Waste & Recycling

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Kerbside Rubbish Collection

Kerbside rubbish is collected weekly and recycling is conducted fortnightly on the same day.

Brocklesby Thursdays
Burrumbuttock Thursdays
Culcairn Thursdays
Gerogery Wednesdays (from 23 June 2010)
Gerogery West Wednesdays (from 23 June 2010)
Henty Fridays
Holbrook Monday (West side of Albury Street)
Tuesday (East side of Albury Street)
Jindera Thursdays
Morven Monday
Walla Walla Wednesdays
Walbundrie Wednesdays




Please click here to download a Sulo Bin Purchase, Replacement and Service Form for garbage and recycling collection bins.



Please click on the individual calendar/poster below to download a copy.

Greater Hume Shire

(Excluding Gerogery & East Henty)

Gerogery Area East Henty


Items allowed for recycling (click here to download leaflet)




DrumMUSTER collections will be held on the following dates:

Holbrook Thursday 18 October All day at waste depot 8am - 4pm 
Culcairn Thursday 18 October All day at waste depot 8am - 4pm
Henty Friday 19 October AM only at waste depot 8am - 12pm
Burrumbuttock Friday 19 October PM only at waste depot 1pm - 4pm
Drums must be clean and free of chemical residue as per the drumMUSTER protocol. Bookings are essential. Please contact Council’s Culcairn Office T: 02 6036 0100 during business hours.

Mobile Community Recycling Pickup Centre

Greater Hume Council’s Community Recycling Centre and Mobile Community Recycling Centre offer a free and easy solution for the disposal of household problem waste. The trailer was constructed with funding from the NSW Environmental Trust and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and aims to reduce illegal dumping and help our community stop stockpiling problem wastes.

Designed for the safe collection and transport of problem household wastes such as:

• Household batteries
• Car batteries
• Gas bottles
• Fire extinguishers
• Paint
• Smoke detectors
• Fluorescent globes and tubes
• Motor and other oils 

Only household quantities 20kg or 20L for free, other amounts incur a charge. 

Businesses are not eligible for free drop off at Community Recycling Centre’s. 

Mobile Community Recycling Pickup Schedule


Day (First week of month)
9:00 - 10:00am
Main street outside Walbundrie Co-Op
10:30 - 11:30am
Main street outside Brocklesby Hall
12:00 - 1:00pm
Main street outside Burrumbuttock General Store
Walla Walla
1:30 - 2:30pm
Main street outside WAW Walla Walla
9:00 - 11:00am
Front of Jindera Community Hub - Urana Street Jindera
11:30 - 1:00pm
Outside Gerogery Shop
1:30 - 3:00pm
Council Office - Balfour street Culcairn
9:00 - 11:00am
Outside Council Library- Main street Henty
12:00 - 2:00pm
Outside Council Offices - Young street Holbrook
2:30 - 3:30pm
Main street - Woomargama

Waste & Recycling Depots

Waste disposal sites and transfer stations are located throughout the Shire for the convenience of ratepayers.  Council operates transfer stations or landfill sites at Burrumbuttock, Brocklesby, Culcairn, Gerogery, Henty, Holbrook, Jindera, Mullengandra and Walla Walla.

Operating times vary depending on the transfer station or landfill site.


Be aware, it is illegal to dispose of Noxious Weeds at Council waste facilities. Contact Council's Senior Weeds Officer, Neil Hibberson on 0427 203 333 for alternative disposal methods.

See Landfill Information (includes Opening Times and Charges) for additional information.


Free Recycling in Greater Hume


Community Recycling Centre

Location: Culcairn Transfer Station, Schnaars Road, Culcairn
Phone: 02 6029 8588
Opening Hours: Tuesday 2pm – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 12noon, Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 5pm, (Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
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 Culcairn 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

Community Recycling Station

Location: Culcairn Greater Hume Office 
Residents can now drop off the following household problem waste items for FREE disposal:
  • Mobile phones
  • Household batteries
  • Flouro light globes
  • Smoke detectors

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted.

Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.
By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local recycling station, you are helping to improve recycling, reducing waste to landfill and looking after your local environment.

Illegal Dumping 

What is illegal dumping?
Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of waste larger than litter onto land. It includes waste materials that have been dumped, tipped or otherwise deposited onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste.
What if I witness illegal dumping?
If you come across illegal dumping, report it to Greater Hume Council Customer Services. Do not alter the site in any way.
Give your contact details and location of the dumping to our Customer Service officers and our Compliance Team will contact you. Confidentiality is assured.
What fines apply to illegal dumping?
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) provides for a range of illegal dumping offence fines.
From 29 August 2014 the NSW Government introduced harsher penalties for illegal dumping:
  • Depositing waste not at a Lawful Facility has been increased to $2000 for individuals and $4000 for a corporation.
  • Most other waste dumping offences have increased from $750 and $1500 up to $4000 for individuals and $8000 for a corporation.
  • Waterway pollution fines have increased from $750 to $4000 for individuals and $8000 for a corporation.
Know your responsibilities
The Department of Environment and Climate Change has produced a range of resources for waste generators, whether they be waste generators within the home or within various types of industry to assist in the correct handling, removal, resource recovery and disposal options of waste material.

