Waste & Recycling


Cabonne Shire Council operates six Waste Management Facilities (WMFs) across the Council area to service its community’s waste disposal needs. These sites, which are located at Canowindra, Cargo, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra and Yeoval, provide recycling and both solid waste transfer and landfilling facilities.


Council Waste Management Facilities are located on the outskirts of the villages of Canowindra, Cargo, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra and Yeoval, generally within five kilometres of the villages.

Facilities are located at:
•    CARGO - less than 1km from Cargo at 3635 Cargo Rd (Cargo/Canowindra Rd) - View on Google Maps
•    CUMNOCK - 3kms west of Cumnock at 247 Baldry Rd (Cumnock/Baldry Rd) - View on Google Maps
•    YEOVAL -5kms south of Yeoval on Jobs Rd (off Cumnock Rd) - View on Google Maps
•    EUGOWRA - 3kms west of Eugowra on The Escort Way - View on Google Maps
•    MANILDRA - 3kms south of Manildra at 368 Yellowbox Rd - View on Google Maps
•    CANOWINDRA - 8kms west of Canowindra on Nangar Rd (Eugowra Rd) - View on Google Maps

Opening Hours
The following opening hours apply to Waste Management Facilities in Cabonne.

Cargo, Canowindra, Manildra & Cumnock
Wednesday & Sunday
10am to 1pm - 2pm to 5pm

Yeoval & Eugowra
Tuesday & Saturday
10am to 1pm - 2pm to 5pm

The landfill sites are opened on Public Holidays except for Christmas Day.

What's Accepted

Guide to materials accepted at Cabonne waste disposal depots

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What’s NOT accepted?
The following items cannot be accepted at any of Cabonne Councils Waste Management Facilities;

Liquid Waste

Council operates solid waste landfills, therefore liquid waste cannot be accepted at any of our Waste Management Facilities. Liquid Waste is any waste that:
-    Has an angle of repose of less than 5 degrees, or
-    Becomes free-flowing at or below 60 degrees Celsius or when transported, or
-    Is not generally capable of being picked up by a spade or shovel.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste includes material that meets the criteria for assessment as a dangerous goods under the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail.

Hazardous waste is categorised as one of the following:
-    Class 1: Explosives,
-    Class 2: Gases (compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure)
-    Division 4.1: Flammable solids
-    Division 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
-    Division 4.3: which in contact with water emit flammable gases
-    Division 5.1: Oxidising agents
-    Division 5.2: Organic peroxides
-    Division 6.1: Toxic substances
-    Class 8: Corrosive substances

Fees and charges
Waste disposal at all of Council's Waste Management Facilities are subject to the fees and charges as set by Council each year.

The levying of charges is a "user pays" approach to waste management that enables Council to provide ongoing supervision of waste facilities, implement best practice waste management techniques and also to appropriately remediate landfill sites at the completion of their life spans.

Details of Waste Disposal Charges may be downloaded below:

Waste Disposal Charges 2017-2018

How can you reduce your charges?

To reduce your costs at Councils waste facilities, Council recommends that you separate all of your recyclable material from your general waste. Residents will not be charged for the disposal of recyclables or scrap steel.

On arrival at the waste facility, the attendant will assess your waste and charge you according to the type and amount of waste. Assessment of all waste is at the attendant’s discretion. You will be issued with a receipt following payment and then directed to an appropriate location to deposit the waste.

Please contact Council's Environmental Services Division on telephone 6392 3273 for further information in relation to waste disposal charges.

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Goods For Sale
Cabonne Council's six waste disposal depots have a variety of recycled goods for sale. Items available at the depots may include bicycles, exercise machines, furniture, golf bags, books, prams and strollers and a wide range of other items. Residents and ratepayers can make an offer and negotiate with Facility Attendants on any item for sale.

Community Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centres 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 Community Recycling Centres 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.

Cabonne Council operates a Community Recycling Centre at it's Manildra Waste Management Facility (3kms south of Manildra at 368 Yellowbox Rd - View on Google Maps)

What can I take to a Community Recycling Centre?

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  • Only household quantities of these materials will be accepted. As a guide, this is a maximum container of 20 litres or 20 kilograms for each waste type.
  • Some centres may accept other types of waste. Contact your local centre to find out if other items are accepted and if any charges apply.
  • Handle and transport your items carefully. Protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leakages or breakages.



Asbestos is a known carcinogen. The inhalation of asbestos fibres is known to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestos poses a risk to health by inhalation whenever asbestos fibres become airborne and people are exposed to these fibres.

Disturbing asbestos may cause fine asbestos fibres to become airborne, which can be breathed in and penetrate the deepest parts of the lungs.  Repairs and renovations that involve removing, cleaning, cutting, drilling, sanding or painting can all release dangerous fibres into the air.

