Transfer Stations

Council operates four Transfer Stations to enable residents to dispose of large items or waste not accepted in the kerbside collection.

The Transfer Stations are located at Eldorado, Markwood, Moyhu and Wangaratta.

Customers are encouraged to Separate & $ave!  By separating recyclables from general waste prior to visiting the Transfer Station you will save money and reduce waste going to landfill. To find more information on sorting your load click here.

Hard waste vouchers

Ratepayers receive a hard waste voucher with their rates notice each year.

This voucher can be used year round (expiring on the 30 June) and entitle the holder to dispose of one trailer load of hard waste (up to one cubic meter) for $5.00 at any Rural City of Wangaratta Transfer Station.

This voucher can be used for green and hard waste disposal (excluding mattresses and tyres) but, don’t forget to sort your load.

Put the household recyclables together, flatten any large cardboard boxes, put bricks and rubble together, and separate timber, metals, electronic waste and green waste.

For further information on what is accepted, please refer to the transfer station fees (on this website) or contact the Rural City of Wangaratta on (03) 5722 0888.

E-waste at local Transfer Stations

Electronic waste (E-waste) will now incur a waste disposal charge at all Transfer Stations. Recycling of E-waste had previously attracted funding under the Product Stewardship Agreement supported by the Federal Government. Unfortunately due to a fall in recycling targets this program has discontinued. To find out more on disposing E-waste please click here.

1st July Free E-waste

The free E-waste event will be held at Wangaratta transfer station (Sandford road). If you have any electronic items that are unwanted or at the end of their life, Council encourage you to take advantage of this safe, free and easy to use service to dispose of your e-waste.

This event is open to all residents of Wangaratta simply turn up on the day with your unwanted items (maximum of five per resident) and we'll do the rest.

Free e-waste event in Wangaratta

Saturday 01 July 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wangaratta Transfer Station

Sandford Road, Wangaratta 

Items accepted include: TVs, printers, microwaves, desktop PCs, PC monitors (all types), computers, laptops, CRT monitors, switches, stereos, vacuums, hairdryers, kettles, keyboards,computer mice, network devices and more.

Silage Wrap

Silage wrap can be recycled for free of at all Transfer Stations within Wangaratta. Silage wrap will only be accepted if it is clean and contained in a clear plastic bag as provided by Plasback. The motto is "shake contaminants out of the silage wrap, roll it into a tight ball and rattle into town to a recycling station". To find out more please visit the Plasback website.

Plastic Bags and Soft Plastics

The following soft plastics can be recycled for free at all Transfer Stations within Wangaratta: Plastic bags (garbage and shopping bags), bread bags, large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces), bubble wrap, newspaper and magazine wrap, plastic Australia Post satchels, plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper, shrink wrap, cling wrap and glad wrap.

Soft plastic will only be accepted if it is clean and free of food residue, paper, metal and other contaminants.

Please note that not all types of soft plastic can be recycled at the Transfer Station including: cereal box liners, chip and cracker packets (silver lined), chocolate and snack bar wrappers, confectionary bags, ice cream wrappers, netting citrus bags, pasta bags, and biscuit packets (outside wrapper only).

For further information call Council on: (03) 5722 0888 or email:

Used Motor Oil

The used motor oil received at Transfer Stations is recycled and has many valuable uses including new lubricating oils or for fuel and energy purposes. One litre of used motor oil can contaminate up to one million litres of water.

Do the right thing and take your used motor oil to the Wangaratta Transfer Station FREE OF CHARGE. For easy disposal oil must be contained in 5 - 20 litre containers, Council will not accept commercial quantities. Remember to recycle your plastic containers!


For further information regarding Council's Transfer Stations please contact Council ‘s Customer Service Unit on (03) 5722 0888 or email or to view a copy of the Transfer Station fees and charges please click here.

Please note: On days of High Fire Danger (Severe/Extreme or Code Red Fire Danger) Transfer Station operations may be altered or the facilities may be closed.