Resource Recovery Centre

167 Southern Cross Drive, Ballina 

Open 8.00am - 4.00pm 7 days (excluding Public Holidays)

Phone 02 6686 1287

Ballina Salvage Shed (Ballina tip shop) operated by Momentum Collective
Open 9.30am – 3.30pm 7 days (excluding public holidays)

Phone Salvage Shed directly 0429 934 557

Most waste materials that do not fit or cannot be placed in your existing bin system can be taken to Ballina's Resource Recovery Centre.

All vehicles are weighed in and out of the Resource Recovery Centre and waste materials are charged on a weight per category basis. This makes it more cost effective for visitors. On arrival, weighbridge staff will direct you to the appropriate area for your materials.

TIP: Sort your load and save!

To ensure you are charged the cheapest rates, make sure you sort your items into waste, recyclable and FREE drop-off items. You may be required to go over the weighbridge twice to differentiate free, fixed price and fee-based materials.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges are reviewed each financial year and subject to change from 1 July.

Green Waste per 100kg

Garden Waste and Clippings
less than 300mm in diameter, no treated timber or soil


Tree stumps and logs
>300mm diameter, including mixed with green waste, no treated timber or soil


Recyclables per 100kg

Household Recyclables
paper, cardboard, glass/plastic bottles, steel/aluminium cans


Commercial Recyclables
paper, cardboard, glass/plastic bottles, steel/aluminium cans


Tyres price depends on size

from $10 each

Car Batteries


Electronic Waste
TV's, printers, computers, computer accessories


Landfill Mixed Waste per 100kg

Household Mixed Waste


Commercial Mixed Waste


Dead Animals


Building Waste and Soil per 100kg

Household builders, bulky waste


Commercial builders, bulky waste


Brick, concrete, roof tiles, ceramics 
100% sorted, no soil, penalties apply for material containing asbestos


Contaminated Soil
with no testing results, not pre-booked. Soil mixed with other material. Penalties apply for material containing asbestos.


Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM)
must be prebooked at least 24 hours in advance with VENM certificate, visit


Soil (not contaminated or VENM)
must be prebooked at least 24 hours in advance with testing results that comply with the waste guidelines, no boulders or tree stumps, visit



Scrap Metal 100% sorted
Includes car bodies and white goods with degas certificate


Fridges and air conditioners
with no degas certificate

$35 each


Household Asbestos Sample Test Kit
Ballina Shire residents are eligible for one FREE test kit per household, collect from the Resource Recovery Centre and the Customer Service Centre at 40 Cherry Street, Ballina. Allow approximately 5 business days from receipt of sample for results to be emailed back to you. 


Household Asbestos Disposal Kits
WorkCover NSW approved to dispose of up to 10m

$30 per kit

Weighbridge Certificate
available for registration purposes only as this facility is not a public weighbridge 


Missed Bin Collection Charge
where the customer has not presented their bin for collection and then asks for the bin to be collected


Special Event or Special Services Charge for delivery and one (1) collection of Garbage, Recycling and/or Organic Bin/s. Price available upon application. 

1-6 bins - Small Sized Event

7-12 bins - Medium Sized Event

13-18 bins - Large Sized Event

Additional Event Bin Collection







Mulch large quantities - price reviewed to meet demand and operational costs


Crushed Concrete Sale per tonne


Community Recycling Centre (CRC) Materials
Household quantities, 20kg or 20L container size. 

  • Gas Bottles and Fire Extinguishers
  • Paint - combine small amounts of oil-based or water-based paint into one tin for easier disposal, empty tins are recyclable
  • Fluorescent Globes and Tubes
  • Car Batteries
  • Motor Oils and Other Oils
  • Electronic Waste - TVs, computers and accessories including printers


Commercial waste

Larger drop off areas are available for commercial quantities and larger vehicles.

We DO NOT accept

  • Chemicals and hazardous waste
  • Needles and Sharps
  • Asbestos

Contact the Resource Recovery Centre for disposal options. Illegal disposal of these items can lead to fines up to $1million.



Connect with us

Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

View more contacts

40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday