With eight depots throughout the Shire, Council has a strategic approach to managing waste.
Parkes Shire Council recognises the importance of providing effective waste services in delivering positive public health, environmental and economic outcomes for the community. Waste management is a growing issue and cost for Parkes Shire Council. More waste than ever is being produced and the traditional means of landfilling is becoming increasingly regulated and expensive to administer.
Waste management services
Waste management services have been provided in the Parkes Shire for over a century. Under the Local Government Act 1993 Parkes Shire Council is responsible for the management of waste in the Shire, which includes a wide network of waste and recycling collection services and eight landfill facilities.
Parkes Shire Council operates eight waste facilities within the Parkes Shire. Council has established a controlled sanitary landfill site in Parkes, which has a projected lifespan of over 100 years. Other waste facilities are located at Alectown, Bogan Gate, Gunningbland, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore.
Council has undertaken major upgrades to its waste services and facilities in the 2015/16 financial year and has commenced further upgrades at the smaller waste facilities in 2020, including fencing, locks and security cameras as part of the Parkes Shire Waste Management Strategy 2015-22.