Waste Services

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Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection Day Change - Porepunkah

Properties in Porepunkah will experience a change in their waste and recycling kerbside collection. Collection which currently takes place on Thursdays will be changing to Fridays from Friday, 14 September.

The kerbside waste and recycle collection contractor has a large number of bins to service on Thursdays and a small number of bins to service on Fridays. To balance the load between days, some properties with a Thursday collection will be changing to a Friday collection.

The map of affected areas is available HERE.

The 2018 kerbside collection calendar is available HERE.

Key dates:

Thursday, 6 September - Final Thursday waste and recycle bin collection

Friday, 14 September - First Friday waste bin collection

Friday, 21 September - First Friday waste and recycle bin collection

The following areas will be affected:

* Station Street, Porepunkah Armstrongs Road, Porepunkah
* Back Porepunkah Road until Showers Avenue Bailey Street, Porepunkah
* Chandler Court, Porepunkah Francis Street, Porepunkah Gledhills Lane, Porepunkah Holmes Court, Porepunkah Martley
* Street, Porepunkah Karnu Court, Porepunkah Lowen Drive, Porepunkah McConnels Lane, Porepunkah McCullough Street,
* Porepunkah Monash Drive, Porepunkah Nicholson Street, Porepunkah Pearson Street, Porepunkah Pyke Street, Porepunkah
* Roberts Creek Road until Quins Gap Road Seamer Street, Porepunkah
* Service Street, Porepunkah Tewksbury Court, Porepunkah Wood Street, Porepunkah
* Great Alpine Road from Jones Road Porepunkah to Ashwood Avenue Bright including One Mile Creek Road Porepunkah and Baroni Lane Porepunkah.

NB. Although the trucks do not enter Grange Road and Mill Bend Road, these areas will also be affected by the changed collection day.

Waste Services - Transfer Stations and Resource Recovery Facilities

Myrtleford Landfill and Recycling Centre

The Alpine Shire operates three transfer stations and resource recovery facilities.

Each facility is operated on the basis that any material which can be recycled is not placed in the landfill.

Chemicals, hazardous waste, putrescibed waste and liquid waste are prohibited and will not be accepted. Penalties apply for disposal of prohibited materials.

All materials must be sorted and separated and placed in the correct location. Recyclable materials must not be placed in the landfill bins. Prior approval must be obtained for the disposal of commercial quantities of any material more than two cubic metres at one time.

Restrictions and conditions apply to the disposal of asbestos waste. Bookings must be made beforehand with the attendant at the Porepunkah facility.

Transfer Stations are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.

Locations and Operating Hours

Facility Address and phone Opening times
Myrtleford Transfer Station and
Recycling Centre
Morrison Lane, Myrtleford
Phone: 0436 414 353
Tuesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 3pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm
Porepunkah Transfer Station
and Recycling Centre
Off Roberts Creek Rd, Porepunkah
Phone: 0418 396 122
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm
Mount Beauty Transfer
Station and Recycling Centre

Please note: Jan 2018 - May 2018
Temporarily closed Thursdays for upgrade works
Maddison Lane Mount Beauty
Phone: 0448 514 064
Tuesday 10am – 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm

Did you know you can save money by making a few small changes to how you pack your load?

Most resource recovery centres and transfer stations have different charges for different materials, so if an item can be recycled, repurposed or reprocessed it is cheaper to dispose of, and some materials are accepted for free.

If a load is not sorted, it can be difficult to see what types of materials are in the load. Unsorted loads will either be rejected or charged at the hard-waste rate.

Sorting can be as simple as putting all of the household recyclables together, flattening any large cardboard boxes, putting bricks and rubble together, and separating timber, metals, electronic waste and green waste. By doing all of this, you can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which ultimately helps our environment.

Please note, recyclable materials must not be placed in the landfill bins.


