Transfer stations and recycling centres offer free disposal for problem waste. Such items include chemicals, paint, fluoro tubes/globes, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, waste oil (cooking and motor oil) and batteries (household and car). *You can recycle a wide range of materials at your local transfer station or recycling centre, with many items being accepted free of charge.* By sorting your load you will be reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and helping us in achieving our goal of halving waste to landfill.

What Goes to a Transfer Station or Recycling Centre

  • Appliances (electronics) 
  • Batteries – all types
  • Building Materials (concrete, bricks, timber) 
  • Car parts
  • Clothing
  • Computer and electronic devices
  • Crockery
  • Drums (pesticides, chemicals)
  • E-waste
  • Electrical goods
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Furniture
  • Gas bottles
  • Items that may not fit into your red-lidded general waste bin (soil, building waste) 
  • Items that may not fit into your yellow-lidded recycling bin (bottles, cardboard) 
  • Items that may not fit into your green-lidded organics bin (branches, tree stumps) 
  • Light bulbs and Fluoro tubes
  • Mattresses
  • Metal (including scrap)
  • Mirrors and mirror glass
  • Mobile phones
  • Motor oil/cooking oil
  • Paint (water & oil)
  • Plastics (hard & soft)
  • Polystyrene
  • Timber pallets
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Treated timber
  • TVs and screens
  • Tyres
  • White goods

WHERE DOES IT GO?  

E Waste recycling

A-Z Of what Goes to the transfer station

Batteries RECYCLING

PROBLEM WASTE

Electronic and Electrical Waste

E-Wastewhich is also known as electronic and electrical waste cannot be disposed of in any of your kerbside binsE-Waste is any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted, for example: computers, mobile phones, televisions, kitchen appliances and white goods, children’s toys, coffee machines. 

E-Waste has a combination of valuable and hazardous material which don’t belong in landfill.  

E-Waste is the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian Households. By recycling these items at your local transfer station or recycling centre the environment will thank you.

 

A New Lease of Life

E-Waste is dissembled into a range of materials before being sent to recyclers and made into a range of new products:

  • Plastics – melted down and remade into stakes, fence posts and plastic sleepers.
  • Metal – new steel and other metal products.
  • Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Glass – new monitors and computer screens.
  • Mercury – used for separating the glass to use as glass wool in home insulations and taking out phosphor powder for use in fertiliser products.
  • Hard Drivers – whole and shredded are processed into aluminium ingots used in the automotive industry.
  • Toner & Ink Cartridges – new cartridges and separated into plastic and metal and used as raw materials.

Recycling your E-Waste is Important

But it is even better is to try and avoid creating E-Waste in the first place. You can do this by:

  • Carefully selecting the right product for your needs.
  • Choosing a brand that’s environmentally responsible.
  • Only upgrading your technology if there’s a real reason to do so.
  • Consider leasing equipment that can be returned to the manufacturer when it is no longer needed.
  • If you have an item you no longer need, but which still works and is in good condition, consider trying to find a new home for it first. There are many people and charities happy to take quality second-hand goods.
  • Recycle your unwanted electronics at your local transfer station or recycle centre.

What Items Don’t Belong in Any Bin?

A – D

  • Appliances
  • Backpacks
  • Baskets
  • Batteries – all types
  • Books
  • Bottles- large quantities that don’t fit in your bin
  • Branches
  • Bricks
  • Building materials
  • Cardboard- larger quantities that don’t fit in your bin
  • Car parts
  • Car windscreens
  • Carpet and underlay
  • Cassettes
  • CDs
  • Chemicals
  • Clothing
  • Computers and technology
  • Cushions

E-K

  • Drums (pesticides, chemicals)
  • DVDs
  • Electronics/Electrical Waste
  • Eye glasses
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foam boxes
  • Furniture
  • Garden equipment
  • Gas bottles
  • Green waste- large quantities that don’t fit in your bin
  • Household items eg. Plates, crockery, cutlery, pots etc

L-R

  • Light bulbs and tubes
  • Linen
  • Mattresses
  • Metal
  • Mirrors and mirror glass
  • Mobile phones
  • Motor oil
  • Paint (water & oil)
  • Picture frames
  • Pillows
  • Plastics (hard & soft)
  • Polystyrene
  • Prunings – large quantities that don’t fit in your bin
  • Roofing materials
  • Rope

S-Z

  • Scrap metal
  • Soil
  • Sports equipment
  • String
  • Timber pallets
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Treated timber
  • Tree stumps/branches
  • TVs and screens
  • Twine
  • Tyres
  • Videos
  • White goods
  • Windows
  • Wire
  • Wood and timber

Batteries of any Kind are Not Recyclable Through your Kerbside Bin Collection

Worth the Recycling Effort

Batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian Households. By recycling lead-acid batteries, the environment will thank you.

Batteries are not recyclable in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. However, there are designated drop off locations where they can be recycled. Each lead-acid battery contains lead and 2-3 litres of sulphuric acid. Lead is a cumulative poison that affects our bodies and is also harmful to the environment, particularly fish, animals and plants. Recycling lead-acid uses less energy than refining primary ore and removes lead from the environment.

How are they Recycled?

There are three types of common batteries:

  • Non-rechargeable (primary) batteries – processed to recover zinc, manganese and ferrous metals.
  • Rechargeable (secondary) batteries – Plastics and metals, such as ferro-nickel, can be recovered and recycled. Cadmium is used to manufacture new batteries.
  • Lead-acid (car) batteries – are reconditioned or have 96% of their materials recycled. These are used in the remanufacturing of batteries and plastic moulding applications.

