Opening Hours and Location

COVID-19 Update

City of Newcastle continues to provide essential waste services and has implemented social distancing measures at Summerhill Waste Management Centre as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information and public health orders, see the NSW Health COVID-19 website.


Landfill operating hours

Plan your trip to Summerhill by making a time allowance to arrive, unload and exit well before the closing times listed below. Vehicles must not enter the site within 15 minutes of closing.

Please remember you must wear enclosed shoes at all times.

Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 5pm (no entry after 4.45pm)

Weekends - 9am to 3pm (no entry after 2.45pm)

Public holidays: 9am to 3pm (no entry after 2.45pm) with the following exceptions:

  • Good Friday - closed
  • Christmas Day - closed

Office hours

Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4pm
Weekends and public holidays - Closed

Phone 02 4985 6600
Fax 02 4985 6605


Summerhill Waste Management Centre is located at Summerhill Road (off Minmi Road), Wallsend.

Summerhill Waste Management Centre is a large-scale landfilling operation and can be very busy at times with large vehicles and site equipment working in close proximity. The fully trained staff at Summerhill will assist and guide you during your visit. Please ensure that you follow their directions and advice.

Safety Notice
Enclosed shoes must be worn at all times otherwise entry will be refused.