Waste Management

Managing wastes in isolated communities such as Norfolk Island poses significant challenges, as many of the conventional solutions used on the mainland are not feasible in this unique Island environment. Waste Management is coordinated at the island’s Waste Management Centre, which is a drop-off location for residents to take all their waste. Waste is deposited into separate chutes depending on the type of waste being deposited.
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The officers at the Centre process waste as follows:

  • General household refuse, including paper, cardboard and plastic, is baled and exported to landfill
  • Glass is disposed of into the ocean at Headstone
  • Aluminium and steel cans are crushed, stockpiled and exported for recycling
  • Car batteries are stockpiled and exported for recycling
  • Asbestos is stockpiled and exported for disposal
  • Car tyres are shredded, stockpiled and exported for recycling
  • Organics and green waste are composted
  • Metals waste such as cars are crushed stockpiled and exported for recycling
  • Waste oils are decanted into IBCs for export and recycling
  • Ewaste is packaged for export and recycling
  • Builders and demolition waste and bulky uncompactable items are burnt at Headstone with ash deposited into the ocean.
Contact Us

Team Leader Waste and Environment
Douglas Drive
Norfolk Island 2899

Waste Management Centre Opening Hours           
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 3:00pm


Headstone Opening Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
+6723 24090
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