Transfer Station fees and charges

Transfer Station fees and charges 2019-2020:

  • General household waste rate: $44.80 per cubic metre
  • General household waste: Minimum charge $8.55
  • Mattresses: $34.60 each
  • Soft furnishings, lounge chairs, couches etc: $37.30 each
  • Clean separated green waste: $19.25 per cubic metre
  • Car tyres: $8.65 each
  • Car tyres with rim: $12.05 each
  • Light truck tyres: $15.35 each
  • Heavy truck tyres: $37.15 each
  • Tractor tyres: $79.55 each
  • Earthmover tyres: $159.95 each
  • e-Waste (televisions and computer equipment) and all other electrical/electronic waste: Free
  • Sorted recyclables: Free
  • Scrap metal, white goods and car bodies: Free
  • Cardboard: Free
  • Clean fill - accepted by supervisor: Free
  • Clean Polystyrene: Free
  • Car Batteries: Free
  • Domestic gas bottles up to 9kg: Free
  • 45kg domestic gas bottles: Free

EFTPOS facilities available at both transfer stations.

Please note: Depositing more than 1.5 cubic metres requires special arrangement with the site supervisor.

Customers are encouraged to dismantle waste items prior to entering the Transfer Station so that separated materials can be deposited in appropriate areas.

Contaminated recyclables will be charged as household waste at $42.85 per cubic metre.

Accepted and prohibited waste

Acceptable waste:

Car bodies and parts, automotive batteries, carpet, domestic garbage, garden waste, inert solid waste, mattresses, metal, plastics, recyclables, sump oil, timber, tree pruning, tyres, whitegoods, e-waste, polystyrene, domestic gas bottles (as listed above) Building timber off cuts and metal plumbing fixtures. Car bodies MUST have gas tanks removed and petrol tanks punctured prior to delivering them to the site. Car gas tanks can be recycled provided that they have all valves removed and the tanks are then cut in half. The tanks can then be disposed of as scrap metal.

Prohibited waste:

Builders' rubble including; plaster board, paint, concrete, bricks, tiles, insulation, cleaning solvents, dead animals, herbicides, pesticides, infectious waste, liquid waste, non-biodegradable chemicals, paint, petroleum products, pharmaceutical drugs, unidentified chemicals, asbestos.

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 where the oil is then collected and recycled. Residents can also take used empty plastic oil containers up to 15 litres in capacity and leave them at the transfer stations. Used oil containers must be squashed prior to disposal. Council is also particularly interested in making sure farmers and backyard mechanics make the most of this service.