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Moree Waste Management Facility - Temporary Closure

Council would like to advise that the Moree Waste Management Facility will be closed on Tuesday 3 August 2021 due to a planned power outage.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
The Kerbside General Waste & Recycling collection and Bulky Waste Collection will be AS NORMAL.

Book in for your Bulky Waste Pick-Up

Love Local Gift Card A $150 Love Local Card is up for grabs by registering for the August Bulky Waste Collection

Register for the bulky waste pick-up by calling the Waste Hotline 1300 736 719 or book online .
Further information about the August collection can be found here.

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Rubbish and Recycling in Moree Plains

 

Did you know that Council has a Waste App?
Download the MPSC Waste AppDownload the 'MPSC Waste App' at IPhone App Store or Android Google Play. 

 

Waste and recycling Moree Plains Shire Council provide a range of waste disposal and recycling services to our community. This includes kerbside waste and recycling collection services, landfill operations and recycling and organics processing services. We’re also responsible for managing waste throughout our streets and parks and illegally dumped waste.

Click on the links below to find out more

Kerbside collection Collection Calendar

Kerbside Collection

Collection Calendar

Landfill Facilities Disposal Costs

Waste Facilities

Disposal Costs

Recycle Right Report a Waste Management Issue

Recycle Right

Report a waste management issue

 

Moree Plains Shire Council works with Cleanaway to provide various waste services for our community including the collection of garbage, recyclables, garden organics and bulk household waste.

Did you know?

Within our Shire, 15% of items that go into the recycling bins aren’t recyclable.

This is called recycling contamination and we need your help to avoid it by not putting supermarket bags, clothing and non-recyclable plastics such as coffee cups and plastic wrappers into your yellow or green bins.

Thanks for being a good sort!

Be a good sort

In line with our Wheelie Bin Contamination Policy, our kerbside garbage collectors will check your yellow and green bins to assess the level of contamination.

Stickers will be placed on your bin depending on the amount of contamination found. If your bins are contaminated four times, your collection service will be suspended for three months.

So please take the time to sort your items correctly.

 

Your red lidded bin is collected weekly and is buried in landfill, so it’s important to minimise what you place into your red bin. Only general household waste should be placed in your red bin. This includes items such as disposable nappies, ceramics and crockery, animal droppings, plastic wrappers and bags, packing foam and broken glass.

 What to place in your everyday waste bin

Your yellow bin is for recycling and collected fortnightly. Placing your recyclables into your yellow bin helps us reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. The yellow bin is for cardboard cartons, newspapers, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and containers. Once your recycling is collected, they are sorted into product categories, sent to manufacturers and turned into brand new products.

 What to place in your recycling bin

Your green bin is for organic waste and is collected fortnightly. Your green bin is for tree prunings, thin branches up to one-metre-long, flowers, weeds and grass clippings – while your kitchen caddy stores food scraps and tea bags for you to add to your green bin.

Did you know?

If organic waste goes to landfill it can cause harmful greenhouse gases. Use your green bin and kitchen caddy to help reduce the amount of organic waste we send to landfill.

 

Cleanaway process the contents of your green bin at the Moree Organics Facility and turn it into much-loved mulch and compost for the whole community, so please keep plastics and non-organic materials out of your green bin to avoid contamination. 

Tip: Your caddy must be lined with a compostable bag, as plastic or bio-degradable bags won’t break down with our composing method. To order compostable bags, call our Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Bin Green Yes No

There are two bulk household collections each year for larger items such as mattresses, general household items, white goods and garden prunings that are up to 1.5 metres long. You can present three cubic metres of waste at each collection.

How to book a pick up

We’ll remind you about a collection in your area via mail two weeks prior to the date but we’ll also promote the collection date on our Facebook page and website. Once the collection date has been confirmed, you can book your pick up online, or by calling our Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719.

Waste Pickup Guidelines

There are two bulk household collections each year for larger items such as mattresses, general household items, white goods and garden prunings that are up to 1.5 metres long. You can present three cubic metres of waste at each collection.

 

 

Bulky Waste - What to do - What to place out

 Download the Moree Plains Waste App! More information can be found on the MPSC Waste App which you can download for free from either the App Store for your iPhone or Google Play for android.

When your bins are collected

Use the colour coded calendar below to see your bin collection day and week.

Easy steps to find out your collection days

Identify whether your collection is Week A or Week B

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Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to providing waste minimisation and recycling solutions to our whole community. We have various waste management facilities throughout our Shire, including the Moree Waste Management Facility and nine rural landfill sites.

The Moree Waste Management Facility is our main waste centre, located at 57 Evergreen Road, which is off the Newell Highway, south of Moree. The modern facility is a solid waste landfill licensed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to receive and process a wide variety of general solid and special waste.

