Waste Management


Below are the Waste Management arrangements as they currently stand 

General Rubbish Pick Up

Council conducts a domestic refuse collection service for the towns of Geranium, Lameroo, Parilla, Parrakie and Pinnaroo.
In January 2005 a robotic arm collection system was introduced, which requires all residents to use 240L MGB's.

Rubbish truck

Rubbish Bin

These bins must be/have:-

  • Placed as close as possible to the kerb or roadway
  • At least 1 metre from any obstacle ie. Tree, Stobie Pole etc.
  • Handles facing away from the direction the bin is to be picked up
  • All material contained within the bin with the lid in its totally closed position

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the non pick up of the bin and a sticker placed on the lid with the fault identified.

Collection Days

Bins must be out by 7.00am on the designated pick up days.
THURSDAYS - Pinnaroo and Parilla
FRIDAYS - Lameroo, Parrakie and Geranium

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NB:When Public Holidays occur on these days alternative arrangements may be made, please check the local newspaper, notice boards or phone the Council office for clarification.



Recycling logo As part of its ongoing commitment to encourage recycling within the Community, Council has decided to collect a second recycle (yellow lid) bin from domestic premises free of charge
Recycling bin

Providing the following criteria is met:

  • Eligible residents must currently receive the monthly kerbside pick up
  • Residents must purchase and retain ownership of the second bin.
Recycling world

The original Council issued recycle bin (with logo on front) remains the property of Council and must remain at the premises to which it was issued. Anybody changing residence or moving away must not take that original bin with them or risk replacement or recovery costs.


Collection Days

Pinnaroo and Parilla - 1st Tuesday of every month
Lameroo, Parilla and Parrakie - 2nd Tuesday of every month

All Rural Residents or others who do not receive the kerbside collection may continue to drop off recycling material free of charge at any of Councils Transfer Station.



All empty beverage and medicine bottles
Jars and condiment bottles
Remove any metal lids
Other glass such as mirrors, ceramics, windscreen and window glass have different melting temperatures or coatings which can't be mixed with normal glass. Put them wrapped in your garbage bin.

Recycle Bottles Drink Containers and Food Cartons
Cartons (includes milk, custard, juice, ice cream, fruit boxes, long-life cartons)
(Rigid containers that hold their shape)
Drink bottle containers, Detergent, cleaning product and spray bottles, Shampoo, conditioner and cosmetic bottles, Yoghurt containers, chocolate & biscuit trays, ice cream and butter tubs.
Remove lids and rinse containers
Soft plastics like shopping bags and bread bags canbe recycled by delivering them to the transfer stations.
Recycle Paper Paper and Cardboard
Newspapers, glossy magazines and junk mail,
Egg cartons, food boxes and packaging,
Envelopes, including those with plastic windows, Empty pizza boxes, rinsed takeaway coffee cups.
Place items in the bin loosely do not bundle together.
  Metal Cans and Tins
Empty aerosol, food, drink and pet food
cans,fish and biscuit tins
Recycle Tins  

NOTE: Rinse drink, food, metal and plastic containers: save water by using leftover dishwater.


Transfer Stations

Council has three Transfer Stations open for general waste and recycling services:

Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 12noon
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Wednesday 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Wednesday 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 11.30am

Transfer Stations are not open on Public Holidays.

All material must be separated or easily separated on site for deposit in designated areas:

Household waste, lawn clippings,
food scraps
Construction timber, pallets,
cupboards, fence posts, building timber
Concrete, mattress, stereos,
computers, bricks, PVC pipe, TVs

Magazines, cardboard boxes,
newspapers, phone books

Shopping bags, styrene foam,
hay bale wrap, crate wrap
Fencing, iron, washing machines,

Tree branches (anything big enough
to fit through mulcher & diameter
less than 10 inches)

Dripper line, pots

Car, truck, tractor

Anything with diameter bigger
than 10 inches
Any size

There is no charge for recycling materials, commercial cardboard and film plastic (clean & sorted)

Due to Southern Mallee District Council's obligations to abide by the EPA regulations & our Transfer Station licensing conditions no listed waste (except scrap batteries) will be accepted. For further information on listed waste please contact Matthew Sherman.
Failure to comply may result in rejection of material.


WASTE (excluding recyclables)    
 240L bin   $7.00  
 Car/Stationwagon  $17.00  
 6x4 Trailer or Ute  $22.00  
 Tandem Trailer  $33.00  
 5m3 Truck  $60.00  
< 10m3 Truck $120.00  
 10m3 or Larger Truck $200.00  
 Truck & Trailer $260.00  
 Semi $330.00   
PLUS any additional materials:    
Batteries   $5.00  
Car Bodies without Tyres  $40.00  
Gas Botltes  $10.00  
Whitegoods  $10.00   
Reuse   $5.00  
 TYRES DISPOSAL (off rim only)    
 Car/Station Wagon  $10.00  
 4WD/Light Truck  $15.00  
 Truck  $35.00  
 Tractor  $55.00  
 Earthmoving   $50.00  
 PURCHASE of:     
 Reuse Materials $5.00   
 White goods $10.00  
 After Hours Opening Fee (per visit - prior arrangement required) $50.00  
For further details contact:
Manager Infrastructure Services
Matthew Sherman - 0428 891 116