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The general rubbish/recycling is collected on behalf of Council by Clare Valley Waste. See below for details and schedule.

If you have any queries please call 0438 884 340.

Residents may dispose of waste at the Clare Waste Transfer Station  for no cost during operating hours.
It is located approx 1 km from Clare on Benny's Hill Road. Turn west at the southern roundabout on Victoria road which leads straight to the Station.

Please note the new times as of February 1 2018 - The transfer station is no longer open on Saturdays and has extended hours on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.


8 am –   12:30pm

1 pm –   5 pm


8 am –   12:30pm

1 pm –   5 pm





8 am –   12:30 pm

1 pm -   5 pm





Rules & Conditions

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


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.

Segregation Scrap metal Electrical appliances E-Waste Paper/cardboard Timber Green waste Car/truck batteries Glass Mattresses Empty fire extinguishers Waste oil/plastic oil containers Empty gas cylinders Clean drums Household (kitchen) waste Waste Not Accepted Ammunition/Explosives/Flares Asbestos Chemicals Cooking oil Paint tins Hazardous Waste Liquid Waste Noxious Weeds Dead Animals Soil Commercial loads of construction & demolition materials Tyres 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 $8.50
Trailer, Utility, Van $27.50
Trailer, Utility -  high sides $44.00
Tandem Trailer - small $49.00
Tandem Trailer - small, high sides $64.50
Tandem Trailer - large $64.50
Tandem Trailer - large, high sides $75.00
Small Truck < 8 Tonne $196.00
Out of hours opening fee $66.00

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 2018.

2019 Refuse Brochure(362 kb)