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.

 Transfer Station


Gillies Street South, Ballarat 
(opposite Victoria Park)

Phone:  03 5334 2621.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 
8.00am to 4.00pm

Weekends and public holidays: 
10.00am to 4.00pm

The facility is 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.

RatesTop of document.

The 2016/17 following schedule of rates apply :

ItemCost (Includes GST)
Mattresses $32.25 per mattress
General Waste $22.60 per half cubic metre
General Waste $45.40 per cubic metre
Rubble  $57.60 per cubic metre
Green Waste $20.15 per cubic metre
  Car  $6.80 each
  4WD & Light Truck $15.60 each
  Truck $66.80 each
  Tractor (large) Negotiated
E-Waste Small (per item)     FREE
Televisions $13.30
Refridgerators $17.90



Items for recyclingTop of document.

Items for recycling (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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