Waste and recycling charges


The waste and recycling charge only applies to households receiving waste collection services. The Waste Management Fee is collected from all ratepayers as a contribution to waste management costs, including rehabilitation of landfill sites. The total cost of all Council’s waste management services is fully funded by waste fees and charges.

The charges for residential waste and recycling collection in 2020/2021 are:

Bin type

Annual Charge

Standard Garbage & Recycling Charge – 80L urban & 140L rural


Non-Standard Garbage & Recycling Charge - 140L urban and 240L rural


Green Waste Collection Charge - 240L urban (optional service)


Waste Management Fee



Optional Green Waste Service

Central Goldfields Shire offers all residents in the urban areas of Dunolly, Talbot, Carisbrook and Maryborough an optional green waste and household organics collection service.

Residents can dispose of their green waste and organic household waste via a 240 litre bin (green lid) which is collected on the first and third Friday of the month.

The collected waste is then processed into high quality bagged compost.  As a bonus, each participant is entitled to a bag of compost free of charge per month, when available.

If you wish to request this optional service visit Optional Green Waste Service (link to internal page on our website under rubbish and recycling)

Included with your rate notice are eight Central Goldfields Shire Transfer Station Waste Vouchers. The vouchers are valid for use until 30 September 2021.