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Waste Management

Balranald Shire Council is proud supporter of Clean Up Australia
Report littering to EPA
Ways to Reduce Your Waste
  • Share and Trade – Swap and trade in your neighbourhood
  • Post your unwanted items on the social media to give them a new life or organise a garage sale
  • Use a reusable bottle/cup for beverages on-the-go
  • Refuse plastic bags when you don’t need them. Keep reusable bags handy so you remember to take them to the shops. You can also use boxes or your own shopping trolley bag or backpack. Recycle unwanted plastic bags or soft plastics including pasta and rice bags, shopping bags, net bags, cling and bubble wrap at most major supermarkets.
  • Purchase products with less packaging or without packaging.
  • Use glass jars to store food or other items, or pass them on to friends or groups who make jams.
  • Compost your food scraps or try wormfarming
  • Avoid single-use food and drink containers and utensils
  • Buy secondhand items and donate or sell used goods
  • Shop from local farmers and buy in bulk to reduce packaging
  • Curb your use of paper: mail, receipts, magazines. If you don’t read advertising mail, put a sign on your letterbox.
  • Repairing household items instead of replacing them can be a great way to reduce waste and save money.
  • When buying paper or cardboard products, look out for items that contain a high percentage of Australian recycled fibre or are made with fibre content from sustainably managed sources, such as plantations or sustainably managed native forests. Australian paper manufacturers have to meet environmental production standards which may not have to be met in other countries.
Useful resources for reducing your unwanted Items
Useful resources for reducing your unwanted Waste
Waste Fees and Charges
Service Unit Fee (inc. GST)
One axle trailer or utility general waste)
1 Token
Two axle trailer (general waste)
Two axle trailer (general waste)
2 Tokens
Car tyre - (2 tyres)
1 token per 2 tyres
Truck or large machinery tyre
3 tokens per tyre
Mattress - Single
1 Token
Mattress - Double
2 Tokens
Mixed Waste Material - Non-compactable (eg White Goods, furniture) per tonne 3
$260.00 per cubic metre plus burial fee
DrumMuster containers
Free - by appointment only
Green waste non-contaminated
Illegal dumping
$160 plus 125% of Clean Up costs
Out of Hours Entry to Balranald Tip
Kerbside Collection

Council has not scheduled any Kerbside collections for 2024, if a date is scheduled later in the year advertisements in Newsletter and flyers  will be distributed advising householders of dates and the items that will be accepted.  Council is proposing to hold some fee free weekends at the tip for domestic waste, including hard waste and these events will also be promoted as an opportunity for friends and neighbours to get together and help with clean-up.

Different Types of Waste

Although Balranald Shire doesn’t offer a full recycling facility, Council’s landfill site uses separate areas for waste materials and encourage residents to separate their materials when visiting the site.
Landfill is categorised into the following areas:

Mixed waste is general household materials.

Green waste is free to Council residents at local landfill sites, and Council encourages residents to transfer their own green waste during opening hours.

Plastics and Aluminium cans may be deposited in the receptors provided at the entrance and are also free to Council residents.

Metals have their own area and may be deposited in a specific site

Building materials have their own area and may be deposited in a specific site.

Electronic waste and white goods are mobile phones and components, telephone systems, stereo components, DVD and video players, TVs, computers and accessories, printers, faxes and scanners, washing machines, cooking tops and other electronic and electrical products.

Although landfill accepts all of these electronic goods, Council strongly recommends you to consider donating your goods or try to sell them, instead of taking them to landfill.

Domestic Garbage Collection

Domestic garbage is collected in village zones within Balranald Shire Council.  Designated collection days are:

  • Balranald: Monday
  • Euston: Friday

Wheelie bins are required to be placed on the kerbside the night before collection day to guarantee collection. Collection times may vary on the allocated day.

Please do not overfill your bin. The lid should be able to fully close. Overfilled bins will not be collected by the contractor.

rubbish bins