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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 2017(1559 kb)


Waste Depots

Residents may dispose of waste at the following depots during operating hours:

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

Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

Friday 9 am - 12 pm 1 pm - 5 pm

Sunday 9 am - 4.30 pm

RHYNIE (located approx 4 km north of Rhynie off Main North Road)

Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Saturday 8 am - 11 am


Please Call CFS Hotline 1300 362 361 (Toll Free)




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

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.



From 1 July 2015, no fees have applied for residents and ratepayers taking domestic quantities of material to the transfer stations.

This change has seen a significant increase in the number of tyres disposed of at the transfer stations, with as many as 600 tyres being disposed in September 2015.

This increase has been reported to Council at the meeting held on 19 October 2015, and at that meeting Council passed a motion to NO LONGER accept tyres at the Clare and Rhynie Transfer Stations, effective from 20 October 2015.

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 tip.

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
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



Scrap metal

Electrical appliances




Green waste

Car/truck batteries



Paint tins

Empty fire extinguishers

Waste oil/plastic oil containers

Empty gas cylinders

Clean drums

Household (kitchen) waste


Waste Not Accepted




Cooking oil

Hazardous Waste

Liquid Waste

Noxious Weeds

Dead Animals


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 can be dropped off for recycling include unwanted computer equipment, printers, scanners and television, which will be recycled and used in manufacturing new products instead of going to landfill.

Items NOT accepted through TechCollect are game consoles, video recorders and DVD players, whitegoods and household appliances, power tools, radios stereo equipment and non-computer batteries. 


GST Free
Car Boot / Station Wagon


Small Trailer / Utility / Van


Small Trailer / Utility (high sides)


Tandem Trailer (small)


Tandem Trailer (small / high sides)


Tandem Trailer (large)


Tandem Trailer (large / high sides)


Small Truck < 8 tonne