Recycling FAQs

How can I get rid of chemicals or unwanted medicines? 

Unfortunately, no such wastes are permitted to be disposed of through the kerbside collection bins, or at any of the waste management facilities. A specialist hazardous chemicals collection contractor is organised through REROC to undertake a collection in the Eastern Riverina every two years. The collection is referred to as the Household Hazardous Chemical Collection, and is widely advertised within a few weeks of the event.

Some pharmacies may have a collection point for unwanted medicines.

How can I get rid of paint and paint packaging?

Paint tins may be disposed of through the kerbside garbage bin only if they contain dried paint.

A maximum of 100 litres of paint in containers of up to 20 litres can be taken to Gregadoo Waste Mangagement Centre for free under the Paintback program.  For further information on products accepted under the scheme visit the Paintback website.

How do I dispose of gas bottles?

Gas bottles should never be placed in your kerbside recycling bin.  Appropriately dispose of your unwanted gas bottles through the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre.  Please refer to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Fees and Charges for current disposal fees for gas bottles.

I need to get rid of old tyres. Where do I take them?

Though small quantities of tyres are accepted at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre, they cannot be disposed to landfill. Tyres are collected and then taken away by a contractor to be recycled. 

What are the charges at the waste management facilities?

Disposal charges can be found on the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre section (under Infrastructure Services - Solid Waste) in the current Revenue & Pricing Policy. Service charges for kerbside waste collection can be accessed on our fees and charges page.

What are the operating times of the tip?

Gregadoo Waste Management Centre is open seven days a week, 7.30am to 4.30pm. GWMC is not open on selected public holidays, with additional closures possible during the Christmas and New Year period. Please refer to Councils closure advertisements for further information. Customers are encouraged to arrive at GWMC well before the closing time, as the gate is locked at 4.30pm.

What can I do with E-waste?

If you are in the process of upgrading your computer or television don't just throw your old machine away! These items are accepted free of charge at GWMC, and taken off site for recycling. Mobile phones can be dropped off at the Community Recycling Station in the Civic Centre building arcade (to the left of the entrance of the art gallery).

What do I do with old batteries?

Car batteries can be taken to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. There is a collection point for lead acid/single use/household batteries within the metal recycling area. Single use/household batteries can also be dropped off at the Community Recycling Station in the Civic Centre building arcade (to the left of the entrance of the art gallery). These items are collected and taken away by a contractor for recycling.

What do I do with used light globes?

Household globes including CFLs (compact fluorescent), halogens and LED (light emitting diode) bulbs can be recycled through the Community Recycling Station.

What do I do with used ink cartridges?

All brands of printer cartridges are accepted at the Community Recycling Station.

What happens to the garden waste collected?

Collected green waste is mulched and used for cover material within the cell. Private commercial composting operations are also being encouraged to ensure that maximum material utilisation occurs.

What materials are accepted at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre free of charge?

Materials accepted for free at GWMC are polystyrene, e-waste, oil up to 20L, car and motorcycle batteries and cardboard.

Where can I dispose of large garden waste materials?

Large garden waste materials may be collected by a local composting or landscaping business through private arrangements, or taken to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre for a fee.

Where is the nearest local tip?

The only mixed waste disposal facility located in the Wagga Wagga local government area is at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC). GWMC is located at 132 Ashfords Road, about a 15 minute drive south-east of the Wagga Wagga CBD. For more information, please contact 1300 292 442. There are a number of small village landfills and transfer stations within the Wagga Wagga local government area, though these are for use by the local communities only.

Why wasn't my bin collected?

Refer to Rejected Bins.