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

Please note: final entry into the transfer stations is at 4:50pm*

You can dispose of green waste for free during November! See below for more information.

Free green waste

During November we will offer free green waste disposal at each of our three transfer stations – Creswick, Daylesford, and Trentham.

This is your opportunity to get your property ready for the bushfire season.

Green waste includes tree branches, grass and leaf litter. Noxious weeds are not accepted.  

Free green waste disposal requirements:

• This only applies to residential properties within the Shire. Proof of residency in the Shire is required. 

• Separate your load - noxious weeds must be separated from clean green waste or other wastes.

• Excludes commercial quantities of waste (up to 2 cubic metres). 

For more information on noxious weeds visit Agriculture Victoria.

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. Items will be accepted upon inspection by a team member.

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 pending inspection by a team member.

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.


The following items are not accepted at the transfer stations 

Asbestos and cement sheeting

Our transfer stations do not accept asbestos, or any material that may contain asbestos such as cement sheeting, old linoleum, vinyl tiles and electrical fittings.

 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.


Commercial or industrial waste

Transfer stations have limited capacity and therefore we do not accept commercial quantities of waste or recycling onsite. Non-commercial quantities of industrial waste such as clean concrete, building site rubble and bricks can be accepted at Daylesford Transfer Station only for $52/cubic metre. 


Cooking oil

Cooking oil can be safely disposed of at Detox Your Home events. Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of toxic household items that cannot.

The City of Ballarat Transfer Station is a permanent drop off location for the Detox Your Home Program. Visit Detox Your Home to find out more. 


Household chemicals

Our transfer stations do not accept household chemicals for disposal, and they are not accepted in kerbside bins. 

The City of Ballarat Transfer Station on Gillies Street South is a close, permanent drop-off site for the Detox Your Home program. Ballarat Transfer Station currently does not accept pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and nail polish remover, or chemicals used by businesses for industrial and commercial purposes.

Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of highly toxic, unwanted household chemicals. This includes solvents, poisons and cleaning products. For a list of upcoming events and items they accept visit Detox Your Home



Noxious weeds

Noxious weeds are not accepted at our Transfer Stations. For more information on noxious weeds visit Agriculture Victoria.

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.


Transfer station disposal fees

Description of charge 
Fee 2022/2023 incl. GST 
Domestic Waste & Recyclables
 Standard garbage bag (approx. 120 litre)
 Car/Boot load (½ m³ max)  $26.00
 Utility/Small trailer (1.0 m³ max)  $52.00
 Small truck/ Tandem trailer (2.0 m³ max)  $104.00
 Other Loads that are non-commercial / m³  $52.00
 Commercial or industrial waste  Not accepted
 Clean green waste up to ½ m³  $13.00
 Clean Green Waste / m³  $22.00
 Woody weeds / m³  Not accepted
 Comingled recyclables – up to 240L bin  $8.00
 Comingled recyclables – ½ m³  $18.00
 Comingled recyclables per m³  $34.00
 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
 Motor oil No charge
 Batteries No charge 
 Scrap steel No charge
 Non-ferrous metals No charge
 Car bodies No charge 
 Refrigerators and freezers (degassed / gassed) $22.00
 Televisions / computers No charge
 Other e-waste items No charge
 Mattresses $30.00
 Clean concrete, bricks and rubble (1.0 m³ max)* $52.00

Note: Commercial waste and recycling quantities not accepted. 

* Daylesford Transfer Station only