Building waste


Shoalhaven City Council provides information on safe and responsible ways to handle and dispose of building waste, including asbestos, as well as details about how to save on Depot fees.

Building waste should never be put in your kerbside bins. Please note load limits apply to kerbside bins. 

Our Recycling and Waste Depots will accept building waste that is not contaminated with hazardous material.

Building waste contributes about half of all solid waste worldwide. Its environmental impact is substantial and can be a risk to your health and safety if not disposed of responsibly.

Home renovation building waste

Property owners are responsible for the safe removal and disposal of building waste from renovations or works on their property.

  • Council’s Recycling and Waste Depots will accept all building waste that is not contaminated with asbestos or hazardous material
  • Council does not provide a pick up service for building waste. Commercial waste contractors provide this service 
  • When transporting waste in a utility tray or open trailer the load must be secure and covered (fines apply)
  • Building waste must never be disposed of in red-lid or yellow-lid bins
  • Illegal dumping is... illegal and attracts hefty fines

While Council will not collect building waste, some items from small renovation projects may be accepted. To get more details visit our Green and Bulky Waste Collection Service page.

Asbestos waste in home renovations

Renovators need to know the precautions to take when doing renovations or repairs on their home.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate material that becomes a health risk when the fibres are released into the air.

Asbestos warning!

  • Asbestos can be found in and around homes built before 1987
  • Australians have suffered severe health consequences from asbestos exposure which occurred during home renovations

Our Asbestos Safe Disposal Guide gives you details about:

  • Health risks
  • Handling/transporting asbestos waste safely
  • Disposing of asbestos legally and
  • Illegal dumping fines

How to book the disposal of asbestos

West Nowra Recycling and Waste Depot is the only landfill facility in the Shoalhaven for disposing asbestos.

The Ulladulla Asbestos Waste Transfer Bin, (located at our Ulladulla Recycling and Waste Depot) is for the manual handling of wrapped and sealed asbestos waste packages only. 

Loads over 100 kg or 10 sqm must be registered with the EPA waste locate website.

Disposal fees apply. Find out more:

Make a booking

  • Contact us 08:30 AM-04:30 PM Mon - Fri
  • All bookings must be arranged 24 hours before intended disposal time

Our Asbestos Safe Disposal Guide gives you details about safe removal and disposal of asbestos.

Sort your building waste and save!

How you can save on your waste depot fees:

  • Some building waste is recyclable and is charged at a lower rate, our Fees & Charges Booklet gives you sort and save details
  • Buy-Back Centres may accept old household items for free if they are in good working condition, including but not limited to tiles, sinks, doors, gates, fencing and window frames
  • All metal can be taken to our Depots for free recycling

Small business and commercial waste

Business owners must organise their own waste collection service with a commercial operator. However, if no more than two (2) bins are required Council may, at its discretion, be able to provide a kerbside bin collection service for those small business and retail operators that produce waste similar in capacity to household waste.

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