Council has several transfer stations (sometimes inappropriately called tips) that enable you to manage your unwanted household materials such as recyclables, garden and hardwaste and residual waste (garbage). This page also has important information about safe chemical disposal.
Address: Osborne Street, Bacchus Marsh
Hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Friday to Monday
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Address: Monteville Lane, Ballan
Hours: 1.00pm – 5.00pm Wednesday to Monday Closed: Tuesday
Address: Ballan-Egerton Road, Mount Egerton
Hours: 12 noon – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Closed: Monday to Friday
Please note that transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. Transfer stations operate during normal opening hours on Total Fire Ban Days unless otherwise advised.
Transfer Station Services
Council’s transfer stations can accept:
- FREE OF CHARGE -
- Recyclables; segregated from other materials & clean enough for reprocessing
- TVs and computers (more types of e-waste may be accepted for specialist reprocessing from mid-2019 when the e-waste landfill ban begins)
- Washing machines and fridges, scrap metal
- Fluorescent light tubes and CFL globes
- Household and car batteries and motor oil (Got cooking oil? Check the Yellow Pages for local disposal specialists)
- HALF COST GATE FEE -
- Clean garden waste ("greenwaste"). Contaminated materials accepted at full cost.
- CHARGED AT COST - please refer to gate fee table below
- Domestic waste
- Hardwaste e.g. furniture, mattresses
- Tyres and car bodies
- Trucks with loads up to 5m3.
- OTHER -
- E-waste other than TVs and computers; fees may apply
- No building rubble accepted
Fees & Charges for 2018-19 financial year
Bacchus Marsh, Ballan & Mount Egerton Transfer Stations
|Type of vehicle||
(photo ID required)
Car or station wagon
Small trailer (up to 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3m) or ute
Small trailer (heaped)
Small trailer (high sides)
Large trailer (heaped)
Large trailer (high sides)
Truck per m3 of waste
Mattress (per piece, any size)
Car (tyres on rims)
Light Truck and 4WD
Light truck and 4WD (tyres on rim)
Heavy Truck Super Single
Heavy Truck (tyres on rims)
Residents who are not in an area serviced by Council’s waste collections are able to purchase one sheet of 26 vouchers per year for $82.00 including GST. The vouchers are available for purchase at Council’s service centres.
One voucher entitles the bearer to one third of a cubic metre (equal to a 240 litre wheelie bin of waste) or four vouchers for a small level trailer load (6mx4m). Additional vouchers may be required for a heaped small trailer.
Remember! Kerbside recyclables separated from other materials can be disposed of free of charge. Save your vouchers to use for disposal of household landfill waste.
Do the right thing for the safety of your family, pets and livestock and for the environment.
Household Chemicals (Detox Your Home)
Detox Your Home (DYH) is a service for the disposal of many household chemicals including solvents, poisons, glues, coolant, cooking oil, fuels, pesticides and fertilisers.
DYH single-day collection events rotate throughout the state during the year. All are free and open to householders from anywhere in Victoria. For information on dates, locations and items accepted, visit Sustainability Victoria.
PAINT should be taken to Ballarat or Melton transfer stations (empty paint tins can go into your recycling bin).
Unwanted, empty farm chemical containers and drums can be dropped off for free at Council’s transfer stations in Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Mt Egerton, for safe disposal via the drumMUSTER program. Please check the transfer station operating hours on this page.
Containers and drums must:
- Be triple-rinsed and free of chemical residue
- Be clean and dry
- Be punctured if metal, and
- Have all lids removed.
Containers and drums may be inspected at point of drop off by the transfer station operator, to ensure they meet the above requirements. More information about the program is also available on the drumMUSTER website.
Unwanted agricultural or non-household chemicals need to be disposed of through the ChemClear program. You can register your chemicals on the ChemClear website, to be included in the next scheduled collection. Costs may apply depending on the type of chemical. Visit the ChemClear website for further details or to register your chemicals.