TAKING RUBBISH TO THE TIP
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.
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
Without rim: $7.85
With rim: $10.95
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.
Other Waste Disposal and Recycling Services
Asbestos: Asbestos Disposal Guidelines
Bulky Waste Collection: For a fee, you can have bulky waste items collected from the footpath outside your home. There are size and waste restrictions. Contact the waste hotline 1300 725 415 for more details.
Car Batteries: These can be dropped off at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Chemical Waste and Pesticides: For the Annual Household Hazardous Chemical Collection dates and details, call (02) 6393 8000.
DrumMuster:Contact Resource Recovery Centre on 6393 8861 to make a booking.
Electronic Waste (e-waste):You can recycle your electronic waste but not in your household recycling bin. Drop off any unwanted electrical waste at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Fire Extinguishers:Can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Fluorescent Light Globes, Tubes:Can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Gas Bottles:Can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Green/Garden Waste:This can be delivered to the Resource Recovery Centre for free recycling into compost and woodchip.
Hazardous Waste:Smoke detectors, paint, fluorescent light tubes and globes can be dropped off at the Resource Recovery Centre for specialist recovery processes. They do not go into landfill.
Household Batteries:Used lithium ion, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries can be dropped off at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Medicine:Take to local pharmacy.
Mobile Phones:Visit www.phonerecycling.com.au or call 1300 730 070 to find your nearest drop off centre.
Needles and Sharps:Need to be disposed of in specific sharp disposal containers. They CANNOT be disposed of in the garbage bin.
For the nearest sharps disposal facility go to www.safesharps.org.au and type in your location.
Oils:Products including cooking oil, motor oil and heating oil can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Paint:Can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Plastic Bags:Some Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA supermarkets in regional locations have plastic bag recycling bins out the front of the checkouts/ These are different to your household recycling bin and taken to a different facility to be recycled. Check with your local supermarket.
Printer Cartridges:Participating regional Australia Post, Officeworks and Harvey Norman stores.
Scrap Metal: Can be taken to the Resource Recovery Centre.
Smoke Detectors:Can be dropped off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Unbroken Household Items:Donate these to your local charity or take these to the Recovery Shop in the Resource Recovery Centre.
BAN ON BEE EQUIPMENT
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.