Garbage & Recycling
Kerbside Garbage & Recycling Collection
DS Kendall Waste Services is the waste and recycling collection service contractor for the Berrigan Shire Council.
Garbage collection day for all towns in Berrigan Shire Council is TUESDAY.
Recycle collection day for all towns is every second TUESDAY with Finley and Berrigan collected one week and Tocumwal and Barooga collected the alternate week. Please confirm with Council which week is your towns recycling day.
Please ensure that your bin is placed out for collection on Monday night and that the bin handles face the house at the kerbside. For more information regarding your kerbside garbage and recycling collection please phone DS Kendall Waste Services freecall number 1800 041 041.
If your garbage or recycle bin has been stolen, lost or is damaged, please phone Assistant Revenue Officer at Council's Office on (03) 5888 5100 to arrange a replacement bin.
Recyclable items include:
- Paper and Cardboard (flattened)
- Containers and Bottles (lids removed)
- Lids can be recycled but must be removed from the bottle
- Steel and aluminium cans
For more information please click here.
What are the Tip hours?
Please visit the Opening Hours page
What are the tip fees?
Please visit the fees and charges page
Non Berrigan Shire residents will not be permitted and personal ID, car registration or the like must be presented when requested by the Tip Master.
Berrigan Shire Council has a DrumMUSTER collection centre for empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop protection and animal health chemical containers. All farm chemicals users within the Berrigan Shire region are encouraged to bring their empty, properly cleaned, non-returnable, steel and plastic farm chemical containers to the facility for inspection and collection.
Remember all drums must be cleaned correctly via triple rinsing, mechanical rinsing, pressure rinsing or flushing (in line with Avcare Standard for Effective Rinsing of Farm Chemical Containers displayed at all chemical retail outlets). Unclean or partly filled containers will not be accepted and will remain the property of the chemical user.
Berrigan Shire Tip
Greenhills Road, Berrigan
Please Note: You must make an appointment with our drum inspector Shane Herezo before bringing your empty containers to the collection centre.
Phone: 0429 320 762
Asbestos is the generic term for a number of fibrous silicate minerals. There are two major groups of asbestos:
- The serpentine group contains chrysotile, commonly known as white asbestos
- The amphibole group contains amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos)
Since 2003, using all forms of asbestos has been banned.
What is asbestos used for?
Asbestos can be found in most buildings which were built or renovated prior to 1985. It can be found in:
- Asbestos cement sheets
- Electrical switchboards
- Wall and ceiling insulation
- Insulation to boiler/heating pipes
- Insulation to fire doors
Promoting Asbestos Awareness
The Berrigan Shire Council is committed to ensuring the community is provided with current information on asbestos including the dangers of asbestos, health and safety standards, and legislative requirements.
Information on asbestos can be found from the following link:
NSW Government Asbestos Fact Sheet
Community members are also encouraged to access the following websites prior to any home improvement, construction or asbestos removal works:
Printer cartridge Recycling
Australians throw away more than 18 million printer cartridges every year. This amounts to over 5,000 tonnes of material, including laser toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, photocopier toner bottles and drums, that will eventually end up in landfill. When printer cartridges break apart in landfill, they have the potential to contaminate groundwater and the environment.
Printer cartridges from participating brands are accepted in the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. This includes inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units, fax rolls, print heads, waste hoppers / containers collectors and kits. The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program has recycled more than 27 million cartridges via 30,000 businesses and over 3,000 retail outlets. The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program is an example of an extended producer responsibility program. The six participating brands, Brother,Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, and Kyocera, pay for the collection and recycling of their cartridges. They are taking responsibility for the cartridges they produce.
Berrigan Shire Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your printer cartridges.
Yours 2 Take
Yours2Take is an environmental initiative of the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils t
hat diverts waste from landfill by increasing the reuse and recycling of waste products. The project aims to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are generated through the operation of municipal landfills.
Yours2Take aims to decrease waste by helping users to reuse and recycle. The website works in two ways:
Items are constantly being exchanged through this site. Please re-visit Yours2Take regularly as new wanted and give-away items are continuously being added.
Give Away Items
If you own something that you don’t need anymore, don’t throw it away, give it away to someone who wants it. Use this website to advertise the item and link with someone else that can put it to use.
If you want something and are hoping that another user might have that item to give away then you can use the website to advertise for that item and link with someone who has the item and wants to give it away. Before listing a "wanted" advertisement users should check the items to give away listings to ensure the wanted item is not already available.
Yours2Take users can support the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change in a practical way by reusing and recycling waste items. The more items that are exchanged through the site the more the amount of waste that enters municipal landfills is reduced.
We are facing some serious waste management challenges. Domestic recycling rates in the region are well below state averages. Recycling rates for Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition wastes are also falling well short of state waste recovery targets. In addition, the landfills are filling too fast.
‘Halve Waste – reduce, reuse, recycle’ is a public awareness and education campaign developed to engage the whole community in efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling in the greater Albury region and beyond.
Check out the Halve Waste website at www.halvewaste.com.au.
Wasting food wastes the energy, water and natural resources used to grow, package, transport and market that food. Reduce the amount of food you waste by shopping to a list and buying only what you need. A website is available to provide you with hints and tips about reducing food waste.
See the Love food hate waste website at http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au/.
Water 4 Food
“Everything Green We Eat, Needs Water to Grow!”
Water4Food Australia is a community-based, non-partisan program maintaining a dialogue with the Australian and NSW governments seeking to protect water allocations for the production of food in the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Lachlan Valley and Lower Murray Darling catchments.
The Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils RAMROC is coordinating this important community and government relations strategy on behalf of 18 local government councils and their communities of around 200,000 people in south-west New South Wales.
The objectives of the W4F program are to roll out an integrated strategy to protect communities, food producers and processors from the impacts of:
Please click here to open the informative e-brochure report
For further information please visit the RAMROC website www.ramroc.org.au and the Water4Food websitewww.water4food.com.au.