Shire of Goomalling

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Goomalling

The Shire of Goomalling aims to reduce waste going to landfill and helps provide services that allow the local community to reduce, reuse and recycle.

As well as helping the environment by diverting waste from landfill and preserving our natural resources, recycling can also earn Goomalling money - for example scrap metal that is taken to the allocated place at the tip can be sold for thousands of dollars, saving ratepayers money. And proceeds from recycling by the Goomalling Lions Club are donated back to the community.

On this page we provide an overview of which service will accept what in the form of second hand and recyclable goods:

KERBSIDE RECYCLING

In order to facilitate recycling in Goomalling, Council agreed to implement the fortnightly kerbside collection through Avon Waste.  Unlike domestic waste that is disposed of at our local refuse site, all recycling is transported back to a material recovery facility to be sorted and processed before being sent to markets both locally and overseas.

All materials identified as recyclable are collected in the ‘yellow lid’ wheelie bins, without the need to separate them.   It is important to familiarise yourself with recycling do’s and don’ts and learn to recycle right to avoid “contamination” causing our load of recycling to become unusable.  www.RecycleRight.wa.gov.au has very clear and detailed information as well as a Recycle Right App.

What goes in your yellow-lid bin?

  • Glass (whole and broken, clean and empty)
  • Plastic containers & bottles (clean, empty, no lids)
  • Steel and aluminium cans (empty and clean)
  • Paper (not shredded) 
  • Cardboard (flattened)

What does NOT?

  • NO batteries or electronic waste
  • NO food or garden waste
  • NO soft plastics or bags
  • NO ropes, cables or hose

At this stage the service will only be available in the Goomalling townsite and if it is feasible we will look to expand the service to include Jennacubbine and Konnongorring.  Providing this service in Goomalling is in line with our objective to “create a zero waste culture amongst the community” as identified in our Strategic Community Plan and plays an important role in management of our waste.

Yellow bins are collected fortnightly commencing Wednesday 29 July 2020.  General rubbish (green binds) will still be collected on these days as well.  Check the calendar for 2020/2021 collection dates.

CDS Refund Point GoomallingCONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

Containers for Change is our new state-wide container deposit scheme that lets you cash in eligible containers for 10-cents each.  The refund point in Goomalling will be located at 62 Main Street.

The 10-cent refund will apply to eligible containers purchased or collected as litter on or after the scheme start date.  All containers should continue to be recycled via the current methods until Containers for Change commences on 1 October 2020.

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid cardboard beverage containers between 150ml and 2L are eligible. Bottles that have contained milk, wine, pure spirits, concentrated cordial will not be eligible for refund, but can still be recycled through existing kerbside recycling or drop-off services.

GOOMALLING RECYCLING DEPOT

Located on White Street behind the railway line. Please sort your recyclables in the appropriate areas as indicated.

Go Service & Recycling volunteers (previously Lions Club) provide pick up service within the Goomalling townsite on the second Sunday of each month. All funds raised by the recycling program are invested back into the community through donations.

  • Newspapers (NO cardboard or office paper)
  • Plastic – MILK BOTTLES ONLY (clean, no tops)
  • Aluminium cans
  • Vehicle batteries and radiators
  • non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper, tin...) (NO steel, stainless steel, iron as they are ferrous metals)

THE GOOMALLING REUSE CENTRE – TIP SHOP

This project was started by Goomalling Tidy Towns (GoTT) Sustainable Community to keep resources out of landfill and promote reuse and repurpose of usable items.

