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Lucas Heights

New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
1300 651 116

What's on site at Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Centre

Opened in 1987, the Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park spans approximately 165 hectares and over 157,000 cars and trucks use the park each year. 

All visitors to SUEZ facilities are required to wear enclosed footwear at all times. Visitors who arrive without appropriate footwear may be refused entry.

Hours of Operation

6am - 4pm Monday to Friday
8am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Open for:

  • Householders
  • Small businesses
  • Councils

Waste Charges & Services

Householders and small businesses are able to drop off various types of waste and recyclable materials. Please download our NSW Waste Acceptance & Charges booklet for pricing and acceptance information.

You can also drop off TVs & computers free of charge. For more information and conditions of acceptance please view our E-Waste page.

Resource Recovery Centre

The Resource Recovery Centre and Waste Collection point is an area for small vehicles to drop off recyclable materials.  

  • Recyclables; eg. plastic containers, paper, cardboard, cans 
  • Scrap metal; eg. washing machines, stoves, bicycles
  • Hazardous items; eg. paint, vehicle batteries, engine oil, gas cylinders
  • Milk crates
  • Old clothing
  • Household rubble; eg. bricks, concrete, roof files and terracotta pies (which are all processed for reuse on site)

At the Waste Collection Point there are bins available for items that cannot be reused or recycled. The waste in these bins is sent to landfill for disposal.

Garden Organics Processing Facility

Up to 50,000 tonnes of garden organics per year are processed at Lucas Heights and recover these valuable resources for healthy plant growth. A variety of compost and mulch products for landscaping and horticultural uses are produced on site and sold to retailers. The site also accepts clean untreated timber for recycling into mulches and biofuels. To find out more, please click here

New Illawarra Road smart cell®

This is where large trucks unload the general household waste (or mixed solid waste/municipal solid waste) that is picked-up during kerbside collections.  The Lucas Heights smart sell receives approximately 575,000 tonnes of waste each year.

Each year, smart cells® produce enough electricity to power over 47,000 homes. Making smart cells® Australia’s largest producer of biogas for the production of renewable energy. The large-scale generation of green electricity from waste was pioneered out of the Lucas Heights site in 1994.

Contact Lucas Heights

For information regarding opening and closing times, gate fees, acceptance criteria or other site-specific information, please complete our online enquiry form or call 1300 651 116.

To provide feedback on any environmental matters you believe may be associated with one of our NSW facilities, please call 1800 ENV REP (1800 368 737). 


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