Garbage & Recycling Collection
Information on Garbage Collection Service
A weekly collection services 97% of households in the Shire. To ensure your bin is collected, follow these simple steps:
- Place your bin out the night before collection is due. No guarantee is given that collection times will not change on the day. While Council and its contractor endeavour to maintain a consistent collection time, if your bin is not out for collection when the truck arrives, the truck will not return.
- Place your bin with the handle facing towards your property, so the lid opens facing the road.
- Make sure your bin is not overfull and that the lid is closed.
- No HARD WASTE should be placed in the garbage or recycling bin.
Items that should not be placed in the garbage bin include:
- Gas bottles
- Fencing wire
- Electrical wire
- Electrical appliances
- Green waste
- Paint tins & farm chemicals
Council provides the 240-litre garbage bin at a cost, while one recycling bin is provided free of charge by Council.
Council provides a fortnightly recycling collection, which services 97% of all households within the municipality. Residents are encouraged to recycle their rubbish. Please remember that loose plastic and supermarket bags are NOT recyclable and should be placed in the garbage bin.
Clean items that can be placed in the recycling bin are:
- Newspapers and cardboard, including phone books
- Milk and juice cartons (rinsed)
- Plastic bottles and containers (with lids removed)
- Glass bottles and jars (with lids removed)
- Metal and aluminium food and aerosol cans
- Items marked with the recycling code 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 may be placed in the bin.
Only general non-hazardous household waste can be placed in your refuse bin or disposed of at either of Council's landfill sites. Hazardous items from your household are to be taken to one of the Shire's landfills. Please note that commercial quantities will not be accepted.
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Landfill sites are:
- Corner Meadows Road and Dalys Road
Hours of Operation:
Friday - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sunday - 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Teesdale - Tip has closed permanently.
Current Tip Charges
Domestic Waste - $35.00 per cubic metre (bulk rate - incl trailers, utes, etc)
Green Waste - $22.00 per cubic metre
Car boot load - $17.00
Tyres - $11.00
Tyres with rims - $13.00
Truck tyres - $44.00
Tractor tyres - $55.00
Car Bodies - $82.00
Hazardous waste can be collected at special chemical collection days organised by State Government authorised collectors. Collections are done every 2 to 3 years in Ballarat, Geelong and Bannockburn.
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The waste events trailer has been built for community events. It contains 3 garbage bins and 3 recycling bins with equipment such as shovels, brooms and barricades and can be towed by a normal car. The events trailer is available for community events free of charge.
The trailer can be booked through the Linton Customer Service Centre on 5344 6444.
How much does a new garbage bin cost?
A new garbage bin costs $123.00 for the 2013/2014 financial year and can be collected from the Bannockburn or Linton Customer Service Centres or can be delivered with your recycle bin. You pay for, and therefore own, your garbage bin. Recycling bins are delivered free of charge by the contractor and remain the property of Council.
If I have a large family, can I have a second bin?
Yes. You will, however, have to pay $123.00 for the second bin, as well as a second garbage rate for the second collection. The reason for this is that the Waste Management Contractor charges Council for every bin picked up.
For 2013-2014, the single collection garbage rate is $23600. This amount is made up of a Council Charge ($210.00) and a Residential State Landfill Levy ($26.00). Both of these charges are GST exclusive.
The rate for a second collection (and any subsequent collections) is $236.00. This amount also excludes GST.
If your property is a Commercial premises, the single collection garbage rate is $236.00. This amount is made up of a Council Charge ($210.00) and a Commercial State Landfill Levy ($26.00). Both of these charges exclude GST.
Why are bins not collected?
If you have placed any of the items that are not allowed in the garbage or recycling service, it may be grounds for the garbage contractor to reject the collection bin. Council's garbage vehicle can lift a maximum bin weight of approximately 60kg.
If you have failed to place your bin out the night before collection is due and the truck arrives before your bin is put out, the bin will not be collected.
If you are unaware of any reason why your bin hasn't been collected, please call Customer Service on 5220 7111 or 1300 36 30 36.
Can garbage cause damage to collection trucks?
Yes. Items such as engine parts, roofing iron, concrete slabs and fencing wire etc can cause major damage to the garbage trucks' lifting and compaction equipment. A gas bottle is extremely dangerous as crushing of the bottle may cause it to explode.