Transfer stations

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Opening hours

Beechworth, Diffey Road









Rutherglen, Cornishtown Road







*Transfer Stations are CLOSED on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.

*No eftpos facilities available

Transfer Station Fees and Charges 2014-2015

General Waste Rate



General Waste Minimum charge



Car Batteries




Car Bodies, Scrap Metal & White Goods


Clean Separated Green Waste



Sorted Recyclables


Clean Fill –accepted by supervisor


Car Tyres



Car Tyres with Rim



Light Truck Tyres



Heavy Truck Tyres



Tractor & Earthmover Tyres






E-Waste (Televisions & Computer equipment)

refer to price flyer

Other Electronic Waste   (minimum fee $5.60) $28.70 /m3

Depositing of Quantities Over 1.5m3 Require Special Arrangement with Site Supervisor

*Charges include GST. Minimum Charge $8.50. Depositing of quantities over 1.5m3 requires special arrangement with the site supervisor.

Sorted uncontaminated recyclables approved by site supervisor - no charge.

Accepted and prohibited waste



Car Bodies/Parts


Builders Rubble

Domestic Garbage

Cleaning Solvents

Garden Waste

Dead Animals

Inert Solid Waste



Infectious Waste


Liquid Waste


Non Biodegradable Chemicals



Sump Oil

Petroleum Products


Pharmaceutical Drugs

Tree Pruning

Unidentified Chemicals




Oil disposal

Council urges residents to dispose of their used engine oil in a safe and sensible way. To assist, Council provides a drop off point for oil at specially built facilities at the Beechworth and Rutherglen Transfer Stations. The oil is then recycled into different grades of plastic and can be used for different purposes. Residents can also take used plastic oil containers up to 15ltr in capacity and leave them at the Transfer Stations where they are picked up every six weeks.

Council is also particularly interested in making sure farmers and backyard mechanics make the most of this service.

Recycling silage wrap

Used silage wrap is recycled into useful products such as trickle irrigation pipes, roadside/garden furniture, plastic pallets, low pressure pipe, vineyard stakes etc. You can drop your used silage wrap at the Rutherglen or Beechworth Transfer Station. The silage wrap is to be shaken clean, rolled up and placed in an approved plasback liner.


Indigo Shire farmers have the opportunity to dispose of used chemical or animal-health containers at a 'drumMUSTER' held at the Rutherglen Transfer Station.

  • drumMuster collections are each Friday
  • only containers bearing the 'drumMUSTER' logo are eligible for collection
  • drums must be triple rinsed prior to collection
  • appointment time is allocated - Phone Indigo Shire to make your appointment and you will also need the number of drums you are intending to drop off as they are individually inspected prior to being accepted
  • if you have any further questions, please contact the Waste Department at Council.

drumMUSTER and ChemClear are important industry stewardship programs that are part of the Industry Waste Reduction Scheme (IWRS). Agsafe Limited is contracted by AgStewardship Australia who manage the levies collected under the IWRS. The IWRS is funded by a levy on eligible non-returnable farm chemical containers over 1 litre or kilogram in content from participating chemical manufacturers. drumMUSTER is the national program for the collection and recycling of empty, cleaned, non-returnable metal and plastic agvet chemical containers. Chemical users throughout Australia are encouraged to deliver their empty, cleaned containers for inspection and acceptance at their local drumMUSTER collection site at one of over 700 drumMUSTER sites nationally.  drumMUSTER product is recycled into useful everyday items such as street signs, irrigation piping, plant stakes and outdoor furniture. drumMUSTER provides:

  • an environmentally responsible solution for chemical users to the problem of disposing their empty chemical containers;
  • helps property owners to keep their property clean of potential contamination;
  • encourages good farming practice and meets Quality Assurance obligations; and
  • supports the preservation of the wider environment.

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ChemClear® is the national program for the collection and disposal of unwanted currently registered agvet chemicals.  The objective of the program is to minimise the accumulation of unwanted agvet chemicals held in storage which may create potential risks to the environment, public health and trade.

There are two categories of agvet chemicals ChemClear® collects:

Group 1 chemicals are currently registered products manufactured by participating companies signed to the Industry Waste Reduction Agreement.  These products are collected free of charge.

Group 2 chemicals are products manufactured by non participating companies, or, deregistered, unknown, mixed or out of date products.  A per litre/kilogram fee for disposal applies.

Registrations are essential and can be made at or 1800 008 182


E-Waste Disposal

North East Waste & Resource Recovery Group and its member Councils are pleased to be able to provide an e-waste  recycling program in the North East Region. You are now able to recycle your old, broken or unwanted televisions and computer equipment (computer equipment includes laptops, scanners, printers, fax machines, monitors, keyboards, joystick, game pads and desktops)  at our two transfer stations at Rutherglen and Beechworth.  Other E-waste including kitchen appliances, hairdryers, radio's etc. will also require payment of a disposal fee.

Events and waste management

Indigo provides wheelie bins to help with the collection of waste and recyclables from festivals and events throughout the Shire. This includes events such as the Golden Horse Shoes Festival and the Yackandandah Folk Festival to small events such as school fetes. Please contact Council to see if your event meets with the criteria for Waste/Recycle collection.

Last updated: 19 December 2014