Waste & Recycling

Hay Shire Council is committed to reducing and recycling waste within the Shire and is investigating how it can improve and increase its participation in recycling and diversion of waste products within current budget constraints. At present those opportunities are somewhat limited.

Council encourages all residents to consider how to minimise waste and reduce the impact on the environment and maintains the philosophy for minimising waste as

  • Reduce
  • Re-use
  • Recycle

Here are a few tips to minimise waste:


  • Be selective about accepting packaging or plastic bags – provide your own string or shopping bag
  • Buy sufficient but not surplus
  • Are there cheaper tried and tested alternatives that can be used?


  • Save money and consider items that may be re-used.
  • Home composting is an effective recycling and re-use of material that can improve your gardens and environment.
  • Worm farms are a highly productive way of improving the environment and reducing waste. The worm casings and worm liquid are excellent fertilisers.


  • Use the facilities that are there.
  • Make the effort to recycle – it isn’t someone else’s problem – it’s your commitment to the environment.

Handy Links

Halve Waste Website:  Is a public awareness and eduction campaign developed to engage the community in efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Yours2Take:  The webiste that turns one person's trash into someone else's treasure. It's simple to use and its absolutely FREE!!

Love Food, Hate Waste:  The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy practicle every day things in teh home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment.

Recycling organic waste for home gardens is easy and there are several ways to achieve great results but the easiest is composting and worm farming.
Recycling Centre
Recycling is available at the Waste Transfer Station on Thelangerin Road. Paper and cardboard waste is recycled by depositing cardboard and paper anytime in the large bins provided at the centre.
Waste Depots
Residents and rate payers of Hay Shire wishing to dispose of rubbish at the waste depot need to use one of the following methods