Waste Management Facilities

Tamworth Regional Council operates a total of 11 waste management facilities in our region; four landfills and seven rural sites.

There are four landfills which receive and bury garbage onsite and seven rural sites which operate solely as Waste Transfer Stations where garbage and recycling is collected in large bins and transported back to Tamworth for final disposal or recycling. These sites are only suitable for small vehicles.

Location details and opening hours for the respective sites can be found below:

Barraba Landfill

Location: Wittens Lane, Barraba

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm


 

Bendemeer Transfer Station

Location: Sophie Street, Bendemeer

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday

CLOSED

  

Dungowan Transfer Station

Location: Nundle Road, Dungowan

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Duri Transfer Station

Location: Duri Winton Road, Duri

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  9:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Kootingal Transfer Station

Location: New England Highway, Kootingal

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Manilla Landfill

Location: Manilla Road, Manilla

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Niangala Transfer Station

Location: Tobey Road, Niangala

Niangala Transfer Station is for the use of local residents only. For more information call us on 02 6767 5555.

Nundle Landfill

Location: River Road, Nundle

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Somerton Transfer Station

Location: Somerton Tip road, Somerton

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Tamworth Landfill

Location: 123a Forest Road, Tamworth

Operating Hours
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday  8:00am - 4:45pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Wednesday  8:00am - 4:45pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:45pm
Sunday

8:00am - 4:45pm

 

Mulch Loading Times
Day  Current Operating Times 
Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm

 

This facility has been in operation since 1973 and has evolved to focus on recycling and resource recovery. Today, approximately 50% of the material sent to this facility is either recycled, reused or repurposed. 

The Forest Road Landfill is unique as this site operates a Small Vehicle Waste Transfer Station (SVTS) and also buries garbage on site.

  • First stop – the Weighbridge
    When entering and exiting this site, you must stop at the Weighbridge, one vehicle at a time. Weighbridge staff will inspect your load and provide advice on appropriate disposal and any costs that could apply.
  • Second stop – the Small Vehicle Waste Transfer Station
    You may dispose of household rubbish at the dumping point as well as place recyclable material into the nominated bins at the facility. A staff member is always present to ensure you place waste in the correct locations.

The SVTS was commissioned for two reasons:

  • to further encourage residents to separate and divert recoverable wastes from being disposed of at the landfill
  • to allow residents a safe and convenient means of managing their waste without combating issues such as mud, dust, large quantities of waste at your feet or larger vehicles moving about.
 

Watsons Creek Transfer Station

Location: Millers Road, Watsons Creek

Watsons Creek Transfer Station is for the use of local residents only. For more information call us on 02 6767 5555.

Conditions of Entry to all Landfill / Tip Sites

  • All vehicles / visitors must report to the weighbridge or office prior to depositing waste or entering further on to the site
  • All visitors and customers must obey advisory signs and/or directions from Staff
  • Scavenging, entry onto waste piles or removal of materials is not permitted
  • Children / animals / pets must remain in vehicles at all times
  • Enclosed footwear must be worn at all times – no bare feet
  • No smoking or lighting of fires permitted
  • All loads should be cover to prevent spillage

Penalties exceeding $200 apply for non-compliance with these conditions.

Customers are encouraged to help keep all facilities tidy and clean as additional clean-ups will result in increased disposal charges.

What Waste is Accepted?

Save yourself time and money by checking the type of waste that can be accepted (PDF 113.1KB)  before visiting one of our waste management facilities.