WASTE & RECYCLING LANDFILL DEPOTS

There are four landfill sites serving the residents of the Shire.  They are located at Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek and Pleasant Hills.


Lockhart

Each Wednesday   8.30am - 10.30am

Every 2nd Sunday 8.30am - 11.30am (Refer calendar)

The Rock

Each Wednesday   1.00pm - 3.00pm

Every 2nd Sunday 1.00pm - 4:00pm (Refer calendar)

Yerong Creek

Each Tuesday       1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pleasant Hills

Each Tuesday       10.00am - 12.00pm


*Landfills are closed on public holidays

Please follow this link for information on fees, charges and accepted wastes.


Green waste diversion

Green waste is separated from landfill for mulching/composting, and this is reused where possible. Green waste is accepted free of charge for Council ratepayers, providing it is free of contaminants and other wastes. Your load will be inspected by Council staff prior to dumping to ensure it is clean and acceptable.


Metal Waste diversion

Metal waste is also separated from landfill, and recycled where possible. Please ask for direction from Council's landfill operator when you arrive to a landfill site for further instruction.


E-Waste diversion

E-waste is also accepted but currently limited to televisions, computers and associated computer components (printers, faxes etc).


Lockhart Community Recycling Centre

Location:             Council Waste Depot, Tip Road, Lockhart

Phone:                 02 6920 5305

Opening Hours:    Wednesday 8.30am – 10.30am

                              Alternate Sundays 8.30am – 11.30am

 

Residents can now drop off the following household problem waste items for FREE disposal:

  • Paint (oil and water based)

  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers

  • Fluoro globes and tubes

  • Household batteries

  • Car batteries

  • Motor oils

  • Other oils

  • Smoke detectors

Other items that can be dropped at the Lockhart CRC include:

  • E-waste

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local CRC, you are helping to improve recycling, reducing waste to landfill and looking after your local environment.

Community Recycling Centres are Free for all NSW residents. To locate other CRCs across the Riverina/Murray region visit www.crcriverinamurray.org.au  or to find other CRCs across the State and for further information on CRCs visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/recyclingcentres

 

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded through the waste levy

Annual Kerb Side Pick Up

Council conducts an annual kerb side pick up service.  This allows residents to have larger items of rubbish removed.  Items for removal are placed on the kerb side and collected on a day nominated by Council.

The 2015 collection event was conducted in August, and saw the collection of approximately 160 whitegoods, 38 televisions, 29 truck loads of metal waste (diverted for recycling), and 28 truck loads of general waste.


The 2017 kerbside pick up event was conducted in August.

Free Tipping Waste Vouchers

Waste vouchers are being provided to rates account holders outside the Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek urban areas. 

Customers within the urban areas of Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek can make use of the annual kerbside pickup.

The waste vouchers are released at the beginning of each new financial year, generally in your July rates notice. The vouchers are accepted conditionally, so please follow the link to view the voucher template, and to read any terms and conditions and FAQs.

2016-17 Free Tipping Waste Voucher - Example

Recycling Depots

Lockhart Lions Club has a recycling depot located at the northern side of the railway line, with the entrance from Brookong Street, Lockhart. Items that can be collected include: paper, cardboard, glass bottles, aluminium cans, scrap aluminium and jars. Items that are not accepted are wax cartons, fluorescent tubes, plastics, polystyrene, window glass, heat treated glass, steel cans or drums, and light bulbs.

At The Rock, Council maintains a skip bin, located in Urana Street, for disposal of paper and cardboard items, which are then taken to Wagga Wagga for recycling.


Weekly Garbage Collection

The regular weekly garbage service in the townships of Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek is conducted each Wednesday, starting with Lockhart in the early morning. 

Recycling (yellow lid) collection occurs on Thursday mornings on a fortnightly basis. For more information on what to place in your recycling bin please use this link:https://www.recyclenight.org.au/wagga-wagga

Some rural ratepayers who have property entrances on the route taken by the garbage contractor have taken the opportunity to have a weekly garbage service by purchasing a big bin from Council.

Only bins purchased from Council will be collected by the contractor. 

Big bins can be purchased by contacting Council.


NSW Container Deposit Scheme

The NSW Government’s container deposit scheme, Return and Earn, is being introduced to reduce drink container litter.  About 160 million drink containers were littered in 2014-15.  Information for residents please click here.



Illegal Dumping - RIDonline

If you see household items, such as furniture or electrical appliances, tree and plant clippings or building and construction waste dumped by the side of the road or in the bush please report it to the EPA using RIDonline.

Council has a registered LOGIN with RIDonline, and will be notified of any illegal dumping incidents, to ensure the waste is dealt with properly.

Hey Tosser!

Fines to be issued in NSW for publicly reported litter from vehicles
The EPA has launched a system for the public reporting of littering from vehicles, which allows fines to be issued to those who have been reported. Community members must be 18 years and over to report and are required to register their personal details through the EPA website or mob app, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and declare an understanding of the responsibilities associated with reporting.

Reports need to be made within 14 days of the incident and must include a range of information including car registration and description, date, time, location and the type of littered item where possible.

Fines for littering from a vehicle range from $250 for an individual, $500 for a corporation.

Council receive frequent reports of illegal dumping in the Shire, and this is one long-awaited approach towards minimising litter on our roadsides. Please get involved.


drumMUSTER

Since its first collection in October 1999, Council has participated strongly in the drumMUSTER program, which is aimed at removing significant quantities of steel and plastic containers from the general waste stream. This initial collection was very successful with approximately 7000 containers collected, while recent collection events are achieving numbers just as significant.

Follow the link to find your nearby collection locations and dates.

Currently, Council is calling for submissions from Community Groups and volunteer organisations to run future drumMUSTER events. For eligibility, please refer to the Procedures for Community Groups and Organisations.

For general enquiries regarding drumMUSTER and/or submission please contact Council's Noxious Weeds and Environmental Officer on (02) 6920 5305. Otherwise, visit the drumMUSTER website for more information.

 

Mobile Muster

Don't know what to do with your old mobile phone?  Help save the environment. Just bring your old mobile phone - minus the battery - and leave it in the receptable provided in Council's reception area.

Alternatively you can pick up a free recycling satchel at participating Australia Post outlets.

MobileMuster is a not for profit program, all phones are recycled to the highest environmental standards, none are refurbished and sold.  The program is managed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association on behalf of its members.  The program is funded by a levy paid by the majority of handset manufacturers and all network service providers.

In the past, Lockhart Shire Council received the National Award for the most mobile phones collected per capita - that is the most mobile phones collected per 1000 people.

Further information can be obtained by visiting Recycle your old mobile phones