Report litter from a vehicle

Roadside litter is one of the most unnecessary and preventable environmental problems. Reporting littering from vehicles helps to raise awareness, reduce clean-up costs and keep NSW clean.
For the first time in NSW, a new reporting system enables the issuing of a penalty notice based on a public report of littering from a motor vehicle. 
Reports must be made using either the new portal on the EPA website, or the upgraded 'Report to EPA' mobile app downloadable here from February 1 2015.
All reports will undergo a verification process before a fine is issued, and reporters may need to provide evidence in court.
Motorists are advised not to use mobile phones illegally, or act dangerously to catch someone in the act.
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, to $900 for aggravated littering such as lit cigarette butts during extreme conditions. 
For more information visit the EPA website.

Halve Waste


'Halve Waste - reduce, reuse, recycle' is a public awareness and education campaign developed to engage the whole community in efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling in the greater Albury region.

Click  HalveWaste to find more information on the program.


Love Food Hate Waste


NSW households throw away more than $2.5billion worth of edible food per year. Sad, isn't it.

Click Love Food Hate Waste  to discover ways to reduce the amount of food you waste by using leftover items to make sauces or as a sandwich filling.


Waste Oil Collection

Some years ago Council participated in a regional collection process of waste oil through Riverina Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC). All three former councils established Oil Recycling Facilities at some of their landfills and transfer stations funded through the Product Stewardship for Oil Transitional Assistance Grants or similar programs.
Oil Recycling Facilities are currently located at:
  • Burrumbuttock Transfer Station
  • Culcairn Landfill
  • Gerogery Transfer Station
  • Holbrook Landfill
  • Jindera Transfer Station.
This service via REROC has been provided by Southern Oil Refining Pty Ltd or Southern Oil.
Southern Oil has given Council an undertaking that in addition to servicing the 5 Council collection points, they will collect from the farms or businesses (subject to a minimum quantity). This will be a significant improvement for farms and businesses which have difficulty in transporting and disposing of the oil to one of Council’s waste facilities.
With over 2000 rural properties and many businesses within the townships producing waste oils, a better organised and programmed collection service will ensure the majority of waste oil is recycled within the Shire.
This service is FREE. No charge is made for collection of oil from farms and businesses or when disposed of at one of Council’s Waste Facilities above.
Please click here to obtain a Waste Oil Collection Form. For further information please contact Bradley Peach at the Culcairn office on 6029 8588.

e-waste ⇒ e-recycling


What is e-waste?
E-waste is any broken, obsolete or unused electrical appliance including personal computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVDs, stereos, telephones, game consoles, fax machines, phones, stereos, cabling, microwaves and irons. For a full list of eligible e-waste, click here.
Our increased desire for computers and electronics has led to e-waste becoming the world’s fastest growing waste stream.
Where is the e-waste going?
Two million computers are sent to landfill in Australia every year, with another 7 million sitting in the back of cupboards and garages.
The average person will dispose of approximately 3.3 tonnes of electronic waste in their life-time. Electronic waste can contain toxic materials that are hazardous, difficult to dispose of and can be very environmentally damaging.
Why is e-waste a problem?
Electronic waste is made from a huge range of component materials that are useless for further manufacturers until the product is dismantled and component materials are separated – often a very difficult and costly process.
Many of the materials that make up electronic waste are valuable, such as gold and platinum. If these materials are extracted they can be reused in the manufacturing process again as a secondary raw material.
Where can e-waste be recycled in Greater Hume Council?
Recent Government funding has enabled Culcairn Landfill to be been designated as a free e-waste drop off site within the Greater Hume. E-waste will be picked up free of charge and sent for recycling. Click here for more information on eligible items
E-waste can also be dropped at Jindera Waste Transfer Station and the Holbrook Landfill to encourage recycling but residents will be required to pay for the use of e-waste recycling facilities as these sites are not included in the government program. For a list of most costs for e-waste items, click here.
Tips for disposal
  • Save or delete important documents or files before disposal.
  • Be careful when lifting heavy equipment.
  • Take care when transporting equipment to the recycling centre; ensure objects are packed safely and securely within the vehicle.


Asbestos - Demolition or Removal


Council has adopted a policy to address the potentially serious health hazard posed during the demolition or removal of asbestos material. The policy applies to all developments and renovations involving asbestos via the implementation of conditions of development consent and enforcement where necessary within Greater Hume Council. The policy aims to protect the health and safety of the community and site workers.

To read the policy click here.


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