Council has developed the ‘Kyogle Recycles’ factsheet to help residents understand and participate in Council’s recycling program. Kyogle Recycles can be accessed by clicking here.
Kerbside Collection Service
The current kerbside collection service contractor is Solo Resource Recovery. Residents with a kerbside collection service can place household recyclables only in the recycling side of their split bin, which are transported to Chinderah in the Tweed Shire for sorting at a materials recovery facility (MRF). For further information about household recyclables, please access the recycling fact sheets below.
Over the past 18 months the NSW EPA has been talking to Council about the future of the Woodenbong landfill under the new Waste Regulation and other environmental legislation. Council was recently successful in gaining approximately $320,000 in funding from the NSW Environmental Trust to cap the landfill and build a new transfer station at the site. The new transfer station will allow for easy and safe drop-off of small waste loads for subsequent transport to the Kyogle landfill.
Council hopes that there will be minimal disruption for residents. If you would like further information regarding the landfill-to-transfer station project, please call Council’s Planning and Environment Department on 6632 1611.
New Vehicle Flowpath at Kyogle Landfill
Kyogle Council has introduced a new designated flow path for vehicles at the Kyogle landfill.
The new flow path, together with the recently constructed weighbridge, new recycling centre and internal roads, allow Council to comply with the State Government’s Waste Regulation which require it to keep detailed waste management records.
To comply with the regulation, Council will weigh skip bins before the contents are either disposed of to landfill or moved on for processing/recycling.
Council does not intend to weigh individual small vehicle loads as this would result in unnecessary delays for customers.
Customers dropping off rubbish only or recycling only will have to complete a ‘loop’ of the site, while customers with mixed loads (rubbish and recycling) will have to complete a ‘figure 8’ of the site. Customers in small vehicles will still pay based on vehicle type.
Residents are asked when visiting the site in the near future to take their time and follow the advice of staff.
To assist customers with the new arrangements Council has developed flow path plans, which may be accessed below, or viewed in the foyer of Council’s administration building.
Kyogle Council currently operates two landfill sites at Kyogle and Woodenbong and two waste transfer stations at Bonalbo and Mallanganee. At present the Kyogle Landfill site receives up to 95% of all waste generated by the Kyogle community including that waste received by the Mallanganee and Bonalbo Waste Transfer Stations while the remainder is received at the Woodenbong Landfill. An active recycling program is continuing to reduce the quantity of waste received at these facilities.
Please note: Council’s landfills and transfer stations are CLOSED on ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and Council’s union picnic day.
Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste on private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste. It varies from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of materials in isolated areas, such as bushland. The illegal dumping of waste has many social, financial and environmental implications for local councils. Kyogle Council spends considerable funds each year cleaning up and disposing of illegally dumped waste.
What are the fines for Illegal Dumping?
– $750 on–the-spot fines for individuals
– maximum on-the-spot fine of $1500 for individuals
– $1,500 on-the-spot fines for businesses
– maximum on-the-spot fine of $5,000 for businesses.
Report Illegal Dumping
The community’s help in reporting information relating to illegally dumped materials is important. Every reasonable attempt will be made by local authorities to locate the owner of the illegally dumped materials.
By phone: Call Kyogle Council (02) 6632 1611
Environmental Costs of Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping poses a direct threat to the surrounding environment and to human health. Illegally dumped materials can be hazardous, for example asbestos and chemicals create a risk of soil and water contamination, fire and toxicity. Dumping of weeds and garden waste can destroy local bushland by reducing biodiversity and hindering revegetation. Illegally dumped items are also a lost resource that could otherwise be recycled, particularly organic material, fridges, car bodies and tyres.