Landfill charges

Current prices for commercial and residential disposal of rubbish at the Southern Landfill.

The amount you pay will depend on the weight of your rubbish, rather than the type and size of the vehicle you bring it in or where the rubbish is placed.

Prices reflect operating costs, and include the waste levy required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

Help keep your costs down

You can reduce the number and cost of landfill visits. The more you recycle the less you'll pay.

  • Use the city's free residential kerbside recycling service.
  • Sort your rubbish before landfill visits so you recycle as much as possible.
  • Drop excess domestic recycling at the free recycling stations at the landfill.
  • Take good reusable items to the Tip Shop at the landfill. Not all items can be received so check with staff.
Description Charge
(including GST)
General waste Domestic vehicles (cars, domestic trailers, vans and utilities) - cash and eftpos only: $160.00 per tonne

Minimum charge for private cars, domestic trailers, vans and utilities: $10.00

Commercial $128.00 per tonne

Minimum charge for commercial vehicles: $64.00
Green waste $58.10 per tonne

Minimum charge for private cars: $5.00

Minimum charge for commercial vehicles and trucks: $29.00
Myrtle Rust contaminated green waste $58.10 per tonne

Minimum charge for private cars: $5.00

Minimum charge for commercial vehicles and trucks: $29.00
Abattoir / fish
or any other special burial. 
Prior approval required.
$163.50 per tonne
Minimum charge: $81.75
Asbestos
Prior approval required.
$203.60 per tonne
Minimum charge: $101.80
Car bodies, stripped $20.00 per car body
Car bodies, containing seats or refuse $40.00 per car body
Clean fill, special rate
Prior approval required for bulk fill.
Available only when the landfill needs more clean fill to fully cover waste.
$15.00 per tonne
Fridge / freezer degassing $25.00 per appliance
Polystyrene
Prior approval required.
$2500 per tonne
Minimum charge: $1250 
Tyres mixed with other waste
Landfill staff must be able to confirm the number of tyres.

Per tonne rate, plus number of tyres:
- Car tyres: $4.00 each
- Truck/tractor tyres: $10.00 each

Tyres only, car
Landfill staff must be able to confirm the number of tyres.
$4.00 each tyre
Tyres only, truck / tractor
Landfill staff must be able to confirm the number of tyres.
$10.00 each tyre
Tyres only, unconfirmed number - car $337.60 per tonne
Minimum charge: $33.80
Tyres only, unconfirmed number - truck / tractor $426.70 per tonne
Minimum charge: $42.70
Tyres only, unconfirmed number - earthmoving / machine $426.70 per tonne
Minimum charge: $42.70
Tyres only, unconfirmed number - mixed types $426.70 per tonne
Minimum charge: $42.70
Vehicle weigh only
If you have no refuse but would like to weigh your vehicle.
$10.00 per weigh
 

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Southern Landfill Charges (24KB PDF)

The amount you pay will depend on the weight of your rubbish, rather than the type and size of the vehicle you bring it in or where the rubbish is placed.

Prices reflect operating costs, and include the waste levy required by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

Commercial customers

Commercial customers are those who:

  • have an account with the Council landfill
  • deliver waste in a truck (any vehicle that's not a car, van or ute)

The landfill doesn't accept commercial waste and trucks on Sundays.

How to weigh and pay

Follow these steps at the landfill.

  1. When you drive in, stop your vehicle on the weighbridge.
  2. Take your docket showing the weight of your vehicle. Keep the docket because you will need it on the way out.
  3. Dispose of your waste.
  4. When you leave, your vehicle will be weighed again, without waste. Submit your docket to determine how much you need to pay. There are charges for lost dockets (see below).

Approval needed before disposal

For some types of waste, you need to get the landfill manager's approval before disposing of it. To get approval contact:

Darren Hoskins
Operations Manager

Phone 021 227 8020
Hours Monday–Friday, 7.30am–5.30pm

Lost docket charges

Description Charge
(including GST)
Private cars $25
Trailers $40
Vans and utilities $30

Household hazardous waste

To see how much and what types of hazardous waste you can dispose of for free, see: Household Hazardous Waste

Payment

You can pay by account, cash, EFTPOS, or credit card.

Pay for landfill and waste by credit card

The landfill does not accept cheques.