Did you know you can dispose of a range of recyclable items at our transfer stations free of charge? We want to support our community to recycle more and accept a number items without cost including white goods, air conditioners and scrap metal, glass, plastics, aluminum cans, paper and cardboard, electronic waste (computer equipment, mobile phones, printers, televisions), auto oils and batteries, and silage wrap.
For a full list of charges and items accepted free, and also information on tip locations and opening times download the Transfer Station Information Guide(PDF, 633KB).
Baw Baw Shire Council operates four transfer stations (commonly known as tips), which are managed by Solo Resource Recovery, to service our residents. General enquiries should be directed to Solo on 5633 2009.
You can deposit up to three cubic metres of rubbish at our tips. Disposal fees vary depending on the type and quantity of rubbish you are disposing.
Our tips 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.
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 tips are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.
Payments can be made in cash, by credit card or EFTPOS at all transfer stations. Costs can be reduced significantly by separating your recyclables from other waste.
Most recyclable waste can be deposited free of charge (except green organics).
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 2019-20, which is available from our customer service centres, at the transfer stations, or can be mailed out upon request.
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.
A free annual "at call" kerbside hard waste collection service or free tip drop-off is available to residents . This service replaced the hard waste vouchers previously issued with rates notices. For more information go to Hard Waste.
Mulch can be purchased from the Lardner Transfer Station at a cost of $15.00 per cubic metre. Please contact the transfer station on 5626 1399 for further information.