Pooraka Waste Transfer Station

Address:                     61 Research Road Pooraka

Phone:                        08 8406 8392

Hours:                         8.00 am - 4.00 pm    7 days

Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day, New Years Day

 The Transfer Station is available to the general public for the disposal of Hard Waste and will accept trucks up to 3 tonne tare. Oil may be deposited at the Transfer Station between the hours of 8am - 4pm 7 days per week (excluding Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day and New Years Day) at no cost however other liquids cannot be disposed of at this location. 

Sort and Save

The Pooraka Waste Transfer Station offers a discount on all sorted loads that comprise at least 75% recyclable materials.  These materials include: 

  • All types of metals, cardboard, paper and oil (received at no charge)
  • Plastic and glass beverage containers, ie. soft drink bottles
  • White goods (complete units of washing machines, domestic fridges, laundry and bath tubs, cookers etc)
  • Concrete bricks & pavers, gravel, clean soil (these materials cannot be contaminated by dissimilar materials)
  • Greenwaste (all general organic garden waste, including lawn clippings, prunings and branches)

Prohibited Waste 

The Transfer Station is not licensed to receive the following:

Some household hazardous wastes such as unwanted chemicals can be disposed a no cost at the Zero Waste SA depot.  Please refer to the Zero Waste website for accepted waste and depot opening times. 

Materials such as asbestos and nuclear waste are included as prohibited waste and will not be received at the Transfer Station. The EPA website http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/ contains information on where such materials can be disposed.


Electronic waste (or e-waste), including televisions and computers, is growing three times faster than any other type of waste in Australia.  From 1 September 2013, all electrical waste including audio/video equipment, small household appliances, mobile phones, tools, toys, leisure equipment, home/office communications devices etc is banned from disposal to landfill.

The City of Salisbury will continue to receive e-waste at its Waste Transfer Station at Research Road, Pooraka although customers will be required to separate this from general waste brought to the facility. Read more.

Free TV and Computer Recycling

Until 31 July 2015, customers are able to dispose of TV’s and computers for free at Council’s Waste Transfer Station at 63 Research Road, Pooraka as part of a National Television and Computer recycling scheme. This service is designed to receive residential quantities of waste and is offered to households and small businesses only.  A maximum of 15 items will be accepted.  Schools and larger businesses will need to make their own private arrangements.  From 1 August 2015, a small fee will apply for the disposal of this waste.  More information on e-waste recycling can be found here.

Green Waste

The transfer station also offers a reduced rate for greenwaste disposal to residents of Salisbury.  Free trailer hire is also available to residents (deposit required).


The Pooraka Waste Transfer Station sells mulch to the public by the trailer load.

Paper and Cardboard  received free of charge

The Pooraka Waste Transfer Station receives free of charge clean paper and cardboard. No other materials are to be included with the paper/cardboard; i.e. plastic and poly-styrene, etc.


The Pooraka Waste Transfer Station receives clean metal at no charge however contaminated metals may be received as sort and save loads. 


Oil may be deposited at the Transfer Station at no cost however other liquids cannot be disposed of at this location.

Free Waste Voucher for Residents

The City offers one voucher per household each year for disposal of hard waste at Council's Transfer Station. For details click here.

Fees and Charges

Download the Waste Transfer Fees 2017 flyer.


For more information on fees and charges contact the Transfer Station, phone 8406 8392.  Down



63 Research Road

Pooraka SA 5095