Transfer Station


Penalties for illegal dumping can be found on the EPA website. Anyone who sees instances of illegal dumping should report it to the EPA on 1300 372 842 or contact Council on 5320 5500.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 4.00pm

Weekends and public holidays: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.

The transfer station provides an opportunity for Ballarat residents to assist Council in further reducing the volume of material going to landfill as the operators endeavor to sort as much recyclable material from the waste stream as possible.

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium
  • HDPE, PET, and PVC bottles and containers
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard (flattened) 

Are there Alternative Options?

Ballarat has a number of specialist commercial recycling facilities that will accept product such as Timber, Building Rubble, Concrete and Bricks. These specialist recyclers are listed in the local Yellow Pages.

How can you save time & money at the Transfer Station?

By clearly separating your load into specific groups of material you can reap the benefits through lower gate fees, as per the schedule of rates below.  

Loads separated out are quicker and easier to unload making your visit to the transfer station shorter.

Resale ShedTop of document.

The Resale Shed is for items that are in reusable condition such as bikes, kids play equipment, tables and chairs (i.e. usual garage sale items) so that they can find a worthy new home and be diverted from landfill. For drop off’s or purchases from the Resale Shed speak to the site operator at the entry gatehouse to the Transfer Station.

Services & Rates (at 2017/18)Top of document.

Products by cubic metre




General waste

Hard waste, treated timber, timber (not treated - cost to be advised at gate house), plastics, household waste (non-recyclables), building waste (e.g. plastic, metal, plasterboard)



Rock, brick, concrete


Green Waste

Prunings, grass clippings, leaves, branches



Clean hard and soft wood (not treated)



Non-weighted products







Tyres (cars)


Tyres (4WD & light truck)


Tyres (truck)


Tyres (tractor)

To be adviced


Free services# 



Household recyclables

Newspapers, magazines, flattened cardboard, plastic bottles & containers.

Detox your Home

Rresidential quantities of certain household chemicals, paints, oils, batteries, car batteries – and more.

Drum Muster

Empty (triple rinsed) agricultural chemical containers

Permanent drop-off services

Used oils (household & automotive)

Batteries (household & automotive)

Fluorescent lighting tubes

Paint (residential only)

eWaste (small & large) such as phones, televisions, CD/DVD/VHS players, white goods (exc. refrigerators – fees apply)

Printer & toner cartridges

BBQ gas cylinders (to 9kg)


# Conditions may apply on volumes / size, product types, time of year or eligible persons.

Items for RecyclingTop of document.

(FREE of charge)

Scrap metal – steel and aluminium (incl. white goods, empty/dry paint cans, small auto parts – NO car bodies)

Household recycling material: newspapers, magazines, flattened cardboard, plastic bottles & containers (HDPE, PET, PVC); glass bottles & jars

Used oils (household & auto)

Batteries (household & auto)

Household chemicals** (See Chemical Collection)

 Drop Zone

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