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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 2020/21 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)

2020 hours of operation for Markwood Transfer Station will be 1pm - 3.50pm Sunday fortnightly

January - 12, 26

February - 9, 23

March - 8, 22

April - 5, 19

May - 3, 17, 31

June - 14, 28

July - 12, 26

August - 9, 23

September - 6, 20

October - 4, 18

November - 1, 15, 29

December - 13, 27


Moyhu (569 Boggy Creek Road)

2020 hours of operation for Moyhu Transfer Station will be 9am - 11.50am Saturday fortnightly.

January -  18

February - 1, 15, 29 

March - 14,  28

April - 11,  25

May - 9, 23

June - 6,  20

July - 4, 18

August - 1, 15, 29

September - 12, 26

October - 10, 24

November - 7, 21

December -  5, 19


Eldorado (Woolshed Road)

2020 hours of operation for Eldorado Transfer Station will be 9.00am - 11.50am  Sunday fortnightly.

January - 12, 26

February - 9, 23

March - 8, 22

April - 5, 19

May - 3, 17, 31

June - 14, 28

July - 12, 26

August - 9, 23

September - 6, 20

October - 4, 18

November - 1, 15, 29

December - 13, 27


Transfer Station Fees and Charges

From 1 July 2020

(all prices include GST)

Waste administration fee (Landfill and Transfer Station)


$ 34.00

General Waste



General Waste Minimum (Garbage Bag or up to 30L)


$ 3.50

General Waste - Garbage bin


$ 11.50

General Waste 1/4m3


$ 18.00

General Waste 1/2m3


$ 36.00

General Waste 3/4m3


$ 54.00

General waste - per cubic metre


$ 72.00

Recyclable Materials






1/4m3 Timber (minimum) (0.25m3)


$ 6.50

1/2m3 Timber (0.5m3)


$ 9.50

Timber - per cubic metres


$ 19.00

Concrete & Rubble



1/4m3 Concrete & Rubble (minimum) (0.25m3)


$ 6.50

1/2m3 Concrete & Rubble (0.5m3)


$ 17.50

Concrete & Rubble - per cubic metre (up to a maximum of 2 cubic metres


$ 36.00




Car/motocycle tyres (P)


$ 5.50 each

Truck Tyres Small - lightweight / small / 4WD


$ 13.00 each

Truck Tyres Large - includes fortklight & bobcat tyres up to 0.5m high


$ 17.00 each

Forklift Tyres yp to 1m high


$ 39.00 each

Tractor Tyres up to 1m high


$ 101.00 each

Tractor Tyres up to 2m high


$ 152.00 each

Earthmoving Tyres small up to 1m high


$ 129.00 each

Earthmoving Tyres medium up to 1.5m high


$ 224.00 each

Earthmoving Tyres large up to 2m high


$ 449.00 each

Green waste  



1/4m3 Green waste (minimum) (0.25m3)


$ 3.50

1/2m3 Green waste (0.5m3)


$ 6.00

Green waste - per cubic metre


$ 11.50

Furniture and other items



Cot mattress all sizes


$ 11.00 each

Single mattress


$ 31.00 each

Double / queen / king mattress


$ 34.00 each

Furniture items - small & medium single items (chairs, tables)


$ 7.50 each

Furniture items - large & multiple items (lounge suites, dinning suites, cupboards, wardrobes). Equivialent to a 2 seater settee


 $ 19.00 each

Fridges, freezers & air conditioners


$ 7.00

Gas bottles (up to 10kg)


$ 2.50

Plastic Oil containers > 20 litres


$ 4.00




All E-waste items



Household batteries



Car batteries



Flourescent Globes



Paint tins



Motor oil (accepted at Markwood & Wangaratta)



Hard plastic (codes 2 HDPE, 4 LDPE, 5 PP accepted at Wangaratta)



Soft plastic



Plastic oil containers < 20 litres



Metal - scrap metals, white goods (except fridges)



Drum Muster Approved Chemical Drums (appointments required)



 Clean fill



 Co-mingled recyling - glass, aluminium cans, PET plastic, HDPE plastic, paper, cardboard



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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