| Page Last Updated:
Monday, 15 April 2013
The Council's residential kerbside recycling collection service is provided under contract by Wangaratta Recycling Centre.
Residents have the option of a 140 litre mobile bin, 240 litre mobile bin or a 360 litre mobile bin or multiples thereof for the collection of materials which include:
Paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, and Code 1 - 7 plastic containers.
For information on additional recycling services, including for chemical containers, please see below.
|Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection|
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
Used or unwanted mobile phones
Used fluroscent globes
Recycling Near You
| Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection|
|Alpine Shire residents are encouraged to take advantage of a free service to safely dispose of old cleaning products, left-over paint, dead batteries and weed killer stored around the home – without putting a strain on the environment. |
Detox your Home is a service provided by the Victorian Coalition Government to collect potentially dangerous and unwanted household chemical products.
The service is funded by the Victorian landfill levy and administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with Alpine Shire Council.
Registration is required for this free event. Register online at www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/DetoxyourHome or call 1800 353 233.
Date: Saturday 15 June 2013
Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Location: Drop-off site address is provided upon registration.
Residents may drop-off the following items:
> left-over paints
> brake fluids, fuels and coolants
> old batteries
> poisonous household and garden products
> barbeque gas cylinders
> solvents and glues
> insecticides and pesticides
> photographic chemicals
> kitchen and bathroom cleaners
> fire extinguishers.
>chemicals used for commercial and industrial purposes
> containers over 20 litres or 20 kilograms or empty chemical containers
> farm chemicals
> waste asbestos, ammunition and flares.
For a full list of accepted products call Councilon (03) 5755 0555 or Sustainability Victoria on 1800 353 233 or visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/DetoxyourHome.
Tips to safely transport chemicals:
> Check lids are on tight
> Put containers in a plastic tray or bucket
> Double wrap old containers to prevent leaks
> Pack powders and solids separately
> Travel with your car windows open if you have flammable material or chemicals which smell.
Rain, hail or shine* the team will be at the collection day venue. You won’t need to leave your car – simply follow the instructions and signs on the day. Bring as few or as many products as you like. Each container must be less than 20 litres or 20 kilograms. No empty containers please.
*Code Red cancellation policy. If a Code Red Fire Warning is declared in your area, the Detox your Home collection will be cancelled and rescheduled.
Detox your Home collections are held all year throughout Victoria. For a list of drop-off locations and times, contact (03) 5755 0555 or visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/DetoxyourHome.
| Changes to your collection service|
|Should you require any changes to your collection service such as extra or replacement bins, please refer to the links at the bottom of this page. |
|Recycling Charges 2012 - 2013
|Type of service
||Cost per annum
||Frequency of collection
|140 litre bin
|240 litre bin
|360 litre bin
|240 litre bin
||Weekly collection for commercial premises in specific areas
|360 litre bin
||Weekly collection for commercial premises in specific areas
| When will my recycling bin be collected?|
|You can find your recycling collection service days by visiting the Alpine Interactive Mapping System page, and clicking on the "Recycling" map. Then enter your address to find out the day and week of your collection service. |
| Additional waste / recycling options|
|Council takes part in a range of initiatives to provide sound waste/recycling options: |
| Cartridges 4 Planet Ark|
|The Alpine Shire Council has joined the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. |
All used ink, laser, fax and photocopier cartridges can be dropped off at one of the locations listed below for recycling.
Used cartridges are sent to a zero-waste-to-landfill facility, meaning not one component of any cartridge sent for recycling ends up in landfill.
It is important to make the effort because the plastics and metals that cartridges are made out of don't break down.
What's more, toner dust can contain chemicals that are potentially hazardous to the environment if they leach from landfill into waterways and ground water.
Drop off locations are:
Mount Beauty Library, Myrtleford Library, Bright Library, Bright Post Office and the Alpine ShireCouncil office in Churchill Ave, Bright.
For more information visit Recycling Near You.
| Used or unwanted mobile phones|
|Council joins national mobile phone recycling initiative |
Recycling your old mobile phone is now easier, with Council joining the nationwide MobileMuster program.
Collection points have been established in the area and local residents are encouraged to clean out their drawers of unwanted mobile phone, batteries and accessories.
MobileMuster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry, and is funded by 16 leading mobile phone manufacturers and network carriers.
Key mobile recycling facts:
· Australians upgrade or exchange their mobile phones every 18 to 24 months, meaning there are approximately 16 million unused mobile phones stashed away at home or in the office.
· Over 90% of materials in mobile phones can be recovered such as nickel, cadmium, cobalt, gold, silver, copper, plastics and other metals.
MobileMuster recycling bins can be found at the following sites:
Alpine Shire Offices at Churchill Ave, Bright
Mount Beauty Library at Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
Myrtleford Library at corner Standish Street and O'Donnell Avenue, Myrtleford.
