Sustainability at the WMF

Circular Economy is at the heart of operations at the Singleton Waste Management Facility. 

Opportunities to reuse, recycle and recover are key priorities and as such numerous recovery initiatives have been implemented including (click on the links to learn more about the recycling process):

Where possible, these initiatives have been made available to the community free of charge. For further information refer to Council's Fees and Charges

For more information about Waste Management Facility operations and conditions of entry, click here  

Drop off Days

Free drop off days are held throughout the year for chemicals, tyres and mattresses. For more details on when, where and how to participate, click here

Singleton Community Recycling Centre

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are permanent drop-off facilities for common household problem wastes that can't be collected through council kerbside waste and recycling services. NSW residents can drop off problem waste at these centres year round - free of charge! 

Singleton Council's very own Community Recycling Centre opened in 2015. 


  • Paint
  • Gas Bottles
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Motor Oils 
  • Other oils
  • Car Batteries 
  • Household Batteries
  • Smoke Detectors 
  • Fluoro Globes and Tubes

* Only household quantities of these materials will be accepted - 20 litres or kilogram maximum for each type.

Burragan Recycle Shop


Sorting treasure from trash! Complementing the Community Recycle Centre operations and stepping up the commitment to reducing waste and increasing recycling, the Burragan Recycling Shop at Singleton Waste Management Facility opened for business in 2016.

The shop name Burragan is a local Aboriginal word meaning boomerang and reflects the nature of the recovered waste items for sale and reuse.


Just about anything! 

Facility staff divert items destined for landfill to the recycling shop, including building items (such as doors, flooring and pavers, nuts, bolts, nails) and household items such as furniture, knick knacks, clothing, toys and bicycles. We've even had musical instruments, such as pianos and guitars!

Funds raised through the recycling shop operations assist with Councils disposal of expensive recyclables and problem wastes such as chemicals and e-waste.  These services are currently offered free of charge to the community.

(This project was supported by the NSW Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy)