Do you have an option for extra green waste disposal, especially cleaning up my property in Spring time and preparing for fire season?
Yes – Council provides two weekends in October where green waste disposal at the Beechworth and Rutherglen transfer stations is free. The free green waste disposal weekend dates will be publicised by Council in the lead up to the events. See the Green Waste page for updates
How do I know how much waste I have to dispose?
As a rough guide:
- A car boot load is approximately 0.25m3
- A level small trailer is approximately 0.5m3
- A large level trailer or small heaped trailer is approximately 1m3
What happens to the items after I take to the transfer stations?
Recyclables are taken to Cleanaway’s Material Recovery Facility in Lavington, NSW. The recyclables are sorted, bailed and then sold to a variety of recycling processors.
Green waste material is taken to a processing facility where it is shredded and turned into high grade compost that is used in agriculture.
Non-recyclable garbage is taken to the Albury landfill at the Albury Waste Management Centre.
Why am I charged fees at the transfer station?
Recycling and disposal of items costs Council to collect, transport and process, especially in rural locations. This cost is in some cases passed onto the customer/consumer (for example; mattresses and green waste), however depending on the type of item disposed, some items are able to be disposed of free of charge to the resident (for example; polystyrene, waste oil and batteries).
We simply couldn't afford to continue to operate the waste transfer stations if fees are waived for all recyclables.
How can I save on waste charges?
You can save money and time by sorting your load before you leave home. The Transfer Station attendant will assess your load and charge accordingly. Pack your trailer so the attendant can easily see what is in your load.
You can save the fees you are charged by:
- Separating items that incur a charge from items that are free
- Put the bigger items in first and pack smaller items in the gaps
- Flatten cardboard boxes
- Separate general rubbish that can’t be recycled
- Pack similar materials together.
Where do I find my transfer station voucher?
Waste disposal vouchers for Transfer Stations are issued to property owners within Indigo Shire. The vouchers are located on the bottom of the first rates notice (sent out in September each year).
I have recently purchased a property and did not get a waste disposal voucher/ I cannot find my voucher.
Contact us and a replacement voucher may be issued to the property.
What if I rent?
Waste disposal vouchers are issued to the property owners within the Shire. You should contact your real estate agent and request the vouchers, or if an agent isn’t involved, ask the owner directly.
Are there certain times I can dispose of my items at the Waste Transfer Stations?
You can use your rates waste disposal vouchers at any time during opening hours at the Rutherglen, Beechworth, Wodonga or Tallangatta waste transfer stations.
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. Two waste disposal vouchers are issued to each property.
Why doesn’t Indigo Shire have a reuse shop?
The Indigo Shire does not have the high volumes of reusable items or customers to make a reuse shop viable. If you have items suitable for reuse, you can list these in various local online second hand sites, donate to second hand charity stores or take them to the Wodonga Transfer Station’s reuse shop