Refuse Transfer Stations

Refuse Transfer Stations and COVID-19 Level ORANGE:

Our seven Refuse Transfer Stations (RTS) are open to the public.

My Vaccine Passes are not required but face coverings, two-metre distancing and contact tracing are required.

Please follow staff directions and signage, and please be kind and respectful to staff and other customers. Cash can be accepted, but payment by credit card or Eftpos is preferred.


Materials accepted at your local RTS

In addition to ordinary household waste;

  • Car Batteries
  • Dry Cell Batteries
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Energy Saving Bulbs
  • Used Engine oils in household quantities
  • LPG bottles
  • Old Flares/EPIRBs
  • Hazardous / chemical waste in domestic quantities, Garden pesticides etc.
  • Paint in household quantities
Please hand these items in at the RTS for appropriate disposal, do not place them in the general rubbish pit.

Please contact us for more information.


Materials not handled by your local RTS

  • Clean Fill, Hard Fill, Trees, Stumps etc
  • Offal, Dead Stock / Large Animals
  • Bulk liquids
  • Radioactive wastes
  • Explosives
  • PCB Wastes
  • Asbestos or products containing asbestos
  • Fuel, more than 2 litres.
  • All timber lengths of 1.2 metres and over will not be accepted.
  • E-waste such as old computers, tablets and mobile phones. The Seagull Centre in Thames will take these for a koha to help cover the cost of recycling them.

Please contact us for more information.


Fees and Charges

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Transfer Station
(Solid Waste Fees)
Units2021/2022
Where no weighbridge available:   
Un-compacted waste Per cubic metre $85.00
Compacted waste Per cubic metre $247.00
Green waste Per cubic metre $59.00
Where weighbridge available:   
Waste Per tonne $260.00
Green waste Per tonne $164.00
Unofficial refuse bags Per bag $5.00
Small carrier bag of rubbish Per bag $2.00
Designated recyclables Per cubic metre No charge
Tyres car - without rim* Per tyre  $7.50
Tyres car - with rim* Per tyre $12.50
Tyres 4X4 - without rim* Per tyre  $17.50
Tyres 4X4 - with rim* Per tyre $22.50
Tyres truck - without rim* Per tyre $20.00
Tyres truck - with rim* Per tyre $25.00
Tyres tractor* Per tyre $60.00
LPG bottles Per bottle $6.50
Car bodies - stripped** Per car $25.00
Car bodies - unstripped Per car $75.00
Whiteware Per item $10.00
*Tyres should be left whole, not cut. We can no longer accept cut tyres as the landfill no longer takes them.    
**Stripped car body means windows, seats and fuel tanks are removed.    

A note about Green Waste:

Our Refuse Transfer Stations do not accept fibrous plants such as flax, cabbage trees, bamboo and similar plants, as green waste. Instead, these are considered general waste and are charged as such to dispose of.