Tip Opening Hours

Recycling at Transfer Stations

Council accepts limited amounts of recyclable materials at its landfill and transfer stations.  Please note that while residents may leave their recyclable materials at one our our sites as listed below, these are not NSW Container Deposit Scheme collection sites and therefore no refund for the return of recyclables will be given.

Further information on the NSW Container Deposit Scheme, including current collection sites can be found at:  www.returnandearn.org.au

Wentworth and Dareton: Scrap metal, oil, green waste and cardboard.
Pomona: Scrap metal and green waste.
Buronga: Tyres (refer to charges), concrete, oil, gas bottles/cylinders, green waste, scrap metal, pushbikes, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, car batteries.

Opening times

24 March 2020 - Update

To continue protecting the health and safety of our community, Wentworth Shire Council is taking the following additional measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19:

·        Dareton Transfer Station will be open from 9am – 1pm Saturday and will be limited to Green Waste and Recycling only. Any General Waste will need to be disposed of at the Buronga Landfill.

·        Pomona Tip – CLOSED INDEFINITELY

·        Wentworth Transfer Station will be open from 9am – 1pm Wednesday, Friday & Sunday and will be limited to Green Waste and Recycling only. Any General Waste will need to be disposed of at the Buronga Landfill.

·        Buronga Landfill will continue to operate as normal but will be instigating cashless only payments for the immediate future.

Wentworth Transfer Station - Green waste and recycle only


9.00am - 1.00pm


9.00am - 1.00pm


9.00am - 1.00pm

Dareton Transfer Station - Green waste and recycling only







Pomona Landfill



Pooncarie Landfill


Open 7 days

Ellerslie Landfill

Only open to Ellerslie residents

Open 7 days

Buronga Landfill


8.00am - 4.45pm


9.00am - 4.45pm

Fees and Charges apply.

Please refer to the Current Waste Fees

Please note Trucks and industrial waste must be taken to the Buronga Landfill.

Garbage Collections

Kerbside rubbish collection services are provided to many of Wentworth Shire Council Residents.

Residents should place their bin in a suitably accessible location on the day prior to scheduled collection.  Residents are expected to put their bins out and take them in when appropriate and also to look after that bin.

Council will only collect from rubbish bins that have been issued by Wentworth Shire Council.  Council will not collect items sitting next to the bins.  Any spillage not caused by the collection truck is to be removed by the Resident.

240L bin emptied once per week. (See below for emptying times for your area)

Please ensure the following items are not put in your rubbish bin.

·         Hot ashes

·         Liquids including oil, paint and solvents

·         Soil, garden waste and rocks

·         Gas bottles

·         Medical waste

·         Timber, concrete, bricks and building material including asbestos

A weight limit of 100kgs applies. If your bin is too heavy the truck cannot pick it up.

How to ensure your bin is collected

Kerbside bins need to be put out the night before collection.

Bins can be emptied at any time between 5am and 9pm. Please be aware that operations do change from time to time and the schedule may change, altering the emptying time of your rubbish bin. 

Urban Areas

Place your rubbish bin on the nature strip or footpath 10-100cm from the kerb with the wheels and handle of the bin facing your property.

Rural Areas

Place your rubbish bin 1.5m-2m from the edge of the sealed road or the graded road shoulder with the wheels and handle of the bin facing your property.

Missed, stolen, damaged and requests for a new bin

Contact Council if;

·         If your rubbish bin has not been emptied by the following morning after your collection day.

·         If your bin needs repair.

·         If a new bin is required, a replacement fee may apply in certain circumstances.

Garbage collection days

Monday:        Wentworth, Pomona and Dareton.

Tuesday:       Coomealla and Curlwaa irrigation districts, River Road and

                       Boeill Creek.

Wednesday:  Trentham Cliffs, Gol Gol township, Gol Gol North, Gol Gol, 

                       Buronga irrigation areas, Buronga township and Mourquong.