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 2019/2020 are:

Bin type

Annual Charge

Standard Garbage Charge – 80L urban & 140L rural


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


Recycling Charge


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 four bags of compost free of charge per month, when available.

In previous years the service cost was invoiced separately to rates, and related to the period 1 December to 31 November. The 2019/2020 green waste collection cost is $68.70 and for current subscribers, a pro-rata charge of $39.10 will be included on the rates notice for the period 1 December 2018 to 30 June 2019.  

Future rate notices will include the full annual (1 July to 30 June) green waste collection charge.

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 2020.