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Waste Transfer Stations

Council operates two waste transfer stations. They are located at Goldie Street, Wynyard and Corner of Magnet Road and Waratah Rd, Waratah. The costs of managing these transfer stations and transporting and disposing of the rubbish from these sites is funded by all ratepayers through the waste utility charge.

Wynyard Transfer Station

Open 10AM to 4PM daily*

Waratah Transfer Station

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

*except for New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Generally, accepted waste includes:

  • Normal domestic and commercial waste
  • Recyclable materials – sorted and left at the appropriate collection points
  • Green waste
  • Tyres
  • Refrigerators and other white goods
  • Gas bottles
  • Paint tins
  • Building materials
  • Batteries
  • Chemical containers

As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improve the function and operation of the Wynyard Waste Transfer Station (WTS), there have been some changes to the way building rubble is disposed of.

In partnership with new operators City Mission and the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group, the WTS will focus on separating concrete/masonry from soil. Separating soils from concretes will create higher quality crushed materials, which is more suitable for re-use. This will help divert waste from landfill, which is part of Council’s Integrated Council Environmental Plan (iCEP).

Businesses and commercial customers who separate materials correctly will also receive a 50% discount on disposal fees.

Waste Transfer Station Map

Three stockpile bays have been created at the WTS and the below map is a guide to where they are located.

  1. Timber – this material is normally used for landfill cover. However, a lot of timber can be re-used for various other purposes. Please discuss re-use opportunities with the Toll Booth Operator.
  2. Soils – a range of clays, subsoils and topsoils are accepted. Over time, better quality soils will also be separated.
  3. Concrete/Brick/Masonry – keep soils out of this pile.

Please refer to relevant signage and follow directions from staff at the WTS, to dispose of materials correctly. For more information, contact Council’s customer service.

Generally, non-acceptable waste includes:

  • Controlled waste – defined as any waste with a hazardous characteristic that has special controls on the method of disposal and may endanger public health or the environment
  • Asbestos
  • Household or farm chemicals
  • Dead animals
  • Liquid waste including septic sludge

Please do not bring these items to the transfer stations. Instead, we encourage you to contact the waste management officers at the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment for advice before disposal.


Wynyard Map

Additional Site Services

Please see below for some useful information relating to disposal that is offered by external service providers.

Did you know more than 95% of a battery can be recycled? Help put batteries to better use with B-cycle. Don’t toss them in our general waste and recycling bins – tape them up and drop them at your nearest collection point.

Find a drop off point: (commonly available at Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Bunnings Warehouse and Mitre 10).

Appropriate recycling opportunities for silage wrap and bulky plastics such as HDPE drums continue to be a challenge for Councils and industry in our region.

Waratah-Wynyard continues to work with our colleagues at the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group to identify sustainable recycling opportunities for these product types and we will update information here as it becomes available.

The Wynyard Waste Transfer Station is a drumMUSTER point for the disposal of chemical containers. 

drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of eligible, cleaned agvet chemical containers used for farming. drumMUSTER collect eligible non-returnable metal or plastic containers above one litre/kilogram and up to 205 litre/ kilogram. Eligible containers must carry the drumMUSTER logo either on the label, applied as a sticker to the container or label, or embossed onto the wall of the container. 

Since drumMuster started, Waratah-Wynyard have deposited over 17,900 containers for recycling. 

Councils Waste Transfer Station is open daily from 10am to 4pm and would encourage any farming business to utilise this method for disposing of eligible chemical containers.  

For more information or to see if your containers are eligible visit teh drumMuster website 

ChemClear is an Australian wide program that provides waste holders with the opportunity to dispose of their eligible left-over chemicals at no additional cost. The aim of the ChemClear program is to provide the agricultural industry with a safe method to dispose of unwanted agricultural chemicals.

Chemicals eligible for free collection and disposal under this program will display the drumMuster or ChemClear logo on the chemical container. For those chemical containers that are unknown, un-labelled and non-participating they fall into group 2 classification. This means these chemicals can still be collected by ChemClear, however they will attract a per Lt/Kg fee for disposal.

For more information and to register for the ChemClear service, visit their website

It can be difficult for small local businesses to find the correct reuse, recycling and waste services they need to accurately dispose of their waste items. Many businesses do not have the time or the experience to sought out these services.  

Business Recycling is Australia’s most comprehensive online database that assists small to medium businesses find recycling collection and support services for their workplace in an aim to accurately dispose of their waste. The website is simple and straight forward. All you need to do is insert your postcode, select the category of waste, and the type of material. This information will then generate a list of disposal outlets within the State, indicating the distance the service is from your location.

For further details visit the Business Recycling website

Recycling of the following items is available in the foyer of the Waratah-Wynyard council building. Drop off point accepts:

Toothbrushes & dental products, mobile phones & accessories, bread bag tags, small e-waste items such as cameras and gaming consoles, pens and markers, printer and ink cartridges, small domestic light globes, small batteries, cassettes, DVDs and VHS tapes.

Fees and Charges

Access to the Wynyard Transfer Station is FREE for the disposal of general household waste and recyclables for the following:

  • Residents of Waratah-Wynyard (proof of residence such as drivers’ licence required at gate)
  • Ratepayers of Waratah-Wynyard who may not reside in the municipal area (drivers, licence for proof of identity and rates notice as proof of property ownership required at gate)
  • Recyclables – FREE for ALL users if separated from other waste

Fees apply for all business/commercial waste, regardless of residence/ratepayer status. See full list of fees below:

WWC Residents
Cars/Station Wagons (up to 0.5 m3)per vehicleFree
Utilities/Vans/Small Trailers (up to 1.5 m3)per vehicleFree
Utilities/Vans/Large Trailers (up to 3.6 m3)per vehicleFree
Wheelie Binper binFree
Clean Green Waste, Concrete, Soil and TimberFree
Scrap SteelFree
Other Users (all business/commercial waste)
Cars/Station Wagons (up to 0.5 m3)per vehicle$8.00
Utilities/Vans/Small Trailers (up to 1.5 m3)per vehicle$16.00
Utilities/Vans/Large Trailers (up to 3.6 m3)per vehicle$30.00
Wheelie Binper bin$8.00
Clean Green Waste, Concrete, Soil and Timber50% of standard charge
Clean Green Waste (Garden Contractors Conditions Apply)Free
Scrap SteelFree
Trucks (Commercial Waste)
Small Truck (up to 4.0 m3)per vehicle$255.00
Medium Truck (up to 5.5 m3)per vehicle$990.00
Large Truck ( up to 8.0 m3)per vehicle$1,510.00
Car Tyresper tyre$13.00
Truck and Larger Tyresper tyre$37.00
Tractor tyresper tyre$59.00
All recyclables including scrap steel (must be separated from general waste)Free
Additional Waste Collections
Recycling Collection (Fortnightly)per bin$80.00
Urban Waste Collection (Fortnightly)per bin$106.00
Rural Waste Collection (Fortnightly)per bin$147.00
FOGO Collection (Fortnightly)per bin$95.00
Replacement Recycling Binsper bin$91.50

All fees include GST. All visitors must report to the transfer station office before entering the site.


WTS Fees 2024