Waste and Recycling

Rubbish Collection | Recycling Information | E-Waste Information | Public Holiday Collections | Damaged or Stolen Bins and Uncollected Bins | Fees and Charges | Transfer Station Hours | Transfer Station Fees


Rubbish Collection

Council provides a weekly kerbside collection of household waste and fortnightly collection of recyclable materials in various areas across our Shire.

Kerbside collections from properties are conducted:

TOWN WHAT DAY
Nhill Tuesday
Dimboola Monday
Rainbow Monday
Jeparit Monday


Central collection points are also provided in the following areas:

TOWN WHAT DAY COLLECTION POINT

Antwerp
Monday Dimboola Rainbow Road, by the mailboxes opposite the shop, Antwerp

Kiata
Monday Dimboola Rainbow Road, by the mailboxes opposite the shop, Antwerp

Netherby
Tuesday Recycling bins are collected on the corner of School Street and Netherby-Baker Road. The garbage collection loop is School Street to Church Street then the truck  turns right into Memorial Park Drive and left into Warraquil Road.

Tarranyurk
Monday
Dimboola Rainbow Road, Tarranyurk

Yanac
Tuesday Recycling bins are collected in Maude Street, Yanac.  Garbage bins are collected from the Nhill Yanac Road in Yanac.

Gerang Gerung
Tuesday
Garbage collection only -outside the Gerang Hall on the Gerang-Glenlee Road.

 

Several on-route rural collections are also available. To arrange an on-route rural collection please contact our Customer Service team on 5391 4444

Area On-route Collection Days

ROAD WHAT DAY FURTHER DETAILS
Dimboola-Rainbow Road Monday  
Gerang-Glenlee Road Thursday  
Lorquon-Netherby Road Thursday From Pipkorn’s corner to the Woorak Road
Nhill-Jeparit Road Tuesday Only as far as Glenlee
Nhill-Netherby Road Tuesday  
Nhill-Rainbow Road Thursday From Woorak, via back of Lake Hindmarsh to Rainbow
Nhill-Yanac Road Tuesday  
Western Highway-Dimboola to Nhill Monday  
Western Highway-Nhill to West Wimmera Shire border Wednesday  
Yanac-Netherby Road (via Baker) Tuesday  


Recycling collection services operate fortnightly.


Recycling Information


E-Waste Information

As of 01 July 2019, the Victorian Government is banning all electronic waste (e-waste) from landfills in Victoria. This means that no e-waste will be accepted in any bin – instead, it must be delivered to an approved drop off point.

What is e-waste?
The term 'e-waste' refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. This includes:

  • household items such as fridges, kettles, electric toothbrushes and hair dryers;
  • IT and TV equipment like tablets, laptops and cords;
  • Lighting items like LED's and fluorescent lamps;
  • Electrical and electronic tools such as electric lawnmowers or electric drills;
  • Toys and leisure equipment like remote control race cars, musical equipment or computerised toys;
  • Other types of waste such as medical devices or thermostats.

Why the change?
E-waste contains valuable resources that we can reuse, along with other materials that are bad for the environment. Instead of putting it in the bin, sending it to landfill and causing environmental damage, sending e-waste to an approved drop off point means that materials can be recovered and reused, and not wasted away in a landfill environment. By doing this, we can remove the bad and save the good – all to create a healthier environment and a stronger economy.

Over 1 million mobile phones are discarded in Australia every year – if all were properly recovered, we could reuse up to 16 tonnes of copper, 350 kilograms of silver and 34 kilograms of gold!

Where is my closest approved drop off point?
All of Council's Transfer Stations are approved drop off points for e-waste - please see locations and fees below. Alternatively, you can return old mobile phones and chargers to the MobileMuster drop off point in the Nhill Office at 92 Nelson Street, Nhill.


Public Holiday Collections

There will be no collection of waste or recycling on Good Friday or Christmas Day. Please check back for more details closer to the date or your local paper or you can contact Council on 03 5391 4444 or Wimmera Mallee Waste on 03 5395 1377 for advice on when your collection will occur.

