Goornong, Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye Transfer Stations

Heathcote Transfer Station

About our transfer stations

The City of Greater Bendigo's transfer stations are sites for the sorting and temporary collection of waste and resources. There are currently three supervised transfer station sites located at Goornong, Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye.

The City encourages residents to reuse and recycle wherever possible. The Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye transfer stations are linked with resale shops where usable items (which would have otherwise gone to landfill) are sold. While dropping off your preloved goods, why not take a look around the resale shop to pick a second-hand bargains such as household goods, toys, bikes, books and much more.  

You will pay a fee to dispose of your waste. Most recyclables are accepted free of charge. Please note: we no longer accept cash - EFTPOS is available at all sites.

Opening hours and contact details

Goornong Transfer Station

Location: 55-59 English's Road, Goornong
Opening hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am–5pm. Closed on code red days.
Phone: 0437 700 852

Heathcote Transfer Station

Location: 61 Golden Gully Road, Heathcote
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am–5pm. Closed on code red and extreme weather days. 
Phone: 03 5433 2849

Strathfieldsaye Transfer Station

Location: 998 Wellington Street, Strathfieldsaye
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am–5pm. Closed on code red days.
0436 802 419


Fees and charges 

  • Garbage bag (<70 litres): $4 
  • Wheelie bin: $10
  • Car-load: $15.50 per load
  • Car-load unsorted: $33 per load 
  • Trailer-load, ute-load, 6x4: $33 per load
  • Trailer-load, ute-load, 6x4 (unsorted load): $65 per load
  • Trailer with cage 6x4: $59 per load
  • Trailer with cage 6x4 (unsorted load): $117 per load
  • Trailer, tandem 8x5: $68.50 per load
  • Trailer, tandem 8x5 (unsorted load): $136 per load
  • Tandem trailer with cage 8x5: $136 per load
  • Tandem trailer with cage 8x5 (unsorted load): $273 per load

Green waste is only accepted at Goornong and Heathcote Transfer Stations

  • Domestic car-load: Free 
  • Domestic trailer-load, ute-load, van-load: Free
  • Domestic trailer, tandem: Free 
  • Commercial business: $16.50 per cubic metre

Tyres are only accepted at Heathcote Transfer Station.

  • Car: $7 per tyre 
  • Car tyre (with rim): $13 per tyre
  • Motorcycle: $7 per tyre
  • Light truck: $11 per tyre 
  • Light truck (with Rim): $12.50 per tyre
  • Heavy truck: $13 per tyre
  • Heavy truck (with Rim): $22.50 per tyre
  • Super tingle (with or without rim): POA per tyre
  • Bob cat: $11.50 per tyre
  • Forklift (small): $12.50 per tyre
  • Forklift (medium): $17.50 per tyre
  • Forklift (large): $22.50 per tyre
  • Forklift over 36": POA per tyre
  • Tractor (small): $67.50 per tyre
  • Tractor (medium): $112.50 per tyre
  • Tractor (large): $168.50 per tyre
  • Other: price on application
  • (Including commercial cardboard) $43.50 per cubic metre. (Goornong and Strathfieldsaye only) 
  • Unsorted load: $87 per cubic metre
  • E-Waste: Free
  • Fridges, freezers, air conditioners: Free (at Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye, no white goods are accepted at Goornong) 
  • Mattresses: $32 each
  • Gas bottles (<9kg): $10.50
  • Oil - volumes <20L: $3.50
  • Paint - Free (at Heathcote and Strathfieldsaye) through 'Paintback' drop off

Contact us

For more information about our waste collection and disposal services please contact us on 03 5434 6000.

A-Z Guide for Waste

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