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.


Council 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.

Used Mobile Phones & Household Batteries

Council 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.


Environmental Talbot Brook Land Management Association Inc

Containers for Change

Your local refund point is at the Shire Depot in Maxwell Street. 

Open:  Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am - 2.00pm 

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.


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  • Make sure containers are CLEAN and cleared of any contamination. Contamination includes: sand, cigarette butts, sharps and lemon/lime, plus much more.
  • Sort and count your containers before into their types (glass, aluminium, plastic etc) as this will assist in processing your containers quicker.
  • Remove lids 

If you would like to bag up your containers for us to count and process later so you don’t have to wait, just make sure to mark your bag clearly with your Scheme ID, Full Name and Contact Number. Alternatively, put your details on paper inside a sealed plastic sleeve and pop that in your bag.

You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return, and you can keep or donate this to your favourite community group.

You can also have the money deposited straight into your bank account by signing up for a Scheme ID at www.containersforchange.com.au.