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Landfills and Transfer Station hours and Locations

Opening times of Landfills, Locations and Transfer Stations

Green Waste will now be accepted at transfer stations and landfills under the following conditions

If you cannot safely stockpile green waste at home, please read the following guidelines: 

Our green waste services have resumed; however long delays are expected.

Sites are open their usual days. The following sites accept green waste; Bairnsdale, Bemm River, Bruthen, Buchan, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Marlo, Omeo, Orbost and Swifts Creek.

Green waste bays have been set up to ensure social distancing and traffic management will be in place.

We expect a high volume of customers and queues. Priority will be given to garbage trucks, bushfire waste and contractors.

All green waste loads will be inspected, so make sure your green waste does not contain soil, plastic, food scraps, or hazardous waste. Branches must be under 30 cm in diameter. To find out what items are accepted in green waste, visit the organic waste services page

Disrespectful behaviour towards our staff or other customers won’t be tolerated.


Bushfire affected waste

Please note that the Wairewa Transfer Station is closed until further notice due to fire damage.


Grocon clean-up program 

Grocon is undertaking the Bushfire Clean-Up Program works in East Gippsland Shire and across Victoria on behalf of the government.


The Bushfire Clean-Up Program is free for all property owners, regardless of whether they are insured.


Clean up works began on 9 March 2020.


Waste from the initial clean-up works will be taken to the Bairnsdale Landfill. All bushfire waste is classified as asbestos contaminated. Only Class A subcontractors / supervisors are certified and licensed to handle this waste.


Partially burnt houses and structures may be eligible for Grocon clean up or may need to be cleaned up by other suitably qualified contractors.


 It is recommended that property owners register with Grocon to assess their eligibility for clean-up. Call 1800 560 760- or visit brv.vic.gov.au.


Prescribed waste - houses and structures 

  • Houses and structures (prescribed waste) can only be removed by Grocon or private contractors. Contractors must be licensed asbestos removalists and in Environment Protection Authority registered vehicles.
  • All waste must be triple wrapped.
  • Cost of prescribed waste is $286 per tonne.
  • 24 hours’ notice must be given to nominated sites. The Bairnsdale Landfill is the only site in East Gippsland accepting this waste at present.

Green waste

  • Burnt green waste can be taken for free to the sites listed below until further notice. 
  • Tree prunings / branches / grass cuttings / stumps and logs less than .3m diameter can be taken to waste site for free. 
  • Pine posts, treated pine and chipboard can be taken to waste sites but will need to be separated and will be charged for at our normal landfill rates unless presented with a bushfire waste voucher.


  • Burnt metal waste can be taken for free to the sites listed below until further notice.
  • Clotheslines, white goods, trampoline frames, play equipment, water tanks, scrap metals are all accepted.
  • Boats - no fibreglass boats accepted. 
  • Trailers with melted fibreglass are not accepted as scrap metal but will be accepted into landfill at the normal charge.

Green waste or household metal as described above will be accepted at the following sites:

  • Bairnsdale Landfill
  • Buchan Transfer Station
  • Lakes Entrance Landfill
  • Mallacoota Transfer Station
  • Omeo Transfer Station
  • Orbost Transfer Station

Farm fencing wire

Sites have been set up by DELWP and Council to stockpile agricultural metal/wire only waste.


Council has negotiated with a private contractor to collect this waste metal from stockpile sites listed below.


These stockpile collection points will be ongoing until further advised. Please do not leave fencing wire in road reserves or other public land.


This is considered illegal dumping which is a fineable offence.


Fencing wire stockpile sites:

  • Buchan: old sawmill, 2286 Bruthen-Buchan Road
  • Wairewa Transfer Station, Carl Smith Road
  • Nowa Nowa: old railway station
  • Cann River: old gravel pit off Cemetery Track
  • Ensay: recreation reserve, Doctors Flat Road

Other sites are also being identified and will be publicised when available. Please do not leave fencing wire in road reserves or other public land. This is illegal dumping and attracts a fine.


Free bushfire waste vouchers

Council will be offering extra free waste vouchers to properties in the bushfire areas that have burnt items that are not included in the categories already mentioned above.


