Transfer Station


Please be advised that from the 5th January 2021, the TRANSFER STATION will be open to the public on Sundays 12pm to 4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm to 4pm.


Waste Management and Transfer Stations

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed strict conditions on the disposal of waste in South Australia and the Peterborough waste depot has been converted to a waste transfer station, where all waste is either recycled and/or transported off-site in bulk.

All rubbish MUST be sorted, and under no circumstances will rubbish be accepted from outside the district (including rubbish collected commercially).

Transfer Station Operating Hours

Sunday – 12 noon until 4pm

Tuesday - 2pm until 4pm (from 5th January 2021)

Thursday - 2pm until 4pm (from 5th January 2021)

THE TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CLOSED ON CATASTROPHIC FIRE DAYS.  Some areas may be restricted on wet days, with access to sealed surface areas only.

(Closed Easter Sunday, Xmas day and all Public Holidays)

Fees - Applicable from November 2020

Cars, Station Wagons   $10
Utility, 6x4 Trailer   $12
8x5 Trailer (Tandem)   $15
Trucks under 4 tonne/car trailer   $50
Mattresses   $20
Car Tyres   $10
Truck Tyres   $20
Tractor Tyres   $30
Tubes   $5


The transfer station is located 3.5km due west of the town, on the Yatina Road (RPA 144), extension of Telford Avenue (which is an extension of Main Street).

Waste Must Be Sorted

At the transfer station the depot operator will assist you in identifying the correct areas or bins for which waste goes in to what. The separate sections are scrap metal, green waste, eWaste, construction and demolition, mattresses/furniture, tyres and bins for fluro tubes, mobiles, batteries and car batteries.

It is important to remember the waste you bring to the transfer station must be sorted, as penalties will be placed on Council for contaminated waste. The depot operator has the right to refuse any waste not sorted.  Waste will only be received from the Council district, and the depot operator may ask for proof of residence.


If you have asbestos which you need to dispose of, please DO NOT put it in your general waste bin - please dispose of it at the transfer station.  For a fee, the transfer station will accept your asbestos as long as it is properly presented and wrapped as per the EPA guidelines, ie: double wrapped in thick (200-micron) plastic and duct-taped at the seams.  Hardware stores or building suppliers sell this type of plastic.

For commercial quantities, ie more than a ute load, please call Council to give prior notice on 8651 3566.

Transfer Station Vouchers

Council at the August 2020 Ordinary Meeting agreed to issue all ratepayers, for their principle place of residence, 4 green waste vouchers and 2 hard waste vouchers upon payment of their first quarter rates notice.
These vouchers can be used at anytime during normal waste depot operating times. Certain conditions apply which are on the reverse of the vouchers (e.g. loads to be sorted, no trucks, no tyres, etc.). Each voucher is valid for the day (i.e. you can use for multiple trips the same day whilst the waste depot is open).
This new process will replace both the hard waste pick up and the pensioner pick up.
This is also available for renters, provided their landlord has paid the first quarter rates.

eWaste Products Recycling Scheme

The free national TV and computer recycling scheme ceased in regional areas (including Peterborough) on Thursday 30th July 2015. All of the items listed below can be disposed of at the Transfer Station for a fee.


  • Plasma televisions
  • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions
  • Rear Projection televisions

Computer Equipment:

  • Portable processing machines – i.e laptops, notebooks & palmtops
  • Desktops/Central Processing Units (CPUs)
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers
  • Multi function devices that print, copy, scan and/or fax
  • Cards, motherboards
  • Web cameras
  • Compact disk drives
  • Digital video disk drives
  • Hard drives
  • Floppy drives
  • Mouse and trackball
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Joysticks and gamepads
  • Electrical transformers designed to be housed in same cabinet as the CPU

ALL other electrical goods, examples of, but not limited to:

  • Game consoles (such as Microsoft Xbox or Sony Playstation)
  • Video recorders
  • DVD players
  • Radios / stereos
  • Power tools
  • Appliances / microwaves
  • Universal power supplies

Mobile Phone Recycling

There are at least 30 million mobile phone subscribers currently in Australia.  There are also more than 23 million unused phones hiding in drawers, cupboards and garages across Australia, that’s one old phone for every Australian. That’s the equivalent of 2,450 tonnes of metals, minerals, plastic and glass – things that the planet desperately needs us to recycle.  With the average person replacing their mobile phone every 18-24 months.

Mobiles should never be thrown out.  They are not biodegradable, and may contain some potentially environmentally hazardous material.  Did you know that recycling 50,000 handsets can replace the need to mine 110 tonne of gold ore, 123 tonne of silver bearing ore or 11 tonne of copper sulphide ore.

When recycled, over 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered and used as raw materials for new products. The materials recovered can be used to make everything from plastic fence posts to stainless steel products

The District Council of Peterborough has partnered with MobileMuster, the official product stewardship program of the telecommunications industry in Australia, to provide a free recycling service to its residents.  MobileMuster accepts all brands of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories..  Everything collected is recycled to the highest environmental standard for resource recovery with nothing being resold.  We do encourage deleting or removing any data that you want to keep from your SIM card or mobile phone, although any data left on the device is destroyed in the recycling process.

Where to recycle your old mobiles:

  • Council Office, Town Hall Building, 108 Main Street, Peterborough  SA  5422

More information on MobileMuster can be found by visiting