Specialised Waste Collections

Information about disposing of special items like x-rays, paints, oil, chemicals, silage wrap and more.

X-rays

The community can now dispose of unwanted x-rays at the Drouin and Warragul customer service centres by placing them in the secure x-ray disposal bins located in the reception area. Photo and film negatives can also be placed in the x-ray bin, as long as they are not in plastic pockets.

There is silver contained in the x-rays which can be recycled.

X-rays dropped into the bins at our customer service centres will be sent to a refinery for processing where the silver is extracted and re-used for a variety of purposes such as making jewellery, silver plating of utensils and electrical components.

Residents can also dispose of unwanted x-rays in secure x-ray disposal bins at the West Gippsland Hospital and at Regional Imaging, 29 Mason Street, Warragul.

Council is pleased to offer this free X-Ray disposal service to the community which will assist in keeping x-rays out of landfill.

 

Battery Recycling

Batteries are one of the most common hazardous waste materials that are incorrectly placed in the kerbside bin.

Batteries are a risk to human health and the environment if disposed of inappropriately. They also contain valuable metals such as cadmium, zinc, manganese, cobalt and rare earth metals that may be recovered through recycling.

Recycle your batteries to:

  • Remove toxic and hazardous substances from landfill (particularly lead, cadmium and mercury that may contaminate soil and groundwater)

  • Minimise the risk of explosions or fires because of inappropriately stored or disposed of lithium metal batteries.

  • Reduce the use of finite natural resources in the production of new batteries

  • Reduce landfill.

Residents can dispose of old household batteries at Council’s Drouin and Warragul Customer Service Centres in the battery recycling bank in the reception area.

We also provide free recycling of both household and car/truck batteries at our four transfer stations(PDF, 633KB).

For further information visit the Sustainability Victoria website.

Waste Oil

Baw Baw Shire residents can recycle waste motor oil free of charge at any of our transfer stations, commonly known as tips, during normal operating hours.

The tips are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Tip Open Hours and Contacts

LARDNER TRANSFER STATION

  • Simpson Road, Lardner
  • Phone: 5626 1399
  • Operating Hours: Every day 10.00am - 4.00pm

TRAFALGAR TRANSFER STATION

  • Giles Road, Trafalgar
  • Phone: 0407 505 108
  • Operating Hours: Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10.00am - 4.00pm

NEERIM SOUTH TRANSFER STATION

  • Neerim East Road, Neerim South
  • Phone: 0438 281 444
  • Operating Hours: Friday and Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00pm

ERICA TRANSFER STATION

  • Mathiesons Road, Erica
  • Phone: 0400 251 620
  • Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 12.00 noon - 4.00pm

Silage Wrap

Silage wrap is accepted free in bulka-bags at Council's transfer stations for Baw Baw Shire residents. 

You are also welcome to bring your silage wrap loose to the transfer station where a bulka-bag is set up to put your silage wrap in.

Due to the stringent requirements around the processing of the silage wrap, it is very important that the silage wrap is clean, dry and free of contaminants such as net or string.

If it is not clean then it may not be accepted.

Silage wrap is also accepted in bulka-bags at Drouin Waste Recyclers, 81 Weerong Road, Drouin, open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm (charges may apply).

For more information, please call Solo Resource Recovery on 5633 2009 or Drouin Waste Recyclers on 5625 5252.

Drum Muster

Deposit your empty and clean (triple rinsed) farm chemical containers at Council transfer stations, commonly known as tips.

  • Containers include non-returnable crop protection, dairy chemicals, liquid fertilisers and animal health chemical containers displaying the drumMUSTER symbol on the drum or label.
  • The program does not accept petroleum or liquid chlorine containers.
  • The caps should not be left on the container but may be brought in separately if they are clean.
  • Any uncleaned or partly filled containers will not be accepted.
  • For quantities larger than 20 drums, users are requested to phone the tips to book in for a delivery time to ensure that inspectors are available.

We have three drumMUSTER locations at our Trafalgar, Lardner and Neerim South transfer stations:

LARDNER TRANSFER STATION

  • Simpson Road, Lardner
  • Phone: 5626 1399
  • Operating Hours: Every day 10.00am - 4.00pm

TRAFALGAR TRANSFER STATION

  • Giles Road, Trafalgar
  • Phone: 0407 505 108
  • Operating Hours: Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10.00am - 4.00pm

NEERIM SOUTH TRANSFER STATION

  • Neerim East Road, Neerim South
  • Phone: 0438 281 444
  • Operating Hours: Friday and Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00pm

Detox Your Home - Household Chemicals and Toxic Substance Disposal

Run by Sustainability Victoria, Detox Your Home is a safe, free service to dispose of toxic, unwanted household chemicals.

Mobile drop-off days are scheduled at Council-owned locations around Victoria, usually on a Saturday.

Farm chemicals are not accepted at this collection.

Collection dates and times for mobile collections can be found on the Detox Your Home website.

Upcoming Detox your Home Mobile Collections

The next Detox your Home mobile collection in our area is:

  • Morwell, Saturday 22 February 2020 between 9.00am - 2.00pm - registration not required. Collection to be held at Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters (car park), 141 Commercial Road, Morwell.

To register or for more information on this collection, visit the Sustainability Victoria Detox Your Home website or phone 1300 363 744.

Permanent Collection Facilities

A permanent collection facility is located at the Morwell Transfer Station, Porters Street Morwell, phone 1300 367 700.

Acceptable Items for Permanent Chemical Collection

Permanent facilities only accept a limited range of household chemicals products including:

  • Paint
  • Motor oil
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent globes
  • Barbecue gas cylinders up to 9 kg (check with facility)

Unacceptable Items for Permanent Chemical Collection

  • Containers larger than 20 litres
  • LPG gas automotive fuel tanks
  • Chemicals used for commercial and industrial purposes
  • Household chemicals not listed in the previous bullet points

Contact the operator to confirm the following before travelling to a permanent site:

  • The range of chemical products accepted
  • Any limits on the amount of chemicals you can drop without charge
  • Opening days and times

This service is not available for commercial operators. Businesses should contact a chemical waste disposal service provider listed on Sustainability Victoria’s Services and Advice page or by checking the Yellow Pages.

For more information about the Detox Your Home Program, you can download Sustainability Victoria’s Frequently Asked Questions in the Related Information section at the bottom of this page.

ChemClear - Rural Chemicals Disposal

ChemClear, AgSafe Limited, runs the national ChemClear Chemical Collection program for the collection and disposal of unwanted rural chemicals by a booking arrangement.

ChemClear's upcoming Agvet Chemical Collection is scheduled for February and March 2020.

You can dispose of your unwanted or obsolete agvet chemicals in one easy collection at Lardner Transfer Station, Simpson Road, Lardner.

Free collection of chemicals:

  • with readable labels
  • still in original containers
  • not mixed with other products
  • within 2 years of expiry or de-registration.

Fee for service available for other agvet chemicals.

If you would like to participate, please register your chemicals by 30 November 2019 at ChemClear or phone 1800 008 182

For more information and booking, free call 1800 008 182 or go to ChemClear.