Find out where your nearest transfer station is for the safe disposal of all types of household waste.
This page also contains important information about safe chemical disposal.
Transfer stations: COVID-19 update
Our transfer stations are still open during COVID-19 restrictions.
We cannot accept cash payments, only EFTPOS.
For any enquiries please call Council on 03 5366 7100.
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
Address: Ballan-Egerton Road, Mount Egerton
Hours: 12 noon – 5.00 pm 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 stations can accept the following waste:
- Free of charge
- Recyclables that are segregated from other materials and clean enough for reprocessing
- Electrical and electronic waste (e-waste)
- Washing machines, fridges, and scrap metal
- Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent light globes
- Household, NBN and car batteries and motor oil (Got cooking oil? Check the Yellow Pages for local disposal specialists)
- Half cost gate fee
- Clean garden waste (green waste). Contaminated materials accepted at full cost
- Charged at cost - please refer to gate fee table below
- Domestic waste
- Hard rubbish e.g. furniture, mattresses
- Tyres and car bodies
- Trucks with loads up to 5 cubic metres
- No building rubble accepted including bricks, soil, and cement
Fees and charges for 2020-21 financial year
Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Mount Egerton Transfer Stations
These fees are in effect from 31 August 2020.
|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)
|$40.00 each||$40.00 each|
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 1 sheet of 26 vouchers per year for $92.00 including GST.
The vouchers are available for purchase at Council’s service centres.
1 voucher entitles you to 1/3 of a cubic metre (equal to a 240 litre wheelie bin of waste) or 4 vouchers 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.
Disposing of chemicals
Do the right thing for the safety of your family, pets, livestock, and the environment.
Household Chemicals (Detox Your Home)
Detox Your Home (DYH) is a service for the disposal of many household chemicals, including:
- Cooking oil
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, please visit Sustainability Victoria.
Paint should be taken to Ballarat or Melton transfer stations (empty paint tins can go into your recycling bin).
- Unwanted agricultural or non-household chemicals need to be disposed of through the ChemClear program.
- Register your chemicals to be included in the next scheduled collection. Costs may apply depending on the type of chemical.
- Empty farm chemical containers and drums can be dropped off for free at Council’s transfer stations in Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, and Mt Egerton
- Please follow safe disposal via the drumMUSTER program
- Incoming containers and drums are regularly inspected by the transfer station operator and must be:
- Triple-rinsed and free of chemical residue
- Clean and dry
- Punctured if metal
- Free of any lids