Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous materials need to be disposed of carefully. They should never be placed into your household wheelie bins.


  • Small batteries (eg. AAA, AA, C, D sizes) – dispose in battery recycling containers in Council’s Community Links
  • Smaller batteries (eg household, camera, laptop, power tools) - dispose through E-waste collection services at waste transfer stations. For more information, please see ‘E-waste disposal’
  • Car batteries – dispose at Waste Transfer Stations

Paint, household chemicals and fuels

The Detox Your Home collection is coordinated by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local Councils. For more information about what waste is accepted and dates for the next local collections, visit

Lightglobes and fluorescent tubes

Light globes – dispose at Waste Transfer Stations

Light fittings and lamps (globes removed) are considered E-waste and should not be placed in your household rubbish bins.

Gas bottles and gas canisters

Gas bottles and gas canisters – dispose at Waste Transfer Stations

Flares and ammunition

  • Flares and ammunition can be taken to local police stations
  • Ammunition can also be taken to local licensed firearms dealer

Farm chemical drums 

You can dispose of clean, non returnable crop production and animal health chemical drums at the Coldstream Transfer Station.

Containers must have the Drum Muster logo, be free of residue inside and out and have been flushed, pressure rinsed or triple rinsed.

Drop of between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Book an appointment for loads of 50 or more containers.

Please note Coldstream Transfer Station operating hours can change at short notice. If in doubt please contact the centre directly.