River vessel waste disposal stations

There are 13 public river vessel waste disposal stations situated at regular intervals along the River Murray in South Australia. The stations are typically about 50 km apart from Lock 6 (downstream of the New South Wales border) to Goolwa, a length spanning 650 km.

Also, six private marina waste disposal facilities are available (by negotiation) to the public.

River vessel operators can dispose of their waste at the public stations free of charge and for a fee at the private stations.

Locations and operating instructions

To find out where the disposal stations are situated and to see some general berthing and station operating instructions, please download our river vessel waste disposal options booklet.

The booklet also includes information on the latest regulations for the disposal of grey water.

Types of waste accepted

The stations are available for the disposal of three types of river vessel waste:

  • Black water (waste from toilets and urinals)
  • Grey water, such as water that has been used for washing, laundering, bathing or showering
  • Solid wastes, including garbage generated whilst on board, but not including hard rubbish such as whitegoods and furniture.

More information

  • State Government Waste Disposal Service
    1800 799 065