Waste Collection

1. Kerbside Waste and Recycling

Gannawarra Shire Council operates a weekly kerbside waste collection and fortnightly recycling collection to most properties throughout the Shire.Collection days vary depending on your location. 

To find out when your bin is collected, please go to the My Neighbourhood Page, and enter your address.

Wondering what’s happening to your recycling in Gannawarra?

Despite recent media reports of recycling plant closures, Gannawarra's recycling continues to be sorted locally at the Veolia Australia & New Zealand Materials Recovery Facility in Echuca. Material is sorted and then transported to various reprocessors for recycling. 

Recyclables collected are not being sent to landfill!

Council urges residents to continue with their great recycling efforts and to be mindful of consumption choices.


240L Yellow Recycling bin emptied once a fortnight

The following items CAN go in your recycling bin:
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Aluminium and steel cans, foil trays and aerosols
  • Rigid plastic containers and bottles
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Letters, envelopes and office paper
  • Advertising materials
  • Telephone books

Do NOT put these items in your recycling bin:

  • Food scraps
  • Garden waste
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags
  • Soft plastics such as chip packets and muesli bar wrappers
  • Medical waste including syringes and syringe disposal containers
  • Crockery
  • Clothing
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Household rubbish
  • Chemicals, liquids and paint
  • Soil and rubble

120L Red household waste bin emptied once a week

The following items CAN go in your rubbish bin:
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Bagged lawn clippings
  • Household rubbish
  • Soft plastics including plastic bags
  • Nappies
  • Garden waste
  • Food scraps

Do NOT put the following items in your rubbish bin:

  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids including oil, paint & solvents
  • Soil and rocks
  • Gas bottles
  • Medical waste
  • Timber, concrete, bricks and building material including asbestos

2. Placing your bin out for collection

Your bin should be placed out for collection the night before your scheduled collection day. As collection times may vary it is not recommended you place it out of a morning.

The bin should be placed on the naturestrip or shoulder of the road in rural areas, with the wheels furthest from the road. Do not place the bin near obstructions such as trees or powerpoles, or behind parked cars. 

Where two or more bins are placed in the same area for collection, ensure there is at least 0.5 metres between them - this is the same when placing your recycling out for collection also.

In rural areas, ensure the bin is on the shoulder of the road and at least 1 metre back from the edge of the seal.

3. Joining the Waste and Recycling Collection

All residents throughout the Shire may join the Waste and Recycling Collection.

If you wish to join the service, please download the application form and submit it to the Kerang Office. Your service can then generally be activated within 2-3 weeks.

In many cases your property will be located along or within a short distance of a garbage route, however this may not always be the case. Should this occur, you will be informed of the distance to the nearest collection point prior to your service being activated.

4. Missed Collection

If your bin was placed out correctly for collection and did not contain any prohibited items but was not collected, please report the missed collection to Gannawarra Shire Council on 5450 9333.

For all rubbish and recycling forms, go to our Forms page

5.  LMWRRG Waste Info App

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The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group in conjunction with its eight member Councils are excited to announce the launch of the Loddon Mallee Waste Info App.

The Waste Info App has been developed to help residents make quick and simple waste and recycling decisions with the aim to reduce contamination and increase recycling levels.

Features of the Waste Info App include:
• Personalised bin collection calendar for residents, with optional reminders
• A-Z list of materials and images showing which bin to put materials in
• Further information, hints and tips to help with waste management
• Information about Council’s waste and recycling services and facilities, including contact details, opening times and maps
• ‘Report a problem’ form allowing residents to send feedback direct to Council
• Push notifications letting residents know changes to collection dates, events and programs.

Residents within the following local government areas will have access to the FREE Waste Info App: Buloke Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra Shire Council, Loddon Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Mildura Rural City Council, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Swan Hill Rural City Council.

Download the FREE Loddon Mallee Waste Info App through the App Store or Google Play with the search: Loddon Mallee.

View the brochure here(PDF, 296KB)