Parkes Waste Facility
Parkes Shire's main waste disposal facility
The landfill has progressively been adapted to focus on recycling and resource recovery rather than just waste disposal. It will operate as the central waste landfill and will progressively receive waste from waste transfer stations located throughout the Parkes Shire.
All enquiries should be directed to the Planning & Environment Department on 02 6861 2373.
Parkes Waste Facility opens Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am and Weekends from 10am. No entry after 4.15pm.
Parkes Waste Facility will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Access from 104 Brolgan Road, Parkes.
Parkes Waste Facility upgrades
Parkes Waste Facility has undergone major upgrades to deliver improved customer services and sustainable outcomes comparable to larger waste facilities in terms of operating efficiency, safety and environmental performance.
Parkes Shire Council recognises the importance of providing effective waste services in delivering positive public health, environmental and economic outcomes for the community. Waste management is a growing issue and cost for Parkes Shire Council. More waste than ever is being produced and the traditional means of landfilling is becoming increasingly regulated and expensive to administer.
On 1 August 2017, waste disposal charges were introduced for domestic waste loads to improve waste and recyclable management and disposal techniques in order to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.
See the Fees and Charges page for details on the costs of using the Parkes Waste Facility.
The drop-off area will have a collection point for household recyclables which will be free.