Transfer Stations


Transfer stations are located in Avoca, Beaufort and Snake Valley.  Limited transfer station facilities are provided at Landsborough and rubbish disposal skips are located at Carranballac and Crowlands. It is important to remember that Council no longer has any of its own operating landfills with all waste now being transported outside the municipality to other landfills.


Locations and opening times

Day Beaufort (Racecourse Rd) Avoca
(Russell Street)
Snake Valley (298 Snake Valley-Mortchup Rd)

Beaufort - Carranballac Rd) Beaufort

Crowlands (Spring Flat Rd)
(2161 Ararat-St Arnaud Rd)

24 Hours 24 Hours
Tuesday 10am - 3pm 10am - 3pm
24 Hours 24 Hours

24 Hours 24 Hours
Thursday 10am - 3pm 10am - 3pm 10am - 4pm 24 Hours 24 Hours 10am-3pm

24 Hours 24 Hours
Saturday 10am - 3pm 10am - 3pm
24 Hours 24 Hours 10am-3pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm 10am - 3pm 10am - 4pm 24 Hours 24 Hours


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

All transfer stations can receive domestic waste, green waste, steel, and kerbside 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 segregated in loads to achieve reduced fees. Placement of waste materials will be as directed by the Attendant. Gate fees are applicable to incoming materials at time of entry. Tip pass vouchers are applicable to those that present them to the Attendant.


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.


Hard Waste

Hard waste such as furniture, bicycles and mowers can be taken to transfer stations. General hard waste is charged at normal domestic waste rates once tipping pass entitlements are used up.

Pyrenees Shire Council has arranged a hard rubbish collection for the townships of Beaufort and Avoca. The dates of the collections are:

Avoca: Saturday 6 October 2018

Beaufort: Saturday 13 October 2018

All materials must be placed onto the nature strip before 7am on collection day. Materials placed out late will not be collected.

What will be collected:

Metal waste

• Scrap metal

• White goods

• Household appliances

• Approved and stamped degassed fridges, remove fridge doors

• Small car parts, lawn mowers, small engines & tools

• Hot water systems

• Baths

• Roofing iron. Up to 1.2 m in length

Hard waste

• Household furniture & china

• Timber, no longer than 1.2 m in length

• Mirrors/windows musty be securely wrapped in cardboard, clearly marked “glass”


What will NOT be collected:

• Mattresses or bases

• ALL LPG bottles

• Hazardous waste

• Waste from industrial premises

• Materials from renovations, building sites or fencing

• Car bodies and large parts

• Recyclables, eg: bottles, paper

• Rubble, concrete, bricks, soil

• Household refuse

• Clothing

• Asbestos

• Chemicals & paints

• Car batteries

• Green waste


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.


Vouchers/Tip Passes

Domestic and Green Waste Vouchers have been accepted and used across the Shire for several years now.

  • Twenty-four (24) domestic waste vouchers are issued to residents in rural areas with improved properties that do not have a kerbside collection service. Each tear-off voucher allows the equivalent of one 240 litre bin in volume.
  • Four (4) green and hard waste vouchers are issued to all residents in rural areas that have improved properties. Each voucher allows for disposal of 0.5 cubic metres of hard waste or one cubic metre of green waste.


Additional vouchers can be purchased:

Domestic waste - 12 vouchers $72.00
Green waste - 4 vouchers $45.00




Item Fees
Car/boot load (½ m3 max) $15.00
Utility or 6 x 4 trailer (1.0 m3 max) $30.00
Small truck or tandem trailer (2.0 m3 max) $60.00
Approved green waste (separated) $15.00/m3
Approved kerbside recyclables No Charge
Tyres Fees
Car $10.00
Truck $35.00
Tractor $70.00
Rims only No Charge
Other Fees
Mattresses $30.00 each
Refrigerators and freezers (de-gassed) No Charge
Oil, batteries, scrap steel and car bodies No Charge
Additional Tip Vouchers Fees
Domestic waste - 12 vouchers $72.00
Green waste - 4 vouchers $45.00