Transfer stations

Opening hours

Beechworth, Diffy Road

Friday

1pm-5pm

Saturday

1pm-5pm

Sunday

1pm-5pm

Monday

1pm-5pm

Rutherglen, Cornishtown Road

Friday

1pm-5pm

Saturday

1pm-5pm

Sunday

1pm-5pm

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

*No eftpos facilities available

Transfer Station Fees and Charges 2013-2014

General Waste Rate

$33.20

 /m3

General Waste Minimum charge

$8.30

 /m3

Mattresses

$23.10

each

Car Bodies, Scrap Metal & White Goods

Free 

Clean Separated Green Waste

$16.50

/m3

Sorted Recyclables

Free

Clean Fill –accepted by supervisor

Free

Car Tyres

$7.40

each

Car Tyres with Rim

$10.30

each

Light Truck Tyres

$13.20

each

Heavy Truck Tyres

$31.90

each

Tractor & Earthmover Tyres

$68.30

each

Cardboard

$16.80

/m3

E-Waste (Televisions & Computer equipment)

Free


Other Electronic Waste   (minimum fee $5.60) $28.00 /m3

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

*Charges include GST. Minimum Charge $8.30. 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

ACCEPTABLE WASTE

PROHIBITED WASTE

Car Bodies/Parts

Batteries - All

Carpet

Builders Rubble

Domestic Garbage

Cleaning Solvents

Garden Waste

Dead Animals

Inert Solid Waste

Herbicides/Pesticides

Mattresses

Infectious Waste

Metal

Liquid Waste

Plastics

Non Biodegradable Chemicals

Recyclables

Paint

Sump Oil

Petroleum Products

Timber

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Tree Pruning

Unidentified Chemicals

Tyres

Asbestos

Whitegoods


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. www.plasback.com.au

DrumMUSTER

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.

For more information visit www.drummuster.com.au

ChemClear

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 www.chemclear.com.au or 1800 008 182

.

Recycling mobile phones

Council provides several drop off points for Mobile phone collection. Customer Service Centres at Beechworth, Rutherglen and Yackandandah the Chiltern Post Office all have Mobile Muster collection points. Just drop in your old mobile phones and accessories to one of these locations to have them responsibly recycled. Mobile phones can cause damage to the environment if sent to landfill.

Click here to download a form to post your old mobile phone to MobileMuster

E-Waste Disposal

NevRwaste 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 Rutherglen and Beechworth free of charge.  Other E-waste including kitchen appliances, hairdryers, radio's etc. will 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: 14 January 2014