The following items can be left at the Goomalling Reuse Centre (at the Goomalling Tip – sea container):

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  • Leather – rolls, skins, offcuts
  • Metals – punchouts, shelving brackets, sheets
  • Visual merchandising – mannequins, body shells, decorations, props, display items, corflute, signage and coloured contact
  • Netting and sun shade material
  • Containers – plant pots and containers that cannot be recycled at Lions recycling depot.
  • Plastics and foam – sheet Perspex, acetate, cut-outs, polypropylene, stencils, vinyl, O-rings, containers, neoprene, eva skins, stickybacks, closed cell foam
  • Foam rubber
  • Corks and bottle tops (must be clean and if metal, not rusted)
  • Full sheets of MDF
  • Doors
  • Industrial offcuts
  • Commercial overruns
  • Bikes, bike parts, wheels, springs and interesting bits and pieces
  • DIY materials – tools, fittings etc.
  • Building Materials – tiles, pavers, de-nailed timber, carpet, vinyl etc.
  • Some small furniture, furniture drawers, non-electrical with small amount of damage
  • Paint: interior, exterior, art paint (must be in good condition and at least 25% full depending on size)
  • Wood & timber – interior/planed, flooring, spools, frames, plywood etc.
  • Rope, cord & twine
  • Catering and medical disposables (unused, no sharps)
  • Foils and films
  • Blank Media – CDs & CDRs and cases and damaged CD’s and DVD’s
  • Anything unusual!

If you are unsure please contact tip attendant Margaret Hepi on 0400 119 850.

A few of the things the tip shop can’t take:

    • Clothing
    • Damaged MDF, Fibro, chipboard
    • Bedding and mattresses
    • Dirty or unsafe materials
    • Household waste including steel cans
    • Most household appliances
    • Used computer peripherals such as used ink cartridges, toner etc
    • Any broken glass, dishware, ceramics, mirrors
    • Items that go to the Goomalling Op Shop
    • Large furniture

COMMUNITY OPSHOP

Located on Railway Terrace between RB Motors and Bendigo Bank. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-3.30pm and Saturday 9am-12noon (subject to change & availability of volunteers). Goods are to be dropped off during opening hours only please.

  • Kitchen and household goods – non electrical
  • Small furnishings eg. side tables, non-electrical
  • Wool, sewing items
  • Vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, videos and electronic games – in good to excellent condition
  • Toys – in excellent condition please
  • Ceramics & glassware – in excellent condition, new or used
  • New or vintage clothing and accessories, including junk jewellery
  • Stationery – pad paper, pens, pencils, folders, blank paper etc.
  • Props and costumes – theatre props, costumes, set pieces, wigs, fake jewellery etc.
  • Books, comics and quality magazines – in good to excellent condition
  • Haberdashery – zippers, buttons, thread, belts, clips, shoulder pads, braid, ribbon
  • Fabric & textiles – rolls, large pieces, swatches, sample books, stripping, felt, large fabric offcuts, dacron, wool

OTHER INITIATIVES

  • Ink cartridges and toner - collection boxes at the Shire Office and at the Post Office
  • old mobile phones and accessories - through MobileMuster satchels available at the Post Office
  • Bottle tops - collected at Opshop for Lids4Kids charity that turns them into prosthetic limbs for children.
  • used household batteries - collection box at the Shire office
  • Nespresso capsules - collection box at CentralAg
  • Beauty products (make up, brushes, shampoo bottles,...) - TerraCycle® Collection at Shire office
  • Media storage (cassette, CD, DVD, memory sticks,...) - TerraCycle® Collection at Shire office
  • Pens, pencils & markers - TerraCycle® Collection at Shire office
  • Toys - TerraCycle® Collection at Shire office

TerraCycle collection in Goomalling

In March and September each year a drumMUSTER is organised by the Shire of Goomalling where used chemical drums can be dropped off. They need to be thoroughly cleaned and dry, and caps removed. Check our events calendar to find out the date for the next drumMuster.

Why Not Landfill?

"Landfills have environmental and financial costs that are paid for by businesses and residents. They can pollute the local environment by:

  • creating leachate, a toxic liquid;
  • generating methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide; and
  • producing repulsive smells.

They also represent a lost opportunity as valuable materials are removed from the economy."

-- source Planet Ark's 'Second Nature - Recycling in Australia' report

The Goomalling Refuse Disposal Facility

The refuse disposal facility has allocated areas for different materials such as construction waste (e.g sand, soil, bricks, concrete, etc) and white goods.

Please separate your waste into the various allocated areas, this helps with potential recycling.