Landfills and Waste Collection

Carrathool Shire Council have 3 landfill sites (Garbage Tips) located in Hillston, Rankins Springs and Carrathool. Merriwagga and Goolgowi landfill sites have been converted to transfer stations with access to existing pits being restricted and residents encouraged to utilise bins and signed areas provided. All residents 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.

A garbage collection service is provided by Council for Hillston, Merriwagga and Goolgowi. Collection occurs Tuesday mornings for Hillston and Thursday mornings for Goolgowi & Merriwagga.

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 rate charges.

Opening Hours

The Goolgowi Transfer Station and the Hillston Landfill Site have opening hours. All other tips are open to residents.

Goolgowi Transfer Station:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: Open 8am to 11am
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: Open 8am to 11am
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

Open 9am to 12pm

Hillston Landfill Site:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: Open 7.30am to 10am & 1pm to 5pm
Wednesday: Open 7.30am to 10am
Thursday: Open 7.30am to 10am
Friday: Open 7.30am to 10am & 1pm to 5pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: Open 10.00am to 4.00pm