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A-Z of waste disposal

This guide provides a list of agencies and recycling centres to help with safe disposal of waste items and correct recycling procedures.

Charges may apply for some items; we recommend you contact the facility to confirm any costs before taking your items.

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Fencing

*Timber paling/fencing suitable for chipping into mulch, but not chemically treated or painted woods

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna South
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year.
  • A maximum of 2 cubic metres can be placed out per booking (that’s 2m x 1m x 1m),
  • To arrange collection book online now, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Fertiliser

Detox Your Home Chemical Collection

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

A full list of upcoming Detox Your Home collections is available on the Detox your Home website.

There are three nearby mobile chemical collection events which will be held every year at the following Detox your Home mobile locations:

  • Doncaster East in March
  • Wantirna South in May
  • Lilydale in August

Fire Extinguishers

Free Detox your Home mobile household chemical collections

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

  • Doncaster East in March
  • Wantirna South in May
  • Lilydale in September

Register to attend by contacting Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744or visit the Detox your Home website.

Flares

Victoria Police

  • Nunawading Police Complex, 401 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
  • Ph: 9871 4111

Fluorescent Tubes & Compact Fluorescent light globes (CFLs)

Detox your Home Chemical Collection

There are three nearby permanent Detox your Home collection sites which accept compact fluorescent light globes, household batteries and paint all year round: 

  • Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, 307-325 Waterdale Road, Bellfield 
  • Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station, 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill. 
  • Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Station, Leonard Road, Coldstream

IKEA Springvale

  • 917 Princes Highway, Springvale

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Foam

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2 cubic meters of acceptable items taken per booking.
  • To arrange collection book online now, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
  • Ph: 9518 3767

Free drop off for under half a cubic metre. Amounts over half a cubic metre incur a fee.

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Eco Waste Tip and Recycling Centre

  • 199-201 Colchester Road, Kilsyth
  • Ph: 9723 3759

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Montrose Transfer Station

  • 67 - 71 Canterbury Road, Montrose
  • Ph: 1800 001 444

Food scraps

Council Kerbside Collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week
  • Alternatively place in you compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bucket.

Freezer

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2 cubic meters of acceptable items taken per booking.
  • To arrange collection book online now, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Fridge

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2 cubic meters of acceptable items taken per booking.
  • To arrange collection book online now, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Fuels

Detox Your Home Chemical Collection

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

A full list of upcoming Detox Your Home collections is available on the Detox your Home website.

There are three nearby mobile chemical collection events which will be held every year at the following Detox your Home mobile locations:

  • Doncaster East in March
  • Wantirna South in May
  • Lilydale in August

Furniture

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2 cubic meters of acceptable items taken per booking.
  • To arrange collection book online now, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

 

This information is a general guide only, believed to be correct at the time of publication. Any corrections or additional information are welcome - email any feedback to Council’s Waste Services team.

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