The maximum allowable volume of any one material is 2m3. Any volumes exceeding 2m3 will need prior approval. Prior approval must also be obtained for the disposal of commercial quantities of any material. Please phone Council's Bright Office on 5755 0555 during business hours and ask to speak to the Transfer Station Supervisor.

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Disposal charges

All recyclable materials must be sorted, separated and placed in the appropriate designated area or where directed by the tip attendant. Disposal charges are structured to encourage and reinforce this requirement.

Download a copy of the disposal charges for 2019/20.

Putrescible waste, hard waste $45.50/m3, (minimum charge $6.50) Recyclables: Aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, paper and cardboard Free up to 0.25m3 ($12.50/m3 for quantities over 0.25m3)
Processed timber / cement sheets / plaster board $45.50/m3 Concrete and bricks $39.00/m3
LPG cylinders $6.00 each Green garden waste / raw organic timber $18.50/m3
Car batteries FREE Engine oil FREE
Car bodies $25.50 each Tyres Car/small 4WD - $10.50 each. Large (truck) - $15.50 each. Extra large (tractor) - $92.50 each.
Mattresses (all sizes) $28.00 each Whitegoods (fridges, air conditioner) items to be de-gassed $11.50 each
Steel $12/m3 E-waste Free unless otherwise specified. See specific E-waste charges information sheet.
Paint (cans of any size) $3.60 per litre Single Seater Couch / armchair $16.50 each
Two seater, sofa or large couch $27.00 each Skis or snowboards $5.80 per board or pair (bindings must be removed)
Asbestos (Porepunkah only). Restrictions & conditions apply. Bookings must be made prior to arrival. $77 per cubic metre (Minimum charge $5 per cubic metre)

**For these materials only, quantities more than 0.25m3 will be charged at $12.50 / m3 or part thereof.
Prohibited materials - chemicals, hazardous waste, prescribed waste, liquid waste.

Cement sheet delivered to the Transfer Stations which cannot be identified as such is to be treated as asbestos, wrapped and sealed accordingly.

Loads must be covered and secured to prevent material falling from vehicles and littering our roadsides.

New charges came into effect on 1 July 2018.

Free Mulch

For free mulch collection where assistance is required with loading, please contact either Myrtleford on: 57511319 or Porepunkah on: 0418396122 to find out when assistance can be provided.

For Mount Beauty, free Mulch loading assistance days will take place from time to time and the dates will be advertised on the website and on Facebook. Please call 0448 514 064 for more information. Due to safety requirements, we will only load onto tray back utes and trailers. Other vehicles will be declined.

If loading assistance is not required, mulch can be taken anytime during trading hours at any of the three sites.

Disposal of asbestos waste

WHERE: Porepunkah Transfer Station is currently the only waste facility in Alpine Shire where asbestos waste can be accepted.

TYPES: Only asbestos waste from a domestic source can be accepted.

Although householders are legally entitled to carry out asbestos removal, it is not recommended. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2007 Part 4.3 Division 7 Subdivision 2, an unlicensed person may remove non-friable asbestos material if the area does not exceed 10m2 and the total time over which the removal is performed does not exceed one hour in any 7-day period.

The most common types are sheet roof cladding and wall linings. Asbestos from commercial or industrial sources can be disposed of at Bowser Landfill (contact Rural City of Wangaratta – ph 5722 0888).

REMOVAL: Removal, handling and packaging must be carried out in accordance with the methods detailed in the booklet “Asbestos – A guide for Householders and the General Public, February 2013”. In particular, asbestos waste must be packaged in two layers of 0.2mm thick polythene and labelled ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’. Asbestos waste that is incorrectly or inadequately packaged will not be accepted.

TRANSPORT: The house owner must transport the asbestos waste – when it is not possible for the house owner to transport the asbestos waste, the person transporting it must present a letter to the site attendant that is signed and dated by the house owner giving the name and car registration details of the person transporting the asbestos on their behalf.

