Transfer Station

The City of Ballarat Transfer Station can take green waste, hard waste, recycling, and chemical waste. The transfer station has resumed paint disposal. Details below.

Container filled with waste

Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm.

Weekends: 10am-4pm.

Public holidays: 10am-4pm.

Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday: closed.



119 Gillies Street South, Alfredton.


How much does it cost to take things to the tip?

Property owners and residents can dispose of their green waste to assist in the clean-up of Ballarat properties and to help in their fire hazard prevention strategies.

See our pricing page for a breakdown of items and prices.

Items that are fee free to drop off

You can bring these items to the Transfer Station for free:

  • Batteries
  • DrumMuster (drums must be triple rinsed)
  • eWaste
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gas cylinders under 9kgs
  • Household and motor oil
  • Paint*
  • Recyclables
  • Whitegoods (except fridges and air conditioners)

*Paint disposal resumed at the Ballarat Transfer Station from Friday 28 January 2022. Paint will be accepted free of charge for all residents.

Sort your load

Clearly separating your load can lower your fees and is much quicker to unload.

Sort your materials into:

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

Our resale shed

Do you have old items in usable condition?

The Ballarat Transfer Station is now accepting cash payments and the re-sale shed has reopened.

Residents can use the resale shed for their unwanted items that are still in good condition and can shop there and upcycle items as well.

Items such as bikes, play equipment, and other garage sale items can be resold, saving them from landfill.

Call our Transfer Station team on 5334 2621 to discuss drop-offs and purchases.

Chemical waste disposal

Detox your home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of highly toxic, unwanted household chemicals such as solvents, poisons and cleaning products. The Transfer Station is a permanent drop-off site for the detox your home program.

Find out which items are accepted at Detox your Home sites.

Please note: Ballarat Transfer Station currently does not accept pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and nail polish remover.

What you cannot bring to the Transfer Station

We can’t take these items at the Transfer Station:

I’m a commercial business, can I use the Transfer Station?

Yes, small commercial businesses can use the Ballarat Transfer Station.

For industries looking to use our landfill site, call Customer Service to organise a disposal.