Friday, March 31, 2023

Garbage & Recycling

Kerbside Garbage & Recycling Collection

DS Kendall Waste Services is the waste and recycling collection service contractor for the Berrigan Shire Council.

Garbage collection day for all towns in Berrigan Shire Council is TUESDAY.

Recycle collection day for all towns is every second TUESDAY with Finley and Berrigan collected one week and Tocumwal and Barooga collected the alternate week.  Please confirm with Council which week is your towns recycling day.

Please ensure that your bin is placed out for collection on Monday night and that the bin handles face the house at the kerbside. For more information regarding your kerbside garbage and recycling collection please phone DS Kendall Waste Services freecall number 1800 041 041.

 If your garbage or recycle bin has been stolen, lost or is damaged, please phone Assistant Revenue Officer at Council's Office on (03) 5888 5100 to arrange a replacement bin.

Recyclable items include:

  • Magazines
  • Paper and Cardboard (flattened)
  • Newspapers
  • Containers and Bottles (lids removed)
  • Lids can be recycled but must be removed from the bottle
  • Steel and aluminium cans

For more information please click here.


What are the Tip hours?


Tips are open on the following days and hours. They will all be closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Anzac Day. All tips will remain open on total fire ban days. Berrigan tip receives all waste, Tocumwal only accepts clean hardwaste, recyclables.

COVID-19 Update: Waste Management Facilities 

Berrigan Tip

Tuesday:   1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday:    12:30 pm - 4.00 pm

Location:  Greenhills Road, Berrigan

Finley Recycling Centre

Sunday:    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  Killeens Road, Finley

Tocumwal Tip

Wednesday:  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday:          1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday:        1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:     Newell Highway, Tocumwal

What are the tip fees?

Please refer to the Berrigan Shire Council Fees & Charges

Non Berrigan Shire residents will not be permitted and personal ID, car registration or the like must be presented when requested by the Tip Master.

DrumMUSTER Program

Berrigan Shire Council has a DrumMUSTER collection centre for empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop protection and animal health chemical containers. All farm chemicals users within the Berrigan Shire region are encouraged to bring their empty, properly cleaned, non-returnable, steel and plastic farm chemical containers to the facility for inspection and collection. 

Remember all drums must be cleaned correctly via triple rinsing, mechanical rinsing, pressure rinsing or flushing (in line with Avcare Standard for Effective Rinsing of Farm Chemical Containers displayed at all chemical retail outlets). Unclean or partly filled containers will not be accepted and will remain the property of the chemical user.

Collection Centre: 
Berrigan Shire Tip 
Greenhills Road, Berrigan

Please Note: You must make an appointment with our drum inspector Shane Herezo before bringing your empty containers to the collection centre.

Contact details 
Shane Herezo
Phone: 0429 320 762

Community Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are permanent drop-off centres for common household problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services. NSW householders can drop off problem wastes at these centres year round, free of charge.

To better protect our environment and the health of the community, the EPA is funding new and enhanced CRCs across NSW. Local councils and other organisations operate these centres in partnership with the EPA. Funding for the centres comes from the waste levy, as part of Waste Less, Recycle More.

Berrigan Shire Council has a Community Recycling Centre located at Greenhills Road, Berrigan.

More information can be found at the EPA Website.


Asbestos is the generic term for a number of fibrous silicate minerals.  There are two major groups of asbestos:

  • The serpentine group contains chrysotile, commonly known as white asbestos
  • The amphibole group contains amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos)

Since 2003, using all forms of asbestos has been banned.

What is asbestos used for?

Asbestos can be found in most buildings which were built or renovated prior to 1985.  It can be found in:

  • Asbestos cement sheets
  • Pipes
  • Electrical switchboards
  • Wall and ceiling insulation
  • Paint
  • Insulation to boiler/heating pipes
  • Insulation to fire doors

Promoting Asbestos Awareness

The Berrigan Shire Council is committed to ensuring the community is provided with current information on asbestos including the dangers of asbestos, health and safety standards, and legislative requirements.

Community members are also encouraged to access the following websites prior to any home improvement, construction or asbestos removal works:

Printer cartridge Recycling

Australians throw away more than 18 million printer cartridges every year.  This amounts to over 5,000 tonnes of material, including laser toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, photocopier toner bottles and drums, that will eventually end up in landfill.  When printer cartridges break apart in landfill, they have the potential to contaminate groundwater and the environment.

Printer cartridges from participating brands are accepted in the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. This includes inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units, fax rolls, print heads, waste hoppers / containers collectors and kits.  The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program has recycled more than 27 million cartridges via 30,000 businesses and over 3,000 retail outlets.  The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program is an example of an extended producer responsibility program. The six participating brands, BrotherCanonEpsonHPKonica Minolta, and Kyocera, pay for the collection and recycling of their cartridges. They are taking responsibility for the cartridges they produce.

Berrigan Shire Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your printer cartridges. 

Contact Us

(03) 5888 5100
(03) 5885 2092
56 Chanter Street, Berrigan, NSW, 2712

Hours of Operation

The Berrigan Shire Council is open:

8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

The Bendigo Bank – Berrigan Agency is open:


9:00AM - 4:00PM Monday to Friday

Closed on public holidays