Your options for waste disposal

See below waste disposal and recycling options available to you as a resident.

Asbestos disposal

The Mildura Landfill is the only facility in the Mildura Rural City Council area licenced to accept asbestos waste.

Asbestos disposal at Mildura Landfill

  • It is the responsibility of the customer to book online before transporting asbestos.
  • Small bundles of asbestos should be packaged in at least three layers of 0.2mm thick polythene (black plastic) sheeting, and completely sealed with adhesive tape.
  • Small bundles are preferred to allow for easy unloading without damaging the sheeting.
  • Domestic customers can only dispose no more than 10m² of asbestos at Mildura Landfill. A licence is required to undertake work involving more than 10m² of asbestos and must be carried out by a licensed asbestos removal contractor.
  • If the waste is less than 50L and is being transported and disposed of for no fee or reward - this is not classified as reportable priority waste.

Click the below button to request a time to dispose of Asbestos at Mildura Landfill 

Asbestos Online Booking Form

Remember...

  • DO NOT dispose of asbestos in your kerbside bins or a rubbish skip
  • DO NOT dump asbestos waste illegally as it is a health and safety threat to the community and the environment
  • DO NOT recycle or reuse asbestos waste
  • DO NOT leave asbestos waste out beside your kerbside bins for collection

 

What to do if you find asbestos

Unlicensed removal of asbestos can be legally carried out by homeowners, however, some jobs are best left to the experts. It is recommended that you engage the services of a licensed asbestos removal contractor. 

Who to contact

Use the Yellow Pages to search for a licensed asbestos removal contractor or visit www.asebestos.vic.gov.au to find a list of licensed asbestos removalists in your area.

You should also contact the Mildura Landfill on 03 5018 8505 for information about asbestos disposal and the fees and charges for its disposal.

 

Aroundagain

Located at Mildura Landfill, Aroundagain accepts unwanted household goods for free. Items are sold to the community with proceeds going to local not-for-profit organisation 'The Christie Centre'.

For more information visit the Aroundagain website or phone 03 5021 0739.

drumMUSTER program

To drop off drums for drumMUSTER at Waste Facilities, complete the below drumMuster disposal form.

A maximum of 200 drums per booking will be accepted. Bookings will be limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a total of 4 bookings per day at our Mildura site. 

Council rural waste facilities have smaller areas for drumMUSTER and therefore we may need to limit the amount of drums that can be accepted at any time. 

The drumMUSTER program provides Australian agriculture and veterinary chemical users with a method of recycling empty chemical containers.

Please be advised that the staff at all sites are available to inspect drums only. If you think you may require assistance in unloading drums and stacking them into the compound, please bring extra persons to help. We also do not permit machinery to unload storage containers.

Drums are accepted at all Landfill and Transfer Station sites within our municipality through online booking only for the below mentioned sites:

  • Mildura Landfill
  • Cullulleraine Waste Facility
  • Murrayville Landfill
  • Nangiloc Transfer Station
  • Ouyen Landfill
  • Underbool Waste Facility
  • Walpeup Waste Facility
  • Werrimull Waste Facility

drumMUSTER disposal form 

 

E-waste

E-waste is no longer accepted in any bin or landfill site across Victoria. Instead, it must be taken to dedicated e-waste drop-off points where it will be collected for resource recovery.

What is E-waste?

If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste. It could be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed. From old phones, computers and household appliances to power tools and toys.

Why recover it?

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste. When you consider what is inside e-waste and that it can be recovered and made into something else, it makes no sense to bury electronic objects in the ground once we are finished with them.

Where do I take it?

To find out more about e-waste, where to take it, and costs for disposal visit our Landfills & Transfer Station page or go to Sustainability Victoria website 

Hard Rubbish

Council does not currently offer a hard rubbish collection or disposal service. However there are other options available to responsibly dispose of your hard rubbish locally.

Disposing your hard rubbish

  • Aroundagain, located at the Mildura Landfill, accepts unwanted household goods for free. Items are sold to the community with proceeds going to local not-for-profit organisation The Christie Centre. Visit their website for more details on items accepted.
  • A number of local businesses offer waste removal services and some local charities that may be interested in hard waste item donations. Please enquire with them directly before taking any items to their locations.