All collections remain the same on all other Public Holidays.


Damaged or Stolen Bins and Uncollected Bins

If your bin is stolen or damaged, or has not been collected please contact our customer service team on 03 5391 4444 to arrange for collection or purchase of a replacement bin. Rubbish and recycling bins are owned by the property owner. We encourage you to mark your bins with your name or house number to discourage bin theft. 


Fees and Charges

The standard waste service for Hindmarsh residents includes a 120 litre garbage bin for general waste and a 240 litre bin for recycling materials.

Additional bins may be obtained for an annual fee.

Replacement Fees
120 litre bin $71
240 litre recycle or rubbish bin $92

Waste collection service charges will appear on your annual rates notice, for more information about how the waste charge is calculated go to our rates page.

Garbage and recycling services are currently contracted out to Wimmera Mallee Waste

Please contact Wimmera Mallee waste if you have any collection enquiries.
Ph: (03) 5395 1377.


Transfer Station Hours
NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE AT ANY TRANSFER STATIONS

On days of total fire ban the below operating hours for all transfer stations will change to 8:00am -11:00am on the days the transfer station is normally open.

All transfer stations are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day Public Holidays.

TOWN
OPENING TIMES LOCATION

Nhill
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 2pm- 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday - Closed
Saturday - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Sunday - 1pm - 4pm
Located on the Nhill-Netherby Road, Nhill opposite the Golf Course.

Dimboola
Monday & Friday - 1.30pm- 4.30pm
Tuesday & Thursday - Closed
Wednesday - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Sunday- 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Located along High Street, Dimboola Warracknabeal Road, west of the Western Hwy, Dimboola
Rainbow Monday - 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday- Closed
Friday - 2pm- 5pm
Sunday - 9am - 12pm
Located just off the Nhill Rainbow Road.  Alternatively the Transfer Station can be accessed via an earth formed road (suitable for dry weather only) off Rainbow Rises Road.
Jeparit Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - Closed
Tuesday - 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday- 10:30am - 1:30pm
Located on Jeparit East Road, Jeparit

 


Transfer Station Fees 2019-2020
NO EFTPOS AVAILABLE AT ANY TRANSFER STATIONS

Unsorted recyclables, general waste and hard plastic

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Car boot  $11.00
6 x 4 Trailer/Ute-Level   $28.00
6 x 4 Trailer/Ute-Heaped $53.00
Tandem Trailer/Light Truck-Level $76.00
Tandem Trailer/Light Truck-Heaped $144.00
Builder’s Waste-Clean Sorted-Per m3 $65.00
Builder’s Waste Non-Sorted-Per m3 $156.00
Concrete Non-Sorted-Per Tonne $111.00
Concrete Clean Sorted-Per Tonne  $32.00
Heavy Truck Loads  NOT ACCEPTED
Mattresses (Double or Larger) $45.00
Mattresses (Single) $23.00
Asbestos  $2.00 per kilogram


Sorted Recyclables  
 

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Newspapers, Cardboard, Bottles, Cans etc. FREE


Tyres

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Car and Motorcycle $8.00
Light Commercial $23.00
Truck-Standard    $38.00
Tractor $87.00 


Car Bodies/Scrap Steel

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Car Bodies/scrap steel FREE


Green Waste and Timber
              

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Car boot $5.00
6 x 4 Trailer/Ute-Level  $11.00
6 x 4 Trailer/Ute-Heaped     $13.00
Tandem Trailer/Light Truck-Level $20.00
Tandem Trailer/Light Truck-Heaped $26.00
Heavy Truck $50.00


E-Waste

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
E-Waste-Televisions, Washing Machines, Computers etc.  $5.00 per unit


Furniture

TYPE OF WASTE FEE
Small Item: Chair etc $10.00 per unit
Large Item: Couch, Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe etc. $32.00 per unit