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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.


Access to the Castra, Preston and South Riana transfer 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 information 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.



The Tasmanian Government landfill levy is a fee on waste that is disposed at landfills after 1 July 2022.  The levy is being introduced to encourage a reduction in waste, with collected money being spent on resource recovery and education about waste.  For most services like household collection and the Lobster Creek Resource Recovery Centre (RRC), this fee is collected by the Council on behalf of the State Government.  To cover the levy from waste disposed of at Country Transfer Stations, the number of provided coupons has been reduced from 38 to 36.


  • 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
  • Fluorescent tubes from local area (up to 4) – No charge
  • Fluorescent tubes from local area (up to 12) – 1 Coupon
  • Fluorescent tubes from local area (up to 20) – 2 Coupons

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


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 public holidays.
Substitute closures may be applicable for some public holidays.
Information on closures will be provided in the Latest Council News on this website, on the Council’s Facebook page, and advertised in The Advocate newspaper.

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


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.