Waste Facilities Opening Times, Charges & Accepted Waste – Commencing 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Click Here for landfill information including opening days and hours of tips within Greater Hume Shire.
Kerbside Rubbish Collection
Kerbside rubbish is collected weekly and recycling is conducted fortnightly on the same day.
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|Tuesday (East side of Albury Street)|
Please click on the individual calendar/poster below to download a copy.
Greater Hume Shire Area Items allowed for recycling Gerogery Area
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.
PLEASE NOTE: WALLA WALLA LANDFILL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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.
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 Shire 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?
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.
'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.
Click Here to see the 12 Recycling Do's of Christmas
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.
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 Shire?
Recent Government funding has enabled Culcairn Landfill to be been designated as a free e-waste drop off site within the Shire. 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 Shire. The policy aims to protect the health and safety of the community and site workers.
To read the policy click here.