Recycling

Uralla Shire Council offers recycling services through the yellow-lid kerbside recycling collection and collection at Shire Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations.

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Recycling at home with the yellow-lid recycling bin

Cardboard and paper

  • Cardboard products. Please remove any staples, metal strips or plastic that may be attached. Please also flatten cardboard boxes to prevent them from getting caught in the machinery at our recycling facilities.
  • Catalogues, magazines, and junk mail including 'glossy' magazines
  • Envelopes with windows. Padded envelopes can be recycled if the plastic padding is removed.
  • Non-metallic gift wrapping. Please remove plastic bows and as much cellotape as possible.
  • Greeting cards
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages

Waxed paper, food stained cardboard and dirty paper cannot be recycled.

Plastic products

All plastic containers should be empty and rinsed. Please separate lids from bottles.

  • Bleach and detergent bottles
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Soft drink bottles
  • Rigid plastics such as takeaway containers

Did you know? The number in the triangle identifies the type of plastic a container is made from, not whether or not it is recyclable.

What do I do with plastic bags?

Council cannot recycle soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit and confectionery packets, frozen food/rice/pasta plastic bags, and cling wrap. Please do not put soft plastics into your yellow lid recycling bin, as the soft plastic can wrap around machinery and cause blockages at the recycling facilities.

To prevent soft plastics from going to landfill, please take to the nearest RedCycle recycling collection point (Coles supermarket in Armidale.) 

Glass bottles and jars

Please rinse and remove the lids and caps.

  • Jam jars
  • Juice bottles
  • Pasta sauce and condiment jars
  • Wine and beer bottles

Drinking glasses, window or mirror glass, Pyrex dishes and any kind of broken glass cannot be recycled.

Tins, cans, aluminium foil

  • Aerosol cans (empty, plastic lid removed)
  • Aluminium and steel cans 
  • Aluminium foil or trays (clean), e.g. yoghurt foil lids, Easter egg wrapping
  • Baked bean tins, biscuit tins
  • Cooking oil drums
  • Drink cans
  • Pet foot tins
  • Metal bottle tops

Did you know? To recycle metal bottle caps and lids, collect them inside a clean empty tin or can. Squish the lid of the can closed to keep the tops inside, and place in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Please check our handy guides for more information on what is recyclable in your yellow bin.

Uralla Residents Detailed Recycling Info Fact Sheet(PDF, 402KB)
Bundarra Residents Detailed Recycling Info Fact Sheet(PDF, 423KB)
Invergowrie, Arding, Saumarez Ponds Residents Detailed Recycling Info Fact Sheet(PDF, 398KB)
Kentucky Residents Detailed Recycling Info Fact Sheet(PDF, 397KB)
Kingstown Residents Detailed Recycling Info Fact Sheet(PDF, 416KB)

Recycling at a Uralla Shire Recycling Centre or Transfer Station

Residents who do not have a kerbside recycling service can bring all of these materials to either the Uralla Community Recycling Centre or the Bundarra Landfill, Kingstown Transfer Station, or the Kentucky Recycling Station.

There are also ‘hole in the wall facilities’ available at the Council Depot in Bundarra and at the front of the Uralla Landfill and Community Recycling Centre.

Uralla Landfill and Community Recycling Centre

Sorted recyclables may be deposited at the recycling wall to the left of the gate to the Centre at all times.

Other materials collected at the Uralla Landfill include:

  • E-waste (computers, televisions, mobile phones, cds/dvds and other electrical equipment or appliances)
  • Whitegoods (kitchen and home appliances)
  • Light bulbs and globes
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Gas bottles and butane canisters
  • Styrofoam
  • Cooking oil drums
  • Scrap metal (including metal household items such as cutlery or metal keys)
  • Pallets 
  • Chemicals
  • Oils
  • Paints
  • Tyres 
  • Clean green waste
  • Wood and garden waste
  • X-rays
  • Paint tins, empty and dry

Did you know? To empty a paint tin, pour excess paint onto some newspaper. Let the newspaper dry and dispose of it in the general waste. Never pour paint, chemicals, or oils into drains.  

