Brinkley Transfer Station


The Brinkley Recycling & Waste Transfer Station is owned by the Rural City of Murray Bridge but operated and managed by the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority.

To be redirected to the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority site for further information - Click here

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday - 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (six month trial period from 21 June 2015)
Closed Public Holidays


Site Office - 08 8532 6385


Fees are set by the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority and can be found by clicking here.

What can be taken to the Transfer Station?


The following items can be taken to the Brinkley Recycling and Waste Transfer Station for free:

  • Cardboard – Clean and separate from other waste
  • Steel & Metal – including Fridges Freezers Microwaves and scrap steel accepted for free
  • All recyclable materials that have been sorted and separated
  • Car Batteries

The following Items will be accepted at the Brinkley Recycling and Waste Transfer Station for a fee:

  • Mixed Domestic waste
  • Green organics
  • Construction and Demolition materials - large quantities please contact Transfer Station
  • Concrete
  • Empty Gas Bottles

This refers to motor oil, coolant, oil filters and empty oil drums.

Residential quantities are accepted and the oil needs to be clean with no outside residues or contaminates.


X-Ray film can be disposed of at the Brinkley Waste and Recycling Centre for FREE!

X-Ray films are processed in a refinery to extract the silver. They are heated using temperatures of over 1000­­­­­­oc. The silver is extracted and converted into a more pure silver form. The silver can then be used for things such as silver solder, jewellery, the silver plating of utensils, electrical components and film manufacture.

Ecocycle Australia and Quantum Technical Services will safely and confidentially destroy your records, however if you dispose of these yourself just send the film.

E Waste

The Rural City of Murray Bridge in corporation with the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority are now providing all residents with a free drop off service for all electronic waste (e-waste) items. This program is provided under the National Product Stewardship Scheme.

The following items are accepted at no charge:E Waste Logo

  • Television
  • Computer tower and monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • DVD players
  • VCR players
  • Backpack/data storage drive
  • Other computer equipment (cords etc.)

Only items from households and small businesses are accepted under this program. A maximum of 15 items will be accepted.

Who is entitled to this service?

The free e-waste drop off service is available to all residents and is NOT limited to the Rural City of Murray Bridge residents.

What will happen once I drop off my e-waste?

Once you have dropped off your e-waste, Council will send the items to DHL Supply Chain for recycling as part of the National Recycling Scheme for Televisions and Computers.

Many e-waste items contain valuable parts such as small amounts of gold, copper and recyclable glass and plastic. These items are carefully pulled apart in order to recover the valuables. Hazardous components such as lead, mercury and arsenic are also safely captured and disposed of.

The recyclable parts of your e-waste are sent off and made into new products.


drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

Acceptable containers are required to be triple washed and dried before being taken to teh Brinkley Waste and Recycling Facility.

Drums are accepted from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, however bookings are necessary for large quantities.

For more information about the drunMuster program click on the drumMuster Logo

drumMuster Logo 


The Brinkley Waste and Recycling Facility is currently not accredited for chemical disposal. If you have chemicals please contact one of the following accredited disposal organisations.


ChemClear is Australia’s only Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program operating for agvet chemicals and is an initiative of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS).

ChemClear is funded by a 4c per lt/kg levy collected under the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS).  The levy also supports ChemClear’s sister program drumMUSTER.

Our goal is to reduce the quantity of agvet chemicals stored on properties and in businesses across Australia, thereby reducing negative impacts on the environment, people and trade in the future.

ChemClear is delivered by Agsafe Limited on behalf of AgStewardship Australia Limited and its stakeholders CropLife Australia, Animal Health Alliance, Veterinary Manufacturer’s and Distributors Association, the National Farmers Federation and the Australian Local Government Association.

For more information and contact details on ChemClear, click on the ChemClear logo.

ChemClear Logo

 ZeroWaste SA 

Zero Waste SA with the assistance of Local Government is undertaking free household hazardous waste drop-off days to help you dispose of your unwanted chemicals in an environmentally safe way.

Licensed professional waste management contractors will set up temporary drop-off points in metropolitan and country areas of the State. Householders will be asked to deliver their unwanted chemicals to the drop-off points that are set up around the state.

ZeroWaste SA Logo 

Mobile Muster 

Residents can deliver their old mobile phones to the Brinkley Recycling & Waste Transfer Station or the Rural City of Murray Bridge Local Government Centre 2 Seventh Street for recycling through the Mobile Muster scheme.

MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. We encourage people to return their old phones, either by dropping them off, or posting them to us. Either way, it's free for consumers, schools, businesses, councils and government agencies.

Each and every mobile we receive is dismantled and recycled, and any data left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling process.

 Mobile Muster Logo

Household Hazardous Waste and Farm Chemical Drop-off

Dry Creek Depot

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Corner Magazine Road and Henscke Street DRY CREEK SA 5094


Events and Waste Management

Clean Up Australia Day

In 1989 an 'average Australian bloke' had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard - Sydney Harbour. This simple idea has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day

This annual program is coordinated by the Clean Up Australia Day organisation, for more information click on the Clean Up Australia Logo or alternatively contact Councils Environment Officer.

 Clean Up Australia Logo 

Where else unacceptable stuff can go

Fluro Globes

Fluorescent and other light globes are accepted at Mitre10 for recycling.


Vehicle batteries can be recycled at Argyle Batteries & Solar Pty Ltd on Adelaide Road Murray Bridge - 8532 3335 and at the Brinkley Waste and Recycling facility.

Household batteries need to be recycled at Battery World, 4 Dutton Road, Mt Barker 8391 2799

Available for Sale


Mulch is available for sale at the Brinkley Recycling and Transfer Station from $10 a cubic metre. Please call the facility for more information.


For prices and information on Organic Soil and Recycled Rubble for sale please contact the Brinkley Recycling and Waste Transfer Station.

Brinkley Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

527 Brinkley Road Brinkley SA 5253

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