Resource Recovery Centre

261 Ophir Road, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
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The Ophir Road Resource Recovery Centre is 5 km north east of the CBD.  It’s open every day from 8am to 5pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

The following types of waste can be taken to the Ophir Road Resource Recovery Centre free of charge:

  • House hold recyclables such as paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminium cans and recyclable plastic packaging.
  • Kitchen and garden waste and any other type of green waste from domestic premises that can be turned into compost and mulch.
  • Electronic e-waste such as old household electrical and computer equipment.
  • Scrap steel including most old white goods, car bodies, corrugated iron and fencing wire.
  • Batteries, including car batteries.
  • Sump oils.
  • Gas cylinders
  • Household hazardous waste such as smoke detectors, fluorescent light tubes and other light globes.
  • Salvaged household goods such as furniture, bikes, books, building materials and other items suitable for re-sale at the Recovery Shop.

Separate and save

You can bring recyclables to the Resource Recovery Centre to dispose of for free. But remember to separate recyclable materials them from other waste. That way, you will only be charged for what is not recyclable.

Educational tours 

Orange City Council is pleased to offer educational tours to the Ophir Road Resource Recovery Centre (ORRRC). Tours are open to local schools and community groups.

Visitors will receive an overview of the ORRRC’s operations and services and will learn about the critical role these play in diverting materials from landfill, as well as the associated economic and environmental benefits.

Tours run for approximately 1.25 hours and are delivered by  environmental education consultants, EnviroCom Australia.

For all enquires please contact EnviroCom Orange
Ph: 0400 407 685 or (02) 9724 3889
Fax: (02) 9724 3715

What do I have to pay?

Some waste incurs a cost because it goes to landfill, which affects our environment and also costs more for the Council to dispose. The most common types of waste for Orange City Council residents and charges are:

General household waste

Minimum charge (1 wheelie bin): $9.15
Trailer: $27.30 – $45.65


Single: $11.85
Double/Queen/King: $23.75


Without rim: $7.85
With rim: $10.95

Dead animals

From $9.15 each (small animals and pets) to $61.30 (for larger animals such as horses and cows).

Bulky Waste Collection

For a fee ($216.35), you can have bulky waste items collected from the footpath. There are size and waste restrictions. Contact the waste Hotline 1300 725 415 for more details.

Chemical Waste and Pesticides

There is an annual Household Hazardous Chemical Collection, call 02 6393 8000 for details and dates.

BUT, don’t forget. If you have items that are in good condition you can also take them to the Recovery Shop for free so that it can be reused by someone else.


There is a ban on any bee-keeping equipment or products being dumped at any Waste Facility in Orange. This Ban on Bee Equipment - Notice provides more details and background information about the ban.