Northern Inland Regional Waste

NIRW logo.png Uralla Shire Council is a member of Northern Inland Regional Waste initiative, a collective of regional Councils working together to solve resource recycling.

Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW) is a voluntary organisation of Councils in the New England and North West regions of NSW. NIRW works collaboratively for better regional outcomes in waste management and resource recovery. NIRW leads a number of waste programs and addresses waste management issues using a strategic regional approach.

Find out more about NIRW’s programs and initiatives by visiting their website their website at Northern Inland Regional Waste.

Recycle Right

Real people are impacted when we do not recycle right.  Recycling is not sorted by fancy machinery, but real people sort our recyclables by hand, recovering items to be processed into new products.  It is important that we are considerate of our recycling habits.  Keep out dangerous and harmful contaminants.  Our recycling team needs your help to get it sorted and reduce waste going to landfill. 

Think beyond the bin and keep out plastic bags, soft-plastics & bagged recycling.  We can all play our part to reduce our waste generation and increase recycling to recover valuable resources.  Recycled items can be manufactured into new products.  Don’t throw it away, recycle it.  Let’s join forces to protect the environment and Keep It Right, together.

Visit the Northern Inland Regional Waste website to learn how you can Recycle Right.

Community Sharps Management

Community sharps are needles, syringes, pen needles, lancets and similar equipment used outside medical services, such as in homes. 

Community sharps should always be disposed in a secure disposal bin. Because of risk of injury to workers or other community members, sharps should never be disposed of:

 in household waste or recycling
 in public litter bins
 by flushing down toilets or drains
 by discarding in the environment

There are community sharps disposal bins located at the Uralla Waste Management Facility and in the car park located between Salisbury and Hill Streets, Uralla. You can also visit to find the location of your nearest community sharps disposal bin.

If you find a used syringe in a public place, call the Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1800 633 353.