The NSW Government has developed a Local government fact sheet which covers:
•    where asbestos may be found in a typical home
•    who to contact
•    safe management, removal and disposal of asbestos

All local councils are requested to incorporate this document onto their websites to provide consistent and accurate information to the NSW community.

Asbestos is accepted at some of Council’s Waste Management Facilities and charges for its disposal apply (see fees and charges).  Persons wishing to dispose of asbestos at a Council facility must contact Council and make an appointment prior to its delivery.

Waste Locate

To ensure asbestos & waste tyres end up in the right place, new monitoring requirements are now in force in NSW. Waste transporters are required to report the movement of:
-    more than 100kg of asbestos waste (including asbestos contaminated soil) or more than 10 square meters of asbestos sheeting
-    waste tyres greater than 200kg or more than 20 waste tyres, whichever weighs less

Asbestos/waste tyre transporters and facilities receiving these wastes must report movement of this waste to the EPA. To help industry meet their legal obligations, the EPA has developed an easy online tool, WasteLocate. WasteLocate can be accessed from tablets, smartphones and computers by visiting www.WasteLocate.epa.nsw.gov.au .

All facilities in NSW that accept asbestos waste and/or waste tyres must display a WasteLocate plate with a unique QRid code for that facility. These plates have been installed at the Manildra, Canowindra and Eugowra facilities. Transporters arriving at the waste facility must scan the plate and log into WasteLocate to confirm delivery of the load.


drumMUSTER is the National program for the collection and recycling of eligible non-returnable crop production and animal health product chemical containers from manufacturers participating in the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS).

drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia. DrumMuster collection compounds are located at each of Cabonnes Waste Management Facilities to allow for the collection service to be highly accessible to farm chemical users.

Chemical users can deliver their clean used containers to these sites during normal opening hours every Wednesday.

All containers will be inspected to ensure they meet the Agsafe cleanliness standard so all chemical users should ensure that their containers are:-
-    drumMUSTER eligible (have the drumMUSTER logo attached)
-    Are clean and dry
-    Are free of chemical residue
-    Have all lids removed
-    Punctured if metal

Containers not meeting the Agsafe cleanliness standard will not be accepted.

For more information on rinsing standards, please refer to the ‘Agsafe standard for Effective Rinsing of Farm Chemical containers’ available from your local chemical reseller or check the drumMUSTER website at www.drummuster.com.au (link is external).


Used Oil Collection Units
Used motor oil can be disposed of for FREE at many of Cabonne's Waste Management Facilities.

Used Oil Collection Units have been installed at the;
-    Canowindra,
-    Eugowra,
-    Manildra, and
-    Cumnock Waste Management Facilities

Used oil is potentially hazardous, toxic, carcinogenic and harmful to the environment when irresponsibly discarded. It can also be poisonous if swallowed or inhaled and may present a fire hazard if not properly stored.

Oil is also a non-renewable resource that is technically and economically viable to recover. A significant quantity of so called 'missing oil' is not being recovered in the NetWaste region. Used motor oil contains additives such as arsenic, lead and magnesium which when released into the environment are toxic.

One litre of used oil can contaminate up to one million litres of water, which is about half the size of an Olympic swimming pool.

Molong Greenwaste
The old landfill site in Molong is open every second Sunday from 2-4pm for the disposal of greenwaste and car bodies only (weather permitting) on the following dates in 2018:
January 7 & 21; February 4 & 18; March 4 & 18; April 1, 15 & 29; May 13 & 27; June 10 & 24; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 2, 16 & 30; October 14 & 28; November 11 & 25; December 9 & 23.


Cabonne Council strongly encourages all residents to reduce, reuse or recycle. Recycling materials conserves our resources and reduces the amount of "rubbish" we create.

To encourage residents to recycle, recyclable material can be deposited at all Cabonne depots for FREE.  Recyclable materials include
1. Newspapers, office paper, cardboard.
2. All glass bottles and jars. Rinse and place in bin (No lids please).
3. Steel, aluminium cans and empty aerosols.
4. All plastic bottles and containers marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 (No lids please).
5. Juice and Milk cartons.

Other recyclable materials which can be received free of charge are scrap metal, Ewaste and motor oils. Recyclables must be separated into the correct bins/areas at each facility.

Residents are encouraged to remove lids, and rinse and crush all containers (except glass) prior to disposing of them at the recycling stations.

Recycling stations are located at:
-    Cargo, Canowindra, Manildra, Cumnock, Eugowra and Yeoval Waste Management Facilities.
-    Molong - A bank of recycling bins located behind the SPA supermarket has been temporarily relocated to council-owned land in Betts Street, East Molong adjacent to the concrete business near Hunter Caldwell Oval until further notice.
-    Mullion Creek – A small bank of bins is located next to the RFS building on Long Point Road.

What cannot be recycled?
No plastic bags or recyclables inside plastic bags, ceramics, window glass, ovenware or light bulbs and NO garden waste.

