Recycling Near You - Drop off recycling facilities for containers and/or packaging in the City of Newcastle area

Packaging dropoff

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Drop off recycling facilities for containers and/or packaging in the City of Newcastle area

Below is a list of recycling facilities/centres where you can drop off items such as Containers and/or packaging for recycling.

Hunter Pod Supplies

51 Glenwood Drive

Thornton, 2322, NSW

02 4966 3959

Accepted Materials

Expanded Plastics (Polystyrene)

Other Materials
EPS Expanded Polystyrene packaging material and pods only. Call first.

Mon - Fri business hours

Summerhill Waste Management Centre

141 Minmi Rd

Wallsend, NSW

02 4985 6600


Accepted Materials

Expanded Plastics (Polystyrene)

Glass Bottles and Jars

Aluminium Cans

Aluminium Foil



Office Paper

Envelopes Without a Window

Envelopes With a Window

Phone Books

Egg Cartons


Steel Food Cans

Steel Paint Cans (empty)

Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)

Aluminium Aerosol Cans (empty)

Milk cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Milk cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Juice cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Juice cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Other Materials
Soft Plastics
  • Fees may apply
  • Plastics marked with

    PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 LDPE Containers marked with # 4

    Weekdays - 7:30am to 5:00pm (no entry after 4:45pm) Weekends and Public holidays - 9:00am to 3:00pm (no entry after 2:45pm) Christmas Day, Good Friday - Closed 1. We accept CDs/DVD players. We don't accept the actual CD or DVDs. 2. Asbestos - conditions apply, contact Council to find out more. 3. Paint - household quantities only. This listing was correct at the time of publishing: 30 January 2019. Please contact directly to obtain the most up to date information.