Towong Shire

Resource Recovery Centres and Landfill

Council operates recycling outlets and waste disposal facilities in Corryong and Tallangatta. 

The Corryong Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill is located on Sugarloaf Road.

The Tallangatta Resource Recovery Centre is located on Hardy's Road off the Murray Valley Highway.

 

Corryong Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill ‚Äď Opening Hours

Thursday  3.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Tallangatta Resource Recovery Centre¬†‚Äď Opening Hours

Thursday  3.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Fees & Charges 2021/22

For a list of associated fees and charges for the Resource Recovery Centres and Landfill, view the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

 

Recycling Sheds
Recycling sheds are available for residents and are located at:

  • Mitta Mitta Recreation Reserve;¬†
  • Talgarno Gap Road;
  • Granya Recreation Reserve;
  • Lucyvale Road;
  • Tallangatta Creek Road; and
  • Corryong-Benambra Road

 

Greenwaste & Hardwaste

Hardwaste and greenwaste are currently accepted at both facilities.  Greenwaste is biodegradable waste including garden or park waste such as grass clippings, flower cuttings or hedge trimmings. Hardwaste includes e-waste, white goods, old mattresses, tyres, car batteries, empty gas cylinders, cars and car parts and household furniture. If you have specific items that you wish to dispose of and are unsure whether they are accepted, please contact Council's Customer Service Team.

 

Detox your Home

Detox your Home is a safe, FREE and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. Visit http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/waste-and-recycling/detox-your-home for more information.

 

drumMUSTER ‚Äď Farm Chemical Collections

Towong Shire Council provides the free drumMUSTER chemical drum collection service during normal operating hours at both facilities. All drums must be triple rinsed and empty with lids removed. Metal drums must also be punctured.

 

Silage Wrap Recycling Program

Over 5,000 tonnes of silage wraps and covers are discarded after use every year. These products are made from low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic. It does not break down when buried, releases toxic chemicals if burnt and can be hazardous to stock.

Silage wrap in clean plastic bags can be disposed of for recycling at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres in Corryong and Tallangatta.

 

Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) pose a serious risk to our health and must be disposed of appropriately. Moving asbestos is the most dangerous time for inhaling fibres which means proper disposal is all the more vital. 

Council does not accept asbestos and ACMs at any of its waste disposal facilities because we are not licensed and equipped to handle such substances. 

If your load of waste is suspected of containing asbestos you will be turned away from Council waste facilities. Certain ACMs are accepted at the Myrtleford and Albury waste disposal facilities. However, it is advisable to phone ahead to arrange disposal. 

Illegal dumping of asbestos still occurs but will attract heavy fines. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has established a strike force program to stop this practice. The strike force works with Council and the community to respond to reports of illegal dumping of this dangerous substance. Those who are found to have illegally dumped or transported asbestos may be held responsible for the costs associated with its proper disposal.  

Licensed asbestos removal is the safest way to dispose of asbestos. Trained practitioners safely remove and dispose of the substance. If you suspect you have asbestos on your property, it is best to consult with a qualified removalist who is licensed by WorkSafe Victoria. A list of removalists can be found on the WorkSafe Victoria website.

For further information on the disposal of asbestos, the Victorian Government asbestos website is a useful resource collating information from WorkSafe Victoria, the EPA and the Department of Health.

 

Last updated: 01 July 2021