Resource Recovery Centre

Council operates a Transfer Station/Resource Recovery Centre at 141 Meadows Road, Rokewood.

Rokewood Transfer Station

Opening Hours

Sunday: 10am to 3pm

Closed: Public Holidays, Code Red and Total Fire Ban days.

Fees & Charges

2023/2024 Fees & Charges (GST inc)

Material Fee
Household waste per m3 $45.90
Green and Timber waste per m3 $29.90
Electronic Items (e-waste) per item Free
Fridges, Freezers, Air conditioner per item $20.00
Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers per item $6.50
Mattresses per item $34.00
Tyres - car $13.00
Tyres - light truck $20.70
Tyres - truck $53.40
Tyres - small tractor <1m diameter $117.80
Tyres - large tractor > 1-2 m diameter $173.40
Scrap metal Free
Motor oil (max 20L per visit) Free
Vehicle batteries Free
Commingled household recyclables Free

Fees subject to change

Household Waste Load Size

The prices below are a guide only. Upon arrival, the Transfer Station Operator will assess the load and make the final determination.

Load Size Fee (inc GST)
120L bin or minimum charge $7.50
240L bin $11.70
Car boot load $24.10
Ute load level $36.80
Ute load heaped $45.90
Single axle trailer level $36.80
Single axle trailer heaped $45.90
Singled axle trailer caged  $69.60
Tandem axle trailer level $82.30
Tandem axle trailer heaped  $115.40
Tandem axle trailer caged $160.30

Fees subject to change

Not Accepted:

  • Commercial waste
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Prescribed waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Soil

Garden waste at Rokewood Transfer Station

Safe disposal of hazardous materials

Detox Your Home

Some household products can be dangerous and could harm your family or pets as they can release toxic fumes and pollute our environment. Do not pour them down the sink or put them out in your bins.

Detox your home is a free service to safely dispose of unwanted toxic household chemicals. Items accepted include materials such as weed killers, cleaning products, cosmetics, cooking oil and fire extinguishers. A full list of items accepted can be found here.

The City of Greater Geelong organises Detox Your Home events on a regular basis, which are open to Golden Plains Shire residents.


ChemClear provides a reliable and responsible collection and disposal service for obsolete agricultural and veterinary chemicals. 


drumMUSTER is a national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned (triple rinsed, no lids) containers that have held farm chemicals.  

Golden Plains Shire participates in the drumMUSTER scheme accepting triple rinsed farm chemical containers at the Rokewood Resource Recovery Centre during the site's opening hours of Sunday 10am-3pm. No bookings are required, however we ask that no more than a trailer load of drumMUSTER containers be brought to the site each visit.

Other hazardous materials

Motor oils and e-waste are generally accepted at the following sites:

E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. Learn more by visiting Council’s dedicated e-waste page here

For disposal of other hazardous materials, residents should check with relevant Transfer Stations for disposal options.

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