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A kerbside collection service is available in Leeton, Yanco, Whitton, Wamoon, Stanbridge and Murrami.
A kerbside bulk waste collection is run annually in Whitton and Murrami. Council advertises these dates in local media when necessary.
Your general waste (red lid) bin is serviced every week. Your recycling (yellow lid) bins are serviced on alternate weeks, on the same day as your general waste collection.
Your bins must be on the kerb by 5.30am on your collection day. You can help to ensure that your bins don't get missed for servicing by putting bins out the night before.
It is important to put the correct types of wastes in your kerbside bins.
When the wrong items are placed in your bins it is called 'contamination'. You should not put items in plastic bags in your recycling bin (yellow lid). Each recyclable item should be clean and put separately into the yellow bin. Plastic bags should only go in the red bin.
To find out your collection day, please click here
Your red lid bin is for general waste. It is collected from the kerb weekly.
For more information on what can and can’t be placed in your general waste bin please click here
Your yellow lid bin is for recycling. It is collected from the kerb fortnightly, on the alternate week to your green waste bin.
For more information on what can and can’t be placed in your recycling bin please click here
Missed collection services
If your bin has not been serviced by 3pm on your collection day, please let us know by contacting Council’s Environmental and Community Services Department on (02) 6953 0911.
Missed service requests must be lodged no later than two business days after your regular collection day, otherwise your bins will not be serviced until your next scheduled collection.
Leeton Shire Council endeavours to service reported missed bins within two business days of receiving notification. Please leave your bin on the kerb until it has been serviced.
Bin repairs and replacements
Council will repair damaged bins free of charge. Council endeavours to replace or repair general waste and recycling bins within one to two weeks of a repair request being lodged.
After lodging a repair request, please put your bin on the kerb on your next regular general waste (red lid bin) collection day. A Council officer will inspect the bin to determine if it can be repaired or if it will need to be replaced. Please leave your bin on the kerb until it has been repaired or a new bin has been issued. You can continue to use the bin during this time.
Before reporting a missing or stolen bin, please look up and down your street and check that your neighbours haven't taken your bin by mistake.
Found or abandoned bins
Should you find a bin that is not yours, please notify Council and we will collect it as soon as possible. Please leave the abandoned bin on the kerbside for collection.
For further information please contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services Secretary on (02) 6953 0911 or email
Littering is an offence and people who litter will be fined. For further information EPA has a comprehensive website about littering.
According to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), the single most common litter item in Australia is the cigarette butt. Cigarette butts make up half of the litter in NSW. There are laws which restrict where people can smoke which includes in certain public places, parks and near certain shop entrances in the main street.
Other common litter includes small pieces of paper, chip and confectionery wrappers, fast-food packaging, bottle caps, glass pieces, glass alcohol bottles, plastic straws and soft drink bottles (both plastic and metal).
It includes information about littering laws and regulations, as well as advice on what you can do to prevent littering.
Littering from vehicles
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 it is an offence to deposit litter from a vehicle.
Penalties for this offence can be up to $2,200. Council officers carry out patrols throughout the local government area, including outside of normal business hours, and issue on the spot penalty notices of up to $250 for private vehicles and $500 for vehicles owned by corporations where littering is observed.
More serious offences such as littering cigarette butts from vehicles during a total fire ban period can attract even higher penalty notice amounts.
Members of the public that witness litter deposited from a vehicle can report their observations to the NSW Environment Protection Authority by clicking here
Council can investigate reports of illegal dumping in public and private places. Council officers can attend sites of illegal dumping and conduct investigations in an attempt to identify where the waste material originated from and who was responsible for dumping the waste.
Irresponsible waste dumping creates a number of risks that may adversely effect the environment in which we live. These risks include:
Dangerous or unsafe play areas
Poor visual amenity
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, it is an offence to transport waste to or deposit waste in a place that cannot lawfully be used as a waste facility and also an offence to cause or permit it to be transported or deposited. Penalties for this offence can be up to $250,000 for individuals and $1 million for corporations. On the spot penalty notices of up to $5000 can be issued by officers for lesser offences.
Please play your part in protecting the environment in which we live by acting responsibly.
Please report illegal dumping online at clicking here. You will be asked to provide some information on the nature and type of waste that is dumped and photographs where possible.
Leeton Resource Recovery Centre (Landfill)
The Leeton Resource Recovery Centre (Landfill) is located at 732 Corbie Hill Road, Leeton.
It is open 7 days per week from 9am to 5:40pm. For more information, please call (02) 6955 6384 or email email@example.com
Council is progressively working to minimise disposal of waste to landfill and encourages recycling and resource recovery. A second hands goods shop is also located at the landfill which is independently leased to on sell cheap second hand and recycled goods.
Council is currently investigating the development of a transfer station in Whitton.
Ranger: 0417 259 422
Parks: 0428 970 143
Roads: 0407 468 214
Water/Sewerage: 0428 268 679