Hard Waste

Residents can dispose of hard waste up to four times a year through our hard waste service.

Option 1: Free disposal of hard waste at transfer stations

Ratepayers receive two hard waste vouchers included with their annual rate notice. These vouchers are for the free disposal of up to two cubic metres of hard waste (including green organics) at our transfer stations, commonly known as tips, at Trafalgar, Lardner, Neerim South or Erica any time throughout the year.

Council’s hard waste vouchers are no longer accepted at privately run transfer stations in Baw Baw Shire (including Drouin Waste Recyclers), and are only accepted at Council operated transfer stations.

You can visit the tip:

  • Once with two cubic metres of hard waste, or
  • Twice with one cubic metre of hard waste.

See reverse side of free hard waste voucher for conditions that apply.

A car boot load or equivalent equals one cubic metre of waste and needs one voucher.

Other waste will be charged at applicable waste disposal fees. No toxic or hazardous waste will be accepted as hard waste.

Vouchers are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year and will not be accepted after the expiry date.

Private contractors engaged by ratepayers for cleanup works at their property, can utilise Council's free hard waste vouchers on behalf of the ratepayer at all tips (for all acceptable hard waste). Contractors will be asked to provide the name and contact details of the resident to the tip operator.

The free hard waste vouchers cannot be used for our kerbside hard waste collection.

Option 2: Paid kerbside hard waste collection

Domestic households (not commercial) that receive our kerbside rubbish collection are eligible to receive a hard waste pick up (maximum two cubic metres) during the months of October-November and March-April for a fee of $62 or $30 for pensioners.

Bookings and Collection Dates

Bookings and payments can be made prior to each hard waste collection at our Customer Service Centres in Warragul and Drouin or by calling Council on 5624 2411 during the following dates.

Residents who have booked and paid for an April hard waste collection must make sure the hard waste is on their nature strip by the Monday evening on 17 April, prior to the collection. Council does not call or contact residents prior to the hard waste collection.

Booking and Payment   Collection Dates
3 - 24 Oct 2016 7 - 18 Nov 2016
14 - 31 Mar 2017 18 - 28 Apr 2017

Acceptable Hard Waste

  • Household furniture and appliances
  • Tools and electrical
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Baths and vanity units
  • Air conditioners
  • Hot water services
  • Lawn mowers
  • Scrap metals
  • Stoves
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Computers and monitors
  • Floor coverings (up to 30cm x 1.5m with a limit of two rolls)
  • Tree prunings (up to 30cm x 1.5m tied and bundled)

Unacceptable Hard Waste

  • Building waste (including bricks and concrete)
  • Household waste
  • Refrigerators
  • Window glass
  • Crockery and other small items
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Chemicals or poison containers
  • Oils
  • Paint tins (full or empty)
  • Timber longer than 1.5m
  • Green organics in plastic bags
  • Car tyres, car bodies or batteries
  • Water tanks
  • Incinerators
  • Gas bottles
  • Hazardous waste including asbestos
  • Hard waste exceeding two cubic metres