Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
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.
Each Wednesday 8.30am - 10.30am
Every 2nd Sunday 8.30am - 11.30am (Refer calendar)
Each Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Every 2nd Sunday 1.00pm - 4:00pm (Refer calendar)
Each Tuesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Each Tuesday 10.00am - 12.00pm
*Landfills are closed on public holidays
FEES AND ACCEPTED WASTES
HELP US TO DIVERT WASTE FROM LANDFILL......
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 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 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
Other items that can be dropped at the Lockhart CRC include:
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.
This year, the kerbside pick up was scheduled from the week starting Monday 15th August 2016 in Lockhart. Almost 100 televisions were collected, and 15 truck loads of general household waste.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Fines to be issued in NSW for publicly reported litter
On 1 February the EPA launched a new system for the public reporting of littering from vehicles. As of 1 March, the new system will allow 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.
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.
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.
Last year 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