Your options for waste disposal

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

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. 

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.