Bin Collection Days & Replacements

Currently, general rubbish and recycling is collected weekly in St George, Dirranbandi, Thallon and Bollon. 

A divided 240 litre wheelie bin is supplied to each premises.The large section at the front of the bin is for general waste while the smaller section at the back is for recyclable material.

For you to know:

From July 1, 2017, Council will move to a two bin system 

Items suitable for recycling are glass bottles and jars, aluminium cans, milk and fruit juice cartons, steel cans, and plastic. Please note Council does not currently have the capacity to recycle paper.

It is vital that you do not put any product other than material which can be recycled into the back section of the bin. Placing non-recyclable material there may cause problems with the recycling machinery.

Collection days are as follows:

Tuesday St George Town on north side of Grey Street
Wednesday Townships of Thallon and Bollon
Thursday Township of Dirranbandi
Friday St George Town on south side of Grey Street

Please have your bin out next to the kerb by 6.00am on the day of collection with the front facing the roadway as depicted.

All garbage collected in these towns is taken to St George for disposal. Dumps are available in all towns for the disposal of other waste material.

Moree Plains Shire Council collects garbage in the township of Mungindi (Queensland) on behalf of Balonne Shire Council. The service is conducted on Wednesday mornings.

The township of Hebel does not have a garbage collection service however a garbage pit is available for public use.

Bin Replacements

If your bin is cracked or has been stolen and you require a replacement, please phone our Community and Environment team on (07) 4620 8888

Recycling is a high priority for Balonne Shire residents, according to a recent survey.Council moves to two-bin system in July, 2017.

That’s why the Balonne Shire Council is moving to a two-bin system, starting July 1 this year.

Under the two-bin system, residents will have a 240L bin for general waste collected weekly, and a 240L bin for recycling collected fortnightly.

People were invited to vote at information sessions and online for either a single split bin costing $7.25 per week or a dual-bin service costing $8.25 per week.

“We wanted to understand how strongly people in our communities felt about recycling, and to invite them to have a say over the level of service they receive and associated costs involved with those choices. The clear preference was for a dual-bin service,” said Balonne Shire Mayor Richard Marsh.

For many years, Council has not been charging the full cost of the service in the Waste Charges on rates notices, with the cost being subsidised from General Revenue.  A more financially sustainable approach was needed and Council is pursuing cost recovery for this service.

Residents will notice an increase in the usual Cleansing charge for kerbside waste collection on their next rates notice (to be issued in August) to coincide with the improved waste collection services commencing July 1, 2017.

Information presented at the community meetings can be found here.

Quick Facts:

Two bins will be provided: 240L general waste, collected weekly, 240L recycling, collected fortnightly.

The ANNUAL cost is increasing from $344 to $429

The new service commences July 1, 2017.