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Recycling

Bland Shire residents have a range of practical recycling options available to do their part to benefit the environment.

Council is encouraging residents to take a pro-active approach to recycling in order to reduce the amount of waste in local landfills and reduce emissions.

People can recycle their eligible bottles and cans at return and earn stations located in West Wyalong and Ungarie at -

  • V & L Machinery, Railway Road, West Wyalong, and
  • Ungarie Central Hotel, Wolllongough Street, Ungarie

Every eligible bottle and can returned earns a 10 cent refund. People cashing in their cans and bottles at V& L Machinery also have the option to donate their earnings to the “Help for Heath” Fund to assist much loved West Wyalong resident Heath Redman with his recovery from a recent car accident.

Bottles and cans may also be accepted for recycling free of charge at the West Wyalong Landfill although the 10 cent return does not apply.

Cardboard and paper can be recycled for free at Kurrajong Waratah on Compton Road. People are encouraged to utilise this service but can also dump these items at the West Wyalong landfill for a small fee.

Meanwhile, as we increase our reliance on technology and faster and better new products hit the market, more and more people are needing to dispose of unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) such as old televisions, computers and computer peripherals.

People can drop off their e-waste for free at the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) located at the West Wyalong landfill on Racecourse Road.

The CRC also receives paint, batteries, fluorescent globes, oils, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and some chemicals of domestic quantities, free of charge

Metal waste is also received at the West Wyalong Landfill for no charge.

Another recycling and safety program available locally is DrumMUSTER which allows people to safely dispose of approved agricultural chemical drums safely. Landholders can register for the DrumMUSTER program by phoning Council on 6972 2266 and arranging an appointment.

A second hand shop has also been established at the West Wyalong landfill where items can be dropped off to be repurposed and/or reused.

Council also has compost bins and worm farms available for sale at a small fee for those who wish to further reduce their carbon footprint at home.

While a kerbside recycling service is currently unviable, Council continues to invest in, investigate and support a range of recycling programs and initiatives to reduce waste in local landfills and benefit the environment.

Community Recycling CentreCRC in West Wyalong

The West Wyalong tip is open seven days a week between 8am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed between 12.30pm and 1.30pm) and between 10am and 3pm on weekends.

For further enquiries phone Bland Shire Council on 6972 2266.