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Waste Transfer Station

The Waste Transfer Station is an important link to our community's total waste management system that understands the challenges, opportunities and unique issues of managing waste. This facility manages the receival of all waste streams (from kerbside collections, commercial contractors and community members).

The Waste Transfer Station is located at 5 Eucalypt Drive, Mount Gambier.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday7:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday2:00pm to 5:00pm
Public holidaysClosed


Fees and charges

Do you have something at home or work that is in good condition that could be reused? Drop it off to the Waste Transfer Station for resale at the ReUse Market - useful items in good condition can be dropped off for free.

Good quality re-usable items (suitable for resale at the ReUse Market)FREE
TVs, computers and computer products*FREE
Polystyrene**FREE
Liquid paintFREE
Motor oilFREE
MetalsFREE
BatteriesFREE

* Free for City of Mount Gambier residents only

** Must be clean and whole (see video below for further information)

Amount $
Single garbage bag$9.50 per bag
Minimum fee (small loads, e.g. car boot)$29.00 per load
Small trailer or utility (standard)$49.00 per load
Small trailer or utility (heaped)$73.00 per load
Small trailer or utility (caged)$96.00 per load
Small trailer or utility (heaped caged)$129.00 per load
Tandem trailer (standard)$78.00 per load
Tandem trailer (heaped)$103.00 per load
Tandem trailer (caged)$129.00 per load
Tandem trailer (heaped caged)$159.00 per load
Truck or large trailer$180.00 per tonne
Single mattress$29.00 each
Double/queen mattress$45.00 each
King mattress$49.00 each
Cooking oil$0.30 per litre
Fridges and other appliances that require degassing or de-oiling$77.00 per item
Car tyre$15.00 each
Light truck/4WD tyre$21.00 each
Truck tyre$31.00 each
Arm chairs$36.00 each
Lounges$49.00 each


On production of seniors card/aged pensioners card/health card

Charge descriptionAmount $
Single garbage bag$6.50 per bag
Limit car boot load only$23.00 per load


Private contractors

Charge descriptionAmount $
Charge per tonne via Waste Transfer Station$275.00 per tonne
Disposal by arrangement (direct to landfill) e.g asbestos, genetically modified material$335.00 per tonne
Minimum charge for account customers$187.50 per load


Kerbside collection

Charge description Amount $
240L FOGO (food organics, garden organics) green waste / new / replacement bins$85.00 each
FOGO (food organics, garden organics) - fortnightly collection subscriptionsubscription no longer required
Recycling/General Waste bin replacement$85.00


E-Waste recycling

Charge descriptionAmount $
CDs, discs, USBs, calculators, household batteries etcFree
Small items (toasters, frypans, lamps etc)$6.50
Medium items (typewriters, microwaves, vacuum cleaners etc)$16.00
Large items (Stereo, washing machine, garden electrical etc)$26.00


Fluorescent light globe recycling service

Available at the City of Mount Gambier Waste Transfer Station, 5 Eucalypt Drive, Mount Gambier. Phone: (08) 8723 9257

Charge descriptionAmount $
Larger light globes (i.e. fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps)$1.50 per item
Small light globes (i.e. compact fluorescent lights and incandescent light globes)50 cent per item


Other waste collection / drop off agents

Envirocycle Scrap metalsMobile: 0427 838 833
City of Mount Gambier ReUse Market, 3 Eucalypt DrivePhone: 8721 2444

Waste Transfer Station

5 Eucalypt Drive
Phone: (08) 8721 2443

City of Mount Gambier Sort and Save initiative

Polystyrene Recycling

What to expect at the Waste Transfer Station