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
- Balranald Buy Swap Sell on Facebook
- Balranald Buy Swap Sell No Rules on Facebook
- Vinnies Balranald
- Return and Earn for your eligible drink containers – Balranald Takeaway
- Return and Earn Program
Useful resources for reducing your unwanted Waste
- Love Food Hate Waste
- Household recycling
- Recycling Near You
- Return Unwanted Medicines
- Recycling food and garden waste at home
Waste Fees and Charges
|Service||Unit||Fee (inc. GST)|
|240 litre bin||pcs||$130.00|
|One axle trailer or utility general waste)||1||Token|
|Two axle trailer (general waste)||2||Token|
|Car tyre (per 2 tyres)||1||Token per 2 tyres|
|Truck or large machinery tyre||1||token per tyre|
|Mixed waste material non-compactable (e.g. White goods, and furniture) – weighbridge docket required||tonne||$130.00|
|Asbestos||m3||$250.00 + Burial Fee|
|Out of hours entry to Balranald or Euston Tip (minimum Fee $270.00)||At cost + 10%|
|DrumMuster containers (By appointment only)||Free|
|Green waste non-contaminated||Free|
|Illegal dumping||tonne||$150 plus 125% of|
Clean Up costs
2022/2023 Adopted Fees and Charges for Waste Management (page 16)
Tip Tokens are available from Council’s Office and Visitor Information Centre.
If you require further information in relation to the kerbside collection please contact Balranald Shire Council’s Office.
Last Kerbside Collection Day was on 20/09/2021, next one will be scheduled will be September 2022 and advertised in our newsletters.
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.