Waste and Recycling

Please note that in line with the current stay-at-home orders in place for regional NSW, the MRF is only open to residents without kerbside pickup and those with essential or emergency waste. Visitors must wear a mask and scan in using the QR code. Both the Community Recycling Centre and the Cowra RDA Second Hand shop remain closed until further notice. Kerbside pick-up services are unchanged.


Cowra Council aims to safely collect, transport, and treat, all household waste in an efficient, cost-effective manner and to return all treated products back into the ecosystem in an ecologically-sustainable method.

Calendars with information regarding Cowra and Village/Rural Recycling Collection schedules and the relevant recycling pick-up days for your area are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre and the MRF.

Click here for the 2021/2022 Cowra Township recycling calendar.

Click here for the 2021/2022 Cowra Shire Village recycling calendar.

Please put your bins out the night before and facing the kerb approximately one-metre apart. Do not place near parked cars or low-hanging trees. 

Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

Click here for the 2021/2022 Price List

Cowra Council’s rubbish and recycling services are centralised at the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) which boasts a kerbside recycling rate of 90% and a waste diversion rate of 45%.


Glen Logan Road, 7km from Cowra

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 7.30am –4pm
Saturday, Sunday, 10am–4pm


(02) 6340 2140

Cowra Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

Cowra's CRC was officially opened in 2016 and is located at the MRF on Glen Logan Rd.

The facility is part of an emerging network of CRCs being built across NSW to make it easier for households to ensure their problem waste can be recycled or safely managed.

The Centre facilitates the collection of household problem wastes including batteries, fluorescent lamps, paints, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and oils.

The CRC works to improve Council's resource recovery operations that include e-waste, drumMuster, scrap metals, construction and demolition and garden wastes.

For more information on CRC's, please visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/recyclingcentres

Village Recycling Stations 

Cowra Council has endorsed the removal of all village recycling stations that are considered not fit for purpose.

Recycling stations at Gooloogong, Woodstock, Morongla, Noonbinna, Wyangala, Billimari and Wattamondara will be removed starting 22 March 2021.

Recycling can be deposited at Cowra MRF, or the Woodstock and Gooloogong transfer stations open at the following times.

  • Woodstock 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month (excluding public holidays) – 8:30am-11:30am
  • Gooloogong 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month (excluding public holidays) – 1:00pm-3:30pm

Woodstock Waste Site

This site is open the first and third Sunday of each month between 8.30–11.30am.

Gooloogong Waste Site

This site is open the first and third Sunday of each month between 1.30–3.30pm.