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Green Waste

Snowy Valleys Council does not currently offer a kerbside green waste collection service. Service reviews in the future will consider this service demand versus cost.  

We encourages residents to compost their green waste and fruit and vegetable scraps. 

Off-site Green Waste Collection Depots

  • Adelong, Batlow, Talbingo and Tumbarumba Waste Depots accept green waste at a cubic metre fee rate
  • For Tumut residents, Australian Native Landscapes in Gilmore accepts green waste at a cubic metre fee rate.  Contact then (02) 6947 4704 or visit anlscape.com.au

Backyard Burning

Backyard burning is not permitted in urban areas without prior approval from Council.  

Backyard burning, particularly garden waste (leaves, grass clippings, tree branches, etc.) pollutes the air and can cause considerable nuisance to neighbours.  Approvals are not issued lightly and will only be considered when all other avenues of disposal have been considered by the applicant.

Fire pits and fire buckets are exempt as they are a form of solid fuel heater, not an incinerator. However, they must be operated similar to a normal solid fuel heater, that is, for burning dry timber only.

Apply for a backyard burning permit by submitting an permit application to Council. 

  • A Council officer will visit your premises, inspect the green waste and discuss disposal options
  • If a permit is issued, you must inform NSW Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire Service, 24 hours prior to the burn occurring
  • You must comply with the permit conditions
  • Permit is valid for 30 days

Backyard Burning Permit Application(PDF, 82KB)


Residents and small businesses can access a free service to drop off their old televisions, computers and computer components.  Drop off facilities have been established at the Tumut Waste & Recycling Centre and the Tumbarumba CRC

Products accepted free-of-charge

  • Plasma televisions
  • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions
  • Rear Projection televisions
Computer Equipment:
  • Portable processing machines – i.e laptops, notebooks & palmtops
  • Desktops/Central Processing Units (CPUs)
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers
  • Multi-function devices that print, copy, scan and/or fax
  • Cards, motherboards
  • Web cameras
  • Compact disk drives
  • Digital video disk drives
  • Hard drives
  • Floppy drives
  • Mouse and trackball
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Joysticks and gamepads
  • Electrical transformers designed to be housed in same cabinet as the CPU

Products that are not accepted as E-waste

  • Video recorders
  • DVD players
  • Radios
  • Game consoles
  • Appliances
  • Mobile phones
  • Power tools

For more information on this free service contact our Customer Service Team during business hours.

Agvet Chemical Containers

Snowy Valleys Council supports drumMUSTER the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.

Adelong, Batlow, Khancoban, Tumbarumba and Tumut Waste Depots are accredited Drum Muster facilities and will accept empty, clean eligible Agvet chemical containers for collection, processing and recycling.  No appointment in necessary, just bring in your triple rinsed drums whenever the sites are open for business.

Learn more about drumMaster and how to triple clean your chemical containers ready for drop off at drumMuster.org 

Motor Waste

Motor waste is classified as hazardous waste and should never be mixed with ordinary household rubbish or recycling.   

Used motor oil and car batteries can be dropped off free of charge at the  Adelong, Batlow, Khancoban,Talbingo, Tumbarumba  and Tumut Waste Depots

Tyres should be taken back to the dealer for recycling (charges may apply).