Items which can be accepted at the Uralla Op-Shop include:

  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Household items in good condition

 

Bundarra Landfill and Recycling Centre

Sorted recyclables may be deposited at the Bundarra Depot at all times.

Other recyclable materials collected at the Bundarra Landfill and Recycling Centre include:

  • Mobile telephones
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Building waste
  • Chemicals
  • Oils
  • Paints
  • Metal waste
  • Clean green waste and wood waste

Kingstown Waste Transfer Station

The Kingstown Transfer Station accepts domestic recyclables only.

Paper

  • Cardboard boxes (please remove staples)
  • Cardboard sleeves from food or other packaging, e.g. tubes from toilet roll
  • Other boxes – cereal boxes, cling wrap boxes (with the metal tear strip and plastic removed)
  • Newspapers, Catalogues, Magazines, Junk mail
  • Clean food containers or packaging
  • Drink cartons without foil lining, e.g. juice and milk cartons (please rinse and remove lids)
  • Envelopes with windows, but not padding
  • Gift wrap – non metallic (please remove plastic bows and other materials)
  • Greeting cards
  • Shredded paper
  • Telephone directories
  • Office paper

Plastic

  • Hard plastic bottles, empty (e.g. bleach or detergent, fabric conditioner)
  • Fruit punnets and trays
  • Plastic tubs, clean (e.g. Margarine tubs, yoghurt pots - please remove lids)
  • Milk bottles
  • Mineral water bottles, soda bottles
  • Clean plastic pots
  • Shampoo and dish detergent bottles

Glass

  • Bottles (juice, mineral water, soda, wine)
  • Jars (e.g. jam jars, pasta sauce)
  • Light bulbs

Please remove all lids and ensure the container is clean. Drinking glasses, window glass, mirror glass, Pyrex dishes, and broken glass is not accepted.

Tins, cans, aluminium foil, steel

  • Aerosols (must be empty)
  • Aluminium foil, clean (e.g. yoghurt foil lids, Easter egg wrapping)
  • Drink cans
  • Biscuit tins
  • Food tins (e.g. tinned food, biscuits, sweets, pet food). 

Kentucky Recycling Station

Location: Dorlie Lane, Kentucky

The Kentucky Recycling Station accepts domestic recyclables only.

Paper

  • Cardboard boxes (please remove staples)
  • Cardboard sleeves from food or other packaging, e.g. tubes from toilet roll
  • Other boxes – cereal boxes, cling wrap boxes (with the metal tear strip and plastic removed)
  • Newspapers, Catalogues, Magazines, Junk mail
  • Clean food containers or packaging
  • Drink cartons without foil lining, e.g. juice and milk cartons (please rinse and remove lids)
  • Envelopes with windows, but not padding
  • Gift wrap – non metallic (please remove plastic bows and other materials)
  • Greeting cards
  • Shredded paper
  • Telephone directories
  • Office paper

Plastic

  • Hard plastic bottles, empty (e.g. bleach or detergent, fabric conditioner)
  • Fruit punnets and trays
  • Plastic tubs, clean (e.g. Margarine tubs, yoghurt pots - please remove lids)
  • Milk bottles
  • Mineral water bottles, soda bottles
  • Clean plastic pots
  • Shampoo and dish detergent bottles

Glass

  • Bottles (juice, mineral water, soda, wine)
  • Jars (e.g. jam jars, pasta sauce)
  • Light bulbs

Please remove all lids and ensure the container is clean. Drinking glasses, window glass, mirror glass, Pyrex dishes, and broken glass is not accepted.

Tins, cans, aluminium foil, steel

  • Aerosols (must be empty)
  • Aluminium foil, clean (e.g. yoghurt foil lids, Easter egg wrapping)
  • Drink cans
  • Biscuit tins
  • Food tins (e.g. tinned food, biscuits, sweets, pet food).