Household Chemical Collection

Chemical products can be dangerous – they can harm your family and pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and damage the environment. Chemical products should not be put out with your kerbside bins or poured down the drain.

In partnership with Sustainability Victoria, we provide a free service that enables you to dispose of potentially dangerous household chemicals and other products safely and easily, without harming human health or the environment. The products are then recycled for recovery and diversion from landfill.

Where
Mildura Landfill, Ontario Avenue, Mildura.

Items accepted
Batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Once a year, Council and Sustainability Victoria host a drop off event for the safe disposal a wide range of household chemicals. Please visit the Sustainability Victoria website for dates and further information.

Sharps Disposal

All sharps should only be disposed of in an approved sharps container. They should not be placed in rubbish or recycle bins under any circumstances. This includes needles, syringes, finger prickers, diabetic pens and tips, fertility treatment pens, lancets and Epi-pens.

It is important to dispose of syringes and sharps correctly, to avoid the potential of needle-stick injuries which can result in the transmission of blood-borne diseases.

Sharps Disposal Containers

Council provides yellow sharps containers free of charge for people to safely dispose of sharps and syringes. Sharps containers are available at and can be returned once full to:

  • Council’s Madden Avenue Service Centre
    108 Madden Avenu, Mildura
  • Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre
    76 Deakin Avenue, Mildura
  • Council’s Ouyen Service Centre
    79 Oke Street, Ouyen
  • Sunraysia Community Health Services
    137 Thirteenth Street, Mildura
  • Terry White ChemMart Red Cliffs
    53 Ilex Street, Red Cliffs

Businesses including acupuncturists, doctors, veterinaries and tattooists that use sharps for procedures or services must arrange for a medical waste disposal contractor to dispose of used sharps.

Soil Disposal at Mildura and Ouyen Landfills

Anyone bringing soil into Mildura or Ouyen Landfills will need to complete the online booking form and ensure you have met all the requirements before coming onto site. It is highly recommended you visit the EPA VIC website: Managing waste soil | Environment Protection Authority Victoria (epa.vic.gov.au)

Soil Disposal Request form

Mildura Landfill is licensed to accept:

  • Clean fill (clean fill is to be as clean of contaminates as reasonably practicable before attending site to dispose)
  • Category C and D contaminated soil
  • Soil containing asbestos

Ouyen Landfill is only allowed to accept:

  • Clean fill 

Council is changing the way we accept soil at our Mildura and Ouyen Landfill sites. Changes are being made to meet the new requirements under the new Environment Protection Act that begins on 1 July 2021.

The EPA Victoria document: Guide to classifying industrial waste will outline the process. Classifying waste soil helps you determine the waste code and type before transportation. You can find the document here: 1968.1: Guide to classifying industrial waste | Environment Protection Authority Victoria (epa.vic.gov.au)

To meet your industrial waste duties, you must classify soil to find a lawful place to dispose of it. 

To meet your priority waste duties, you must classify priority waste soil in accordance with the: 

You need to determine the priority waste category if soil is going to landfill. The priority waste categories for soil are Category A, B, C , D and soil containing asbestos only. The priority waste category tells you which landfill the soil can go to, and which waste levy applies. 

National Agriculture Plastics Stewardship Pilot

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry produce a large and diverse amount of plastic waste. The disposal of this waste often involves harmful practices that can pollute our environment.

Recycling of agricultural plastics in Australia is currently low due to challenges including contamination on-farm, limited collection options, and long transport distances to recyclers.

There is an opportunity to turn old plastic products back into new ones – reducing waste and saving money.

The pilot will operate across the Sunraysia and Loddon regions with collection sites in Mildura, Swan Hill and Ouyen. It is being led by agricultural consultancy RMCG along with a range of partners and local businesses across the region.

Target plastic types include table grape covers and irrigation tube from horticulture and grain silo bags from broadacre cropping.

The pilot will only accept this material between May and October 2022. After this time, a broader scheme will be developed with the potential to collect agricultural plastics in the region.

To book in a time to drop off your plastics at Mildura Landfill, please complete the booking form that can be found here: National Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme: Victorian pilot - RMCG