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Waste Disposal Sites

Council’s Resource Recovery Centres are located at Saleyards Road, Millicent and Abbey Road, Penola. These centres are designed to receive domestic self-hauled waste from residents which can be separated into various waste types for transfer to recycling facilities.

Waste is separated into green waste, glass, cans, plastics, cardboard, metal and electrical and then sent to the recyclers. Batteries, waste oil, e-waste and chemical containers will also be accepted and disposed of accordingly. Residual waste (non-recyclable) is sent to the Caroline Landfill near Mount Gambier.

There are Waste Transfer Stations located at Beachport*, Furner and Glencoe and will only accept recyclables and general waste. They are fenced and have a small unloading ramp with skips divided into sections for sorting of waste. Waste is transferred to recycling facilities and residual waste to the Caroline Landfill.

The Beachport Waste Transfer Station CAN accept green waste.

Segregated household waste can be disposed of at NO COST to residents of the Wattle Range Council. Please ensure you are carrying proof of residency in the Wattle Range Council area, such as a Driver's Licence or Rates Notice to show the attendants at the facility. Mixed loads or non-segregated waste will not be accepted.

Opening Times

Millicent Resource Recovery Centre

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 2.30pm

Penola Resource Recovery Centre

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11.00am to 2.30pm

Glencoe Waste Transfer Station

Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm / Sunday 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Beachport Waste Transfer Station

Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm / Sunday 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Furner Waste Transfer Station

Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm / Sunday 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Please note: All sites are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

The following types of waste CAN be accepted at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations:
  • Household waste;

  • Green organic waste; *Only accepted at Resource Recovery Centres and Beachport Waste Transfer Station

  • Plastic bottles and aluminium cans;

  • Paper and cardboard;

  • Scrap metal;

  • Motor oil (domestic quantities only);

  • E-waste;

  • Hard waste (domestic quantities of construction and demolition material);

  • Batteries (2 per visit);

  • LPG Gas cylinders (must not contain gas).

The following types of waste CAN NOT be accepted at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres and Waste Transfer Stations:
  • Tyres;

  • Mattresses (unless covering removed and metal sprigs are segregated from other materials);

  • Lounge suites (unless covering removed and components segregated);

  • Paint;

  • Treated timber (CCA, creosote);

  • Asbestos;

  • Hazardous chemicals

For information on how to dispose of some of those ‘tricky items’ that can not be accepted at Council sites see our Tricky Waste page.

Free Garden Mulch Available

Residents and ratepayers can get trailer loads of garden mulch for free at Beachport and Millicent subject to availability. 

This organic material is a natural product made from the garden waste dropped off at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre from Wattle Range residents and businesses. The mulch available does not meet industry standards for a saleable mulch product and is therefore available at no cost.

Those taking advantage of the opportunity will need to bring a tarpaulin and suitable rope to secure the load before exiting the site. A disclaimer will also need to be signed prior to collection.

As the organic material may contain plant seed, sharp and splintery objects, dusts and allergens, Council strongly recommends the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when handling this material. PPE should include heavy duty gloves, long sleeved shirt and pants, safety glasses and dust mask or other respiratory aids.

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