UNLOADING: Asbestos waste must be packed so that it can be safely unloaded by the person(s) transporting it.

BOOKING: A booking must be made with the transfer station attendant beforehand (mobile 0418 396 122). Please be prepared to answer questions relating to packaging, source, type, size, weight and quantity of the asbestos waste.

CHARGES: The disposal charge is $75 per m³ with a minimum fee of $5, and payment is to be made by cheque, cash or EFTPOS at the time of drop-off (except for approved account customers).

FORM: An Asbestos Waste Disposal Form must be completed and handed to the transfer station attendant at the time of drop-off.

Forms are also available at Council’s Waste Management Facilities and Customer Service Centres.

MORE INFORMATION: www.asbestos.vic.gov.au or call the Transfer Station or Council Office. Download 'Asbestos - A guide for householders and the general public' here.

As a general rule – if your house was built:
* Before mid 80’s: It is highly likely to have asbestos-containing products
* Between 1985 – 1990: It is likely to have asbestos-containing products
* Between 1990 – 2000: It is unlikely to have asbestos containing material
* After 2000: It is highly unlikely to have asbestos containing material

Some houses built in the 1990’s and early 2000’s may have still used asbestos cement sheeting until the total ban on any activity containing asbestos products became effective from December 2003

CEMENT SHEETS: Due to the inherent difficulty of distinguishing between asbestos and fibre cement sheet and the risks involved in dealing with asbestos, only material that is clearly from new building work will be accepted as being fibre cement sheet. All other material will be considered as being asbestos and will be treated as such. Waste facility attendants have been instructed to treat material as being asbestos if there is any doubt.

Silage wrap

It is illegal to burn plastic. Burying or putting it in landfill is wasting a scarce resource and detrimental to the environment.

Farmers can use this free service to transport their silage wrap to one of Alpine Shire’s waste facilities in either Porepunkah, Mount Beauty or Myrtleford.

Certain steps must be followed when preparing the silage wrap for recycling.

For detailed information please visit: plasback.com.au

Waste Kerbside Service

Bins need to be presented for collection prior to 6am on collection day.

Council's kerbside waste collection service is provided under contract by Cleanaway Pty Ltd.
Residents have the option of an 80 litre mobile bin, 240 litre mobile bin or multiples thereof. About 95% of residents use the 80 litre service.

Waste – Garbage that goes to landfill

Your red lid garbage bin (some old green bin lids are still in circulation) is for the disposal of garbage that cannot be recycled. This rubbish is sent to landfill. For most households the majority of this garbage will be soft plastics (some clean soft plastics can be taken to your local supermarket for recycling), wrappers and general refuse like broken crockery and hygiene products. If you have young children, their nappies should also go in this bin.

All food waste should be composted and diverted from landfill, however if you are unable to compost your food waste, then it goes into this bin. Garden waste should never be put in the waste bin.

The following items should not be put into your kerbside bins: Garden waste, timber, concrete, furniture and metal, electronic items cannot go in your waste bin, please dispose these items at one of Council’s three Transfer Stations located in Myrtleford, Porepunkah and Mt Beauty. Please see opening hours and disposal charges listed above.

What goes into the garbage bin?
What goes into the garbage bin?
What goes into the recycling bin?
What goes into the recycling bin?

What goes into the Recycling Bin?

Your yellow lid bin is for the collection of material that can be recovered and remade into useful products.

Please note: Plastic bags cannot be put in the recycling bin. Please dispose of plastic bags in your red lid bin, or take them to your local supermarket for specialist recycling.

Important points to remember:

> All containers must be empty
> No need to rinse, just scrape clean
> No hazardous chemical containers
> Keep recycling loose – no plastic bags

Recycling at the Transfer Station

There are many items that can be recycled but will not fit or should not go in the kerbside recycle bin. For example, old televisions, car batteries, fridges and other white goods can all be recycled. Sometimes you may even have large cardboard boxes that will not fit in your yellow lid bin. All these items can be recycled at the transfer station. Some fees may apply.

