Council operates Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Facilities in Mount Beauty, Myrtleford and Porepunkah.
Materials are recycled as much as possible to minimise landfill.
Location and Opening Hours
|Facility||Address and phone||Opening times|
|Myrtleford||Morrison Lane, Myrtleford
Phone: 0436 414 353
Tues / Thurs / Sat / Sun
10am - 3pm
|Porepunkah||Off Roberts Creek Rd, Porepunkah
Phone: 0418 396 122
Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun
10am - 2pm
|Mount Beauty||Maddison Lane Mount Beauty
Phone: 0448 514 064
Tues / Thurs / Sat / Sun
10am - 2pm
You can find the location and opening hours of the Waste Transfer Stations on this website. Please note that the sites are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.
What can I take to the waste transfer station?
Please see the list of accepted materials and charges.
At the transfer stations, you can NOT dispose of:
- Hazardous waste (except for batteries, fluorescent tubes and CFL lamps and paint)
- Liquid waste (except for engine and cooking oil at all sites, or paint at the Porepunkah and Mount Beauty sites)
- Commercial Quantities (conditions apply)
- Industrial and Commercial waste (conditions apply)
- Asbestos (except at the Porepunkah Site)
For more information contact the Transfer Station Supervisor on 03 5755 0555.
There is a cost for some materials. Please see the list of accepted materials and charges.
Maximum Volume Allowed
The maximum allowable volume of any single material is 2m3 per day. Any volumes exceeding 2m3 will need prior approval. Prior approval must also be obtained for the disposal of commercial quantities of any material. Please phone Council's Bright Office on 03 5755 0555 during business hours and ask to speak to the Transfer Station Supervisor.
- Smoking is not permitted on site at any time
- Scavenging is not allowed
- Chemicals, hazardous waste (except for household batteries, fluorescent tunes and CFL lamps and paint), prescribed waste and liquid waste are prohibited and will not be accepted. Penalties apply for disposal of prohibited materials.
- Prior approval must be obtained for the disposal of commercial quantities (over 2m3 of any material per trading day).
- All materials must be sorted & separated and placed in the correct location. Recyclable materials must not be placed in the skips that are sent to landfill. Loads will either be refused if not sorted and separated or the entire load charged at the hard waste rate.
- Cover your load to prevent material falling from vehicles and littering roadsides. Penalties apply for unsecured loads and littering.
- Due to OH&S policies, site attendants have been instructed not to assist with the unloading of items from vehicles or trailers. Please ensure all materials can be unloaded without the assistance from site attendants.
- Cement sheet delivered to the Transfer Stations which cannot be identified as such will be treated as asbestos and will need to be wrapped and sealed accordingly.
Sort and Save
Most resource recovery centres and transfer stations have different charges for different materials, so if an item can be recycled, repurposed or reprocessed it is cheaper to dispose of, and some materials are accepted for free.
If a load is not sorted, it can be difficult to see what types of materials are in the load. Unsorted loads will either be rejected or charged at the hard-waste rate.
Sorting can be as simple as putting all of the household recyclables together, flattening any large cardboard boxes, putting bricks together, and separating timber, metals, electronic waste and green waste. By doing all of this, you can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which ultimately helps our environment.
All materials must be sorted, separated and placed in the appropriate designated area or where directed by the tip attendant.
Please note, recyclable materials must not be placed in the landfill bins.
Disposal of Asbestos
Porepunkah Transfer Station is currently the only waste facility in the Alpine Shire where asbestos waste from a domestic source can be accepted.
Although householders are legally entitled to carry out asbestos removal, it is not recommended. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2007 Part 4.3 Division 7 Subdivision 2, an unlicensed person may remove non-friable asbestos material if the area does not exceed 10m2 and the total time over which the removal is performed does not exceed one hour in any 7-day period.
The most common types are sheet roof cladding and wall linings. Asbestos from commercial or industrial sources can be disposed of at Bowser Landfill (contact Rural City of Wangaratta – ph 5722 0888).
Removal, handling and packaging must be carried out in accordance with the methods detailed in Asbestos – A guide for Householders and the General Public, February 2013.
- Asbestos waste must be packaged in two layers of 0.2mm thick polythene and labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’
- Asbestos waste that is incorrectly or inadequately packaged will not be accepted
- The house owner must transport the asbestos waste – when it is not possible for the house owner to transport the asbestos waste, the person transporting it must present a letter to the site attendant that is signed and dated by the house owner giving the name and car registration details of the person transporting the asbestos on their behalf
- Asbestos waste must be packed so that it can be safely unloaded by the person(s) transporting it.
A booking must be made with the transfer station attendant beforehand (mobile 0418 396 122). Please be prepared to answer questions relating to packaging, source, type, size, weight and quantity of the asbestos waste.
The disposal charge is $77 per m³ with a minimum fee of $5, and payment is to be made by cheque, cash or EFTPOS at the time of drop-off (except for approved account customers).
An Asbestos Waste Disposal Form must be completed and handed to the transfer station attendant at the time of drop-off.
Forms are also available at Council’s Waste Management Facilities and Customer Service Centres.
Due to the inherent difficulty of distinguishing between asbestos and fibre cement sheet and the risks involved in dealing with asbestos, only material that is clearly from new building work will be accepted as being fibre cement sheet. All other material will be considered as being asbestos and will be treated as such. Waste facility attendants have been instructed to treat material as being asbestos if there is any doubt.
As a general rule – If your house was built:
- Before mid 80’s: It is highly likely to have asbestos containing products
- Between 1985-1990: It is likely to have asbestos containing products
- Between 1990-2000: It is unlikely to have asbestos containing products
- After 2000: It is very unlikely to have asbestos containing material
Some houses built in the 1990’s and early 2000’s may have still used asbestos cement sheeting until the total ban on any activity containing asbestos products became effective from December 2003.
drumMUSTER is the National program that has been set up for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible non-returnable crop production and on-farm animal health chemical containers.
As a chemical user, drumMUSTER provides you with a method to safely dispose of your used chemical containers. All you are required to do is clean your containers so they are free of any chemical residue then deliver them to one of over 700 receival sites across Australia.
Any rinsing should be carried out immediately after emptying the chemical container, as residues are a lot harder to remove when dry.
Visit www.drummuster.org.au for full details on eligible containers and instructions on cleanliness standards.
Bookings are compulsory at all three locations to ensure that an Inspector will be in attendance when you deliver your drums.
Porepunkah Transfer Station, Roberts Creek Road, Porepunkah
Phone: 0418 396 122
Myrtleford Landfill, Morrisons Lane, Myrtleford
Phone: 0436 414 353
Dederang Recreation Reserve, Streets Lane, Dederang
Phone: (02) 6028 9735 / 0427 905 919
Silage Wrap and Baling Twine
It is illegal to burn plastic. Burying or putting in landfill is wasting a scarce resource and detrimental to the environment. It is preferred for silage wrap to be recycled and diverted from landfill. Currently there is one business in this region that accepts silage wrap for free. For full details please visit their website.
Burning silage wrap is not permitted because of the toxic materials produced, particularly dioxins and furans which are hormone-disrupting, cancer-causing substances that build up in water, soil, crops, humans and livestock. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) may issue fines to farmers for incinerating plastic waste.
Please ensure silage wrap is clean (shake well) rolled up and presented in an appropriate outer bag and taken to one of Council’s three Transfer Stations. Current charges as of 1st July 2019 is $3.50/m3.