Wellington Waste Transfer Station

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The Wellington Waste Transfer Station is located at 83 Nanima Village Road, Wellington. You can contact the facility at 02 6840 1778. The Wellington Waste Transfer Station is cashless as of 1 July 2024; all cards including our MyDubbo Region Shopping Card are accepted with no additional surcharges from Dubbo Regional Council.

Expand the sections below to find out more about Council’s waste facility.


The Wellington Waste Transfer Station operates from 10am to 4pm on weekends, and from 8am on weekdays; closing at 12pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and closing at 5pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday. It is open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day.


  • Car tyres to be placed as directed by site supervisor
  • Car tyre rims must go to the metal pile
  • Appropriate footwear is to be worn at all times ie: no thongs, enclosed shoes
  • You must comply with any lawful direction of the site supervisor; refusal is an offence
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Riding on the back of any vehicle is forbidden
  • A 10km speed limit applies at all times
  • Children must be under adult supervision at all times. Children under 16 years old must remain in vehicle at all times
  • No scavenging (this includes searching amongst discarded material for the intention to reuse). Minimum penalty is $600
  • All dogs must be on a leash or kept in the vehicle at all times
  • Car parts are not to be removed from dumped vehicles
  • It is an offence to place rubbish inside car bodies
  • All loads must be covered including caged trailers; uncovered loads will be refused entry or a penalty of $650 may be imposed
  • Tipping vehicles are required to separate their load
  • Collection of mulched greenwaste is restricted to car trailer or ute-loads.

Please separate all loads into the following:

  • Metal - steel, steel frames & chairs, tanks, drums, bikes, wire & netting (posts to be removed), fridges etc, excluding timber, household rubbish, brick & rocks
  • Household general household rubbish
  • Hardfill bricks, concrete, timber, beds, furniture, dirt etc


The Wellington Waste Transfer Station does not accept:

  • Liquid wastes of any description (other than commercial grease trap wastes and used motor oil)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Asbestos
  • Deceased Animals
  • Any inflammable liquid material derived from grease, oil, tar, petroleum, shale or coal (other used motor oil)
  • Any sludge material (unless proven to be innocuous or harmless) being the refuse from any industrial process carried on in any: 
    tanning or leather processing plant

    chemical plant

    pharmaceutical or drug manufacturing plant

    metal treatment plant

    petroleum or petrochemical plant 

    vegetable or mineral oil plant
  • Any material containing arsenic, cyanide or sulphide
  • Any toxic soluble salts of barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, selenium, silver or zinc
  • Any pesticide or weedicide and in particular:
    chlorinated hydrocarbons (organochlorines)

    - organophosphates
    fluorinated hydrocarbons

    - phenols
  • Any soluble acid or alkali, acidic or basic compounds
  • Cytotoxic wastes
  • Special clinical wastes (including sharps)
  • Any drums containing agricultural or animal health chemicals (contact ChemClear on 1800 008 182).

Wellington Waste Transfer Stations does not accept any large volumes of waste; a vehicle over the mass of 3 tonne.


The cost for visiting a waste facility differs depending on how much rubbish you have, and what you're disposing. Council's Fees and Charges available at Integrated Planning and Reporting show all costs that can be charged at waste facilities. The Wellington Waste Transfer Station is cashless as of 1 July 2024; all cards including our MyDubbo Region Shopping Card are accepted with no additional surcharges from Dubbo Regional Council.

You may wish to pre-determine the price you will pay before visiting a centre, however Council advises that staff of waste facilities will have final say on the classifications of products you are presenting with.

Outlined below are the disposal costs for domestic household quantities. 

  • Mixed Waste
    • $12.50 - Car or equivalent - sorted recycling and mixed waste
    • $17.50 - Car or equivalent - unsorted mixed waste
    • $27.50 - Sorted recycling and mixed waste - up to 1 cubic metre
    • $39.00 - Utility load - up to 1 cubic metre - unsorted mixed waste
    • $39.00 - Large or enclosed trailers - per cubic metre
  • Green waste - clean with no traces of mixed waste
    • $11.25 - Utility or small trailer - up to 1/2 cubic metre 
    • $22.50 - Utility or small trailer - up to 1 cubic metre
    • $22.50 - Large volumes per cubic metre
  • Tyres
    • $8.75 each - All bike tyres
    • $12.50 each - Car tyres
    • $17.50 each - Light truck/4WD tyres
    • $13.75 each - Additional charge - any tyre on a rim
  • Mattresses
    • $15.00 - Single bed - per mattress
    • $27.50 - Double bed and larger - per mattress

The disposal of the following recyclable items where segregated on delivery are free:         

  • Scrap metal 
  • Whitegoods, degassed
  • DrumMuster Drums, empty and rinsed clean
  • Car batteries
  • Old TV's and other domestic e-waste, household quantities only
  • Gas bottles, household quantities only
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fluorescent light globes and tubes, household quantities only
  • Household batteries
  • Used motor oil, household quantities only
  • Domestic mixed recycling - paper/cardboard, steel, plastic, aluminium, glass containers


Domestic quantities (up to 20kg or 20 litre container size) of certain household hazardous wastes can be dropped off at the Wellington Waste Transfer Station, Whylandra Waste and Recycling Facility or at one of the small CRC stations in the Local Government Area. Head to our landing page to find out more; Council Waste Facilities


We have changed the way you can access residential tipping vouchers. This program is available to residents who receive a two or three bin kerbside collection. Each eligible household can access one voucher per financial year. Find out more about the program at Council's dedicated webpage Tipping Vouchers.


Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit of waste, larger than litter, onto land or into water. It includes waste materials that have been dumped, tipped or otherwise deposited onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste. Illegal dumping at one of Council's waste facilities can be reported through Council's dedicated webpage Pollution and Illegal Dumping.



In accordance with the (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plan) Regulation 2012, Council has prepared a Pollution Incident Management Plan for the operations of the Wellington Waste Facility located at 83 Nanima Village Road, Wellington. Council operates the Wellington Waste Facility under Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) number 6702.

The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PDF 1.8MB)contains details of processes Council has put in place to mitigate the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring together with details as to how a pollution incident will be managed, reported and communicated.

The objectives of this Plan are to:

  • Reduce the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring at the facility through identification of risks and the development of planned actions to minimise and manage those risks.
  • Ensure comprehensive and timely communication about a pollution incident to staff at the premises, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), other relevant authorities specified in the Act (such as NSW Ministry of Health, WorkCover NSW, and Fire and Rescue NSW) and people outside the facility who may be affected by the impacts of the pollution incident.
  • Ensure that the Plan is properly implemented by trained staff, identifying persons responsible for implementing it, and ensuring that the plan is regularly tested for accuracy, currency and suitability.
  • Provide guidance on how to respond to an environmental pollution incident and how to record such an event.

Contact Information for the Immediate Notification of a Pollution Incident:

Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 it is a requirement that all pollution incidents, where material harm to the environment is caused or threatened, are reported to the EPA, NSW Health, Fire and Rescue NSW, WorkCover NSW and the local Council.


Wellington Waste Facility is required to be monitored in accordance with their licence conditions and reported to the EPA in an Annual Return.

Environmental Monitoring Results (PDF 97.1KB)

Last Edited: 03 Jul 2024

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