A New Lease of Life

After batteries are collected, they are sorted by type and components and sent to licensed recycling facilities in Australia or overseas for processing. Recycling battery components is a complex and expensive process due to the chemistry involved.

Drop off Problem Waste at Designated Facilities

Problem Waste is waste that cannot go into any of your kerbside bins. These items include: household & car batteries, gas bottles/cylinders, motor & cooking oil, paint, light globes/fluro tubes, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Problem Waste items are known to cause serious harm to the people involved in transferring or processing the waste material as well as causing fires, chemical spills and other preventable disasters. This is why these items cannot go into any of your kerbside bins.

Problem Waste must be dropped off at designated transfer stations and recycling centres so they can be recycled and disposed of correctly, without harming people, wildlife and the environment.

When recycled correctly, Problem Waste is turned into reuseable materials which can then be used in new products.

Plus, it helps to protect natural resources and eliminate toxic materials ending up in landfill.

Local Waste Facilities

Below is a quick reference directory of transfer stations, recycling centres and landfills in the local area.

For full details of the types of waste collected at each facility and the costs involved in disposal, please click on the links below.

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Albury Waste Management Centre
565 Mudge Street, Lavington NSW 2641
Phone: (02) 6043 5860

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 7am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 4pm
Christmas Day and Good Friday- CLOSED

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Wodonga Waste Transfer Station 
29 Kane Road, Wodonga VIC 3690 
Phone: (02) 6022 9358 
Email: owaste@wodonga.vic.gov.au 

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 7am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm
Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day – CLOSED 

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Phone: (02) 6029 8588

Brocklesby

18 Lee Road  

Opening Hours

1st Sunday of the Month 10am-12pm  

3rd Sunday of the Month  2pm-4pm 


Burrumbuttock

218 Burrumbuttock Brockelsby Road 

Opening Hours

1st Sunday of the Month 2pm-4pm  

3rd Sunday of the Month 10am to 12pm 


Culcairn

48 Schnaars Road 

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 2pm to 5pm 
Thursday: 9am to 12pm 
Saturday – Sunday: 2pm to 5pm 


Gerogery

83 Coach Road 

Opening Hours

2nd Sunday of the Month 2pm-5pm  

4th Sunday of the Month  2pm-5pm  
 


Henty

2216 Henty-Pleasant Hills Road 

Opening Hours

2nd and 4th Sunday 2pm to 5pm


Holbrook

160 Tip Road  

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 2pm to 5pm
Thursday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 12pm
Sunday: 2pm to 5pm


Jindera

148 Dights Forest Road 

Opening Hours

Wednesday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 12pm
Sunday: 2pm to 5pm


Mullengandra

953 Bowna Road  

Opening Hours

1st and 3rd Sunday 2pm to 5pm

All Greater Hume Council Landfills are CLOSED New Years Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day  

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Corryong Landfill 

Sugarloaf Road, Corryong VIC 3707 
Phone: (02) 6076 2160 

Opening Hours 

Thursday: 4pm to 6pm 
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm 

 

Tallangatta Transfer Station 

Hardy’s Rd off Murray Valley Highway, Tallangatta 
Phone: (02) 6071 5100 

Opening Hours 

Thursday: 4pm to 6pm 
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm 

 

Towong Shire Council – Recycling Sheds 

  • Mitta Mitta Recreation Reserve 
  • Talgarno Gap Road 
  • Granya Recreation Reserve 
  • Lucyvale Road 
  • Tallangatta Creek Road 
  • Corryong – Benambra Road 

 

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Beechworth Transfer Station 
1620 Diffey Road, Beechworth VIC 3747 
Phone: (03) 5728 8000 

Opening Hours 
Friday – Monday: 1pm to 5pm 
Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day, CODE Red Fire Days – CLOSED 

Rutherglen Transfer Station 
53 Cornishtown Road, Rutherglen 
Phone: (03) 5728 8000 

Opening Hours 
Friday – Sunday: 1pm to 5pm 
Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day, CODE Red Fire Days – CLOSED 

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Corowa Waste Disposal Facility 
Albury Road, Corowa NSW 2646 
Phone: (02) 6033 8999 

Opening Hours 
Friday: 9am to 12pm 
Saturday: 1pm to 4pm 
Sunday: 9am to 12pm

Mulwala Waste Disposal Facility 
Old Barooga Road, Mulwala NSW 2647 
Phone: (02) 6033 8999 

Opening Hours 
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 12pm 

Howlong Waste Disposal Facility 
Goomargana Road, Howlong NSW 2643 
Phone: 0408 667 253 

Opening Hours 
Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm 
Saturday: 9am to 12pm 
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm 

Urana Waste Disposal Facility 
Boree Creek Rd, Urana NSW 

Opening Hours 
Sunday: 11am to 4pm 

Oaklands Waste Disposal Facility 
Maxwelton Rd, Oaklands NSW  

Opening Hours 
Sunday: 8am to 12pm  

All Federation Waste Disposal Facilities: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday – CLOSED 

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Myrtleford Transfer Station  
Morrison Lane, Myrtleford 
Phone: 0436 414 353  

Opening Hours 
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-3pm 

Porepunkah Transfer Station  
Roberts Creek Rd, Porepunkah 
Phone: 0418 396 122 

Opening Hours
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-2pm 

Mount Beauty Transfer Station  
Maddison Land, Mount Beauty 
Phone: 0448 514 064 

Opening Hours 
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-2pm 

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