As one of the largest regional Council areas in the North West region, Tamworth Regional Council is a progressive and a regional leader in its recycling initiatives.
- Council has available for hire to community groups, schools and businesses a recycling trailer that can be used at events for recycling to make their events more environmentally friendly. If you are interested in using the trailer, please complete the Recycling Trailer Application Form and return it Tamworth Regional Council. Please note that there is a minimum of 14 days booking notice required.
- as Tamworth is home of the Country Music Festival in January each year, there is a major influx of visitors to the city. With this influx, there is an increase in waste. TRC has been operating a successful Event Recycling Campaign during the festival for quite a few years now.
- Council collects dry cell batteries at its landfills. Dry cell batteries are found in many home appliances or toys. Batteries collected include AA, AAA, C, D.
- Council is in the process of investigating the potential of collecting and recycling CFL light globes on a permanent basis. These can currently be recycled through the annual chemical collection campaign.
- Waste > Art & Design competition - This unique art competition and exhibition is open to all residents in the Tamworth Regional Council area. It celebrates the reuse and recycling of waste in our community through art, sculpture and graphic design. Look out for the Northern Inland Regional Waste Regional Waste > Art Competition with new categories and great prizes to be won.
Council as part of the Northern Inland Regional Waste Group (NIRW) also takes advantage of regional recycling and collection contracts helping to provide more recycling opportunities and receive better value for money for services that would have traditionally been far too expensive as an individual council to undertake.
Some of these initiatives include:
- metal recycling
- gas cylinder recycling
- vehicle battery recycling
- used motor oil recycling – 40 litre free for residents each time
- used motor oil Container recycling
- construction and demolition reprocessing
- garden organics processing
Tamworth Regional Council has undertaken these programs for a number of years, but as part of NIRW and the regional contracts are achieving better value for money and quality of service provided.
For more information please visit the What Can I Recycle page on this website.