Kerbside Collection Services
Every week Uralla Shire Council collects waste and recycling from properties across the shire. Kerbside general waste and recycling services are available for residents in Uralla township, Bundarra township and in Invergowrie, Arding, Sumarez Ponds, and Kentucky.
Red and Yellow Bin Service Days
Unless otherwise notified, red (general waste) and yellow (recycling) bin services are provided on the following days every day of the year, including Public Holidays.
Mondays: Invergowrie, Arding, and Saumarez Ponds areas
Tuesdays: Bundarra area
Wednesdays: Uralla area
Kerbside services are available in some circumstances, and upon prior arrangement, for residents in other areas of the Shire.
If you live outside one of these localities and would like to know if a kerbside waste service is available for your property, please contact the Uralla Shire Council Waste Operations Team Leader at the Uralla Landfill on (02) 6778 3558.
General waste (red lidded) bin
The general waste bin is designed for general household rubbish which cannot be recycled. Food waste can be disposed of in this bin.
Residents should not put paints, solvents, batteries, soil, green waste, building materials, asbestos, or recyclable materials in their general waste bin.
What items can go in the recycling (yellow) bin?
Council can recycle rigid plastics, steel, glass bottles, cardboard, and paper materials. This includes food containers, cosmetic containers, cardboard boxes of any type. All containers should be as clean as possible.
Soft, squishy plastics (e.g. biscuit wrappers, plastic bags, cling wrap); plastic cutlery, straws, Styrofoam drinks containers, used kitchen paper, window glass, broken kitchenware (e.g. glasses or plates) cannot be recycled.
Clean aluminium foil can be recycled.
Residents should not put: e-waste, asbestos, green waste, furniture, human or animal waste, dirty nappies, or fire ash into their recycling bin.
Green Waste (Garden Organics)
The Greenwaste collection service is available as an opt-in service for residents in Uralla township only. To avail of the service residents will need to pay the 2018/2019 Financial Year service fee of $82 and purchase a bin. The annual service fee is charged on pro rata basis.
Residents can sign up for a green waste service through the Uralla Shire Council office on (02) 6778 6300.
The calendar of green waste service dates for the 2018/2019 year is below:
What to put in your green waste bin
The green waste bin should be used for garden organic waste: lawn clippings, leaves, small branches and small plants. Never place general household rubbish, paints, solvents, batteries, soil, green waste, building materials, needles, asbestos, or recyclable materials in your green waste bin.
When and where to place your bin
Please place your bin outside your home on the evening before the nominated collection day so not to miss an early morning collection time. Missed bins will not be collected until the subsequent week’s service for your area.
Place the bin as close to the road as practical. This should be at least 1 metre apart and with at least 1 metre clearance from any other object (e.g. a fence). Choose a spot that won’t block pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle access or visibility.
Please place all your waste into the bin. Objects next to the bin will not be collected and overfull bins will be collected at the discretion of the truck driver.
Wheelie bins can not be collected if the weight exceeds 150 kg. An automatic scale on the truck rejects the bin if the weight exceeds this limit.
For any queries, requests for service or repairs to your bin, please contact the Uralla Shire Council Waste Operations Team Leader on (02) 6778 3558.
Damaged bin lids and wheels can be replaced by Council. To request repairs for your bin please contact the Uralla Shire Council front desk on (02) 6778 6300.
Council does not replace lost or broken kerbside bins. Residents can order a new bin through the Uralla Shire Council front desk.