Eaglehawk Landfill

Eaglehawk Landfill truck

About Eaglehawk Landfill

The City of Greater Bendigo encourages all members of the community to dispose of their waste correctly and to only send waste to landfill that cannot be recycled or recovered in any other way.

Eaglehawk Landfill is nearing its end of life. To assist with extending the life of our landfill and to have a positive environmental effect – sending waste to landfill should be the last option. Reducing landfill reduces the current and future financial liabilities that must be paid to the State Government in the form of a levy on every tonne of waste that we put into our landfill.

Due to operational changes (that came into effect April 1, 2020), the Eaglehawk Landfill no longer accepts vehicles greater than 10 metres in length, including truck and trailer combinations. The City apologises for any inconvenience this may cause businesses, however it is necessary to ensure the smooth running of the site. If your vehicle exceeds 10 metres, please make other arrangements to dispose of your waste. 

Where possible, reduce your waste, recycle and reuse. We encourage residents and small commercial operators to work with City staff at the landfill to identify reusable or saleable items that can be diverted to one of the City’s three Transfer Stations to save on disposal costs.

Opening hours and contact

8am – 4pm weekdays
8am – 4.30pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
The Eaglehawk Landfill is closed on code red and extreme weather days.

Contact Landfill: 03 5446 3917 

Please note: we no longer accept cash; EFTPOS is available at all sites.

Fees and charges

  • Domestic Waste: $249 per tonne with a minimum charge of $2.50
  • Separated Waste (trailer): $184 per tonne with a minimum charge of $2.50
  • Domestic Asbestos: $338 per tonne 
  • Domestic car-load: Free 
  • Domestic trailer-load, ute-load, van-load: Free
  • Green commercial: $95 per tonne 

Please note: Limited to one load per day - unless negotiated with weighbridge operator.

All green waste must be Clean Green Waste. If it is contaminated with soil, weed matting or rubbish - it will be charged as waste. Free domestic green waste is limited to a single 6 x 4 caged trailer or equivalent quantities in larger domestic trailers. If volumes of green waste are excessive, it is of the discretion of the weighbridge operator and Landfill Supervisor to charge for the load at the commercial green waste rate. Tree stumps also are not accepted under the free green waste exemption. The City has had to put these measures in place due to the recent levy rise to $125.90 plus the processing costs to mulch the material.

  • Car: $8 per tyre
  • Car with rim: $14 per tyre
  • Motorcycle: $8 per tyre
  • Light truck: $12 per tyre
  • Light truck (with rim): $14 per tyre
  • Heavy truck: $14 per tyre
  • Heavy truck (with rim): $24 per tyre
  • Super single (with or without rim): POA
  • Bob Cat tyre: $13 per tyre
  • Forklift (small): $14 per tyre
  • Forklift tyre (medium): $19 per tyre
  • Forklift tyre (large): $24 per tyre
  • Forklift over 36" tyre: POA
  • Tractor tyre (small): $70 per tyre
  • Tractor tyre (medium): $114 per tyre
  • Tractor tyre (large): $171

Due to strict stockpiling requirements by the EPA, the Eaglehawk Landfill accept residential tyres only with limits of five (5) tyres for tyres up to and including 4WD tyres, a limit of two (2) tyres applies to any tyre larger than a 4WD tyre. Tyres generated from commercial operations will not be accepted.

  • Mattresses: $25.50 each
  • Paint: Free through "Paintback" drop off at Eaglehawk Recycle Shop

This charge is for loads that contain large amounts of materials that take up a significant amount of valuable space in landfill but are light in weight. The fee is $510 per tonne. Please note there is a minimum charge of $23.50 for commercial and industrial loads <100kg.

The list of these types of materials includes, but is not limited to:

  • Lightweight
  • Unrecyclable plastics
  • Polystyrene
  • Foam
  • Insulation
  • Carpet
  • Tarps
  • PVC piping

These loads will be deemed to contain 30% or more recyclable materials or where large amounts of recycling can be seen to have been collected from one bin or containing materials that are prohibited from our landfill. The fee is $510 per tonne. Please note there is a minimum charge of $23.50 for commercial and industrial loads <100kg.

The list of these types of materials includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • E-waste including white goods
  • Mattresses
  • Co-mingled recycling or contaminated loads
  • Oil/Chemical drums
  • Metal
  • Green waste
  • Asbestos
  • Tyres

Top tip: If you place green waste and tyres on top – these can be disposed of correctly first, and then vehicles are able to be weighed again to avoid paying the unsorted fee.

Please note there is a minimum charge of $23.50 for commercial and industrial loads less than 100kg.

  • Industrial/commercial: $265.50 per tonne with a minimum charge of $26.50 
  • Building rubble: $265.50 per tonne 
  • Category C contaminated soil: $325 per tonne
  • Category D contaminated soil: $325 per tonne
  • Immediate Deep Burial of Prohibited or Dangerous Items: $143

Demolition Waste and Prescribed Industrial Waste

Due to a limited capacity at the Eaglehawk Landfill, the landfill will only be accepting demolition waste under the following conditions:

  • Small quantities only, limited to 2 x 10m3 trucks from any demolition job.
  • All jobs are to be booked in advance by contacting the Senior Landfill Engineer on (03) 5454 9504. Loads of demolition waste that have not been booked in, will be refused at the gate.
  • Loads containing a significant amount of recyclable materials will be charged at the comingled rate. Where the first load is identified to be comingled waste, the second load will not be accepted.
  • The City reserves the right to refuse loads depending on content
  • Vehicles which are identified as being potentially unroadworthy or overloaded will be reported to the NHVR

The Eaglehawk Landfill is currently licensed to accept Category C and D soil and domestic asbestos, and there are strict guidelines around the disposal of both.

Eaglehawk Landfill Domestic Asbestos Disposal Guidelines

Category C and D material is required to be booked in for disposal 48 hours prior. Material which has not been booked in appropriately or arrives without the required documentation will not be allowed to be disposed of onsite. All Category C and D material must be transported in a licensed vehicle accompanied by a waste transport certificate.

Eaglehawk Landfill Checklist – Category C & D (contaminated soil) and Asbestos

Eaglehawk Landfill Pre-Booking - Category C & D (Contaminated soil) form

Bendigo Renewable Energy Facility

The Bendigo Renewable Energy Facility was first commissioned in July 2008, and today has an installed capacity of 0.5MW. Since commissioning, the facility has exported 50,000MW hours of base-load renewable electricity, and created 50,000 Large-Scale Generation Certificates (LGC’s).

Find out more about the Renewable Energy Facility by downloading the factsheet.


191-193 Upper California Gully Road (known as Upper Road), near Victoria Street, Eaglehawk.

Opening hours

Monday-Friday, 8am–4pm 
Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4:30pm 
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

The Eaglehawk Landfill is closed on code red and extreme weather days.

Contact us

For more information about our waste collection and disposal services, phone 1300 002 642.

A-Z Guide for Waste

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