Landfills and Waste Collection

Carrathool Shire Council has 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.

Christmas Closure 2021

Follow the LINK HEREĀ to view the Landfill Closure dates for the 2021 Christmas period.

Normal Opening Hours

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

Hillston Landfill Site:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: Open 7.30am to 10.00am & 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Wednesday: Open 7.30am to 10.00am
Thursday: Open 7.30am to 10.00am
Friday: Open 7.30am to 10.00am & 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: Open 10.00am to 4.00pm
Recycling Centre available at Hillston Landfill - more information below.

Carrathool Landfill Site:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: Open 8.00am to 10.00am
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: Open 8.00am to 10.00am
Sunday: Open 8.00am to 10.00am

Goolgowi Transfer Station:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: Open 8.00am to 11.00am
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: Open 8.00am to 11.00am
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday Open 9.00am to 12.00pm