For further information contact Council on (0(03) 5755 0555 visit MobileMuster's website.
| Used fluroscent globes|
|Compact fluorescent globes and fluorescent tubes contain mercury and should not be put in the waste stream. |
They must be disposed of in a safe efficient and effective way.
Dahlsens Hardware Stores ensures that they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way by recycling each component.
The mercury is separated and reused in the dental industry while the aluminium is recycled into cast products such as ingot and the glass is separated and recycled by being used in insulation.
Please drop off your used fluorescent tubes and globes to Dahlsens in Myrtleford at 41 – 49 Myrtle St, Myrtleford.
| Used batteries|
|Please drop off used batteries (no car batteries please) to either: |
* Alpine Shire offices, Churchill Avenue, Bright ; or
* Myrtleford Customer Service Centre, (Myrtleford Library) corner of Standish Street and O'Donnell Avenue, Myrtleford
* Mount Beauty Customer Service Centre, (Mount Beauty Library) Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty
The batteries will then be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
| E Waste|
|Electronic Waste, such as computers, printers, televisions and telephones can now be disposed of in a sustainable manner at any of Council's three waste and recycling centres. |
E-Waste can contain a broad range of materials including precious metals (such as gold and platinum), toxic heavy metals, metal circuitry, mixed plastics, fire retardents and glass.
The problem of E-Waste in Australia is growing significantly, as we have a fast uptake and turnover of electronic products.
E-waste must be kept out of landfills.
In late 2010, Council set up facilities for residents to dispose of their E-Waste in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Drop-off points are located at the Myrtleford landfill and transfer stations in Porepunkah and Mount Beauty. Almost any type of electronic goods can be disposed of at any one of these three sites, where they will be recycled. Charges apply.
Electronic goods include:
Computers and laptops
Telephones, including mobile phones
|Avcare (the National Association for Crop Production and Animal Health), the Veterinary Manufacturers and Distributors Association (VMDA), and the National Farmers Federation (NFL), together with Agsafe have implemented a new chemical waste disposal program Chemclear, for the safe management of unwanted rural chemicals. |
Holders of unwanted rural chemicals should register for collection and disposal of their chemicals by calling 1800 008 182 or by using the
on-line booking service at www.chemclear.com.au
|drumMUSTER is the National program that has been set up for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers. |
As a chemical user, drumMUSTER provides you with a method to safely dispose of your used chemical containers.
All you are required to do is clean your containers so they are free of any chemical residue then deliver them to one of over 700 receival sites across Australia.
Mobile collections are no longer provided in the Alpine Shire, instead permanent compounds have been established at the following locations:
Porepunkah Transfer Station, Roberts Creek Road, Porepunkah.
Phone: 0418 396 122.
Myrtleford Landfill, Morrisons Lane, Myrtleford.
Phone (03) 57511 319.
Dederang Recreation Reserve, Streets Lane, Dederang.
Phone: 0438 289462.
Bookings are compulsory at all three locations to ensure that an Inspector will be in attendance when you deliver your drums.
Further information about the drumMUSTER is available at www.drummuster.com.au
| Silage wrap|
|A new silage wrap recycling program has been introduced throughout the north east of Victoria. |
It is illegal to burn plastic. Burying or putting in landfill is wasting a scarce resource and detrimental to the environment.
Farmers can use this free new system to transport their silage wrap to one of Alpine Shire’s waste facilities in either Porepunkah, Mount Beauty or Myrtleford.
Certain steps must be followed when preparing the silage wrap for recycling.
For detailed information please visit: http://www.plasback.com.au
| Unwanted Items|
|Divert waste from our landfills by either: |
• dropping your unwanted but reuseable (must be in good condition) goods to a charitable organisation – more widely known as an Opportunity Shop - is a great way to recycle items while helping a great cause at the same time. To find an opportunity or charity store closest to you please go to the Community Directory and search for 'opportunity shops'.
• joining the Alpine Shire Freecycle ™ Network.
Freecycle ™ is a non-profit group that aims at keeping things out of landfill. You can either give something a new home or acquire a used item. No money is exchanged. The Freecycle™ network in the Alpine Shire, is an email list open to everyone who wants to ‘recycle’ that something special rather than throw it away. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine a piano or an old door.
Go to www.freecycle.org and put “Alpine Shire’ in the ‘group near you’ box.
| Recycling Near You|
|Planet Ark launched RecyclingNearYou.com.au in November 2006. By visiting the website or calling the hotline (1300 733 712) you can: |
|Find out about what you can and can't recycle in your household recycling services|
|Search for drop-off locations to recycle a wide range of items including electronic waste, corks, batteries, printer cartridges, whitegoods, furniture and much more|
|Since RecyclingNearYou.com.au was launched, there have been over 2.5million visits to the site. |
|The RecyclingNearYou website runs in conjunction with the Recycling Hotline 1300 733 712.|