Gannawarra Shire Council operates four Transfer Stations throughout the Shire which accept a range of materials. All Transfer Stations are staffed and have specific operating hours. Household types and quantities of recyclables are accepted free of charge at all Stations.
Below is a listing of operating hours and charges. Should you require more information please contact the Kerang Office on (03) 5450 9333.
Download Gannawarra Shire Council Transfer Station Fees & Charges click here(PDF, 348KB).
For Barham Transfer Station fees please contact Wakool Shire Council on (03) 5887 5007.
The old Kerang Transfer Station office is scheduled to be demolished this month, with a new e-waste disposal and recycling shed to be built.
drumMUSTER is the national program for collection and recycling of empty, cleaned farm chemical containers.
Chemical users pay 4 cents per litre or kilogram levy on eligible products sold in non-returnable containers. Containers are identified by a logo (sticker, label or embossed) which shows they are eligible for recycling through drumMUSTER.
All of Gannawarra Shire Council's Transfer stations are drumMUSTER locations. The Transfer Stations will accept drums during normal operating hours, but will require you to book in advance.
For more information visit the Drummuster website.
Currently you can recycle your unwanted or broken electrical appliances at the landfills and transfer stations in the Gannawarra Shire.
Computer Monitors, Laptops & TVs cost $25.00 each as they contain toxic chemicals including barium, phosphor, lead and hexavalent chromium which require special handling. All other e-waste is accepted FREE of charge. White goods cannot currently be accepted as part of this program.
E-waste upgrades for Gannawarra
Earlier this year, the Victorian government announced it would be committing $15 million to upgrading more than 130 e-waste collection sites across the state with the Cohuna and Kerang Transfer Station selected to receive upgrades in preparation for the Victorian Governments e-waste ban to be introduced July 1, 2019. The upgrades will mean that all e-waste including any item that has batteries, a plug or cord will be able to be recycled.
What is e-waste?
E-waste includes anything with a battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. Phones, TVs and computers are the most common types of e-waste but there are a wide range of items that can be found around the house or at work that are also considered e-waste.
What environmental and human harm can be caused by e-waste?
70 per cent of toxic chemicals found in landfill come from e-waste. Many electronic products contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, phosphor, fluids and refrigerants and when left in landfills or stored inappropriately, these materials can leach into groundwater and soil, or release into the air, creating long term contamination and human health issues.
E-Waste Media release - https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/recycling-more-e-waste-and-keeping-it-out-of-landfill/
Sustainability Victoria website - https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Campaigns/eWaste/About-the-ewaste-program