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, and Sumarez Ponds areas. Kerbside general waste services are available for residents in Kentucky. 

View or download the 2023-2024 Kerbside Services Calendar(PDF, 428KB) for green waste, recycling and general waste collection dates from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Depending on your locality, general waste and recycling is collected on different days of the week. Unless otherwise notified, general waste (red lid bins) and recycling (yellow lid bins) services are provided on the following days every day of the year, including Public Holidays.

Day Locality
Mondays Invergowrie, Arding, and Saumarez Ponds areas     
Tuesdays Bundarra area
Wednesdays      Uralla area
Thursdays Kentucky (general waste collection only)

Please put your bins out the night before so as not to miss an early morning collection.  

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 Waste Management Facility on (02) 6778 3558.

Red lid general waste bin

General household rubbish which cannot be recycled can be disposed of in your red lid general waste bin. Please do not put hazardous waste or recyclable materials in your general waste bin.

What you can place in your general waste bin:

  • Household rubbish
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Broken glass (wrapped)
  • Nappies (wrapped)

What you should not place in your general waste bin:

  • Recyclable materials
  • Asbestos
  • Electronic waste (E-waste)
  • Paints, solvents & liquid waste
  • Batteries
  • Soil
  • Green waste
  • Building materials
  • Vehicle parts
  • Syringes and medical waste
  • Scrap metal
  • White goods

Please visit our Waste & Recycling A-Z page for information on how to dispose of a particular item.


Yellow lid recycling bin

A number of household waste can be recycled and diverted from landfill. For the safety of our sorting staff and to help us supply a better product for recycling, please rinse all containers and do not put prohibited items in your recycling bin.

What you can place in your recycling bin:

  • Aluminium cans, trays, and foil (clean)
  • Magazines and paper
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Steel, tin and aerosol cans (clean/empty)
  • Hard plastic bottles and containers from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry

What you should not place in your recycling bin:

  • Problem or hazardous waste (asbestos, batteries, chemicals, E-waste)
  • Soft plastics (eg biscuit wrappers, plastic bags, cling wrap)
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam drinks containers
  • Used kitchen paper
  • Window glass, mirrors, and treated glass (eg Pyrex)
  • Broken crockery
  • Green waste
  • Furniture
  • Human/animal waste
  • Nappies/wipes
  • Fire ash

Please visit our Recycling page for more information on recycling in the Uralla Shire, or visit our Waste & Recycling A-Z page for information on how to dispose of a particular item.


Green waste (garden organics) kerbside collection

The green waste collection service is available as an opt-in service for residents in the Uralla township only. To avail of the service residents will need to pay the annual service fee and purchase a bin. The annual service fee is charged on pro rata basis, please visit our Fees and Charges page for the current fee.

Residents can sign up for a green waste service through Council’s Customer Service on (02) 6778 6300

The green waste bin should be used for garden organic waste:

  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Small branches
  • Prunings and off-cuts
  • Flowers

Never place general household rubbish, recycling materials, or hazardous waste in your green waste bin, including:

  • Asbestos
  • Paints, solvents, and chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Building materials
  • Syringes and medical waste

Please visit our Waste & Recycling A-Z page for information on how to dispose of a particular item.


When and where to put 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. Bins should be at least one metre apart and with at least one metre clearance from any other object (e.g. fences). 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 150kg. 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 bins

Damaged bin lids and wheels can be replaced by Council. To request repairs for your bin, please contact the Council’s Customer Service on (02) 6778 6300.

Council does not replace stolen, lost or broken kerbside bins free of charge. Residents can order a new bin through Council's Customer Service Centre. The annual fee will apply, please visit our Fees and Charges page for current details.