Central Coast CouncilCentral Coast Council

Country Transfer Stations

Country Transfer Stations Resource Recovery Centre

The Council has worked with the rural community to develop systems and strategies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of rural waste services.

Country Transfer Station Access System

Access to the Castra, Preston and South Riana tranfer stations requires the presentation of a coupon card which will be punched on each occasion. Eligible rural property owners receive a coupon card and relevant infromation in June each year.

Non-Central Coast residents and non-rural residents need to purchase coupons from the Council should they wish to use the Country Transfer Station facilities.


Access Rates

  • Sedan, hatch or station wagon (seats up) - 1 Coupon
  • Van, ute or single axle trailer - 2 Coupons
  • Dual axle trailer - 3 Coupons
  • Small truck up to 3.0 tonne GVM - 4 Coupons
  • Mattress - 1 Coupon
  • Fridge, freezer or air conditioner - 1 Coupon

The maximum load size accepted will be 3m3 (approx. equivalent to the load capacity of a small truck).

Opening hours

Castra Transfer Station, Castra Road 3.5km south of Sprent
1.00pm to 4.30pm - Friday
8.30am to 12.00pm - Saturday

Preston Transfer Station, Preston Road 3km north of Preston
8.30am to 12.00pm - Friday
1.00pm to 4.30pm - Saturday

South Riana Transfer Station, South Riana Road 3km south of Loyetea Road junction
12.00pm to 3.30pm - Thursday
9.00am to 12.30pm - Sunday

All sites are Closed on Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and all public holidays.

For more information contact the Council's Works Depot on tel. 03 6429 8100.

Rethink Waste

By rethinking what we do with our waste, we can reduce the amount of waste ending up at the Country Transfer Stations and help make the current rural waste services sustainable in the face of rapidly escalating costs and increasing waste volumes.


Waste silage wrap collection - free of charge for all farmers who register

  • All Tasmanian farmers, both dairy and beef are eligible to register;
  • All farmers who register may be supplied with a bin, but farmers with only a few bales may receive one or two collections per year. Farmers with small amounts of silage wrap are encouraged to work with other farmers and place a bin in a central location, making collection more economical; and
  • To enable the continuation of this free service Envorinex asks all farmers to keep bins free of netting, twine and any other contaminants. Envorinex understands it is difficult to keep all dirt, vegetation and mud out of the silage wrap but ask farmers to try and keep this to a minimum. For those farmers that can't or don't want to wait for a bin, silage wrap can be placed in fertiliser bags for collection when the bin is delivered.

To register or for more information please contact 6382 1844 or click here to visit the Environex website.

Timber Recycling Scheme

Timber is a valuable and extremely relevant resource in our environment; it is renewable and repairable and should be diverted from landfill whenever possible. For more information click here.