Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations are located in Avoca, Beaufort, Landsborough and Snake Valley. It is important to remember that Council no longer has any of its own operating landfill sites, with all waste now being transported to landfill sites outside the municipality. Vouchers are no longer issued for use by residents at the Transfer Stations in Pyrenees Shire. Household waste, green waste and recycling deposits will not attract a gate fee at any of our Transfer Stations as this is covered by the waste charge. Resident users of the Transfer Stations will require proof of their Pyrenees address – all you need is your licence! Non-resident ratepayers can use Transfer Stations with a copy of their Rates Notice. Building and construction waste is not included in the definition of 'domestic waste'.

Locations and opening times

(2 Tip Road) 
(71 Russell Street)

 Snake Valley
(298 Snake Valley
-Morchup Rd)
(2161 Ararat
-St Arnaud Rd)

All of the above sites are closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on days of Total Fire Ban and/or a day rated as a Code Red.

All Transfer Stations can receive domestic waste, green waste, steel and recyclables, including paper and cardboard. Used car oil can be received at both Avoca and Beaufort facilities. Mattresses, car and truck tyres will have a separate charge to the general rate. Landsborough Transfer Station will not accept mattresses, batteries, tyres, construction materials, gas bottles or refrigerators.

Domestic Waste

Domestic waste is defined as general household waste and should be bagged or wrapped securely. Approved recyclables, including green waste, should be separated for ease of deposits at the Transfer Station. Placement of waste materials will be as directed by the Attendant. Fees

Green Waste

A specific area is provided at each of the Transfer Station facilities for residents to drop off green waste such as tree branches, prunings, grass and leaf litter. The waste is converted into chipped mulch. Fees


From old phones, computers and household appliances to power tools and toys, if it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste. It could be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed. E-waste can be taken to Transfer Stations at Beaufort, Avoca and Snake Valley. Collection points for small e-waste items such as batteries, mobile phones and chargers will be at the Avoca and Beaufort Information Centres.

Please note E-Waste requires cash payment - Fees

Hard Waste

Hard waste such as furniture, bicycles and mowers can be taken to Transfer Stations.

Pyrenees Shire Council offers a hard rubbish collection in Beaufort and Avoca once every three years. The next collection date for hard rubbish collection in Beaufort will be on Saturday 15 May 2021 and in Avoca on Saturday 22 May 2021, you can find more information about what can and can't be collected here. Fees

Drum Muster

Council is part of the national Drum Muster program and collects empty chemical drums for recycling at the Avoca and Beaufort transfer stations. This service is useful to chemical users to reduce the impact on landfill by recycling these products. The containers, either plastic or steel, must be triple rinsed to the satisfaction of the Drum Muster Inspector at the transfer stations. Further information about disposing of unwanted chemicals can be found here.


Fees for domestic waste, green waste and recyclables are applicable for non-residents of Pyrenees Shire. Remaining fees for tyres, E-waste and mattresses, bed bases and oil are payable by everyone.

Item Fees
General Waste - Car/boot load
(½ m3 max)
General Waste - Utility or 6 x 4 trailer (1.0 m3 max) $58.50
General Waste - Small truck or tandem trailer (2.0 m3 max) $117
Approved green waste (separated) $27.50/m3
Approved recyclables $16/m3
Tyres Fees
Car $11
Truck $66.80
Tractor $75
Rims only No Charge
 E-waste Fees (cash only)
Irons, toasters, kettles (small appliances)
Computer equipment, printers, televisions and monitors No Charge 
DVD players and Microwaves
Fridges, washing machines & white goods
Other Fees
Single mattresses $25 each
Larger than single mattress $30 each
Bed base $15 each 
Oil (waste automotive oil domestic quantities only - maximum 20 litres) $5
Batteries, scrap steel and parts of car bodies (whole car bodies will not be accepted) No Charge