Waste Collection and Recycling


Household bins

Balonne Shire Council has a two-bin system: red bins are for general waste and yellow bins are for recycling.

Balonne wheelie bins

General waste is collected once per week and recycling is collected once per fortnight, as per the schedule below:

Day Location Bin Type
Monday All towns* Industrial skip bins
Tuesday St George: Turvey Ct to Kenny Ln, Carnarvon Hwy residential allotments, Carnarvon Hwy truck stops. Domestic bins
Wednesday Bollon, Thallon, Nindigully and Riverside Parklands Domestic bins
Thursday Dirranbandi Domestic bins
Friday St George: Kenny Ln to Mitchell St South, and Johnston Rd. Domestic bins

*Industrial skip bin collection is subject to prior arrangement with Council's contractor, JJ Richards.

Council has created a comprehensive plan to reduce our waste and increase our recycling, as outlined below:

Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2018 (PDF) 

To find out what you can recycle in your household bin, visit the JJ Richards website.

Domestic bin replacement

New bins can be ordered from Balonne Shire Council. To order, call: 4620 8888.

Annual kerbside collection

Like most Councils, Balonne Shire runs one annual hard rubbish (kerbside) collection across the region, to help residents get rid of large items and green waste.

Generally this collection is held around March, with dates subject to change.

For 2021, kerbside collection dates are as follows: 

Town Dates
St George

Monday 8 March

Tuesday 9 March

Wednesday 10 March

Thursday 11 March

Dirranbandi Monday 8 March

Tuesday 9 March

Wednesday 10 March

Bollon Thursday 11 March

To assist our teams in prompt and efficient collection, Council asks all residents to follow these guidelines:

  • Before the first collection day in your town, place all rubbish on the kerb.
  • Watch your item weight: hard rubbish is collected by a two-person team. If an item is too heavy, it won't be removed.
  • If you have oversize items (e.g. car bodies, extremely heavy items) call ahead to Council - we can organise a team to remove them.
  • Green waste is limited to 250L.
  • Please do not put tyres out for removal.