Waste Collection Services

Yarriambiack Shire Council provides a weekly kerbside garbage collection service and a fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service for all towns within the municipality.

The standard issue waste bin size for ratepayers is 120L, but 80L and 240L are available upon written request to Council at an amended cost. The standard size recycling bin for recycling is 240L. Replacements for stolen, lost or damaged bins will be issued at the cost of the ratepayer. Click here to organise a bin replacement or new waste collection service. 

Kerbside Garbage

Garbage collection throughout the Yarriambiack Shire Council is undertaken between Monday and Friday each week. Residents should place their bin out for collection the night before the designated collection day to ensure it is emptied.

Kerbside Garbage Collection Schedule – Weekly Service

Monday  Minyip, Rupanyup, Murtoa and Lubeck 
Tuesday  Warracknabeal (South side of Phillips St, town side of creek & railway line) 
Wednesday   Rural area north of Hopetoun (not Hopetoun township), Beulah, Woomelang, Patchewollock, Speed, Tempy, Turriff and Lascelles townships and Rural areas east of Warracknabeal. 
Thursday Warracknabeal (North side of Phillips St, west side of creek & east side of railway line) and Rural area south of Warracknabeal township. 
Friday Townships of Brim, Yaapeet and Hopetoun including surrounding rural areas. 

 

Garbage Bins Do’s

  • Place your bin facing the road, wheels and handles to the house

  • In rural areas place your bin 1.5 – 2 metres from the road seal

  • If there are more than one bin in an area, bins should be placed approx. 400mm apart

  • Place your bin where it can easily be seen

  • Place your bin out the night before collection, as pickups can occur early in the morning

Garbage Bins Don'ts

  • Bins should not be overflowing and should not weigh more than 70 kilograms

  • Do not place hot ashes in your bin

  • Do not place sharp Objects in your bin without wrapping

Mixed Recycling

Yarriambiack Shire Council encourages recycling with facilities available at all the transfer stations and through kerbside collections in all the townships. Council also participates in the DrumMUSTER program, which also provides facilities at all the transfer stations. This enables farmers to dispose of both plastic and steel chemical containers. Drums must be triple rinsed and dried with no lids, small quantities of up to 30 drums can be disposed of without an appointment.

The following recyclable materials can be disposed of at all transfer stations free of charge:

  • Glass bottles & Jars

  • Aluminium & steel cans

  • Cardboard

  • Plastic containers

  • Scrap Steel

  • Lead acid batteries

  • Automotive oil – (20L drums only)

  • Council also accepts, Tyres, Green Waste and E-Waste – Charges apply

Kerbside Recycling

Kerbside Recycling collections throughout the Yarriambiack Shire Council are undertaken between Monday and Friday each fortnight Residents should place their bin out for collection the night before the designated collection day to ensure it is emptied.

Monday Minyip, Rupanyup, Murtoa 
Tuesday Warracknabeal (South side of Phillips St, town side of creek railway line. 
Wednesday  Beulah, Woomelang, Patchewollock, Speed, Tempy, Turriff and Lascelles townships. 
Thursday Warracknabeal ( North side of Phillip St, west side of creek). 
Friday Yaapeet, Hopetoun and Brim 

 

Download Kerbside Recycling Collection Schedule(PDF, 5MB)

 (PDF, 1MB)Rural Recycling

Council has introduced a rural roadside recycling collection service for rural residents who live adjacent the main collection routes between townships as detailed.

Monday 

Stawell – Warracknabeal Road to Shire Boundary
Horsham – Lubeck Road (Part)
Murtoa – Glenorchy Road to Shire Boundary 

Wednesday Hopetoun – Walpeup Road
Hopetoun – Sea Lake Road between Hopetoun & Woomelang
Sunraysia – Highway between Woomelang & Tempy
Patchewollock – Sea Lake Road between Patchewollock & Speed
Friday Henty Highway between Warracknabeal & Hopetoun
Yaapeet – Hopetoun Road 

It will be the responsibility of the property owner to place the bin in a position accessible to the truck on the left hand side of the designated route when considering the direction of travel of the garbage collection vehicle (as marked on the route map).

Placement of the garbage bin is critical:

  • Always put MRB’s out with handles facing away from the road.

  • Place bin on a level surface if possible.

  • Ensure bin is not a hazard to on coming traffic.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to promptly remove the bin from the roadside after collection to ensure that bins are not blown onto the road by wind or heavy vehicles.

As the majority of rural services could be designated as commercial, the 240 litre bin has been made available. A 120 litre MRB is still made available to rural users with low recycling outputs.

Recycling Bins Do’s

  • Place your bin facing the road, wheels and handles to the house

  • In rural areas place your bin 1.5 – 2 metres from the road seal

  • If there are more than one bin in an area, bins should be placed approx. 400mm apart

  • Place your bin where it can easily be seen

  • Place your bin out the night before collection, as pickups can occur early in the morning 

Glass Recycling

The introduction of the kerbside glass recycling bin is an important first step towards improving the performance of our recycling in the Yarriambiack Shire.

Glass is the biggest contamination issue in mixed recycling as it breaks easily and becomes embedded in other recyclable materials such as hard plastic, paper and cardboard. The result is contaminated recycling that reduces the ability of recyclers to process the material and use it in new products.

With the changing nature of recycling in recent years, where both state and Federal governments are now promoting and mandating onshore processing of recyclable materials, it is critical that, as a council, we work with our residents to reduce both recycling contamination and the amount of material that has to be sent to landfill. This not only has good environmental outcomes but also has benefits with the development of new industries and businesses that can use recycled materials.

Getting our recycling right will also play a significant role in minimising the cost of council kerbside recycling services. In conjunction with Sustainability Victoria we will be rolling out the Small Actions Big Impact waste education campaign in the coming months to help our residents improve their understanding of recycling and why everyone needs to play their role in getting it right. You will be receiving a more comprehensive information pack later in May that will explain what goes into each bin and a calendar of collection dates.

Separating out glass will also help to re-localise some of our recycling. The glass that is collected from our residents, along with glass from neighbouring councils, will be crushed at the Warracknabeal Transfer Station and utilised in local council projects instead of sand.  This is the first project of its type for Yarriambiack and will help to demonstrate that small rural Councils can do more than just collect recycling.

Getting the right materials into the right bin is important and we don’t want people to be confused about what can put into each bin. In the coming months there will be a range of new educational material to help people to get the right material into the right bin.

If you have any queries about the new glass recycling bin service or understanding what should go into each bin then please contact the Waste & Sustainability Coordinator, La Vergne Lehmann on 0408 121 118 or by email llehmann@yarriambiack.vic.gov.au

 

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