Waste

Waste Disposal

The Council's Transfer Station is still regarded as a fine example of waste management operations.

The station is opened Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 3pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

Council participates in the "drumMUSTER" program and is always looking at new ways to help the environment.

  • The Transfer Station, Car body disposal site and the drumMUSTER collection site are all located on the Spencers Brook Road.
  • Council will accept 1m3 or 1 tonne at any one time. Large animal disposal is not available at the Transfer Station and Council will not accept tyres, asbestos or building rubble.

Click on www.recyclingnearyou.com.au which provides a search for local recycling in your area.

Household Rubbish

Council's Waste Contractor provides a household refuse collection service. The pick-ups for these are as follows:

  • Townsite East of Avon River – Tuesday from 5.30am.
  • Townsite West of Avon River – Wednesday from 5.30am.
  • Greenhills and Top Beverley Road – Wednesday.
  • Buckingham and Attfield Road Area - Tuesday from 5.00am.

Council provide a recycling service through its Waste Contractors on every fortnight on your normal rubbish bin day. The following can be recycled:

  • Aluminium
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Steel cans
  • Newspapers
  • Automotive batteries
  • White goods
  • Furniture
  • Used oil

Skip Bins

One free skip bin is provided within the financial year and is allocated against a property and is only for those that pay the Waste Management Levy and who pay for a sulo rubbish bin. There are a limited number of bins allocated a year so please phone in advance and book your skip bin. The bins are provided for one week and are used for domestic rubbish.

To book your free skip bin, please call Avon Waste on 9641 1318.

Greenhills & Kauring Townsites

Skip Bins will be delivered to Greenhills & Kauring Townsites on 5 May 2021 and removed on 19 May 2021.

DrumMUSTER

York participates in the "drumMUSTER" program. This nation wide program provides for the collection and disposal of used farm chemical containers. A collection yard is located at the transfer station and collections are held regularly.

For further information visit the drumMUSTER website at www.drummuster.org.au or contact Avon Waste on 9641 1318.

Used Mobile Phones & Household Batteries

The Shire of York is calling on all local residents to help the environment by recycling their pre-loved mobile phone handsets, batteries and accessories.

MobileMuster recycling collection points and used battery drop off dins can be found at the Administration Centre, 1 Joaquina Street, York and at the York Transfer Station on Spencer Brook Road, York.

For further information visit the MobileMuster Website at www.mobilemuster.com.au or contact the Technical Services Officer at the Shire Office on 9641 2233.

Garage Sale Trail

What is Garage Sale Trail?

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s celebration of secondhand. It’s happening over three consecutive weekends this November.

  • 6-7 November: Trail Tutorials online masterclasses.
  • 13-14 and 20-21 November: Two big weekends of garage sales.

Who is it for?

Garage Sale Trail is for everyone! Households, community groups, charities, schools, makers and creators can all hold a sale to earn some extra cash or fundraise.

Why get involved?

  • Earn some extra cash or fundraise.
  • Declutter and reduce waste to landfill.
  • Get to know your neighbours.
  • Learn to repair and repurpose your stuff.

How does it work?

Register at www.garagesaletrail.com.au and get access to handy resources, tips and guides to make your sale safe and successful, all provided for free.

What does it cost?

The support of the Shire of York makes the event free for residents.

Why is council involved?

Garage Sale Trail is one of a number of council initiatives designed to reduce waste to landfill and build community connections.

Is it safe to have a garage sale?

Being involved as a part of the Garage Sale Trail means you’ll get tips and support to make your sale COVID-safe.  More on safety at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/about/staying-covid-safe

Further information:

Visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au or contact Garage Sale Trail directly on contactus@garagesaletrail.com.au

Environmental

Environmental Talbot Brook Land Management Association Inc