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Waste & Recycling

Waste Facilities

*** All landfills are closed on public holidays ***

There are four landfill sites serving the residents of the Shire.

Locations and opening times are as follows:


40 Tip Road (off Spanish Avenue) – Open Wednesday: 8.30am – 10.30am, Sundays as per calendar: 8.30am – 11.30am.

The Rock

3700 Lockhart The Rock Road (next to The Rock Showground & Golf Course) – Open Wednesday: 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Sundays as per calendar: 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Pleasant Hills

154 Pleasant Hills Tip Road – Open Tuesday: 10am – 12.00pm.

Yerong Creek

3121 Osborne Yerong Creek Road (immediately north of Willis Lane) – Open – Tuesday: 1.30pm – 3.30pm .

Green waste diversion

Green waste is separated from landfill for mulching/composting, and this is reused where possible. Green waste is accepted free of charge for Council ratepayers, providing it is free of contaminants and other wastes. Your load will be inspected by Council staff prior to dumping to ensure it is clean and acceptable.

Metal Waste diversion

Metal waste is separated from landfill, and recycled where possible. Please ask for direction from Council’s landfill operator when you arrive to a landfill site for further instruction.

E-Waste diversion

E-waste is accepted but currently limited to televisions, computers and associated computer components (printers, fax machines etc).

Weekly Garbage Collection

Council’s kerbside bin collection service includes general waste, recycling and FOGO in the townships of Lockhart, The Rock, Milbrulong, Pleasant Hills and Yerong Creek.

More information on the kerbside bin collection services can be found on the Food and Organics page of our website, including the Do’s and Don’ts of collection.

Some rural ratepayers who have property entrances on the route taken by the garbage contractor have taken the opportunity to have a garbage service by purchasing a big bin from Council.

Only bins purchased from Council will be collected by the contractor.

Lockhart & Others – Big Bin Collection Calendar 2024/2025

The Rock Big Bin Collection Calendar 2024/2025

For more information on what to place in your recycling bin please use this link:

Lockhart Community Recycling Centre

Location: Council Waste Depot, 40 Tip Road, Lockhart

Phone: 02 6920 5305

Opening Hours: Wednesday 8.30am – 10.30am

Alternate Sundays 8.30am – 11.30am

Residents can drop off the following household problem waste items for FREE disposal:

  • Paint (oil and water based)
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro globes and tubes
  • Household batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oils
  • Other oils
  • Smoke detectors

Other items that can be dropped at the Lockhart CRC include:

  • E-waste

Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. 20kg or 20L maximum container size. Please transport your materials carefully. Dangerous goods and items other than those listed will not be accepted.

By separating your problem wastes and taking them to your local CRC, you are helping to improve recycling, reducing waste to landfill and looking after your local environment.

Community Recycling Centres are Free for all NSW residents. To locate other CRCs across the Riverina/Murray region visit or to find other CRCs across the State and for further information on CRCs visit

This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded through the waste levy.

Community Recycling Station
Community Recycling Station

Location: Lockhart Shire Council Office, Lockhart

Residents can drop off the following household problem waste items for FREE disposal:

  • Mobile phones
  • Household batteries
  • Fluoro light globes
  • Smoke detectors 


Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted during normal business hours.

Free Waste Tipping Vouchers

Waste vouchers are provided to rates account holders outside the Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek urban areas.

Customers within the urban areas of Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek can make use of the annual kerbside pickup.

The waste vouchers are released at the beginning of each new financial year, generally in your July rates notice. The vouchers are accepted conditionally, so please follow the link to view the voucher template, and to read any terms and conditions and FAQs.

Recycling Depot

Lockhart Lions Club has a recycling depot located at the northern side of the railway line, with the entrance from Brookong Street, Lockhart. Items that can be collected include: paper, cardboard, glass bottles, aluminium cans, scrap aluminium and jars. Items that are not accepted are wax cartons, fluorescent tubes, plastics, polystyrene, window glass, heat treated glass, steel cans or drums, and light bulbs.

NSW Container Deposit Scheme

Bottles, cans and cartons make up a large proportion of the litter on our streets, roads and green spaces. Tackling the problem costs NSW millions of dollars every year. Return and Earn, the NSW Government’s container deposit scheme, is a way for us all to help solve the litter problem and be rewarded for our efforts. For information on Return and Earn, please follow this link to the scheme website.

Illegal Dumping – RIDonline

If you see household items, such as furniture or electrical appliances, tree and plant clippings or building and construction waste dumped by the side of the road or in the bush please report it to the EPA using RIDonline.

Council has a registered LOGIN with RIDonline, and will be notified of any illegal dumping incidents, to ensure the waste is dealt with properly.

Fines to be issued in NSW for publicly reported litter from vehicles

The EPA has launched a system for the public reporting of littering from vehicles, which allows fines to be issued to those who have been reported. Community members must be 18 years and over to report and are required to register their personal details through the EPA website or mob app, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and declare an understanding of the responsibilities associated with reporting. 

Reports need to be made within 14 days of the incident and must include a range of information including car registration and description, date, time, location and the type of littered item where possible.

Fines for littering from a vehicle range from $250 for an individual, $500 for a corporation.

Council receives frequent reports of illegal dumping in the Shire, and this is one long-awaited approach towards minimising litter on our roadsides. Please get involved.


Since its first collection in October 1999, Council has participated strongly in the drumMUSTER program, which is aimed at removing significant quantities of steel and plastic containers from the general waste stream. This initial collection was very successful with approximately 7000 containers collected, while recent collection events are achieving numbers just as significant.

Follow the link to find your nearby collection locations and dates.

Currently, Council is calling for submissions from Community Groups and volunteer organisations to run future drumMUSTER events. For eligibility, please refer to the Procedures for Community Groups and Organisations.

For general enquiries regarding drumMUSTER and/or submission please contact Council’s Noxious Weeds and Environmental Officer on (02) 6920 5305. Otherwise, visit the drumMUSTER website for more information.

Mobile Muster

Don’t know what to do with your old mobile phone? Help save the environment. Just bring your old mobile phone and leave it in the receptacle provided in Council’s reception area.

The battery should be left in the device where possible. If you have a loose battery the terminals should be sealed with tape. If you have more than one loose battery they should be tied together with rubber bands (top to tail) before being placed in the recycling bin or recycling satchel.

Click the link to get details on packing the right way.

Alternatively, you can pick up a free recycling satchel at participating Australia Post outlets.

MobileMuster is a not for profit program.  All phones are recycled to the highest environmental standards, none are refurbished and sold. The program is managed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association on behalf of its members. The program is funded by a levy paid by the majority of handset manufacturers and all network service providers.

In the past, Lockhart Shire Council has received the National Award for the most mobile phones collected per capita – that is the most mobile phones collected per 1000 people.

Further information can be obtained by visiting the Mobile Muster Website.