Landfills, Tips and Collection

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Operating Hours

Tuesday 7.30am – 10.00am & 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 7.30am – 10.00am
Thursday 7.30am – 10.00am
Friday 7.30am – 10.00am & 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Closed: Mondays, Saturdays and Public Holidays.

Tuesday 8.00am – 11.00am
Thursday 8.00am – 11.00am
Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Closed: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays.

Rankins Springs
Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Closed: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday and Public Holidays.

Thursday 8.00am – 10.00am
Saturday  8.00am – 10.00am
Sunday  8.00am – 10.00am

Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Public Holidays.

Carrathool Shire Council manage and maintain

  • 3 landfill sites located in Hillston, Rankins Springs and Carrathool
  • 2 transfer stations located in Merriwagga and Goolgowi

Residents are encouraged to utilise bins and signed areas provided and are urged to separate their waste into metals (ferrous and non-ferrous), aluminium cans, glass, green waste, paper and cardboard, and then dispose of the remaining material into the bins. Items of a bulky nature e.g. furniture require Council approval to utilise existing pits.

For your safety
please note the following:

  • No Scavenging
  • Suitable footwear must be worn
  • Please keep to designated public areas
  • Please follow directions from authorised staff

Garbage Collection

A garbage collection service is provided by Council on Tuesday mornings for Hillston and Thursday mornings for Goolgowi & Merriwagga. To ensure your bin is emptied, it must be placed kerb/road side the night prior to collection day. Residents of Carrathool and Rankins Springs can utilise waste depots in close proximity to these townships.

Garbage collection and tip access levies are charged with rates charges, exceptions to these levies can be requested by completing the “Rural Tipping Charge Exemption” form.

Asbestos and Disposal

It is important that residents in the Carrathool Shire be aware about the safe handling of asbestos. Council recommends that you visit the below sites for the most current information on all aspects of asbestos management and regulation.


  • Hillston landfill is located on the Kidman Way approximately 3km north of the Hillston township. This site is under video surveillance.
  • Goolgowi transfer station is situated at the end of Penney Street.
  • Rankins Springs landfill is located 4km from the Rankins Springs village on Lake Cargelligo Road. This site is under video surveillance.
  • Carrathool landfill is located 1km south of the Carrathool village on Carrathool  Road. This site is under  video surveillance.
  • Merriwagga transfer station is situated on the left hand side of the Melbergen Road when travelling from Merriwagga village.  This site is only open to residents of Merriwagga.