Council's Works Services Officer is Glen Growden and he can be contacted on 8862 0810 or by emailing mailto:email@example.com
Council's Waste Contractor responsible for kerbside collection is:
- Clare Valley Waste Services
PO Box 60
BRINKWORTH SA 5464
Mobile: 0438 884 340
Township Mobile Garbage Bin (MGBs) Collection Days are:
- Tuesday: Halbury, Hamley Bridge, Hoyleton, Owen and Pinery
- Wednesday: Balaklava
- Thursday: Avon, Blyth, Bowmans, Brinkworth, Lochiel, Port Wakefield and Snowtown
Residents outside the townships must take their waste to a transfer station or ring Clare Valley Waste on the number listed above to arrange MGB collection.
Red Lid (140 Litre) MGB
All general household waste, collected weekly. Items to be placed in MGB include:
- sponges, cleaning clothes, etc;
- clothing, linen fabrics;
- plastic bags, polystyrene, foam, cling wrap;
- string, rope, wire, netting, plastic strapping;
- crockery, cutlery;
- pyrex, window glass, mirrors;
- chip packets, chocolate and sweet wrappers;
- cd's, memory cards, video and audio tapes;
- alkaline batteries.
Green Lid (240 Litre) MGB
All recyclables, collected fortnightly. Items to be placed loosely (ie not in bags) in MGB include:
- paper and cardboard;
- drink and food cartons;
- metal tins and cans;
- plastics (all rigid plastic containers);
- glass bottles and jars.
Kerbside Recycling Information/Dates (1171 kb)
Comprehensive list of items for recycling
Paper and cardboard including:
- newspapers, glossy magazines, catalogues, food boxes, packaging, egg cartons;
- envelopes, including those with plastic windows;
- empty pizza boxes and rinsed takeaway cardboard packaging;
- no need to bundle up papers;
- crush cardboard boxes before placing in MGB.
Metal tins and cans including:
- rinsed food, drink and pet food cans;
- biscuit tins;
- empty aerosol cans;
- leave labels on;
- rinse out cans and tins;
- metal lids off cans and glass jars can be put in a can and squashed to hold them in.
Plastics (all rigid plastic containers) including:
- detergent, cleaning products and spray bottles;
- shampoo, conditioner and cosmetic bottles;
- drink bottles and containers;
- yoghurt, chocolate and biscuit trays, ice cream and butter tubs;
- clean plant pots and seeding tubs;
- rinse containers;
- remove lids and put into your waste MGB.
Drink and food cartons including:
milk, custard, juice, fruit boxes, ice-cream;
rinse items to remove odour;
cartons with foil or plastic liners are acceptable. Liners are removed in the recycling process.
Glass (bottles and jars) including:
- all empty beverage and medicine bottles;
- jars and condiment bottles;
- broken bottles and jars put into your waste MGB;
- other glass such as mirrors, pyrex, light bulbs, windscreen or window glass have a different melting point or coatings making them unsuitable. Place these into your waste MGB;
- remove lids, place metal lids into a metal can in recycling MGB.
WASTE MANAGEMENT - MOBILE GARBAGE BINS (MGBs)
In order for this collection method to operate effectively and in the interests of public health, residents are requested to ensure the following:
- bins must be placed on the footpath near the edge of the kerb with arrows on the lid facing towards the road - when placed correctly, the handle will be the closest part of the MGB to your property.
- bins must be placed no closer than 1.5 metres (5') from obstructions (eg poles, trees, parked cars, etc).
- bins placed together at the kerbside must be no closer than 600mm (2') apart).
- MGBs must not be overfilled so that the lid does not close or be packed tightly so that it will not empty correctly.
- recyclable waste should be deposited in the green lid MGB - refer to lists of recyclables.
- only domestic waste should be deposited in the red lid MGB - food waste, broken glass or sharp objects, and powdery waste (eg ashes) must be wrapped or bagged.
- garden cuttings and lawn clippings should be taken to a transfer station for recycling.
- MGBs should be washed out regularly to avoid the build up of any waste in the bottom of the MGB.
- bags or boxes of extra rubbish must not be placed with the MGB for collection.
- only one MGB per residence should be put out for collection unless prior arrangements have been made with the contractor.
- the following waste should not be put in MGB's: garden waste, smoke detectors, Ammunition/Explosives, Asbestos, Fire Extinguishers, Chemicals, Flares, Hazardous Waste, Liquid Waste, Noxious Weeds, Contaminated soil, mobile phones, tyres, car/truck batteries, sump oil. Please contact Council for waste disposal alternatives.
FAILTURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN THE MGB NOT BEING EMPTIED.
If your bin has not been emptied and you feel you have complied with the guidelines, contact Clare Valley Waste Service on 0438 884 340.
Please consider taking items suitable for recycling to the closest transfer station if they are too big for the kerbside recycling collection.
Council suggests painting some kind of identification on the bin. This can be either your house number and street name or your name or something that makes it unique. You can also record the serial number stamped on the side of the bin.
PROCEDURES FOR DELIVERING WASTE TO THE WASTE DEPOT
Gas Cylinders - Cylinders must be emptied by the depositor before they will be accepted. They must be put in their own segregated area, and not put in with scrap metal. Scrap metal is recycled in Adelaide and any hidden cylinders will explode when fed into machinery, which cause damage to machinery and there is a high risk of injury to operators. Gas cylinders must not be deposited of via the kerbside collection or landfill.
Paint Tins - If paint tins are empty they go into the scrap metal segregation; if they contain paint they must be segregated separately. This is to avoid paint spilling over Council machinery when being loaded onto trucks and into skips. Unwanted paint should be brushed out onto newspaper and allowed to dry, then disposed of via domestic waste. Empty paint containers should be left open in a well ventilated area to dry out. When dry, recycle the containers via steel can recycling programs.
Smoke Detectors - Smoke detectors contain a small amount of a radio active element. If a smoke detector is damaged it may release this element into the atmosphere. Therefore they should not be put in household waste (kerbside collection) or to landfill. Council has containers at the waste depots to hold smoke detectors, which will periodically be transferred to the EPA Hazardous Household Waste Depot for destruction.
Recycling Mobile Phones - Mobile phones will be accepted at waste depots in drums provided, or some retailers have agreed to take back mobile phones for recycling. Below is a list of retailers near our Council area:
- Mid North Communications, 234a Main North Road, Clare
- Contact Communications, 36 Adelaide Road, Gawler
- Leading Edge, 20 Graves Street, Kadina
For information on other retail outlets, phone 1300 730 070.
Clean Up Australia is asking you to donate your old mobile phones for recycling. Program partner Aussie Recycling Program (ARP) will ensure that all phones are reused or recycled with nothing ending up in landfill. What's more, ARP will donate $3 to Clean Up Australia for each phone donated. You can post your phone using a specially designed pre-paid envelope. Call 02 8197 3400 for an envelope. The Clean Up website www.cleanup.com.au has further details.
Green Waste - Green waste must be free of all contaminates such as metal of any kind, pavers, plastic etc. These contaminates cause damage to machinery used to mulch the green waste. Plastic in the green waste is not acceptable because it makes the mulched material unsuitable for reuse.
MONEY FOR SCRAP METAL - TIDY UP YOUR PROPERTY
Cape Divine Pty Ltd collects scrap metal from properties and Council's waste depots throughout the Mid North. They have excavators and trucks to load and remove scrap metal from your property. Depending on the quantity of scrap and the location of scrap, they will work toward coordinating collection of the scrap metal when they are next in your area. If interested contact Vince King on 8243 1987 or 0408 828 689, or fax 8598 0162.
RECYCLE - WASTE OIL
Waste oil is a product that can be easily recycled. At present oil (in containers not larger than 20L) can be accepted at Hamley Bridge, Owen, Balaklava, Port Wakefield and Everard Transfer Stations. Cooking oil can also be accepted at no additional charge. Coolant and oily waste can be accepted at a small fee. It is the depositor's responsibility to empty their drums into the oil recovery containers provided.
The Waste Oil Recovery Units and Recycling Sheds were provided by a Product Stewardship for Oil Programme Grant from the Australian Government, Department of Environment and Water Resources.
For businesses both in towns and in the rural areas (including farmers), oil can be collected on site by oil removal companies. These companies will come on site to collect quantities greater than 600 litres. Oil should be stored in 200 litre drums that are kept under cover to avoid contamination by rainfall and dirt. When in excess of 600 litres has been collected, ring one of the companies below with details of the location of your business and they will collect the waste oil on their next run through your area. Used oil filters, coolant, oily rags, waste grease and cooking oil can also be removed. Please ring one of the companies below for further information.
|Mulhern Waste Oil Removal Pty Ltd||
|Nationwide Oil Pty Ltd||
1300 132 726