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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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Scrap metal

CMA Recycling

  • 81-85 Heatherdale Road, Ringwood
    Ph: 9873 2066

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
    Ph: 8872 7877

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Eco Waste Tip & Recycle Centre

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

Recycal Pty Ltd

  • 81-85 Heatherdale Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 9873 1133
  • 242 Canterbury Road, Bayswater
  • Ph: 9729 6500

Norstar Steel Recyclers

  • 160-162 Colchester Road, Bayswater North
  • Ph: 9761 6999

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

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

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Montrose Transfer Station

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

Shredded paper

 

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.

Shoes

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.

Charity Stores

Smoke Detectors (household)

Can now be disposed of in household garbage bins according to theCFA (2/9/2007).

For more information contact Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744 or www.sustainability.vic.gov.au

Smoke Detectors

(commercial)

Smoke detectors containing more than 40kbq of radioactive material must be disposed of by returning to the supplier or manufacturer. For further information contact:

Soft plastics

For example:plastic bags, bread bags, confectionary packets

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin,emptied weekly.

REDcycle soft plastic recycling program

  • 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.

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

Solvents

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

Steel Cans

  • Food and pet food cans - rinsed
  • Paint tins - empty with lid off
  • Aerosol cans - empty

Council kerbside collections

  • Place in recycle bin, emptied every fortnight.

Stoves

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection Service

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2m3of acceptableitems 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.

Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Centre

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Eastern Recycling and Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Knox Transfer Station and Recycle 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 Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Montrose Transfer Station

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

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Recycal Pty Ltd

  • 81-85 Heatherdale Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 9873 1133
  • 242 Canterbury Road, Bayswater
  • Ph: 9729 6500

Norstar Steel Recyclers

  • 160-162 Colchester Road, Bayswater North
  • Ph: 9761 6999

Straw

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.

Syringes

Council drop off

  • Council offers local residents a free disposal service for used hypodermic needles and syringes. These items are designated as biologically hazardous and require safe disposal.
  • To use this service, call 1300 88 22 33 and ask for a Sharps container. When the container has been filled with used syringes and needles, bring it back for replacement.

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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