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"Free Green Waste Disposal Weekend"

for Barretta Waste Management Facility

9 AM - 4 PM  APRIL 28th - 29th 2018 

Green waste will be accepted from Kingborough residents at no cost during the above times and dates. 

A limit of five cubic metres per household applies.

Private and commercial collection operators will be required to pay standard rates for green waste disposal.

Green Waste must be completely free of contaminants including:
General Waste
Hazardous Waste
Declared Weeds

Detection of contaminated green waste may result in disposal fees being applied

Please follow the directions of site staff. Minor delays can be experienced and we appreciate your patience.

Enquiries relating to the program can be made to KWS on (03) 6267 2337


Recycling and General Waste Barretta

Recycling Area

The recycling area at the Barretta Facility is easily accessible with ample parking allowing easy disposal of recyclables and drop offs for the Re-Use Shop.

The bins are large capacity and KWS staff are on hand to assist and ensure that goods dropped off meet recycling standards and are in fact saleable in the Re-Use Shop.

Items suitable for recycling include oil, batteries, glass bottles and jars, cardboard, paper and co-mingled which is plastic bottles and milk cartons.  

Customers visiting the recycling area only will not be charged and after they complete their recycling they can simply leave the site or if they wish visit the Re-Use shop prior to departing.


General Waste

Vehicles enter the Waste Transfer Station via the in-weighbridge and must stop at the toll booth where their vehicle is weighed and they are issued with a dallas key.  The dallas key records the vehicle weight details (except for green waste).   After dropping off their waste, vehicles exit the site stopping on the out-weighbridge and handing the dallas key to the toll both operator. Customers must pay either the minimum charge or the cost based on the weight difference.

There is a minimum charge of $11 which is based on the first 100 kilograms.

The general refuse disposal area is made up of eight bays.  Customers can dispose of their waste which will drop on to the walking floor.  The 25 metre walking floor takes half an hour to move from one end of the bays to the other end where the compactor is located. KWS staffs work at the middle of the walking floor and recover items suitable for recycling or resale in the Re-Use Shop to reduce further items going to landfill. 

A compactor is located at the end of the walking floor and compresses the waste as it slowly fills up.  Transport trailers are attached to the compactor and use a ‘live weigh’ system which provides accurate readings to ensure maximum loads are reached before transporting to the landfill site at Copping.  Ensuring maximum loads are reached each time the truck is ready to leave helps reduce transport costs.  More information on the operations of the landfill site at Copping can be found on the website, Southern Waste Solutions.


Green Waste

Vehicles can enter the green waste drop off area via the in-weighbridge.  Vehicles must stop at the toll booth where the weighbridge operator will estimate the charge at a cubic metre rate.  Payment is made at this point and customers are then directed to the green waste drop off point.   The cubic metre rate for green waste is calculated by the Length x Width X Height at the water level of the trailer.  If the green waste is stacked up higher than this level, the charges will increase.

Exiting the site after dropping off green waste is via the out-weighbridge.  There is no need to stop at the toll booth as payment has been completed.   Customers are asked to drive over the weighbridge as slowly as possible.

The green waste area is only for green waste!   GENERAL RUBBISH must not be dropped off in this area and the green waste must not be larger than 300mm in diameter.


Waste Not Accepted 

We do not accept the following items at the Barretta Waste Transfer Facility:

  • Asbestos
  • Controlled (Hazardous) Waste
  • Household or Farm Chemicals (only clean drumMUSTER* containers are accepted)
  • Liquid Waste (such as septic sludge)
  • Clinical (Medical) Waste
  • Building and Construction Waste greater than 5m3

We are a drumMUSTER receival site.  Call us (03) 6267 2337 to arrange a drumMUSTER drop off. To find out more about drumMUSTER visit


Recycling Area

There are a number of free recycling schemes at the Barretta Facility including:

  • MobileMuster - for all unwanted mobile phones and accessories.
  • Paintback - for waste paint and packaging.
  • TechCollect - recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs.

KWS also facilitates the following recycling schemes, which have associated disposal fees:

  • Timber - timber is chipped and sent to Brighton to be used as a fuel source within compost.
  • Tyrecycle - scrap tyres are recycled for the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries.

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