Transfer stations

Council has three transfer stations for depositing selected waste and recyclables. Read the Transfer Station guidelines(PDF, 984KB).

Transfer stations are closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Code Red days.

Daylesford Transfer Station - Ajax Road
Operating hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Wednesday – closed

Creswick Transfer Station - Ring Road
Operating hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday,– 12noon to 5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday – closed

Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Trentham Transfer Station - Cosmo Road
Operating hours:

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – closed

Tip shops

Tip shops are located at each of our transfer stations. Tip shops sell used, recycled and second-hand products that have been salvaged before going to landfill. Find a bargain at the Tip Shop and if you have items that might be good for the Tip Shop, let the team know when you arrive.

Commercial quantities

Transfer stations have limited capacity and therefore we do not accept commercial quantities of waste or recycling onsite.

Free green waste

Council offers free green waste disposal each year, usually in November. This is to support residents to prepare for summer and the increased risk of fire. Please note commercial quantities of green waste are not accepted.

Green waste

Green waste includes tree branches, grass and leaf litter. Noxious weeds are not accepted. For more information on noxious weeds visit Agriculture Victoria.


Mulch may be available throughout the year (pending supply) at transfer stations, for self-loading. Call customer service team on (03) 5348 2306 ahead to confirm availability.

Hard waste

Hard waste, such as furniture, bicycles and mowers can be taken to transfer stations – there are fees for some items. Reusable items are recovered for resale.

As there is no transfer station in Clunes, an annual hard rubbish collection has been provided for Clunes township. Plans for 2022 hard waste collections are yet to be confirmed.

Solar panels

Solar panels are not currently accepted at transfer stations. Ballarat Transfer Station and Macedon Ranges Transfer Stations are locations nearby and accept panels for a cost.


Our transfer stations do not accept asbestos, or any material that may contain asbestos. Asbestos can be dangerous to human health when not handled, removed or disposed of safely.

Click through links to find out how to determine what may contain asbestos,  a list of licensed asbestos removalists and landfill sites that accept asbestos (the closest ones are Campbells Creek, Eaglehawk and Smythesdale). Find out more about asbestos.

Transfer station disposal fees

Description of charge 
Fee 2021/2022 incl. GST 
Domestic Waste & Recyclables
 Standard garbage bag (approx. 120 litre)
 Car/Boot load (½ m³ max)  $22.00
 Utility/Small trailer (1.0 m³ max)  $42.00
 Small truck/ Tandem trailer (2.0 m³ max)  $84.00
 Other Loads that are non-commercial / m³  $42.00
 Commercial or industrial waste  Not accepted
 Clean green waste up to ½ m³  $12.00
 Clean Green Waste / m³  $21.00
 Woody weeds / m³  Not accepted
 Comingled recyclables – up to 240L bin  $6.00
 Comingled recyclables – ½ m³  $8.00
 Comingled recyclables per m³  $16.00
 Separated recyclable cardboard and paper  No charge
 Car $8.00
 Light truck $34.00
 Truck  $68.00
 Tractor - small $142.00
 Tractor - large $219.00
 Rims only  No charge
 Paint - 4L container or smaller $3.50
 Paint - 5L container or greater $6.00
 Empty paint containers - recyclable No charge
 Oil No charge
 Batteries No charge 
 Scrap steel No charge
 Non-ferrous metals No charge
 Car bodies No charge 
 Refrigerators and freezers (degassed / gassed) $13.00
 Televisions / computers No charge
 Other e-waste items No charge
 Mattresses $28.00
Sale of garbage bins (delivered)
 120L or 140L bin (township & rural residential waste) $63.00
 240L bin (commercial waste) $78.00

Note: Commercial waste and recycling quantities not accepted.