Waste contractor - kerbside

Cleanaway is Alpine Shire's kerbside waste and recycle service contractor.

They operate two trucks: one for waste and the other for recycling.

Remember to put the correct material in each bin for optimal resource recovery and minimal waste to landfill. To assist, Alpine Shire has provided new recycle bin lid stickers that clearly show what material is acceptable and unacceptable in the recycle bin.

The stickers are available from the Shire Offices in Bright, or at the Bright, Myrtleford and Mt Beauty Libraries.

Please remember that your bins need to be ready to be serviced prior to 6am on collection day, it's advisable to put your bin out the evening prior to collection.

Recycling Bin Sticker
What should I recycle?
What Can I Recycle?
What can I recycle?

Waste Charges 2018-19

Type of service Cost per annum Frequency of collection
80 litre bin $217.71 Weekly collection
240 litre bin $482.70 Weekly collection
240 litre bin $217.71 Fortnightly collection in specific rural areas

New service or changes to your bin size or quantity

Should you require any changes to your bin size or quantity, please complete the relevant forms:
New service request
Change to Waste or Recycle Bin (Quantity or Size)

Missing or Stolen Bins

Should your bin go missing you will need to complete a 'Replace a missing or stolen bin' form, together with a Statutary Declaration. The Statutary Declaration will need to be witnessed by a particular authorised person.

Missing or Stolen Bin
Statutory Declaration

Damaged Bins

If your bin becomes damaged and needs to be either repaired or replaced you will need to complete a "Replace Damaged Bin" form. Please remember to write the cause of the damage.i.e split body, broken wheel, cracked or missing lid.

Replace Damaged Waste or Recycle Bin

Waste Management Charge

Council operates three transfer stations and has a number of landfills which are closed and require remediation in the future as required by the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA). Council also provides a public place waste and recycling service. There are significant costs associated with the management of these sites and provision of these services.

Council charges $98.20 per developed property to finance landfill rehabilitation expenditure, landfill monitoring expenditure, landfill and transfer stations capital works (renewal and development) expenditure, transfer station operations, waste diversion and public place bin renewals, purchases and service costs.

Looking for recycling information?

Council provides recycling options for many of the items listed below. Please ensure that you divert as much product from the waste stream as possible:

- All used ink, laser, fax and photocopier cartridges
- Used mobile phones
- Used batteries
- Used fluroscent globes
- e-waste (including computers)
- DrumMuster
- ChemClear
- Detox your home

More information on where you can take the above products for recycling, is on Recycling Services.

Other information on Kerbside Pruning Collection is also available.

Detox your Home – Household Chemical Collection Program

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

More information by calling 1300 363 744.

Permanent drop-off sites for appliance batteries, paint and compact fluorescent lamps
Paint, household batteries, and compact fluorescent lamps – which are less toxic than household chemicals ¬(but also a more common waste item) – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

Detox your Home, on the other hand, is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals.

The nearest permanent drop-off site is at:

Wodonga Transfer Station
Kane Road, Wodonga
Ph: (02) 6022 9300

Wangaratta Transfer Station
Stanford Road, Wangaratta
Ph: (03) 5722 0888

Shepparton Transfer Station
Wanganui Road, Shepparton
Ph: (03) 5832 9700

Acids and alkalis
Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in your household recycling bin) Anti-freeze Brake fluid
Car body filler Car Wax Cleaners - ammonia based
Cooking oil Coolant Detergents, disinfectants and drain cleaners
Fertiliser Fire extinguishers Floor care products and waxes
Fuels - petrol, diesel, kerosene, other Glues - water-based, solvents Herbicides and weed killers
Insect spray / pesticides Nail polish and remover Oven cleaner
Paint stripper, thinner, turpentine Pool chemicals Rat poison
Solvents Transmission fluid Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnish)
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