Main Content Anchor

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.

P

Paint

Small amounts of wet paint can be tipped onto some absorbent material such as newspaper or kitty litter. When dry it can be wrapped up and put in the garbage bin. The empty paint tin can be disposed of in the recycle bin or in hard waste (lids off).

Free Detox your Home permanent household chemical collection sites

There are nearby permanent Detox your Home collection sites at:

  • Banyule WasteRecovery Centre, 307-325 Waterdale Road, Bellfield, Ph: 9490 4222
  • Monash Waste Transfer & Recycling Station, 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, Ph: 9518 3767

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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

Eco Waste Tip and Recycle Centre

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

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Montrose Transfer Station

  • 69-71 Canterbury Road, Montrose
  • Ph: 1800 001 444

Paintback

Paintback is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide cost effective paint disposal for households and trade painters. Visit the Paintback website to find your nearest drop off location.

Paint stripper

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

Paint tins (empty)

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.

Council kerbside collections

  • Place in recycle bin, emptied every fortnight

Paper & Cardboard

 

Most private waste companies offer this service now via 240l wheelie bin or cardboard cage for larger quantities.

Council kerbside collections

  • Place in recycle bin, emptied every fortnight

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Eco Waste Tip & Recycle Centre

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

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Montrose Transfer Station

  • 69-71 Canterbury Road, Montrose
  • Ph: 1800 001 444
 

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

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

Paper - shredded

 

Home compost or worm farm

Shredded paper is great for worm farms or compost systems.

Council fortnightly recycling service

Place in a box or paper bag and then place in to recycle bin. Please don’t put in loosely as it can get wrapped around machinery at the material recovery facility.

Pharmaceuticals

Drop of your unwanted medicines to your local pharmacy.

Plasterboard

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week

Plastic Bags

You can take your plastic shopping bags, as well as other soft plastic packaging, back to your local supermarket to be recycled as part of the REDcycle program.

REDcycle soft plastic recycling program

Visit the REDcycle website to see what plastic packaging is accepted, and use their locator to find your nearest participating supermarket.

Plastic Containers & Bottles

Council kerbside collections

  • Plastic bottles and containers including milk, juice, soft drink and detergent bottles, ice cream, margarine and yoghurt containers can beplaced in your blue-liddedrecycle bin, emptied every fortnight

Polystyrene

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

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2m3 of acceptable items taken per booking.
  • Book first before putting items onto the nature strip by contacting council on 1300 88 22 33 or visiting one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Montrose Transfer Station

  • 69-71 Canterbury Road, Montrose
  • Ph: 1800 001 444

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Eco Waste Tip & Recycle Centre

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

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road West, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Pool Cleaner

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

Prunings

See Garden Waste

Printer Cartridges

Australia Post - Bayswater

  • 32 Jersey Rd
  • 14 Station St

The Good Guys - Bayswater

  • Tenancy 2/224-234 Canterbury Rd

Australia Post- Croydon

  • 138 Main Rd

Australia Post - Heathmont

  • 147 Canterbury Rd

Australia Post - Kilsyth

  • 10/534-540 Mt Dandenong Rd]

Australia Post - Ringwood

  • Ringwood St
  • 141A Wantirna Rd

Australia Post - Ringwood East

  • 74 Railway Ave

Australia Post - Ringwood East

  • 74 Railway Ave

Officeworks - Ringwood

  • 241 Maroondah Hwy

JB HiFi - Ringwood

  • 171 Maroondah Hwy

Australia Post - Vermont

  • 596 Canterbury Rd

Australia Post - Vermont South

  • 495 Burwood Hwy

Pyrex Ovenware

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.

Charity Stores

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.

Back to top