Transfer Station & Recycling Facilities

Windmill Hill Transfer Station

Nixon Rd, Hahndorf (Windmill Hill), Former Dump Site, Hahndorf SA 5245
Phone: (08) 8388 1099
Fax: (08) 8391 7299

All items placed into the skips at the Windmill Hill Transfer Station are transported to Brinkley landfill located near Murray Bridge.

Also accepts: Waste oil (domestic only), car and truck batteries and used LPG gas bottles.

Mulch is available for purchase, see fees listed below.

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Fees and Charges 2017-2018(184 kb)
Utilities & Small Trailer (up to 6x4) Fees & Charges(132 kb)



Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Wednesday 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Thursday 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Friday 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Saturday 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Sunday 01:30PM - 04:30PM

Closed Public Holidays
Closed between 12.30pm to 1pm for lunch, Mondays, catastrophic fire ban days and extreme weather events.

Windmill Hill Salvage and Save

Nixon Road, Hahndorf 
T: 8388 1837

Reduce landfill, save on Transfer Stations fees and buy salvaged goods and materials!

Windmill Hill Salvage and Save accepts a range of salvageable goods, stopping them from ending up in landfill and harming the environment.

Run by Finding Workable Solutions (FWS), and in operation since March 2008, the salvage yard offers a wide range of furniture, building materials, bric-a-brac and other goods for sale. All money raised goes towards funding the FWS organisation and its services.

What can be salvaged?

Old furniture from home or office: lounge suites, dining tables and chairs, kitchenalia

Building supplies: doors, windows, timber – pine, hardwood, oregon – scrap metal & roofing iron, bricks and pavers 

Bric-a-brac: toys, ornaments, books, pictures, cutlery & crockery

Garden Equipments: garden pots, fences, posts & trellis, ladders & tools, lawn mowers, wheel barrows, etc 

Other stuff: bicycles, trampolines, play & recreation equipment, bagged firewood 

Hours of operation

Tuesday to Friday  10.00am-4.30pm

Saturdays 9.00am-4.30pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Please note: Salvage and Save is not an operation of Mount Barker District Council.
Any enquiries should be directed to FWS, telephone 8388 1837 or Victor Harbor 8552 7654.



Other Recycling Facilities

In addtion to utilising the Kerbside Waste and Recycling Service introduced 1 April 2008, residents are also encouraged to take recyclable materials to a recycling facility to reduce the amount of waste produced. Recycling centers are available at or within close proximity to both transfer stations. 

The following recycling centers are located within the Mount Barker District Council:

Scout Recycling Centre


Mount Barker Bottle and Can

Located next door to the Windmill Hill Transfer Station, Nixon Road, Hahndorf
T: 8388 7409


Located at 39 Secker Road, Mount Barker
T: 8391 2700

Opening Times
Mondays to Fridays  8.30am-4.30pm
Saturdays  8.00am-12.00pm


Opening Times
Mondays to Fridays  8.30am-4.30pm
Saturdays  8.00am-12.30pm

Cash for the following items:

  • Beer bottles
  • Aluminium cans
  • Soft drink glass bottles
  • Plastic soft drink bottles
  • Glass jars etc
  • Scrap non-ferrous metals incl. car radiators and batteries

Also accepting the following items: Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, General Paper, Food Tins, Plastic Milk Bottles, Milk Cartons, Plastics No.s 1 & 2 (i.e. soft drink bottles, cream and juice containers)


Cash for the following items:

  • Beer bottles
  • Aluminium cans
  • Plastic and glass soft drink bottles
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Aluminium
  • Radiators 







6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200