In its 2023-24 Budget, Council introduced a charge for green waste dropped off at our waste sites.
Green waste charge commences Friday 1 September 2023
We are reminding residents that green waste charges starts this Friday 1 September for disposal of green waste at the landfill and transfer stations where green waste is accepted. The fee is set at $12 per cubic metre.
Rate payers will be offered one green waste voucher annually, in addition to the hard waste voucher as part of their rates notice this year. The voucher allows for free disposal of up to 1.5 cubic metres of green waste once a year, no refund or credit if you do not use the full 1.5 cubic metres in one transaction.
There will also be free green waste disposal for the month of November to help residents prepare for bushfire season.
Reusable product rebate
Council offers a rebate on several reusable products to help people reduce waste going to landfill. Worm farm and compost bins are included in the rebate scheme. For more information on how to compost or start a worm, visit Waste Education and Resources.
Apply for a rebate using the Form: Waste Service Request.
For more information regarding proposed changes to waste and recycling fees, please contact us on 03 5153 9500.
Double or Queen: $25
Green waste disposal is free until 31 August 2023. From 1 September the following fees apply:
It is free to dispose of recyclables. Recycling is paper, flattened cardboard, glass containers, steel cans and hard plastic containers.
Recycling must be free of contamination. Please remove all packaging and strapping.
It is free to dispose of electronic waste.
This is any item with a battery, plug or cord.
Electronic waste has been banned from entering landfill since 2019.
Disposal of a gas bottle (10kg or smaller): $11
Steel and white goods
These items can be disposed of free of charge.
Disposal of sorted batteries is free.
It is free to dispose of motor oil.
It is free to dispose of polystyrene.
Dead animals can only be disposed of at Bairnsdale Landfill.
Small animal: $10
This includes dog, cat. lamb, calf under 4 months.
Large animal: $257 tonne
This includes sheep, cow, horse.
We are undertaking a six-month trial of a textile recycling program at Bairnsdale Landfill. Fees are:
$2 minimum charge for a single item
$8 a bag
$20 a bin (up to 80 litres)
$80 cubic metre