Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot is now open

The official opening was held on 11 September 2018

The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot has entered a new era and set the benchmark for environmentally efficient waste disposal and recycling services. An official opening took place on Tuesday, 11 September, where key stakeholders celebrated what has been a major revamp of the facility.

Providing services to the local community for over 35 years, recent upgrades to the site will ensure it continues to support the region well into the future.

Now a high quality, modern waste and recycling plant; customer access has been greatly simplified, making each visit a straightforward process. An increased variety of diversion options means that recycling is not only easier, but more cost effective – in some cases, resulting in money in the customer’s pocket as an incentive for showing sensible recycling initiative.

Meeting their strong commitment to meet their communities waste and recycling needs locally, Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor undertake these functions on a regional basis through their membership of Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA), who manage Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot site operations and local bin collection.

The Alexandrina Council-owned site hosts several tenants including FRWA, Goolwa Salvage & Save, and South Coast Recycling. Running costs of the facility are shared with the City of Victor Harbor.

The project, referenced in Alexandrina Council’s 2014 to 2023 Community Strategic Plan as a key initiative to achieve the ‘Thrive in Clean Green Futures’ objective, is a positive step toward the region being a leader in environmental innovation. 

Residents of the Fleurieu Peninsula can confidently use the Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot, with the peace of mind that their waste will be dealt with in line with cost effective and sustainable environmental ethics. To learn more about local waste management visit