Waste Collection Services

Kerbside Collection Services

Council commenced a contract with J R Richards and Sons to provide a roadside collection of waste and recycling in October 2009. Roadside collection is available within the town areas of Blackville, Borambil, Braefield, Caroona, Currabubula, Pine Ridge, Premer, Quirindi, Spring Ridge, Wallabadah, Werris Creek, Warrah and Willow Tree. Garbage is collected weekly and recycling is collected fortnightly.

The Waste and Recycling Information brochure details what to put in your bin, when to put your bins out and includes a calendar to assist in remembering which fortnight the recycling collection will occur in your area.

Garbage Collection

Occurs weekly. Residents who have access to the garbage collection service are provided with a green body garbage bin with a red lid. Any waste that is not hazardous can be placed in your garbage bin. However, smaller recyclable items should be put in the appropriate bins and not in the garbage bin.

What you can place in your Garbage bin:
  • Household Garbage
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Scraps
  • Nappies (wrapped)
  • Broken Window Glass (wrapped)
  • Tableware and Ceramics
What you should not place in your Garbage bin:
  • Recyclable Items
  • Asbestos
  • Car Parts
  • Syringes
  • Green Waste
  • Dirt and Rocks
  • Medical Waste
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Hazardous or Chemical Waste
  • Electrical Goods
  • Metal and Whitegoods
How to ensure your bin is emptied:
  • Place your bin out the night before your collection day (or no later than 5:00am on collection day)
  • Place your bin on the kerb or road shoulder in rural areas
  • Handle toward house
  • Place your bin half a metre from the kerb and at least one metre clear of obstacles such as telegraph poles, trees, street signs, cars or other bins
  • Do not overfill your bin
  • The lid must be closed
  • Make sure your bin has no contamination
  • Remember to take your bin in when emptied the same day as your collection to help prevent theft or damage
  • Avoid storing your bins in the street, on the footpath or in a back lane

Recycle Collection

Occurs fortnightly. For residents and businesses that have access to the roadside recycling collection service, Council provides a green body bin with a yellow lid.

What you can place in your Recycle bin:
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Milk Containers
  • Juice, Soft Drink, Detergent Bottles and Containers
  • Aluminium and Steel Cans
  • Empty Aerosol Containers and Clean Foil
  • Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Paper, Cardboard, Letters, Envelopes, Advertising Material, Newspapers and Magazines

Please note: all of these items can be placed in the yellow lidded bin together.
The products you put in your recycling bin are collected, sorted and made into new products. It is vital for the recycling process that only the correct items go into the recycling bin.
Incorrect items can cause many problems in processing and may result in recoverable resources going to landfill. 
It is essential that recyclable items are not placed in plastic bags. Plastic bags can do damage to the machines that sort the recyclables.

 Please view the links below to read about the danger that plastics pose to our environment and natural resources
- It's Not Waste - The Problem with Plastic
- It's Not Waste - The Problem with Plastic for Kids

Garden Organics and Bulky Waste Collections - 27 April - 1 May 2020

As part of the contract with J R Richards and Sons, most property which receives the bin service will have the opportunity to participate in an annual kerbside collection of garden organics and bulky household goods. The kerbside collection of garden organics usually occurs in April. A flyer with more detailed information regarding when these kerbside collections will occur, which properties can participate and what you can dispose of will be circulated around the time of the events.

Bulky Waste - October - November 

Residents are requested to place their Bulky Waste neatly, next to the edge of the kerb, directly in front of their premises, ensuring it doesn’t block the footpath. It is important to separate metals from all other Bulky Waste and small items should be boxed or bagged. Please take special care securing items to avoid windblown littering.

Each premises is allowed up to two (2) cubic metres, approximately equivalent to one standard 1.8288 x 1.2192 metre (6’x4’) level box trailer. It must be able to be reasonably removed by two people.

 Bulky Waste includes larger items of household waste
 Household appliances & whitegoods (must be degassed and all doors must be removed)
 Household furniture, painted wooden products and fittings
 Mattresses, pottery, ceramics, chinaware & minor building products
 Metal Waste (sorted separately and tins must be empty of any liquid)
 Small items must be boxed or bagged

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: These materials will NOT be collected.
 Trade industrial and shop waste, such as plumbing fixtures, water tanks and tiling
 Wrecked motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts & tyres
 Liquids, fuel, oil, panes of glass, food scraps & household garbage
 Household hazardous wastes such as paints, asbestos sheeting, solvents, chemicals, cleaners & unwanted medicines
 Lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres (excluding mattresses, lounges etc)
 Building and demolition materials, concrete, tiles & bricks
 Garden Organics such as grass clippings, prunings etc
 Items normally containing ozone depleting gasses such as fridges, freezers &

Garden Organics - April - May

Liverpool Plains Shire Council is providing a Kerbside Garden Organics only Clean Up for all residents currently receiving a waste and recycling collection service with the exception of Caroona, Walhallow, Spring Ridge, Premer, Blackville & Pine Ridge.

Please place your Garden Organics neatly next to the edge of the kerb, not blocking the footpath and secure items to avoid windblown littering. The volume of Garden Organics collected from any one property shall not exceed two cubic metres or more than one standard (6’x4’) level box trailer and which can be reasonably removed by two people.

 Garden Organics includes clean prunings, leaves, lawn clippings and untreated timber.
 Garden prunings and tree limbs no longer than 1.8 metres and 250mm in diameter.
 Lawn clippings and loose vegetation which must be in sturdy cardboard boxes.
 All Garden Organics must be tied securely with rope or string (not wire), into bundles and must be of manageable size for two people to lift (max 30kg).

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: These materials will NOT be collected.
 Garden Organics which have not originated from the garden of the premises being serviced.
 Items in plastic bags (including woven poly bags).
 Thorny bushes and tree stumps larger than 250mm in diameter.
 Lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres.
 Timber with bolts, brackets, etc.
 Bundles secured with wire.
 Material which cannot be reasonably removed by two people.
 Any items other than Garden Organics.

Loose items will not be accepted. The Contractor and Council have the right to reject any material that they consider unacceptable.

Problems with your Garbage or Recycling Collection

Has your roadside garbage or recycling collection been missed? Then please contact and report it to the Contractor by phoning 1800 836 118 as soon as possible Or Phone Liverpool Plains Shire on (02) 6746 1755.
If your bin has been stolen or damaged, you would like an addition service or would like to be included in the service (in applicable areas), please complete the customer request form and return to Council. Fees and charges may apply.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday:

8.30AM - 5.00PM

Sat to Sun: Closed

Public Holidays: Closed


Physical Address

60 Station Street

Quirindi NSW



Postal Address

PO Box 152

Quirindi NSW


Contact Details

Phone: 02 6746 1755

Fax: 02 6746 3255

Email: lpsc@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

After Hours Emergency: 02 6746 1755