Domestic hard waste disposal

1. Domestic hard waste voucher

The domestic hard waste disposal service is for larger household items that don’t fit in your kerbside garbage bin.

Domestic hard waste vouchers are distributed annually with rates notices. Vouchers entitle the holder to a single disposal of up to 1 cubic metre of hard waste.  

Vouchers can be used year round at the Rutherglen or Beechworth Transfer stations or at the Yackandandah, Chiltern and Tangambalanga on hard waste waste disposal weekends.

Vouchers will also be accepted at the Tallangatta & Wodonga Transfer Stations.

2. Hard waste disposal weekends

Additional locations for hard waste disposal will be offered in Yackandandah, Tamgambalanga and Chiltern on the following dates and times:

16 & 17 March and 23 & 24 March 2019 8am–12pm

  • Yackandandah: Shire depot, Railway Avenue, behind YCDCo service station
  • Chiltern: Former Transfer Station - Chiltern/Rutherglen Road Chiltern
  • Tangambalanga: Cnr Forge Crt/Kiewa Bonegilla Road Tangambalanga (Opposite Kiewa Fire Station)
  • Rutherglen & Beechworth are participating in the hard waste disposal weekends and will open for their regular hours.

Vouchers MUST be presented on site - all sites are supervised. 

3. Items accepted

Carpet, mattresses, soft furnishing, household and garden furniture can all be disposed of for free with your hard waste voucher, subject to the following limits:

  • Soft furnishing: 1 x 3 seat lounge OR 2 x arm chairs as a maximum (but not both) per voucher are permitted; OR
  • Either of the following only with each voucher: 1 Double Mattress or 1 Queen Mattress or 1 King Mattress or 2 Single Mattresses 

Domestic scrap metal, sorted recyclables, white goods and e-waste (such as electronic items and batteries) are accepted free of charge at the waste transfer stations – a voucher is not required. See the list of fees and charges here.

Before disposing of items through your hard waste service, consider whether they could be reused or recycled in another way. Items in good condition might be taken to your local charity store, given to friends or sold through online forums.

4. Items not accepted

The following items will not be accepted at the Yackandandah, Tamgambalanga or Chiltern; However, they can be disposed of as per the instruction in the table below, which may incur fees and charges.



Domestic Waste & recyclables including cardboard

Beechworth or Rutherglen Waste Transfer Stations

Car Bodies

Beechworth or Rutherglen Waste Transfer Stations

Industrial Waste

Albury Waste Management Centre

Car Batteries

Beechworth or Rutherglen Waste Transfer Stations


Wodonga Transfer Station

Cleaning Solvents, household chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or unidentified chemicals

Detox your home

Green waste or garden waste

Beechworth or Rutherglen Waste Transfer Stations


Albury Waste Management Centre


Beechworth or Rutherglen Waste Transfer Stations


5. FAQs for vouchers and hard waste weekends

Where do I find my voucher?

An annual hard waste voucher is issued to property owners within Indigo Shire, and is located on the bottom of the first rates notice (sent out to residents in September).

I have recently purchased a property and did not get a hard waste disposal voucher/ I cannot find my voucher.

Contact us and a replacement voucher may be issued to the property. 

I have already used my rates voucher at a transfer station – can I still go to the hard waste disposal days?

No, vouchers are for a single use only, and must be surrendered to council staff when used. A voucher must be presented at the hard waste weekend. Residents wishing to make a second disposal will be directed to the Beechworth or Rutherglen Transfer Stations, with disposal subject to the regular fees and charges.

Do I have to wait until hard waste weekend?

You can use your rates voucher at any time during opening hours at the Rutherglen, Beechworth, Wodonga or Tallangatta waste transfer stations. The hard waste weekends simply makes the service available at additional locations around the Shire.

What if I have more than 1m3 of waste to dispose of?

Some items are disposed of free of charge, while others attract fees. Transfer station staff will assess the load and advise you on the cost. You can view the fees and charges in advance here.