Transfer Station


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Weekends and public holidays: 10am-4pm

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


Help reduce landfill by separating recyclable material into:

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

By clearly separating your load into specific groups of material you can receive lower fees as per the schedule of rates below. Clearly separated loads are quicker and easier to unload.


Commercial recycling facilities that accept timber, building rubble, concrete and bricks can be found in the Yellow Pages.

Re-sale ShedTop of document.

The Re-sale Shed helps divert material from landfill by giving re-usable items a new home.

Items must be in usable condition. Such as bikes, play equipment, tables and chairs, other general garage sale items.

Speak to the operator at the entry gatehouse regarding drop-off and purchases.

Services and Rates (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 all-year round# 



Household recyclables

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

Drum Muster

Empty (triple rinsed) agricultural chemical containers

Permanent drop-off services

Used oils (household and automotive)

Batteries (household and automotive)

Fluorescent lighting tubes

Paint (residential only)

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

Printer and toner cartridges

BBQ gas cylinders (to 9kg)


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

Detox your       Home 

During the Detox Your Home one-day mobile drop-off service, administered by
Sustainability Victoria, Ballarat residents can drop off household chemicals for free.

These chemicals are not generally accepted at the Ballarat Transfer Station on any other day.
For a list of chemicals you can dispose of at Detox Your Home events, visit the Chemical Waste page.

Detox your Home is coming to Ballarat on Saturday 4 August 2018 between 10am-12pm.

Items for recyclingTop of document.

(FREE of charge all-year round)

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 and containers (HDPE, PET, PVC); glass bottles and jars

Used oils (household and auto)

Batteries (household and auto)

 Drop Zone