Special waste programs


Indigo Shire farmers have the opportunity to dispose of used farm 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
  • For quantities in excess of 20 an appointment must be made - phone us on 1300 365 003 to make your appointment and you will also need to advise Council of the number of drums you are intending to drop off. All drums are individually inspected prior to being accepted.

If you have any further questions, contact the Waste Department at Council or visit drummuster.com.au.


Council provides several drop-off points for mobile phone collection. Customer Service Centres at Beechworth, Rutherglen and Yackandandah as well as 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. For more information on what will be accepted, visit mobilemuster.com.au.

Car battery disposal

Residents can dispose of used unwanted automotive batteries at the Beechworth and Rutherglen transfer stations during opening hours. Automotive batteries can now be safely disposed of at the transfer stations at no cost. For further enquiries contact the Shire office on 1300 365 003.

Detox Your Home

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government's FREE chemical collection program.

Detox Your Home mobile collections are held each year.

For details of mobile collections near you, what is accepted and what is not accepted, and permanent locations, visit the Detox Your Home website

There are permanent drop-off sites at:

  • Wodonga Transfer Station, 29 Kane Road
  • Wangaratta Council Works Depot, 10 Newman Street.

The service is free and residents from all municipalities can use any of the drop-off points.