Environment & Waste

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Asbestos Display at Kibble ParkAsbestos

Only asbestos originating from within the Gosford Local Government Area can be taken to Woy Woy Landfill for disposal.

Specific instructions for the disposal of asbestos are detailed in the Asbestos Disposal Guidelines.

View the Asbestos Management Policy

Household chemicals

Council hold a biannual Household Chemical Collection providing residents the opportunity to safely dispose of household chemicals, pesticides, paints and poisons.

Details of the next Household Chemical Collection can be found by visiting the events page. For further information regarding the Chemical CleanOut Scheme, refer to the NSW Household Chemical CleanOut.


Household batteries for recycling are accepted at a number of locations. A list of recycling locations is available on the Recycling Batteries and Lamps Fact Sheet.

Car and marine batteries are accepted free of charge for recycling at Council's Waste Management Facilities.

The free recycling of batteries and lamps is made possible by funding through the NSW EPA's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. 

Needles, sharps and syringes

Needle and syringe disposal bins can be found in hospital grounds, council amenity buildings, parks and reserves. Medical sharps can also be taken to participating pharmacies and local public hospitals in a puncture resistant container. A list of participating pharmacies is available on the Local Participating Pharmacies Fact Sheet.

Community Sharps Management Plan


Return your unwanted or expired medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal which involves high temperature incineration.

Medicines should not be disposed of in the general waste bin, the sink or the toilet as this could result in environmental damage.

For more information, visit the RUM Project.

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