The facility is open seven days a week from 7.15am to 4.15pm, excluding New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Services include

      • General waste disposal
      • Green waste disposal
      • Scrap metal and concrete recycling
      • Vehicle weighbridge
      • Community Recycling Centre - link page
      • Recycling drop off
      • Oil waste disposal
      • Household hazardous waste disposal
      • Recycling chemical containers with drumMUSTER
      • Asbestos disposal
      • Tyre disposal
      • Free compost and mulch

Did you know?

Our waste management facilities also process waste from surrounding Shires. For example, our Organics Facility processes waste not only from Moree but also Narrabri and Gwydir Shires.

We also work with other communities to maximise our recycling efforts. Comingled recycling from Moree and Gwydir Shires is transported to Narrabri where its hand sorted and distributed to manufacturers across Australia to create recycled products.

Free disposal of household wastes

The Moree Waste Management Facility offers free disposal of domestic waste, however your waste must be sorted into recycling, green waste or general waste.

There is also free drop off points for the recycling of chemical containers, white goods, wood, metals, as well as the Community Recycling Centre for e-waste, motor oil, batteries and other household waste.

Free disposal of household wastes Free disposal Household batteries Free disposal of Computers

Some domestic waste items, such as tyres and asbestos have a disposal fee. Commercial waste and construction or demolition materials also incur a cost. Payments can be made by EFTPOS. You can view the fees for the disposal of all other waste items here.

Free compost and mulch

To help your soil retain moisture, you can order free compost by calling the Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. `In addition to compost, you can also collect free mulch from the Moree Waste Management Facility. Mulch helps to conserve water, reducing the need for irrigation while moderating soil temperature.

Free mulch at the Moree Waste Management Facility Free compost at the Moree Waste Management Facility Free compost at the Moree Waste Management Facility

Smaller landfills

Below are locations and operating times of smaller landfills across our Shire. These facilities offer free waste disposal and are for domestic waste only. All commercial and industrial waste must be taken to the Moree Waste Management Facility.

Opening hours:

Wednesday 10am-12pm, Sunday 10am-12pm

Closed:

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. Open other Public Holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

  ✗oil
 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 drumMuster containers Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste

Opening hours:

Tuesday 1pm-4pm Saturday 1pm-4pm

Closed:

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Christmas Day. Open other public holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste  Chemicals
 Green and timber waste  Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 Motor oil Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste

Opening hours:

Wednesday 10am-12pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm

Closed:

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Christmas Day.

Open other public holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 drumMuster containers Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste
    Oil

Opening hours:

Wednesday 1pm-4pm. Sunday 10am-12pm

Closed:

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Open other public Holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 drumMuster containers Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste
    oil

Opening hours:

Saturday 2pm-4pm

Closed:

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Christmas Day. Open other public holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 Motor oil Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 9.30am, Tuesday 3pm - 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 11.00am

Closed:

Friday. Mungindi landfill is closed on all public holidays

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 Motor oil Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste

Opening hours:

Wednesday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm

Closed

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. Open other public holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 Motor oil Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Metal waste Pressurised cylinders
Concrete and bricks Demolition material
    Liquid waste

Opening hours:

Saturday 9am-11am

Closed

New Year’s Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Christmas Day. Open other public holidays as above if it falls on that particular day.

 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
 Metal waste Asbestos and fibrous materials
 Concrete and bricks Pressurised cylinders
    Demolition material
    Liquid waste
    Oil
 

 Accepted Waste

 

Not Accepted 

 General waste Chemicals
 Green and timber waste Tyres
 Recycling Explosives and explosive material
✓  Metal waste Asbestos and fibrous materials
Concrete and bricks Pressurised cylinders
    Demolition material
    Liquid waste
    Oil

 

Fees and charges

The Moree Waste Management Facility charges a variable disposal fee determined by the type of waste. Some items, such as hazardous or industrial wastes, are difficult and costly for us to process and therefore carry a higher fee. While the majority of domestic waste can be disposed free of charge, waste generated by commercial or industrial enterprises incur a fee. You can view the current range of disposal costs at the facility HERE.

 

Not all household waste can be put into your kerbside bins. The Moree Community Recycling Centre, funded by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, offers a free and easy solution for the disposal of problem wastes such as fluorescent lights, smoke detectors, paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, batteries and oils. The Centre is located near the Moree Waste Management Facility, at 57 Evergreen Road, which is off the Newell Highway, south of Moree.

Shed entryway

What can I drop off?

