Waste Collection and Recycling

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Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

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

General waste is collected once per week and recycling is collected once per fornight.  Collection days are:

Day Location Bin type
Monday All towns* Industrial skip bins
Tuesday St George: Turvey Ct to Kenny Lane, Carnavon 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 Lane to Mitchell St South and Johnston Rd. Domestic bins

*Industrial skip bin collection is subject to prior arrangement with JJ Richards.

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

  • 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.

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

    • To keep piles tidy on the kerb, keeping the footpath or roadway clear
    • Council will not collect piles larger than 2 cubic metres
    • To remove doors from refrigerators and cupboards
    • Do not leave sharp or dangerous objects on the footpath
    • Items must be able to be easily and safely lifted by two people
      • Secure items if severe weather is expected
        Acceptable Items Unacceptable items
        • Bath and laundry tubs
        • Bicycles and sporting equipment
        • Carpet rugs (rolled and tied)
        • Electronic waste (televisions and computers)
        • Furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves)
        • Small household appliances (fans and toasters)
          • Wood products less than 1.5 metres
        • Bricks and concrete
        • Commercial building waste
        • Car parts, tyres including car batteries
        • Dirt and stones
        • Grass clippings and potted plants
        • Gas bottles
        • General household waste (e.g. food scraps)
        • Glass and mirrors
        • Hazardous waste (e.g. chemicals, oils, asbestos)
        • Household waste that would usually go into your waste or recycling bin
        • Liquids (e.g. paint)