At Home

Below is information on programs supported by the LMWRRG.

If you would like more information on how to recycle specific items please  contact us.

  • E-Waste

    Recycling e-waste is a growing priority for both the LMWRRG and the state and federal governments.

    If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste.

    E-waste is full of valuable resources we can reuse, as well as some nasty materials that are bad for the environment. Rather than putting it in the bin and sending it to landfill, we should take it to a better place where we can remove the bad and save the good.

    To find out your nearest e-waste collection points contact your local council.

  • Food Smart

    The ‘Let’s Get Food Smart Program‘  aims is to educate residents about saving time, money and the environment by reducing the amount of food waste going to landfill.

    The program involves a series of workshops delivered to interested groups and informs them of more efficient ways of buying, storing, cooking and disposing of food so that less is thrown away.

  • Get it Sorted

    Get It Sorted focuses on educating the public about the correct way to use resource recovery centres and sorting your load to ensure you recycle as much as you can.

    Often transfer station will not charge for recyclable items to be dropped off and so, by sorting your load into recyclables and non-recyclable, facility patrons are able to save money as they don’t have to pay for the whole load to go to landfill.

  • Secure Your Load

    To reduce roadside litter, the LMWRRG and its member Councils are encouraging residents to always ‘Secure Your Load’ when visiting waste facilities.

    According to a survey conducted in the region, nearly one in every ten loads entering waste facilities in the region is not secured. Roadside litter from unsecured loads is a bigger problem than most people may realise. A Sustainability Victoria study showed that over 10,000 tonnes of litter is removed from Victorian roadsides every year at a cost of approximately $2.3 million annually.

  • Detox your Home

    Toxic household chemicals, such as solvents, poisons, cleaning products, fertilisers and car care products, can be safely disposed, at no cost, on “Detox you Home’ collection days throughout the Loddon Mallee region. Collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

    The ‘Detox your Home’ service is for household Chemicals only.

    Please refer to the Sustainability Victoria website to find out more.

  • The Big Green Shed

    The Big Green Shed at Swan Hill Landfill

    Sea Lake Road, Swan Hill

    Phone: 0409 113 181

    Recycled items for sale include:

    • Timber
    • Hardware
    • Toys
    • Kitchenware
    • Garden Equipment
    • Plus wide range of other items

    Opening Hours:

    Monday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Tuesday: CLOSED

    Wednesday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Thursday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Saturday: CLOSED

    Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Not open public holidays

    Please visit the website to find out more.

  • Asbestos

    For more information on asbestos please refer to asbetos website at www.asbestos.vic.gov.au, contact a licensed asbestos collection company or your local council.