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Transfer Stations

Hepburn Shire Council has three transfer stations for depositing selected waste and recyclables. Charges do apply for the use of these facilities.

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

Transfer Station ‘Tip Shops’ sell used, recycled and second hand products which have been salvaged before going to landfill. They are located at each of the Transfer Stations.


NEW Extension: Free waste drop off for storm-affected properties

Residents in and around Creswick and Clunes who were impacted by the thunderstorm in January can drop waste off for free at the Creswick Transfer Station. This will be in place until 5pm on Monday 31 January, 2022.

Storm affected households and businesses in and around Creswick and Clunes can drop off at no cost:

👉 Storm-related green waste – fallen limbs and flood debris (not garden clippings).

👉 Storm-related general waste – water damaged items.

Make sure you take along proof of your address. See opening hours below.

Transfer Station Disposal Fees

Description of Charge

Fee/Charge 2021/22 (inc. GST)

Domestic Waste & Recyclables

Standard Garbage Bag (approx. 120 litre)


Car/Boot Load (½ m³ max)


Utility/Small Trailer (1.0 m³ max)


Small Truck/Tandem Trailer (2.0 m³ max)


Other Loads that are non-commercial / m³


Commercial or Industrial Waste

Not accepted

Clean Green Waste up to ½ m³


Clean Green Waste / m³


Woody Weeds / m3

Not accepted

Comingled recyclables – up to 240L bin


Comingled recyclables – ½ m³


Comingled recyclables – per m³


Separated recyclable cardboard & paper

No charge




Light Truck




Tractor – Small


Tractor – Large


Rims only

No charge



4L container or smaller $3.50


5L container or greater $6.00

Empty paint containers – Recyclable

No charge


No charge


No charge

Scrap steel

No charge

Non-ferrous metals

No charge

Car bodies

No charge

Refrigerators and freezers (Degassed/Gassed)



No charge

Other E-Waste Item

No charge



Sale of Garbage Bins (Delivered)

120L or 140L bin (township & rural residential waste)


240L bin (Commercial Waste)


Note: Commercial waste and recycling quantities not accepted


Transfer stations during lockdowns

The transfer stations are only open for essential waste disposal during lockdown, do not bring non-essential waste to the transfer stations during these periods.

What is essential waste?

Essential waste drop off is available at transfer stations for those who don’t have a kerbside service or have waste that impacts human health, causes odours, attracts pests or is a safety issue, such as storm damage that impacts property access.

Ask yourself:

  • Does it pose a risk to human health?
  • Does it pose a safety risk?
  • Will it cause odours or attract pests?
  • Can you fit it in your kerbside waste bin?
  • Can you store it safely until after lockdown?

Please remember:

  • Wear a mask
  • Keep your distance, 1.5m minimum
  • Check in using QR codes
  • EFTPOS payment or tip vouchers are strongly preferred
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms
  • Comply with all COVID safety requirements
  • Tip shop are closed during lockdown.

Solar Panels

Solar panels are not currently accepted at transfer stations.

Free Green Waste

Free green waste occurs each year in November to allow residents to prepare for bush fire season. Click through for more details on green waste at transfer stations.


Please note our transfer stations do not accept asbestos, or any material that may contain asbestos. Asbestos can be dangerous to human health if you don’t handle, remove and dispose of it safely. Click through links to find out how to determine what may contain asbestos, the safest way to remove asbestos (licensed asbestos removalist), and landfill sites that accept asbestos (local ones include Campbells Creek, Eaglehawk and Smythesdale).