COVID-19 Update

From Wednesday 20 May the operating hours of our Waste Management Facilities will change:

  • Blaxland Waste Management Facility will return to their normal 7 day a week operating hours.
  • Katoomba Waste Management Facility will extend their current operating hours to four days a week and will be open Wednesday to Saturday.

The limit of 2 people per vehicle, and 4 vehicles on site at one time remain in place.

We are resuming services in a phased way, to allow us to manage physical distancing and additional cleaning requirements, and to keep you and our staff safe.

The two additional free bulky waste services, offered to assist household during the facility closures, will continue to be valid for bookings that are scheduled for kerbside collection prior to 1 July 2020.  

Why isn’t the Katoomba Waste Management Facility moving back to 7 days a week like Blaxland?

We are resuming services in a phased way, to allow us to manage physical distancing and additional cleaning requirements, and to keep you and our staff safe.

Waste services are a critical service for the community, and to keep them running throughout the city we currently have 3 distinct service teams operating. Separation has been maintained and these teams do not interact with each other, to ensure that if a team was required to isolate due to COVID – 19 that we have the capacity to continue delivering waste services.

Staggering our staff this way means we are not yet able to open both facilities 7 days a week, as we do not have enough staff to keep them both operating at full capacity, while maintaining their safety.