Garbage and Recycling
Council provides garbage and recycling collection services across the Shire through the application of a competitive process. This process is applied to regular collections of garbage, recycling and street litter bins as well as the management and operation of transfer stations within the Shire.
From the 1st February, 2007 Pyrenees Shire Council introduced a 'commingled recyclables' collection service to all properties with a waste collection service, collected fortnightly from a 240 litre mobile bin owned and maintained by Council. This replaced the former 120 litre mobile bin serviced fortnightly with paper collections being provided separately. The commingled recycling collection service allows for paper and cardboard to be placed loosely into the bin with the other recyclables, those being steel, glass, aluminium and liquid paperboard containers.
A new garbage collection service will allow residents in rural areas, being all those areas outside Beaufort and Avoca township areas to have their garbage collected from new 240 litre mobile bins on a fortnightly basis. Garbage continues to be collected on a weekly basis from existing 120 litre mobile bins in the township areas of Beaufort and Avoca.
Garbage & Recycling - Urban (including townships of Beaufort & Avoca)
The urban townships of Beaufort and Avoca have a green 120 litre mobile garbage bin which is collected weekly.
Residents receive a 240 litre mobile recycling bin with a yellow lid which is collected fortnightly on the same day of the week as the garbage collection.
Garbage & Recycling - Rural Routes (outside of the townships of Beaufort and Avoca)
All rural routes provided with a waste collection service have a green 240 litre mobile garbage bin which is collected fortnightly.
Residents receive a 240 litre mobile recycling bin with a yellow lid which is collected fortnightly on the same day of the week as the garbage collection but on the alternate week.
Information about Bins and their Placement
All bins are provided to the resident by Council and remains the property of Council. Bins are to be left with the property if/when the residents leave.
Replacement bins for any damaged or stolen bins will be provided by Council based on a statutory declaration being provided.
To ensure that your recycling and garbage bin is collected, the correct placement of the bin is critical:
- Always put the bins out with the handle facing the house
- Place the bins half a metre apart when both are placed out on the same day
- Do not place the bins behind parked cars or near trees or other obstructions
- Please do not overfill or place anything on top of the bins.
Due to the time commitment each day, bins not placed out on time cannot be collected until the following collection. Please ensure your bins are correctly placed by 6.00 am on collection days.