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Landfill
The Benalla Landfill is situated in Old Farnley Road and is open for domestic rubbish on  Monday to Friday from noon to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm

The landfill is closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. The facility will also close on Code Red and Total Fire Ban days.

To apply for an account with the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre click here

For information on fees and charges, click on the links below or telephone the Benalla Landfill on (03) 5760 2600.
 
Asbestos


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 on (03) 5722 0888). The Benalla Landfill has a small domestic asbestos bin available however disposal will not be approved unless an appointment is made to discuss the origin and details of the asbestos requiring disposal. The intent of the Asbestos Disposal Bin at the Benalla Landfill & Resource Recovery Centre is to facilitate the disposal of small quantities of asbestos generated through small domestic activities.

Please contact Council on (03) 5760 2600 or council@benalla.vic.gov.au to make an appointment, please note the following information will be required to be made available:

- Address of property where asbestos was removed from

- Name & address of property owner

- Name & address of person who removed asbestos

- Name & address of person who transported asbestos

- Vehicle Registration: Vehicle Make

- Vehicle Model: Vehicle Colour

- Type of asbestos removed

- Type of building where asbestos was removed from

- Area (m2) that asbestos was removed from

- Quantity of asbestos to be disposed

There will be an asbestos limit of 100kg per customer and approval to dispose of the asbestos will remain at the total discretion of council.

Asbestos must be arranged into 20kg-30kg lots. Pieces in those packs need to be 1m x 1m in size. These packs need to be double wrapped in black plastic and taped up with asbestos clearly labeled on the outside.

For further information, visit http://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au to understand the risks of asbestos, how to comply with your duties, and resources for managing and removing asbestos in homes and workplaces.



 
Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection
Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted 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 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.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free. 

Upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government’s FREE chemical collection service.

There are  Detox your Home mobile collections in nearby cities held each year.
 


If you have any questions please contact the Detox your Home info line on 1800 363 744.

Paint, batteries and fluorescent lights

From 1 July 2014, these items will no longer be accepted through Detox your Home collections and should be taken to a Victorian drop-off site, which can be accessed all throughout the year. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

The closest drop-off site is currently in Wodonga or Shepparton, however one will be opening in Wangaratta soon.

Wodonga Waste Transfer Station, 29 Kane Road  (VicRoads 653 Q5)

Shepparton Transfer Station, Wanganui Road (VicRoads 672 N2)

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact Council.



 
drumMUSTER
All farm chemical users are encouraged to bring their empty, properly cleaned, non-returnable steel and plastic farm chemical containers to the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre for inspection and collection through the drumMUSTER program. Phone bookings (03) 5760 2600 are necessary for a delivery time and to ensure that an inspector is available.

 


 


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 Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre - Application for Account
 Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre - Terms and Conditions for opening an Account
 Benalla Landfill Fees and Charges 2016/17
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