Waste Education

This page contains information, leaflets, activities and other relevant data in relation to general waste, recycling and organic waste management at Murray River Council.

Our education program will grow over the coming months. If there is anything you would like further information on, please email us using the option located at the bottom of the page. 


Please click here to view our 2021 Waste Guide

Please click here to view our 2021 Kerbside Waste Collections Calendar.



Australasian Recycling Label


The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) is an evidence based labelling system that provides easy to understand recycling information on packaging. For further information click here and go through to the Plant Ark website. 

How does the labelling work? 

Australasian Recycling Label explained




REDcycle is a Victorian based recycling program for soft plastics. But what is a soft plastic?? Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched into a ball.

There are REDcycle drop off locations in Echuca (Woolworths and Coles), Swan Hill (Woolworths and Coles), Kerang (Woolworths), Deniliquin (Coles) and Kyabram (Woolworths). For an extensive list of drop off locations across Austalia click here

For an extenisve list of what can and can't be recycled through the REDcycle program or for further infoamtion on the program click here.   


Waste Updates


The following documents are designed as short snippets of information on topics of interest. 

Waste Update - Soft v Hard Plastics

Waste Update - Coffee Cups. Click here for a video on how to keep using your reusable cups during Covid-19. 

Waste Update - E-Waste

Waste Update - UHT Containers

Waste Update - To rinse or not to rinse

Waste Update - Shredded paper

Waste Update - How long some wastes take to break down

Waste Update - tap v bottled water 


A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide

The document below will be updated periodically to reflect the most up to date information relating to items for disposal.

This list is not extensive and is subject to change. 

A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide (Sept 2020)

There are some items we describe the disposal location as 'Other' and we recommend referring to the website or waste guide. Below is a list of items noted as 'O' in the guide and some further information for their disposal.