Council has three transfer stations for depositing selected waste and recyclables. Read the Transfer Station guidelines(PDF, 984KB).
Transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Code Red days.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday – closed
Monday, Thursday, Friday– 12noon to 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday – closed
Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – closed
Please note: final entry into the transfer stations is at 4:50pm*
Tip shops are located at each of our transfer stations. Tip shops sell used, recycled and second-hand products that have been salvaged before going to landfill. Find a bargain at the Tip Shop and if you have items that might be good for the Tip Shop, let the team know when you arrive. Items will be accepted upon inspection by a team member.
Council offers free green waste disposal each year, usually in November. This is to support residents to prepare for summer and the increased risk of fire. Please note commercial quantities of green waste are not accepted.
Green waste includes tree branches, grass and leaf litter. Noxious weeds are not accepted. For more information on noxious weeds visit Agriculture Victoria.
Mulch may be available throughout the year (pending supply) at transfer stations, for self-loading. Call customer service team on (03) 5348 2306 ahead to confirm availability.
Hard waste, such as furniture, bicycles and mowers can be taken to transfer stations – there are fees for some items. Reusable items are recovered for resale pending inspection by a team member.
As there is no transfer station in Clunes, an annual hard rubbish collection has been provided for Clunes township. Plans for 2022 hard waste collections are yet to be confirmed.
Our transfer stations do not accept asbestos, or any material that may contain asbestos such as cement sheeting, old linoleum, vinyl tiles and electrical fittings.
Asbestos can be dangerous to human health when not handled, removed or disposed of safely.
Click through links to find out how to determine what may contain asbestos, a list of licensed asbestos removalists and landfill sites that accept asbestos (the closest ones are Campbells Creek, Eaglehawk and Smythesdale). Find out more about asbestos.
Transfer stations have limited capacity and therefore we do not accept commercial quantities of waste or recycling onsite. Industrial waste such as concrete, building site rubble and some plastics cannot be accepted.
Cooking oil can be safely disposed of at Detox Your Home events. Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of toxic household items that cannot.
The City of Ballarat Transfer Station is a permanent drop off location for the Detox Your Home Program. Visit Detox Your Home to find out more.
Our transfer stations do not accept household chemicals for disposal, and they are not accepted in kerbside bins.
The City of Ballarat Transfer Station on Gillies Street South is a close, permanent drop-off site for the Detox Your Home program. Ballarat Transfer Station currently does not accept pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and nail polish remover, or chemicals used by businesses for industrial and commercial purposes.
Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of highly toxic, unwanted household chemicals. This includes solvents, poisons and cleaning products. For a list of upcoming events and items they accept visit Detox Your Home.
Noxious weeds are not accepted at our Transfer Stations. For more information on noxious weeds visit Agriculture Victoria.
Solar panels are not currently accepted at transfer stations. Ballarat Transfer Station and Macedon Ranges Transfer Stations are locations nearby and accept panels for a cost.
Note: Commercial waste and recycling quantities not accepted.