Drop-Off Facilities



Council operates drop-off facilities at Beech Forrest, Lavers Hill, Carlisle River and Gellibrand for residents without access to kerbside waste collection services and need to dispose of their domestic waste and recycling only.

This service operates twice a month, with additional collection dates in January.

Drop Off and Transfer Stations are cashless sites - EFTPOS facilities are available at each location. Waste disposal tip tickets books can be pre-purchased at the Council Customer Service Centre's in Colac and Apollo Bay, or by calling 03 5232 9400. Information about current waste disposal charges is available on our website.

Location and drop-off times at your nearest drop-off facility are listed below.

Download the calendar(PDF, 186KB)  to find the next drop-off date.

Beech Forest

Location: 2-4 Main Road, Beech Forest

Collection day: Saturday

Drop-off time: 8.30am - 11.30am

Carlisle River

Location: 45 Gellibrand River Road, Carlisle River (netball courts)

Collection day: Sunday

Drop-off time: 8.30am - 11.30am 


Location: 10 Rifle Range Road, Gellibrand

Collection day: Sunday

Drop-off time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Lavers Hill

Location: 49-51 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill

Collection day: Saturday

Drop-off time: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

What can and can’t I recycle at a drop-off facility?

  • Domestic rubbish, recycling and separate glass are accepted through these facilities, fees apply

  • Hard waste and green waste is NOT accepted at drop off facilities. These can be disposed of at one of Council's waste transfer stations.

In the event of fire or extreme weather

  • Drop-off facilities and waste transfer stations will not operate on code red fire danger days. Rubbish and recycling collections will take place on the next available operating day.

  • Drop-off facilities and waste transfer stations might not operate on extreme weather days. Please check our website and social media pages, and listen to the local radio for information.

  • See the Council’s Waste Management Fire Danger Rating Plan for more information about waste management on extreme fire and weather days.