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Organic Waste Bin Rollout

The rollout of new organic waste bins and kitchen caddies for residents in Goulburn and Marulan is now complete.

Council was successful in receiving an Environmental Trust grant through the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, which allowed us to provide each eligible household with a free 240L organic waste bin with a lime green lid, and a kitchen caddy to assist with separation of food waste.

The material collected in organic waste bins is taken back to Goulburn Waste Management Centre where it will be turned into compost, so it is very important keep all bins free of contaminants such as household garbage, plastic bags and other soft plastics, polystyrene foam, and hazardous material such as sharps, medical waste or asbestos. Council will initially trial a static pile composting method and will investigate alternative processing options to improve the composting process.

Residents who already have a bin which is not Council-issued are encouraged to keep it and repurpose it, or give it away/sell it to someone looking to obtain a second-hand bin.

Compostable bags are available to collect for free from Goulburn Mulwaree Council at 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn. These bags are certified compostable to the Australian Standard, and residents can use them to line their new kitchen caddy before placing the contents in the organic waste bin. Alternatively, you can also line your kitchen caddy with newspaper, or forego using a liner completely and simply wash out your caddy regularly.

Households that are part of the kerbside service and have not received a new bin and caddy should contact Council’s Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417 as soon as possible.

Household Chemical CleanOut

The next Household Chemical CleanOut will be held on Saturday 7 December 2019 at Goulburn Recreation Area (morning) and Tarago Waste Management Centre (afternoon). For information on what can be disposed of at the CleanOut event, visit the EPA website, or contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

May Disposal Weekend

On the first weekend in May each year, residents can dispose of up to 2 mattresses (any size), 2 fridges/freezers, 1 air-conditioner, up to 1m3 of e-waste (computers, televisions, printers, fax machines and computer accessories only), and/or up to 2m3 of clean steel items (including electrical appliances with an electrical lead) per household, free of charge at Council's waste centres. Goulburn Mulwaree residents only. All loads must be self-hauled to one of Council's waste centres. Only domestic items will be accepted - no commercial waste. All waste/items outside of those listed above will be charged the appropriate fee for disposal.

The next May disposal weekend will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May 2020, 7am to 4pm at Council's waste centres at Goulburn, Marulan and Tarago (Marulan and Tarago closed between 12pm and 12:30pm).

For further information, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

November Disposal Weekend

On the first weekend in November each year, residents can dispose of up to 2m3 of bulky household general waste (such as household furniture, green waste, cardboard and steel) per household, free of charge at Council's waste centres. Goulburn Mulwaree residents only. All loads must be self-hauled to one of Council's waste centres. Only domestic items will be accepted - no commercial waste. All loads must be fully sorted so that recyclables can be placed in the appropriate areas at the waste centre, or charges will apply.

The next November disposal weekend will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November 2019, 7am to 4pm at Council's waste centres at Goulburn, Marulan and Tarago (Marulan and Tarago closed between 12pm and 12:30pm).

For further information, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.