Transfer Stations & Landfill

We have 8 Resource Recovery Centres across the municipality, which receive waste loads up to 3 cubic metres, green waste and recycling. Loads greater than three cubic metres should be taken directly to the Grampians Regional Landfill site at Pomonal Road, Stawell.

The Regional Landfill is operated by Statewide Waste Regional Landfill and is open for larger loads between 8.30am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Transfer Stations will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, but remain open for normal operating hours Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. 

Ararat Rural City Council Resource Recovery Centres

Ararat Resource Recovery Centre, Surface Hill Court, Ararat

Monday

 closed 

Tuesday – Friday

 10.00am-1.00pm

Saturday – Sunday

 10.00am – 5.00pm

Elmhurst Resource Recovery Centre, Mackay Street, Elmhurst

Thursday

 1.00pm-4.00pm

Sunday

 1.00pm-4.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

 closed

Lake Bolac Resource Recovery Centre, Graham Road, Lake Bolac

Wednesday

 1.00pm-5.00pm

Sunday

 1.00pm-5.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

 closed

Moyston Resource Recovery Centre, Rubbish Tip Road, Moyston

Wednesday

 9.00am-12.00pm

Sunday

 2.00pm-5.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

 closed

Pomonal Resource Recovery Centre, Pomonal East Road, Pomonal

Wednesday

 1.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday

 1.00pm-4.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

 closed

Tatyoon Resource Recovery Centre, Camp Road, Tatyoon

Tuesday

 10.00am-12.00pm

Saturday

 10.00am-12.00pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

 closed

Streatham Resource Recovery Centre, Nerrin-Nerrin Floodway Road, Streatham

Thursday

 1.00pm-4.00pm

Sunday

 10.00am-12.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

 closed

Willaura Resource Recovery Centre, Willaura-Wickliffe Road, Willaura

Thursday

 1.00pm-5.00pm

Sunday

 9.00am-1.00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

 closed

What can I take to the Resource Recovery Centre?

Many of our gate fee costs are kept low or FREE, but some items cost Council a significant amount to dispose of, so these incur a cost.

We provide the following re-use and recycling services at all our transfer stations:

  • Green waste – Collected in the form of tree residue, clippings and prunings’ can be delivered to transfer stations throughout the municipality, all we ask is that the material be free from contamination, that is pots, wire and plastic bags etc. Did you know we get this material shredded, which is then available for purchase by the public.
  • Timber – Waste timber, is collected at Ararat transfer station where we shred the material for it to be used as mulch, but we ask that you separate clean timber from material that is Copper, Chrome Arsenic (CCA) treated timber or old timber painted with lead paint as this will go straight to landfill
  • Scrap Metal – You can take Scrap steel, including old gas bottles, aluminium, brass, copper and steel to all transfer stations across municipality for FREE. We on-sell this material to an external company for recycling.
  • Concrete – We take Concrete, providing it is totally free of asbestos, at Ararat transfer station only.  The concrete is then crushed and used for road base.
  • Household chemicals can be taken to the annual mobile Detox your Home centre at Ararat transfer station held in May each year.
  • A permanent Drop-off facility for household batteries, fluorescent lamps and paint can be disposed of free of charge at the Ararat transfer station throughout the year.
  • Farm chemical containers – With the exception of Moyston, all Transfer Stations throughout the municipality receive “Drummuster” farm chemical containers, provided they are properly rinsed.  Large quantities are best made by a prior appointment.
  • Electronic waste – Did you know that e-waste is ‘Anything you can plug in?’ so that means t.vs, computers and associated devices and attachments, cords, printers, screens, DVDs, kettles, irons, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, fans, radios, speakers, sewing machines, drills, saws, power tools, electronic toys, , hand held video consoles and automatic dispensers. Take these items to any of our transfer stations. Our items are sent for recycling at Axis Worx, Disability Employment Services, Horsham
  • Tyres – Non-commercial quantities of tyres are received at all Council transfer stations. 
  • Waste oil – Non-commercial quantities of waste oil is received at all Council Transfer Stations.

Fact Check

Did you know each desktop computer contains about one kilogram of copper? Recycling only takes 15 to 20% of the energy needed to mine new ore!