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Free Green Waste Disposal Month of November

To assist residents to clean up around their property, the Rural City of Wangaratta is offering free green waste disposal from Friday 1 November to Saturday 30 November 2019 at all Transfer Stations.

Take this opportunity to clean up your property and make it safe for the upcoming fire season.

Sites will be supervised so please bring green waste only! Garden waste, leaf litter, branches and woody material will be accepted.

For further information please contact Council's customer service team on (03) 5722 0888


Transfer Stations

Council operates four Transfer Stations to enable residents to dispose of large items or waste not accepted in the kerbside collection.

The Transfer Stations are located at Eldorado, Markwood, Moyhu and Wangaratta. The Transfer Station's 2019/20 Fee's and Charges can be viewed here by selecting the hyperlink.

Customers are encouraged to Separate & $ave!  By separating recyclables from general waste prior to visiting the Transfer Station you will save money and reduce waste going to landfill.

All transfer stations are closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

On high fire danger days the Rural Transfer Stations may close due to fire risk.

Wangaratta (46-56 Sandford Road)

Opening hours

Tuesday -Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 4.30pm

Public Holidays 10am – 4.30pm

(closed on Mondays)

Markwood (145 Forest Lane)

2019 hours of operation for Markwood Transfer Station will be 1pm - 3.50pm Sunday fortnightly

January - 13th, 27th

February - 10th,  24th

March - 10th,  24th

April - 7th,  21st

May - 5th,  19th

June - 2nd,  16th,  30th

July - 14th,  28th

August - 11th,  25th

September - 8th,  22nd

October - 6th,  20th

November - 3rd,  17th

December - 1st,  15th,  29th


Moyhu (569 Boggy Creek Road)

2019 hours of operation for Moyhu Transfer Station will be 9am - 11.50am Saturday fortnightly.

January - 5th,  19th

February - 2nd, 16th

March - 2nd,  16th,  30th

April - 13th,  27th

May - 11th,  25th

June - 8th,  22nd

July - 6th,  20th

August - 3rd,  17th,  30th

September - 14th,  28th

October - 12th,  26th

November - 9th,  23rd

December -  7th,  21st


Eldorado (Woolshed Road)

2019 hours of operation for Eldorado Transfer Station will be 9.00am - 11.50am  Sunday fortnightly.

January - 13th,  27th

February - 10th,  24th

March - 10th,  24th

April - 7th,  21st

May - 5th,  19th

June - 2nd,  16th,  30th

July - 14th,  28th

August - 11th,  25th

September - 8th,  22nd

October - 6th,  20th

November - 3rd,  17th

December - 1st,  15th,  29th


Drum Muster

drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia. drumMUSTER is a voluntary program of AgStewardship Australia Limited. drumMUSTER is held at the Wangaratta Transfer Station every Thursday. Please note that appointments need to be made if you have over 50 drums. 
The drumMUSTER Standard
Inspection of containers at collection points is necessary to ensure that containers can be safely recycled.

  • There must be no chemical residue on the inside or the outside of the container, including the thread and cap.  If there is any chemical residue visible when delivering your containers these drums will be rejected.
  • After rinsing your chemical container it should be left to dry with the cap off which will aid in the drying process.
  • The threads of the container opening must be free of residue and although the cap should not be replaced on the container, it may be brought separately to the collection if clean.
  • Your container should have the labels on to provide inspectors with identification of the container being handled.
  • A signed statement by the farmer or chemical user at the point of the collection provides drumMUSTER with evidence that the container has been rinsed.
  • If your container is rejected, the inspector will request that your container is taken home, properly cleaned and returned for recycling in your next delivery.
  • When rinsing the chemical container use the rinsate to make up an application of the same chemical according to the products label recommendations.

Drums must be triple rinsed with no residue left inside and metal drums must be punctured prior to disposal.
Collections are also available for deliveries under 50 drums at the Moyhu Transfer Station during normal opening hours. For deliveries greater than 50 drums please contact Council's Customer Service team on (03) 5722 0888 or to make an appointment.
For further information on drumMUSTER please contact drumMUSTER on 1800 008 707 or visit the drumMUSTER website.

Detox Your Home

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are up to 33 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming events and accepted products.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

Upcoming Detox Your Home events: the latest Detox Your Home was held on 31 August 2019. Keep up to date through the Detox Your Home website for future events.

Permanent Drop off Site for Common Household Chemicals

Permanent Household Waste Collection Programs are located at selected Transfer Stations across Victoria, this includes the Wangaratta Transfer Station.

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites accept a limited range of low risk household items for free.

There is no restriction on the number or volume of household products, however, commercial quantities will not be accepted.

Items accepted:

  • Paint
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)

For further information please visit the Sustainability Victoria website or phone the Rural City of Wangaratta on (03) 5722 0888.

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