Disposal sites

Mulch is now available from our Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea Transfer Stations.

Council operates waste transfer stations in Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea, as well as a landfill and re-sale centre in Anglesea.

All waste disposal sites are closed on Christmas Day, but are open on other public holidays that fall on normal opening days.

What's accepted at each site and costs

Household quantities of some items can be dropped off at transfer stations for free, including:

  • e-waste
  • paper and cardboard
  • glass (bottles & jars only)
  • plastics 1, 2 and 5
  • polystyrene (Anglesea & Lorne only)
  • and more

Find out more including quantity limits and costs on the What's accepted at disposal sites page.

Hours, locations and contact info

Standard Operational Hours

All waste disposal sites are closed on Christmas Day.

Anglesea Transfer Station

50 Coalmine Road, Anglesea
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Phone: 5263 2978
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 4pm

Torquay Residential Waste Drop-Off Site
130 Messmate Road, Torquay
Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 4pm

Lorne Transfer Station

370 Erskine Falls Road, Lorne
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Phone: 0400 689 496
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9am to 12pm
Sunday 2pm to 5pm

Winchelsea Transfer Station

55 Cressy Road, Winchelsea
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Phone: 0400 689 496 (Saturday and Sunday) | 0417 531 050 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Fire Danger Rating Days Operational Hours

Extreme Fire Danger Rating days:

  • Anglesea Landfill open from 5am to 10am.
  • Anglesea Transfer Station open from 9am to 10am.
  • Lorne Transfer Station closed.
  • Winchelsea Transfer Station operations may be impacted. Call Customer Service on 5261 0600 to confirm.
  • Torquay Waste Drop Off open as normal (9am to 4pm).

Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating days:

  • All waste facilities closed.

For information on impacts to kerbside collections please visit our General kerbside service FAQs page.

Holiday home owners/part time residents

Holiday home owners/part time residents can drop off the following for free at an after-hours collection point if you are leaving the shire when the transfer stations are closed:

  • recyclables (keep loose - not in plastic bags - or they won't get recycled)
  • small amounts of general household waste

Please do not place the following items at the after-hours collection points:

  • green waste
  • furniture
  • white goods
  • e-waste

When the transfer stations are open, please use the general public drop-off point at the transfer stations.

When the transfer stations are closed you can drop off at the following after-hours collection points:

  • Torquay – Open 9am - 4pm daily (excluding Christmas Day) and will be supervised during these times - 130 Messmate Road, please follow the signs to drop-off facility adjacent to the Surf Coast Shire Torquay works depot. Do not deposit waste at any other location within 130 Messmate Road.
  • Anglesea – outside Anglesea Landfill and Transfer Station at 50 Coalmine Road - old entrance, 100m west of the new entrance (see where that is on this map)(JPG, 388KB)
  • Lorne - outside the Lorne Transfer Station at 370 Erskine Falls Road.

Commercial operators

Anglesea Landfill - 50 Coalmine Road, Anglesea - (03) 5263 2978
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Open on the following Saturdays only:

  • Easter Saturday
  • Saturday before or after ANZAC day if the holiday falls on a Friday or Monday,
  • Melbourne Cup weekend
  • Saturdays during summer school holidays (as determined by the Victorian Department of Education www.education.vic.gov.au).

Waste vouchers

We send ratepayers two sets of waste vouchers each year. All vouchers are sent to the ratepayer’s primary postal or email address. Please pass them along to your tenant if the property is permanently rented.

  • If you receive your July rates notice via email, the vouchers are available via a link (look for the tabs/buttons on the right hand side of your rates notices).
  • If you receive your July rates notice as a PDF, just scroll down the page to find your vouchers.

Annual waste vouchers

Ratepayers are sent three annual waste vouchers each year in July, along with their first rates notice:

  1. Green waste: drop off up to one cubic meter of green waste at any Surf Coast Shire transfer station free of charge at any time during opening hours.
  2. General waste: drop off up to one cubic meter of general waste at any Surf Coast Shire transfer station free of charge at any time during opening hours.
  3. Mulch: pick up one cubic metre of mulch (subject to availability) from Council’s transfer stations. Before making your trip, contact the transfer station to check that mulch is available.

Annual waste vouchers are valid until August the following year.

Garden waste (fire prevention) vouchers

Council also sends ratepayers three garden waste vouchers. Each one is good for free disposal of one cubic metre of garden waste at Council’s transfer stations.

These vouchers are to help clean up around your Surf Coast Shire property before the fire season.

The vouchers are sent out in October each year and are valid to 31 January the following year.

Sharps disposals

Needles and syringes can be deposited at Barwon Health on Geelong Rd Torquay, and at the McMillan St, Anglesea centre.

Visit the Victoria Health Hub Needle and Syringe Program page for a list and map of locations around the state.

If you're looking to get a sharps container, contact your local pharmacy or a diabetic educator.

Special notice for the fire danger period

During the declared fire danger period, disposal sites and waste service may be affected. For more information, please see kerbside bins FAQs.