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Waste Management

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 Mobile Garbage Bin's.

These bins must :

  • be placed as close as possible to the kerb or roadway
  • be at least 1 metre from any obstacle ie. Tree, Stobie Pole etc.
  • have handles facing away from the direction the bin is to be picked up
  • have 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.


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

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.

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.


GlassAll 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.

Drink Containers and Food CartonsCartons (includes milk, custard, juice, ice cream, fruit boxes, long-life cartons)
Plastic(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 containersSoft plastics like shopping bags and bread bags canbe recycled by delivering them to the transfer stations.
Paper and CardboardNewspapers, 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 TinsEmpty aerosol, food, drink and pet food
cans,fish and biscuit 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.

SEPARATED LOADS: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

Transfer Station Fees 

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
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
 Reuse Materials$5.00 
 White goods$10.00
 After Hours Opening Fee (per visit - prior arrangement required)$50.00

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.

For further details contact:
Manager Infrastructure Services
Matthew Sherman - 0428 891 116