Sydney fire impacts paint and household oil collection at Council’s Buttonderry Waste Management Facility


Friday, 6 May 2022


The community recycling centre located at Council’s Buttonderry Waste Management Facility in Jilliby has temporarily ceased receiving paint and household oils following a chemical fire at a Sydney waste facility which receives and processes the majority of NSW Councils' paints and household oils.

The facility, managed by a contractor of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), experienced severe damage to the equipment which processes these materials, and is therefore unable to receive paints and household oils from Councils until further notice.

The NSW EPA is working to address the impacts of the fire and determine an alternative solution for collection of these materials. Until this time, no paint or household oils (excluding motor oils) can be dropped off for recycling at Central Coast Council’s Buttonderry Waste Management Facility due to licencing restrictions on chemical storage. 

People are advised to safely store these materials at home until Council is able to receive them again, however during this time, other types of problem waste are still being accepted at Council’s waste management facilities located at Jilliby and Woy Woy.

For more information on Council’s Waste Management Facilities and which products are accepted at each facility, search ‘waste and recycling’ at



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Last updated : Fri 6 May 2022