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The general rubbish/recycling is collected on behalf of Council by Clare Valley Waste.

If you have any queries please call 0438 884 340.


Household Refuse Collection

This service is provided weekly.

Collection Days:

Clare (North of Lennon Street/Victoria Road)

Clare (South of Lennon Street/Victoria Road), Mintaro, Waterle & Auburn Wednesday

Manoora, Marrabel, Rhynie, Riverton, Saddleworth, Stockport, Tarlee and Waterloo

  • Collected in a mobile garbage bin having a maximum capacity of 140 litres. Council is not responsible for the supply or replacement of these bins.
  • NO demolition material or industrial waste, including chemicals or substances of dangerous or obnoxious nature will be collected.
  • Please ensure the bin is facing the road and placed in an accessible position.
  • Ensure your bin is not packed too tightly, as garbage may become stuck and not empty out.

Landowners please note (including schools and businesses) that collection is for ONE bin only per property, and the regular garbage collection bin is 120/140 litre ONLY. 240 litre bins will no longer be collected.

Other changes: Saddleworth/Auburn Road residents please note a change of collection day from Thursday to Wednesday.

Household Recycling Service

This service is provided fortnightly.

Collection Days: Alternate Fridays

Clare and Sevenhill  

Auburn, Manoora, Marrabel, Mintaro, Rhynie, Riverton, Saddleworth,

Tarlee, Stockport, Waterloo and Watervale,


The following can be placed in your recycling bin for collection: (Please wash out containers)

  • Glass bottles and jars - with tops off
  • All plastic containers - with tops off (no plastic bags)
  • Cans - steel and aluminium
  • Cartons - Milk and Juice
  • Paper & Cardboard - Clean newspaper, magazines, writing paper, cardboard and phone books

Please ensure the bin is facing the road and placed in an accessible position. Ensure the bin is not packed too tightly, as recyclables may become stuck and not empty out.

Recycling collection is one 240 litre bin only, and if the bin contains non-recyclable material, it won't be collected.

Click the following attachment to download the Refuse Collection Brochure for 2015.

Refuse Collection Brochure from 1 July 2017(1602 kb)


Waste Depots

Residents may dispose of waste at the following depot for no cost during operating hours:


(located approx 1 km from Clare on Benny's Hill Road)

Thursday 9am - 12.30pm 1pm - 4.30pm
Friday 9am -12.30pm 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 11am  
Sunday 9am -12.30pm 1pm - 4pm







Residents in the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council will have free access to the Clare Transfer Stations from 1 July 2015 after Council resolved so at their meeting on Monday 15th June 2015.

The intent of this great initiative is to provide all CGVC residents with the opportunity to improve the general amenity of our beautiful region and keep our properties, roads and streets free of excess clutter. The free access is restricted to household amounts (utility/small box trailer/ute or boot load) and will be administered by the introduction of a card identification system for ratepayers/residents to access either facility.

Larger quantities or commercial loads will still attract the usual fees as per the table below for business rates.


Tyres are not accepted at the Clare Waste Transfer station.

The tyre retailers in Clare will accept tyres for a fee.

The retailers are Clare Tyres, Bridgestone Tyres and Goodyear Tyres.


Ensure your load is properly secured before you leave your property so refuse is not discarded on the trip.

Rules & Conditions

1All loads need to be segregated before entering the Transfer Station
2Waste to be unloaded as directed by the attendant
3Free dumping limited to household amounts (utility/small trailer/ute load/boot load)
4Free dumping requires proof of residence with Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council via card issued by Council
5Larger quantities and commercial waste are subject to fees as per the business rate table below
6Dead animals not accepted
7Scavenging is not allowed
8Owners are responsible for removing any confidential private data before disposal of E-Waste.  Once disposed of, no items are to be returned or reused


Scrap metal
Electrical appliances
Green waste
Car/truck batteries
Empty fire extinguishers
Waste oil/plastic oil containers
Empty gas cylinders
Clean drums
Household (kitchen) waste

Waste Not Accepted

Cooking oil
Paint tins
Hazardous Waste
Liquid Waste
Noxious Weeds
Dead Animals
Commercial loads of construction & demolition materials
Chemical containers will only be accepted on appointed DrumMuster days and need to be triple rinsed.  Steel drums need to be punctured.


Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council residents can now safely recycle their electronic waste without charge.  Approved items can be dropped off free of charge during normal opening times.

Items of e-waste which can be dropped off for recycling include unwanted computer equipment, printers, scanners, game consoles, video recorders and DVD players, whitegoods and household appliances, power tools, radios, stereo equipment, non-computer batteries and televisions which will be recycled and used in manufacturing new products instead of going to landfill.

FEES APPLY FOR BUSINESSES ONLY   (rates as of 8 August 2017)

Car Boot/ Station Wagon$8.20
Trailer, Utility, Van$27.00
Trailer, Utility -  high sides$43.00
Tandem Trailer - small$48.00
Tandem Trailer - small, high sides$63.30
Tandem Trailer - large$63.30
Tandem Trailer - large, high sides$73.50
Small Truck < 8 Tonne$191.95