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.
In order to assist all residents of the District Council to clear their property of unwanted rubbish, disposal of this rubbish at the transfer station will now be free until further notice (with the exception of asbestos). You must be a resident of this District Council, and a photo ID with address will be required as proof of residency.
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
Tuesday - 12.45pm until 2.45pm
Thursday – 12 noon until 4pm
Sunday – 12 noon until 4pm
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 Monday 15th July 2019Cars, Station Wagons $10Utility, 6x4 Trailer $128x5 Trailer (Tandem) $15Trucks under 4 tonne/car trailer $50Car Tyres $10Truck Tyres $20Tractor Tyres $30Tubes $5FEE WILL DOUBLE IF RUBBISH IS NOT SORTED
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).
Free Dump Days: (Between 12pm and 4pm)
Sunday 8th March 2020, and
Sunday 14th June 2020
There is no limit on the amount of rubbish delivered or how many trips to the Transfer Station are made.
All rubbish MUST be sorted.
Items NOT accepted for FREE disposal:
Tyres, asbestos, waste oil/chemicals/chemical containers or other prohibited items, pressurised cylinders, eg gas bottles, scuba tanks etc. (Please note that waste automotive oil IS accepted)
This offer is for residential properties only - excludes commercial properties.
Please take these opportunities to have a general clean up around your property.
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.
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
- Portable processing machines – i.e laptops, notebooks & palmtops
- Desktops/Central Processing Units (CPUs)
- Computer monitors
- 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
- 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 http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/