These vouchers can be used for any bushfire waste, excluding prescribed waste as per the Grocon/ private contractor clean-up requirements.


Access to vouchers is through contacting Council and registering your name and property details. The vouchers will be posted to you.


Please note that the vouchers can be used at any nominated landfill or transfer station.


Those presenting bushfire waste without a voucher will be expected to pay the normal fees.


The vouchers expire on 31 August 2020.


All other waste (not affected by bushfire)  

Please note that from Saturday 28 March 2020, only EFTPOS will be accepted at transfer station and landfill sites to comply with the 1.5 metre social distancing.

Which site will accept my waste?

Check the list of waste types and accepted locations to find out where to take your waste.


Permanent Detox Your Home site

There is free drop off of paint, globes and household batteries at the permanent Detox Your Home site at Bairnsdale Landfill.


Hazardous waste

Bairnsdale Landfill accepts Asbestos and Low Level Contaminated Soil Category C. Asbestos must be wrapped in two layers of 200 micron plastic and be scheduled for drop-off at least one day before arrival.


Public Holidays

All sites are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.






 200 Johnstons Road, Forge Creek
 Ph: 5152 6535

Monday to Friday

8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

 Cann River

 20 Coast Road
 Ph: 0400 017 313

Wednesday, Friday to Monday

8.00 am - 1.00 pm

 Lakes Entrance

 5 Thorpes Lane
 Ph: 5155 2148

Monday to Friday

8.00 am- 4.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

9.00 am - 4.00 pm


Direct to landfill commercial businesses: 

The cut off time is 4.00pm at Bairnsdale and 3.00pm at Lakes Entrance. Call us if you think you will arrive between 4.00pm and 4.30pm at Bairnsdale or between 3.00pm and 3.30pm at Lakes Entrance. 

If you arrive late with no notice, you will not be allowed to unload.


Transfer Stations

Liquid or hazardous waste cannot be dropped off at transfer stations.

Not all transfer stations accept all types of waste.  


Transfer Station


Bemm River

2 Alans Track

From 1 November to 30 April: 

Monday to Sunday

11.00 am – 1.00 pm 


From 1 May to 31 October: 

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

11.00 am – 1.00 pm 


142 Tip Road
Ph: 0437 396 211

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
8.00 am – 11.00 am 


54 Clarkeville Road
Monday and Saturday 

8.00 am – 11.00 am 



12.00 pm – 3.00 pm 


9053 Bonang Road
Monday and Saturday

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm 



8.00 am – 11.00 am 


109 Great Alpine Road
Ph: 0429 855 981

Monday and Friday

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm 


Saturday and Sunday

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm


2337 Bruthen - Buchan Road
Ph: 0419 359 763

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

8.00 am - 12.00 pm



9.00 am - 1.00 pm


13 Nash Camp Track
Ph: 0429 392 498

Monday and Wednesday

1.00pm - 4.00pm



8.00 am - 11 am


90 Snobbs Road, Walpa
Ph: 0428 176 993

Saturday and Monday 
8.00 am - 12.00 pm


12.00 pm - 4.00 pm


Betka Road
Ph: 0427 144 002

Monday to Friday

8.00 am - 12.00 pm


Saturday and Sunday

11.00 am - 3.00 pm


99 Curlip Drive
Ph: 0428 991 363


9.00 am - 12.00 pm


130 Rosherville Road
Ph: 0428 576 334


8.00 am - 12.00 pm


18 Margetts Street
Ph: 0429 865 358

Monday and Wednesday

9.00 am - 1.00 pm


Friday to Sunday

12.00 pm - 4.00 pm


351 Bonang  Road
Ph: 0429 412 833

Monday to Friday 
10.00 am - 4.00 pm 


Saturday and Sunday
10.00 am - 3.00 pm  

Swifts Creek

237 Cassilis Road
Ph: 0428 363 045


Monday, Wednesday and Friday

8.00 am - 12.00 pm



12.00 pm - 4.00 pm


CLOSED until further notice

due to fire damage



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