Transfer stations

Our transfer stations, or resource recovery centres, allow residents to drop off a range of materials for recycling or disposal.
This page also contains information about safe chemical disposal.

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Transfer stations: COVID-19 update

Our transfer stations are open during COVID-19 restrictions.
We cannot accept cash payments, only EFTPOS.
For any enquiries please call Council on 03 5366 7100.

Transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.
Operation as per usual hours on total fire ban days unless otherwise advised.


Bacchus Marsh

Address: Osborne Street, Bacchus Marsh
Hours: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Friday to Monday
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Address: Monteville Lane, Ballan
Hours: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Wednesday to Monday
Closed: Tuesday

Mount Egerton

Address: Ballan-Egerton Road, Mount Egerton
Hours: 12 noon – 5.00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Closed: Monday to Friday

Accepted items:

Free of charge:
  • Household recyclables
  • Electrical and electronic waste (e-waste)
  • White goods: washing machines, fridges etc
  • Scrap metal
  • Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light globes
  • Household, NBN and car batteries
  • Motor oil
Half cost gate fee:
  • Clean garden waste (green waste). Contaminated materials accepted at full cost.
Charged at cost - refer to gate fee table below
  • Domestic waste
  • Hard rubbish e.g. furniture, mattresses
  • Tyres
  • Trucks with loads up to 5 cubic metres

Not accepted:

  • Building rubble, bricks, soil, cement, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers 

Fees and charges for 2021-22 financial year

 These fees are in effect at all transfer stations from 1 July 2022

Type of Vehicle  Residents ( Photo ID Required)  Non-Residents
 Car or station wagon $35.00  $46.00

 Small trailer (up to 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3m) or ute


 Small trailer (heaped)  $70.00  $153.00
 Small trailer (high sides)  $91.00  $198.00
 Large trailer  $70.00  $153.00
 Large trailer (heaped)  $111.00  $243.00
 Large trailer (high sides)  $128.00  $284.00
 Truck per m3 of waste  $75.00  $150.00
 Mattress (per piece, any size)  $41.00 each  $41.00 each


 Tyre Types Cost
 Car $14.00 
 Car (tyres on rims) $19.00
 Motorcycle $15.00 
Light Truck and 4WD  $19.00
Light truck and 4WD (tyres on rim) $21.00
Heavy Truck $40.00 
Heavy Truck Super Single $56.00 
Heavy Truck (tyres on rims) $33.00 
Small Tractor  $110.00 
Large Tractor $219.00
Earthmover $550.00

Transfer station vouchers

Residents living outside of Council's waste collection areas may purchase transfer station vouchers to manage their waste. 

Vouchers are available at Council’s service centres - a  sheet of 26 vouchers costs $95.00 including GST and lasts a year.

Each voucher entitles disposal of 1/3 of a cubic metre  of waste (equivalent  to a 240L wheelie bin). Four (4) vouchers are required for a small level trailer load (6 m x 4 m).

Additional vouchers may be required for a heaped small trailer.

Use your vouchers wisely

Kerbside recyclables separated from other materials can be disposed of free of charge.

Save your vouchers for disposal of household waste that can only go to landfill. 

Household chemicals disposal - Detox Your Home

Moorabool's next Detox Your Home drop off event will be held at the Ballan Transfer Station at a date to be confirmed in 2023.
In the meantime, please visit Sustainability Victoria for upcoming events around Victoria to safely dispose unwanted toxic household chemicals.

Further information about materials:

Accepted materials

  • Acids and alkalis Aerosol cans (empty cans with household recycling)
  • Anti-freeze Brake fluid Car body filler Car wax Cleaners – ammonia based
  • Cooking oil
  • Coolant
  • Detergents, disinfectants and drain cleaners
  • Fertiliser
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
  • Glues – water-based and solvents
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Cosmetics
  • Oven cleaner
  • Thinners, turps and paint stripper
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat poison
  • Solvents
  • Transmission fluid
  • Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnish)


Materials not accepted

Paint won’t be accepted.

Fluorescent lights and batteries may be dropped off at the Transfer Stations during operational hours.

Chemicals can’t be decanted, so bring them in disposable, clearly labelled containers. If you don’t know what’s inside a container, label it as ‘unknown’. The maximum acceptable weight or size for a single container is 20 kilograms or 20 litres.


Farm chemicals

Unwanted agricultural or non-household chemicals must be disposed of by registering through the ChemClear program.
Ask your neighbours if they need to dispose of farm chemicals as the ChemClear program will only collect from your area if there are bulk quantities registered.

The drumMUSTER program operating at our transfer stations accepts empty drums for free recycling.

To ensure safe disposal,  empty containers must be:

  • Triple-rinsed and free of chemical residue
  • Clean and dry
  • Punctured if metal
  • Free of any lids 


Moorabool Shire Council does not have a paint disposal option. Ballarat and Melton Councils accept paint at their Transfer Stations. Please call ahead to ensure you as a Moorabool resident can drop off paint at:

Melton City Council Transfer Station - see here for further information. 

Ballarat City Council Transfer Station - see here for further information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I misplace my waste vouchers?

Unfortunately Council is unable to re-issue misplaced vouchers. It is the responsibility of the resident to keep vouchers in a safe place.

Can I purchase additional waste vouchers?

Only one sheet (26 vouchers) can be purchased by residents in a non-serviced area per year.

Can I use my waste vouchers after the expiry date?

The expiry date printed on the transfer station vouchers allows for some overlap into the following financial year, however vouchers will not be accepted after the expiry date. There is also no refund on unused vouchers. Please plan ahead to ensure you are able to utilise your current vouchers.