Landfill and Transfer Stations
Mount Cooee Landfill
Council operates the only sanitary landfill in the district at Mount Cooee on the outskirts of Balclutha, on the Kaitangata Highway. Open almost every day of the year, the Mount Cooee landfill accepts most types of waste as well as recyclables (including free glass drop off). As of July 2012 a 50% discount is given on greenwaste when it is diverted from the tip-face (i.e placed aside for mulching/composting).
Mount Cooee is closed Easter Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, 2 January and the morning of ANZAC Day.
Opening Hours at Mt Cooee Landfill
- 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday/Sunday.
- Labour Day - 8.00am to 4.30pm
- Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, January 2 - CLOSED
- ANZAC Day - CLOSED until 1.30pm
Most residential customers pay a fixed charge based on the size of their load. All waste above and beyond a car or trailer (or 250kg) is charged by weight. Council sets the fees and charges annually.
Payment options include EFTPOS and cash.
Commercial operators can pay by account by prior arrangement. For landfill charges, see our Fees and Charges page
To apply for credit download the Mt Cooee Users Credit Application Form