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.
If your are a tyre consignor, tyre transporter or facility transporting or receiving waste tyres in NSW which weigh more than 200 kilograms, or consist of 20 tyres or more, in one load, they must be tracked and reported via the EPA WasteLocate system.
To dispose of tyres at any of our waste facilities you will need to scan the QR code at our gatehouse and track your consignment with the EPA WasteLocate system.
To find out more please click on the following link
If you are transporting less than 20 tyres in a load then tracking via EPA WasteLocate is not required.
To set up a WasteLocate account, or to track any of your consignments follow the link below
Reporting Illegal Dumping
Do you know what Illegal dumping is?
It is when waste is dumped at a location that is not licenced to take that waste. When waste is dropped in bushland, on public land, on nature stips, or anywhere else that is not a licensed waste facility.
Check out the video below for more information.
If you do come across some illegally dumped waste, you can report it via the NSW EPA RIDOnline website - https://ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au/#/home
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?
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.
The following documents are designed as short snippets of information on topics of interest.
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.
Asbestos - please contact Council on 1300 087 004 for futher information
Car parts / accessories - scrap metal dealers
Cartridges (printer / toner) - Cartridges for PlanetArk (printer cartridge recycling collection box at Australia Post outlets, Harvey Norman and participating print stores and workplaces)
Eye Glasses - accepted for free at the Echuca Library
Fabric - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Fencing - Buy Swap and Sell Pages
Flares (boating) - for further information visit the RMS website
Fridges / Freezers - Buy Swap and Sell pages
Fuel - please contact Council on 1300 087 004 for futher information
Furniture - Buy Swap and Sell Pages
Garden Hose, tools & equipment - Buy Swap and Sell Pages
Garden ornaments - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Hazardous Waste - please contact Council on 1300 087 004 for futher information
Kitchen cupbords, sinks, fittings & utensils - Buy Swap and Sell Pages
Lawn mowers - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Linen (towels, sheets, cushions, blankets) - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Manure - Buy Swap and Sell Page
Medicines - local pharmacy
Needles - Public hospitals, some pharmacies. See NSW Health website fro further information.
Ovens & Stoves (in working order) - Buy Swap and Sell Pages
Paint (over 20L) - please contact Council on 1300 087 004 for futher information
Printer cartridges - Cartridges for PlanetArk (printer cartridge recycling collection box at Australia Post outlets, Harvey Norman and participating print stores and workplaces)
Shoes - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Shredded paper - schools, kinders, childcare, people with animals (chooks, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, etc), Buy Swap and Sell pages
Syringes / sharps - Public hospitals, some pharmacies. See NSW Health website for further information.
Sporting goods - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Suitcases / baggage - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Thermometers (mercury based) - See Environment NSW for further information
Tools (non-electrical) - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Toothpaste tubes & thoothbrushes - See TerraCycle for further information
Toys (with batteries) - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Toys (without batteries) - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages
Wheel barrows - Op Shops, Buy Swap and Sell pages