Shire of Toodyay

Environmental

Welcome to the Shire of Toodyay’s Environmental page.

The Shire of Toodyay employs an Environmental Officer to assist with the Shire’s environmental management.  If you have any queries on the content of this page, or any environmental questions in general, please feel free to get in touch. If you would like to be added to the Environmental Email Distribution List to stay up to day on environmental activities within the Shire please contact the Environmental Officer on the below details.

Contact Details

Environmental Officer

15 Fiennes Street,

Toodyay WA 6566

Email: eo@toodyay.wa.gov.au

Phone: 9574 2258

Environmental Strategy

The Shire of Toodyay recently released its draft Environmental Strategy for comment. A facilitation workshop was held on the 1st July 2014 for community and councillor input. An updated version of the draft document will be put to council for endorsement in the near future. To view the current draft document please see here.

 

Environmental Policies

Once the Environmental Strategy is endorsed by Council, Environmental Policies will be developed and implemented. Public consultation will be sought in this process. Please contact the Shire’s Environmental Officer for more information. 

 

Waste

Waste Transfer Station

Located on Railway Road, the Waste Transfer Station is open every day of the week from 8.00am to 12.00pm, excluding Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. It is also open on the last Sunday of every month, from 8.00am to 3.00pm. The Waste Transfer Station can be contacted on 9574 2661 during work hours, although please note phone is not always manned due to staff attending to work duties within the transfer station.

A tip pass is included in with your rates notice. This pass entitles residents to ten visits to the transfer station per annum. This pass can only be used to take domestic rubbish to the waste transfer station. An additional pass can be obtained at the Shire Office for a fee.

Green Waste

Green waste can be taken to the waste transfer station for chipping disposal.

Mulch

Shire of Toodyay Residents are entitled to a standard trailer load of mulch from the Waste Transfer Station free of charge. Residents must load the mulch themselves.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste is the unwanted products used in and around the home which are flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive.  If not disposed of correctly HHW can cause harm to humans, animals or the environment.  For more information please read the attached leaflet Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Transfer Station will accept household hazardous waste items such as batteries, paint, solvents, pesticides, flammable liquids, acids, alkali substances, light globes, and fluorescent tubes all free of charge.

Recycling

Recycling facilities are available at the waste transfer station. Please sort all recyclables at home and drop them off at the station as directed by the contractor. The following clean, sorted recyclables are accepted free of charge:

• Clear & coloured glass
• Aluminium, Tin and Cans
• Bundled newspapers
• E-Waste
• Scrap Metal
• Used Oil
• Car Batteries
• Gas Bottles
• Mobile Phones
• Green Waste for chipping 

Tip Shop

Any reusable items that are still functional can be donated to the Waste Transfer Station for on-sale to a new home. There is an undercover area for lounges, chairs, electrical & household goods etc and outside area for commercial, industrial, gardening, push bikes, plumbing, gym equipment etc.

Kerbside Rubbish & Recycling Collection

The standard rubbish service provided by the Shire of Toodyay is a weekly collection of one 240ltr MGB and a fortnightly collection of one 240ltr Recycle Bin. The cost for this service is as follows:

    • $230 per annum domestic (one weekly rubbish collection, one fortnightly recycle collection)
    • $250 per annum commercial (one weekly rubbish collection, one fortnightly recycle collection)

This cost applies for those within the gazetted town-site (prescribed area) for Residential, Rural Living and Rural Properties and also those who do NOT reside within the prescribed area but are on the collection route and choose to utilise this service.

Residents who have the FULL service provided ie: one weekly rubbish collection, one fortnightly recycle collection, can add an additional bin pick up (rubbish or recycle) for the following costs:

    • $80 per annum domestic – one additional bin & bin pick up (either rubbish or recycle)
    • $100 per annum commercial - one additional bin & bin pick up (either rubbish or recycle)

For example, a resident who receives the full service can add an additional recycle or rubbish bin for a further cost of $80 per annum (domestic) or $100 per annum (commercial).

All charges are per annum but a resident who requests that the service be added part way throughout the financial year, will be charged on a pro-rata basis.

Please note that once a resident opts in to utilise this service, the option to withdraw from the service will not be available until the following financial year.

If you require a new or additional serve, please contact the Shire Administration Centre for assistance.

Recycling Education and Information

Recycle Right: www.recycleright.net.au

Recycling Calendar: http://www.recycleright.net.au/the-shire-of-toodyay/

Kerbside Recylcing Information Guide

Cartridge Recycling

The Shire of Toodyay participates in Close the Loop printer cartridge recycling. Collection points are located within the Shire Admin Building, Library and Visitor Centre. Toodyay residents can take their cartridges to the Post Office for recycling. For more information please visit www.closetheloop.com.au

Mobile Phone Recycling

There are at least 30 million mobile phone subscribers currently in Australia.  There are also more than 23 million unused phones hiding in drawers, cupboards and garages across Australia, that’s one old phone for every Australian. That’s the equivalent of 2,450 tonnes of metals, minerals, plastic and glass – things that the planet desperately needs us to recycle.  With the average person replacing their mobile phone every 18-24 months.

Mobiles should never be thrown out.  They are not biodegradable, and may contain some potentially environmentally hazardous material.  Did you know that recycling 50,000 handsets can replace the need to mine 110 tonne of gold ore, 123 tonne of silver bearing ore or 11 tonne of copper sulphide ore.

When recycled, over 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered and used as raw materials for new products. The materials recovered can be used to make everything from plastic fence posts to stainless steel products

The Shire of Toodyay has partnered with MobileMuster, the official product stewardship program of the telecommunications industry in Australia, to provide a free recycling service to its residents.  MobileMuster accepts all brands of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories..  Everything collected is recycled to the highest environmental standard for resource recovery with nothing being resold.  We do encourage deleting or removing any data that you want to keep from your SIM card or mobile phone, although any data left on the device is destroyed in the recycling process.

Where to recycle your old mobiles:

  • Shire of Toodyay Administration Centre
  • Toodyay Waste Transfer Station
  • Toodyay Visitors Centre
  • Toodyay Public Library

More information on MobileMuster can be found by visiting www.mobilemuster.com.au