  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Paint
  • Fluro globes and tubes
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Motor oils and other oils
  • Smoke detectors
  • e-waste, such as TVs, computers and mobile phones

Most of the items accepted at our Community Recycling Centre can be reused or recycled. By taking your waste to the Centre, you are helping to recover materials and save water, energy and other valuable natural resources. For example, paints are mixed with other waste solvents and used as an alternative to fuel in cement kilns –the metal containers are also recycled. Pallets, crates and timber offcuts are shredded into recyclable wood chips and used as mulch or cover for landfill.

Wood 1Wood 3

How to recycle your other household items

There are various ways to recycle your other items which are not accepted by our Centre. You can return unwanted or outdated medicine to your local pharmacy who will be able to dispose of the bottles safely. You can also donate your old clothes, books and some household items to local charity shops, such as:

The Salvation Army (02) 6752 7351

St Vincent de Paul (02) 6752 2385

Moree Lifehouse Care 6752 8009 (02) 6752 8009

Gwydir Industries (cardboard) (02) 6752 3202

Ernie Container Deposit Scheme

Your used drink containers can be taken to the NSW Government’s reverse vending machine at Woolworths Moree Carpark. You’ll receive a 10 cent refund per eligible container.

Recycling your chemical containers

Safely managing surplus chemical containers is important for landowners and our environment. You can choose from the following options to safely recycle your unwanted agricultural chemical containers for free.

drumMUSTER

Drummuster

drumMUSTER approved containers must be correctly cleaned (triple rinsed) and air dried, as they will be inspected as they are brought into Council’s waste facilities. Unclean or partly filled containers will not be accepted.

Since its inception in 1999, drumMUSTER has collected and recycled more than 36 million chemical containers across the country. These items have been recycled to produce everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture. The Moree Waste Management Facility and Bingiuy, Boomi and Garah landfills have a drumMUSTER collection.

 

Drummuster signDrums collected for drumMUSTER

ChemClear

ChemClear aims to help the users of agvet chemicals manage chemical storages by offering a safe collection and disposal service.

While the Moree Waste Management Centre does not offer a ChemClear collection, you can arrange a booking by visiting the  ChemClear website.

Safely dispose of asbestos

Asbestos was used widely in the construction industry from the 1950s and 80s. Although now banned from use due to significant health implications from exposure to asbestos fibres, it is still possible to encounter asbestos.

Undisturbed, asbestos-containing products are safe because the asbestos fibres are bound together in a solid matrix. But, if cut, drilled, sanded or otherwise machined, these products release harmful asbestos fibres into the air.

Given that any board-building material over 20 years old could potentially contain asbestos, it is essential to identify asbestos-containing products before renovation or demolition. The most accurate way to find out if your fibro contains asbestos is for experienced people to inspect and test it. You cannot tell by looking at it.

For further information, please refer to  

Safe disposal

How do I dispose of it safely?

Asbestos Awareness - Be Aware!

Asbestos can be disposed of at the Moree Waste Management Facility. Community and contractors need to follow the below steps so Council can accept asbestos waste safely:

1. All deliveries over 100kg must be booked in with Waste Facility staff at least 24hrs prior by calling 02 6752 9013 and providing:
    • Transporter name/company
    • Type of asbestos (friable/bonded) including a description e.g. bonded sheets, soil, tiles
    • The address the waste was generated from
    • Estimated kg/tonnes to be disposed of and/or number and size of loads
    • Expected delivery date and time.
    2. Asbestos material presented to site must be wetted down, double wrapped in heavy-duty polyethene (min 200µm thickness), sealed with adhesive tape and labelled asbestos.
    3. Unloading should be by hand to minimise the risk of the plastic tearing and generating dust (no tipping or running out of material). If there is a tear exposing asbestos, the contractor is required to wash down the plant with Council’s wash system prior to leaving the Facility.
      4. For major loads (more than 10t or multiple truckloads), in place of Step 3, the contractor will need to provide in writing to the Waste Manager packaging arrangements and the unloading procedure that prevents ruptures and dust generation. Notification should be sent to
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Further information, please refer to Council’s Asbestos Disposal Policy

Asbestos Awareness

Safely dispose of sharps

Sharps include needles, syringes, lancets and other injection equipment. You can take them to a number of community collection points which are listed below, where disposal is free of charge. Before you transport and dispose of sharps, make sure they are contained in a safe sharps container, and never place them in your kerbside or public street bins.

Monitoring pollution

Moree Plains Shire Council is committed to managing waste responsibly and is required by legislation to publicly report on potential pollution from its landfill sites.

