Recycling Near You - Cowra Shire Council


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Cowra Shire Council

Each link below will provide you with recycling information for the Cowra Shire Council area. Using any of these services can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure you place the right thing in the right bin.


Electronic Items
May include computers, televisions and more.
Large Recyclable Items
May include white goods, scrap metals, concrete, bricks etc.
Containers and/or Packaging
Items may include paper and cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, glass bo ttles, plastic containers etc.
Hazardous Materials
Items may include gas bo ttles, paints, tyres, vehicle and appliance batteries, contaminated fuels etc.
Council Clean Up/Hard Rubbish Collection
Details of the collection of whitegoods and other hard rubbish objects.
Worm Farms and Compost Bins
Learn how to turn your food and scraps into great compost.
Empty/Chemical Drums
Details of how to correctly dispose your unwanted chemical drums.

Events & Notices

NOTE: Cowra Council recently placed a new order for reusable shopping bags for residents; these should be available in the near future. Until this time, Council can still receive plastic shopping bags from residents for recycling. In 2004, Cowra Council was one of 26 Councils that joined together with Netwaste to run a ‘Plastic Bag Replacement Program’. The program allowed residents to exchange 25 plastic bags for one reusable bag, reducing the dependence on plastic bags with the aim of ultimately making Cowra plastic bag free. The community responded overwhelmingly, signalling their commitment to Cowra becoming plastic bag free. At the completion of the Netwaste program, Cowra Council developed its own ‘Cowra’ bag and commenced an ongoing Plastic Bag Replacement Program. The community has continued to support the initiative, with a steady flow of plastic bags being exchanged. The next step for Council is to work towards the goal of making the town plastic bag free. Plastic bags can be exchanged at Cowra Council, Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), Woodstock General Store or Gooloogong Handy Mart. For more information, contact the Operations Department on (02) 6340 2070.

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