Transfer Stations and Illegal Dumping

COVID-19 Update: Please consider if your visit to a transfer station can wait until circumstances change. Do not attend if you are unwell. If you do need to visit a transfer station, and ensure you follow physical distancing rules and wear a mask. For the safety of all, payments may be made by EFTPOS only. 

Information about transfer station locations, operating hours, and illegal dumping. For information about kerbside hard waste collections, please visit the Bins, Rubbish and Hard Waste Collection webpage.

For a full list of charges and items accepted free, and also information on tip locations and opening times you may also download the Transfer Station Information Guide(PDF, 706KB).

Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations Locations and Contacts

Baw Baw Shire Council operates four transfer stations, which are managed by Solo Resource Recovery, to service our residents. General enquiries should be directed to Solo on 5633 2009.

Lardner Transfer Station

Simpson Road, Lardner
Phone: 5626 1399
Operating times: 10.00am - 4.00pm every day

Trafalgar Transfer Station

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

Neerim South Transfer Station

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

Erica Transfer Station

Mathiesons Road, Erica
Phone: 0400 251 620
Operating times: 12.00pm - 4.00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

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

You can deposit up to three cubic metres of rubbish at our transfer stations. Disposal fees vary depending on the type and quantity of rubbish you are disposing.

Please note that from 1 September 2020 there is a $25 per cubic metre cost to dispose of silage wrap as it is no longer able to be recycled and is unfortunately going to landfill. There is also a cost of $10 for the purchase of bulka bags.

Our transfer stations are not available for commercial operators and do not accept builders waste (bricks, concrete, soil, etc).

You must secure your load before visiting the tip as a penalty under the Environment Protection Act 1970 will apply for litter generated from your vehicle.


Payments

Important update: please note, for the safety of all, payments may be made by EFTPOS only.

Costs can be reduced significantly by separating your recyclables from other waste.

Most recyclable waste can be deposited free of charge (except green organics).


Disposable Items

Paint tins (but not chemical containers) are accepted at each of our tips at very nominal fees. Empty paint tins are free.

Mattresses are accepted for a fee of $21 for single and $32 for double/queen/king size. Mattress bases are also accepted for a fee of $21 for single and $32 for double/queen/king size.

A list of items that can be recycled and deposited free of charge at our tips is included in our Transfer Station Information Guide 2020-21, which is available from our customer service centres, at the transfer stations, or can be mailed out upon request.


Disposal of Asbestos and Contaminated Soils

Asbestos is not accepted at our tips. For more information about disposal of Asbestos in your area, visit the Environmental Protection Authority website or call 1300 372 842. For more information about disposal of contaminated soils, contact Gippsland Water on 1800 050 500.


Hard Waste

A free annual "at call" kerbside hard waste collection service or free transfer stations drop off is available to residents . This service replaced the hard waste vouchers previously issued with rates notices. For more information go to the Hard Waste drop-down menu on this page. 


Mulch 

Mulch can be purchased from the Lardner Transfer Station at a cost of $15.00 per cubic metre when available. Please contact the transfer station on 5626 1399 for further information.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal rubbish dumping is costing Baw Baw Shire ratepayers a significant amount each year. This cost is increasing annually.  

Illegal dumping is irresponsible, wasteful and harmful to our environment. Dumped rubbish allows rust, rot and toxic chemicals to enter our environment damaging native plants, animals and their habitats as well as polluting our waterways.

Baw Baw Shire Council is working the Victorian Government to prevent illegal dumping and keep Baw Baw beautiful.

What is Council doing to tackle the issue?

Baw Baw Shire Council has teamed up with Sustainability Victoria to install CCTV cameras at six green space illegal dumping hotspots to help combat the crime.

The cameras are in various hotspot sites around Drouin, Longwarry and Nilma.

The surveillance will also be accompanied with new signage and an educational program.

The $20,000 project has been jointly funded by a $10,000 grant from Sustainability Victoria’s Litter and Illegal Dumping Grants program and a matched contribution from Council’s Capital Works budget.

Council officers will monitor CCTV footage, patrol hotspots and work with local Police where necessary to investigate and enforce illegal dumping.

The project aims to deter people from illegally dumping rubbish through surveillance, assist community in disposal services and set a precedence that Council will not tolerate illegal dumping.

How is Council supporting the community to dispose of their waste?

Council offers all residents a free annual pick up of up to two cubic metres of acceptable hard rubbish. Many items are also accepted for free at the Transfer Stations.

If you are aware of illegal dumping

If you are aware of illegal dumping, please contact Baw Baw Shire Council on 5624 2411 or report it to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) or via www.epa.vic.gov.au.