environment Protection Licence 6348,
should be directed to 6378 2850


Kandos Waste Transfer Station
110 Kandos Tip Road, Kandos
Approximately 3kms (on left hand side)
from Kandos when heading towards Rylstone
Contact: 0428 490 100

Mon-Fri   8.00am to 4.30pm
Sat - Sun 8.00am to 5.00pm


Gulgong Waste Transfer Station
62 Mineshaft Lane, Gulgong
Approximately 2km (on left hand side)
from Gulgong along Cope Road
Contact: 0419 261 488

Mon-Fri   8.00am to 4.30pm
Sat - Sun 8.00am to 5.00pm