Council’s response to a pollution incident is set out in the following Pollution Incident Response Management Plans:

PIRMP Moree Waste Management Facility

Yarraman Landfill PIRMP


How to report pollution from a site operated by Council

In the unlikely event that a pollution incident occurs at the Moree Waste Management Facility, please contact the relevant body below:

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) NSW

 EPA Environmental line

131 555.131 555

 NSW Ministry of Health (via Public Health Units)

 Tamworth Regional Office

(02) 6764 8000. (Public Health Officer On Call)

 SafeWork NSW Hotline Number

13 10 50.

 Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Call Services

 000. 

Environmental monitoring

Moree Plains Shire Council makes environmental monitoring data required under each licence publicly available. Click on the following links to access monitoring data from the relevant facility.


Moree Waste Management Facility
Monitoring Data Yarraman Landfill
Monitoring Data Moree Sewerage Treatment Works
Moree Ski Park

Waste Education

Waste education at the Moree Waste Management Facility

Moree Plains Shire Council provides waste education to assist and encourage our residents to reduce, re-use and recycle waste. Our kerbside collection contractor, Cleanaway delivers tailored school education programs to teach waste and sustainability information for years K-12. The programs teach students the importance of sustainability and recycling and build their knowledge about waste issues and positive environmental behaviours. Lessons are tailored to suit educational levels, with younger students provided with hands-on lessons about kerbside bins while older children are taught about important aspects of environmental sustainability. To book your school or community event in for a kNOw Waste™ session, contact our Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Council also offer tours of the Moree Waste Management Facility for local schools and community groups. If you’d like to book a tour, please call (02) 6757 3222.

Waste education at the Moree Waste Management Facility

Waste education at the Moree Waste Management Facility

Moree Plains Shire Council provides waste education to assist and encourage our residents to reduce, re-use and recycle waste. Our kerbside collection contractor, Cleanaway delivers tailored school education programs to teach waste and sustainability information for years K-12. The programs teach students the importance of sustainability and recycling and build their knowledge about waste issues and positive environmental behaviours. Lessons are tailored to suit educational levels, with younger students provided with hands-on lessons about kerbside bins while older children are taught about important aspects of environmental sustainability. To book your school or community event for a kNOw Waste™ session, contact our Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Council also offer tours of the Moree Waste Management Facility for local schools and community groups. If you’d like to book a tour, please call 02 6757 2222.

Useful resources

Cleanaway Recycling Hub which offers a wealth of information about recycling, such as tips to recycle tricky items and an alphabetical recycling directory. Greenius, an e-learning portal which demonstrates how all waste can be a resource when we recycle right via a series of videos, animations and quiz questions.

Our waste app

Download the MPSC Waste AppThe MPSC Waste app is a great way to access local recycling information. You can use the app to:

• Check kerbside collection days for your street for your red, yellow, blue and green bins
• View an alphabetical list of materials and how to dispose of them
• Check your personalised bin collection calendar
• Let us know if your collection service has been missed or if you’d like a new bin
• Receive tailored messages and reminders about your waste service

MPSC waste app - Download at app store
How to get the app

You can download the waste app for free from either the App Store for your iPhone or Google Play for android.

If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you can access our Waste Collection Calendar, or you can pick up a Waste Services Guide booklet and collection calendar from our Customer Service counter in Moree or Mungindi.

 

If your kerbside bin is damaged, stolen or missing

Please contact Moree Plains Shire Council on (02) 6757 3222.

If your bin wasn’t collected

If you left your bin outside on the relevant collection day but it wasn’t collected, please contact Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’d like to request a new kerbside collection

Please contact Moree Plains Shire Council on (02) 6757 3222

If you’d like to order compostable bags for your kitchen caddy

Please contact Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’d like to order some free compost for your garden

Please contact Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’d like to order some free mulch for your garden

Please contact the Moree Waste Management Facility call - (02) 6752 9013

To report a pollution incident

Please contact Moree Plains Shire Council on call (02) 6757 3222

To report illegal dumping

Is the dumped waste an emergency, does it include toxic fumes, a large chemical spill or asbestos? If so, please call 000 and report it immediately.

Report other dumped waste via RIDonline, the EPA’s online reporting service, or call them on 131 555 or Moree Plains Shire Council on (02) 6757 3222.

RID Report Illegal Dumping 131555

Be an Environmental Crusader

Council calls on you to help stop illegal dumping of rubbish on private and public land. Illegal dumping degrades the environment, risks public health, looks terrible and the community pays a high cost to clean it up.

We’ve spent thousands of ratepayer dollars investigating and removing illegally dumped materials around landfills, road sides, river banks and open spaces and we’re keen to catch offenders and penalise them.

Come forward and report people who are dumping illegally. Reporting can be done anonymously but it is important to relay as much information as possible so we can investigate the incident. We need to know where and when the dumping took place, type of vehicle and registration and photographs are of great help.

 

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