Towong Shire

Landfills and Transfer Stations

Council operates two recycling and waste disposal sites at Corryong and Tallangatta. The Corryong Landfill and Transfer Station are located on Sugarloaf Road and the Tallangatta Transfer Station is located on Hardy's Road off the Murray Valley Highway.

As part of a range of cost-saving measures and following a period of assessment of usage patterns for the Landfill and Transfer Station sites, Council has decided to trial a reduction in operating hours at both the Corryong Landfill and Tallangatta Transfer Station over the 2016 Spring and Summer months, commencing from 1 November 2016.

Corryong Landfill – Opening Hours

Thursday  3.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Closed public holidays  

 Tallangatta Transfer Station – Opening Hours

Thursday 10.00am - 12.00pm              
Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Closed public holidays  

 Fees & Charges

Single bin or garbage bag $8
Car or station wagon boot $15
Single axle trailer (under 1 cubic metre) $50
Tandem axle trailer (under 2 cubic metres) $85
Other vehicles, woolpacks and trailers (over 2 cubic metres) $45/m3
Mattresses or bed bases $30 each
Non-separated surcharge 50%
Clean green waste (discount on above rates) 50%
Car or motorcycle tyres (tyre only) $7 each
Car or motorcycle tyres (tyre and rim) $15 each
Truck tyres (tyre only) $15 each
Truck tyres (tyre and rim) $33 each
Tractor tyres (tyre only) $150 each
Tractor tyres (tyre and rim) $297 each
Loader tyres (tyre only) $220 each
Loader tyres (tyre and rim) $440 each
LPG cylinders $45
E-waste - $ per kilo $1.65
Fridge or air conditioner $10
Car bodies Free
Separated batteries, waste oil, steel, glass, paper, plastic Free
Soil per cubic metre $9
Concrete, bricks, rubble (per cubic metre) $18
Concrete, bricks, rubble (per single axle trailer) $27
Concrete, bricks, rubble (per tandem trailer) $34
Concrete, bricks, rubble (per bag/boot load) $9

   Recycling sheds are also available for residents and are located at:

  • Mitta Mitta Recreation Reserve;
  • Talgarno Gap Road;
  • Granya Recreation Reserve;
  • Lucyvale Road;
  • Tallangatta Creek Road; and
  • Corryong-Benambra Road.

Greenwaste & Hardwaste

Hardwaste and greenwaste are currently accepted at both the Corryong and Tallangatta Transfer Stations.  Greenwaste is biodegradable waste including garden or park waste such as grass clippings, flower cuttings or hedge trimmings. Hardwaste includes e-waste, white goods, old mattresses, tyres, car batteries, empty gas cylinders, cars and car parts and household furniture. If you have specific items that you wish to dispose of and are unsure whether they are accepted, please contact Council's Customer Service Team.

Detox your Home

Detox your Home is a safe, FREE and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The next collection in our area will be held on Saturday 3 September 2016 between 10am and 1pm. Visit http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/waste-and-recycling/detox-your-home for more information.

drumMUSTER – Farm Chemical Collections

Towong Shire Council provides the free drumMUSTER chemical drum collection service during normal operating hours of the Corryong Landfill and Tallangatta Transfer Station. All drums must be triple rinsed and empty with lids removed. Metal drums must also be punctured.

Plasback – Silage Wrap Recycling Program

Over 5,000 tonnes of silage film and covers are discarded after use every year. These products are made from high quality liner low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. It does not break down when buried, is unsightly and presents a hazard to stock.

Plasback will provide a long term, low cost solution for farmers and councils to dispose of and create new value out of this farm plastic waste.

Silage wrap in plasback clear bags can be disposed of free of charge at Council’s waste disposal facilities at Corryong and Tallangatta. Normal tip fees apply to all other silage wrap, bailed or loose.

Visit www.plasback.com.au for more information on the plasback program.

Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) pose a serious risk to our health and must be disposed of appropriately. Moving asbestos is the most dangerous time for inhaling fibres which means proper disposal is all the more vital. 

Council does not accept asbestos and ACMs at any of its waste disposal facilities because we are not licensed and equipped to handle such substances. 

If your load of waste is suspected of containing asbestos you will be turned away from Council waste facilities. Certain ACMs are accepted at the Myrtleford and Albury waste disposal facilities. However, it is advisable to phone ahead to arrange disposal. 

Illegal dumping of asbestos still occurs but will attract heavy fines. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has established a strike force program to stop this practice. The strike force works with Council and the community to respond to reports of illegal dumping of this dangerous substance. Those who are found to have illegally dumped or transported asbestos may be held responsible for the costs associated with its proper disposal.  

Licensed asbestos removal is the safest way to dispose of asbestos. Trained practitioners safely remove and dispose of the substance. If you suspect you have asbestos on your property, it is best to consult with a qualified removalist who is licensed by WorkSafe Victoria. A list of removalists can be found on the WorkSafe Victoria website.

For further information on the disposal of asbestos, the Victorian Government asbestos website is a useful resource collating information from WorkSafe Victoria, the EPA and the Department of Health.

 

Last updated: 07 April 2017