Inverell Material Recovery Facility
Managing waste is one of the greatest environmental issues facing the community today. Inverell Shire Council's Waste Management Services aims to provide a safe, reliable and economic solid waste collection and disposal service which meets modern environmental standards by:
providing a once weekly domestic kerb-side garbage collection for residents located within designated areas;
providing a user pay, twice weekly, commercial collection facility for businesses;
providing a once weekly recyclable collection service for residents located within designated areas; and
providing for the disposal of domestic waste, recycling and commercial waste at the garbage facilities.
Council have recently purchased a number of Butt Out Bins which will distributed throughout the CBD area in order to minimise the damage cigarette butts cause on our town.
- Inverell Waste Depot - click here for a list of Entry fees and Opening Times
- Ashford Landfill
- Yetman Landfill/Delungra Landfill - click here for a list of Opening Times
- Gum Flat Landfill (Locked Site. Residents only permitted by key access.)
- Elsmore Landfill (Locked Site. Residents only permitted by key access.)
- Nullamanna Landfill (Locked Site. Residents only permitted by key access.)
- Bonshaw Landfill
- Oakwood/Bannockburn Landfill (Locked Site. Residents only permitted by key access.)
- Bukkulla Landfill
- Wallangra Landfill
- Cherry Tree Hill Landfill
Current Garbage Disposal Facilities for the Inverell Shire:
Inverell's Landfill site located on the Burtenshaw's Road has an estimated remaining life span of approximately seven (7) years, with a predicted closure date of 2030.
In 2008 Inverell Shire Council will need to establish a new landfill site constructed to very stringent and costly EPA regulations.
Recycling is carried out at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at the Inverell Waste Depot, and through fortnightly kerb side collections.
The most important benefit of recycling is the recovery of precious resources. In the year 2000 users of the Inverell Landfill prevented the landfilling of over 800 tonnes of recyclable materials. An overall average of 10,000 tonnes of waste is accepted at the Inverell Landfill each year.
A reduction of 1,400 tonnes per annum, over a seven year period means that the Inverell Landfill will be able to remain open for at least another year longer than predicted. Clearly the more we recycle, the further we will delay the permanent closure of the Inverell Facilities.
Inverell Shire Council urges all residents to "Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle" to not only increase the life expectation of the Inverell and Rural Landfill Sites, but to also play a key role in preserving our natural resources. To see what you are allowed to recycling click here.
Council has also a Tyre Landfill Policy. To view this please click here.