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.

Electrical Items at local Transfer Stations

Electronic waste or e-waste can be recycled at the transfer station. Electronic 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.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can be safely disposed of through the Detox Your Home program.

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.

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:

Silage Wrap - no longer accepted free of charge

Silage wrap can no longer be recycled for free of at Transfer Stations. Council was previously able to offer this service but this has ceased as there are no longer any recyclers willing to process the material. Unfortunately any Silage wrap or twine will need to be disposed of as general waste, for which a charge applies. 

Smoke Detectors

There are currently no recycling programs for smoke detectors in Australia. However, there is an increasing demand for an extended producer responsibility program to cover these waste items.

There two main types of smoke detectors in operation;

1.Ionisation: They detect invisible particles of combustion and contain a very small amount of radioactive material.

2.Photoelectric: They detect visible particles of combustion and contain no radioactive material.

Individual (or small numbers) smoke detectors can be safely disposed of in domestic rubbish. When more than ten ionisation smoke detectors are collected together for bulk disposal, they must be treated as radioactive waste and the requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council's Code of Practice for the Near-Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Australia (1992) must be met. 

For more information go to The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

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!


X-rays can be taken to the X-ray department at NE Health to be recyled (we suggest you remove identifying information first). For further information contact NE Health Wangaratta, 35-47 Green St, Wangaratta or phone: (03) 5722 5111, email:


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.