What happens to my recycling

More information on what can and cannot be recycled can be found on the NetWaste Website - www.netwaste.org.au

Return & Earn

Introducing Return and Earn, the largest litter reduction scheme ever introduced in NSW. Return and Earn will roll out from 1 December 2017 and will help to reduce the 160 million drink containers littered in our environment each year. Drink containers make up almost half of the volume of litter in NSW. Return and Earn is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to reducing litter volume in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.
From 1 December 2017, consumers can exchange an eligible container at an approved collection point to receive a 10 cent refund per container. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached including a barcode.
There will be more than 500 collection points across NSW that may include reverse vending machines (RVMs) in some local shopping centres or shops, over the counter sites, existing recycling centres, or a combination of all. An online map will be unveiled in coming weeks so that you can find your nearest collection point.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate?

From 1 December 2017, consumers can exchange an eligible drink container at an approved collection point to receive a 10 cent refund per container. Drink containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached.

What containers are eligible?

Most empty 150-millilitre to three litre drink containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund when presented to an approved NSW collection point.
Drink container materials that may be eligible for a refund include:

· glass
· aluminium
· steel
· liquid paperboard

Drink containers that are not included in the scheme and, therefore, do not qualify for a refund are:

· plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
· flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
· pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
· glass containers for wine and spirits
· casks (plastic bladders in boxes) for wine and casks for water of one litre or more
· sachets for wine of 250 millilitres or more
· containers for cordials, and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
· registered health tonics.

How many collection points will there be across the Cabonne Region?

The NSW State Government's network operator, TOMRA-Cleanaway are currently in negotiations to establish points across NSW.
A geolocation map will be made available upon the NSW EPA website in coming weeks to help you identify where your nearest collection point is located
There will be more than 500 Return and Earn collection points across NSW when the scheme is fully rolled out. The Network Operator, TOMRA-Cleanaway, will be finalising these locations over the coming months.

What is a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM)?

A reverse vending machine (RVM) is the opposite of a drink dispensing machine. A person places their empty eligible drink container into the machine, the container is scanned to verify it is eligible and the person receives a voucher they can redeem for cash in a store nearby. These machines are designed to not to hold cash for security reasons.

How do I get paid my refund via a RVM?

Consumers that use an RVM to return their drink containers will have three options to receive a refund payment:

1. Donating to a selected a charity
2. Receiving the refund into your registered account
3. Taking a voucher into the retail partner to either redeem for cash or use towards your purchase

Can I still use my yellow bin for recycling?

Kerbside recycling remains very important to our community, and Return and Earn is designed to complement this system.
Eligible drink containers can continue to be placed in your recycling bin along with containers that aren’t eligible for a refund within Return and Earn.
You will not personally receive the refund if you put eligible containers in kerbside recycling.

Can I crush my cans and bottles?

No. Do not crush containers prior to redeeming your refund. Drink containers, should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached. Containers must be verified as eligible before a refund is paid.

Do I need to remove the lid from my container?

No. Bottles with lids can go through RVMs without difficulty. The lids are a valuable resource and will be recycled too. We don’t want lids ending up as litter.

How can my school or community group use Return and Earn to fund raise?

Charities, schools, community or sporting groups can collect donations of empty eligible drink bottles and cans for the charity or community group to then redeem them at an approved collection point.
Charities, community groups and social enterprises can also work with the Network Operator, TOMRA-Cleanaway to set up and run collection points in exchange for a service fee.

How do I become a collection point?

To register your interest to run a collection point visit the website of the Network Operator, TOMRA-Cleanaway and fill out their online form: www.TCNSW.com.au (http://www.tcnsw.com.au/)

How will this benefit my community?

The main beneficiaries of the scheme will be the environment and the community.
Over the next 20 years, the Scheme is expected to result in:

· 1.6 billion fewer beverage containers being littered
· Almost 11 billion fewer beverage containers ending up in landfill
· 12.6 billion more beverage containers being recycled

Impacts of waste on the environment


JR Richards is currently contracted by Cabonne Council to deliver a kerbside waste and recycling service to most of the villages in Cabonne. If you would like a kerbside collection service or have any issues with your current service please contact the Waste HOTLINE on 1300 725 415

2018 Waste Collection Calendar

Bulky Waste Clean-up Service

Due to the commencement of a new Regional Waste and Recycling contract, Cabonne Council has resolved to complete the bulky waste collection at the same time as the greenwaste clean-up service. This will be offered in March each year.


Cabonne Council currently operates a Skip Bin Hire Service for the Cabonne Council area.

Council has four different sized bins available for hire.
-    2 cubic meter skip
-    3 cubic meter skip
-    4 cubic meter skip
-    9 cubic meter skip

For information on hire rates please contact Council.

No tyres, chemicals or hazardous waste is to be placed in the bins. Fines apply.
Due to weight restrictions, No dirt or concrete is to be placed in the 9 cubic meter skip bin.

Molong Greenwaste Disposal Dates for 2018

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