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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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some facilities may not be operating. Please contact the facility to find out if you’re allowed to visit the site under the current restrictions.

Camera

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page 

Teds Camera store

Cans

Aluminium (soft drink) cans

 

 

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in recycling bin, emptied every fortnight.

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

Coldstream Recovery & 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
 

Car Batteries

AA Recycling

  • 50 Fussell Road, Kilsyth
  • Ph: 9728 3855

Battery World

  • Cnr Boronia and Wantirna Roads, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9800 5188

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Station

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

Recycal Pty Ltd

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

Repco Auto Parts

  • 258 Canterbury Road, Bayswater
  • Ph: 9738 0800

Supercheap Auto Bayswater

  • 191 Canterbury Road, Bayswater 3153

Supercheap Auto Ringwood

  • 74-82 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134 

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Car Bodies

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

AA Recycling Pty Ltd

  • 50 Fussel Road, Kilsyth
  • 9728 3855

Car Radiators

AA Recycling Pty Ltd

  • 50 Fussel Road, Kilsyth
  • 9728 3855

Recycal Pty Ltd

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

Car Tyres

Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Centre

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Knox Transfer Station & Recycle Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Whitehorse Transfer Station

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Montrose Transfer Station

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

Cardboard

Small pieces of cardboard can be placed into your blue-lidded Council-provided recycle bin.

See list below for disposal options of larger quantities:

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

Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

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

Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Centre

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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

Carpet

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.

Cartons

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in recycle bin, emptied every fortnight

Carwax

Chemicals

View the 'Chemicals' section on this page. 

CDs

Gram Destruction

You can bring your discs to the factory or post to:

  • Gram Destruction
    Factory 4/46 Allied Drive
    Tullamarine VIC 3043 

Council Kerbside Collection

Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Whitehorse Transfer Station

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Knox Transfer Station

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

Coldstream Recovery & Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227 

CD player

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page 

Ceramics

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week

Charity Stores

Chargers

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page 

Chemicals

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 at 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:

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

Child car seats

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, phone 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres

Chlorine

Chemicals

View the 'Chemicals' section on this page. 

Cleaners (ammonia based)

Chemicals

View the 'Chemicals' section on this page. 

Cling wrap

 

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied weekly.

REDcycle soft plastic recycling program 

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

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

Clock

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page

Clothes

  • Donate your second hand clothes to your nearest charity store. Visit Recycling Near You or Australian Opshop Listing for a list of charity stores in the Maroondah City Council area.
  • Work appropriate clothing can be donated to Wear for Success
  • Clothing retailers H&M have a recycling program for any clothing or textiles, regardless of the condition they are in.
  • Increase the lifecycle of all textiles through Upparel Clothing Recycling Collection Service.

Coffee Capsules/Pods

Coffee capsules or pods, cannot be recycled in your blue-lidded recycle bin as the coffee inside the capsule prevents the metal from being sorted correctly. Depending on the brand, some can be returned to the manufacturer of the coffee machine.

Nespresso Capsules/Pods

TerraCycle (aluminium only)

Set up a collection of coffee pods at your home or workplace with TerraCycle. To find out how to recycle your coffee pods visit the Terra Cycle website

Coffee machine

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page

Compact Fluorescent Light Globes

 

Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard road, Coldstream
    9739 1227 

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 Recycling & Waste Transfer Station, Leonard Road, Coldstream

Drop off event

IKEA Springvale

  • 917 Princes Highway, Springvale

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Computers

Equipment Recycling Network Inc (ERNI)

  • 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
  • Ph: 9879 5211
  • Hours: 9.00am – 2.00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

*Not accepting CRT or LCD monitors at the moment

1800 Ewaste (1800 392 783)

National Television & Computer Recycling Scheme

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides Australian householders and small business with access to free recycling services for:

  • televisions
  • computers
  • printers
  • computer products (such as keyboards, mice and hard drives).

Nearby drop-off locations are provided below.

Drop off event - Council

Council run e-waste recycling drop off events periodically throughout the year. See the electronic waste collection page for details

Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Centre

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Monash Waste Transfer and
Recycling Station

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

Whitehorse Transfer Station

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Officeworks -Nunawading

  • 274-278 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

*Computers only (max 5 items)

Officeworks - Doncaster

  • 602-630 Doncaster Road

*Computers only (max 5 items)

Officeworks -Ringwood

  • Crn Pratt St & Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

*Computers only (max 5 items)

Officeworks -Ferntree Gully

  • 802 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

*Computers only (max 5 items)

Officeworks - Vermont South

  • 606 Burwood Hwy, Vermont South

*Computers only (max 5 items)

Concrete

Knox Transfer Station &
Recycling Centre

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

Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Centre 

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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

Whitehorse Transfer Station

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Eastern Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • 22 Palmerston Road, Ringwood
  • Ph: 8872 7877

Cooking Oil

Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9801 4831

Monash Waste Transfer & Recycling Station

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

Coolant

 

 

Chemicals

View the 'Chemicals' section on this page. 

Cords (electrical)

Electronic waste 

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page

Crockery

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week
  • Donate to local op shop (if useable)

Cupboards

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, or phone 1300 88 22 33 visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Donate, sell or give away

Find your nearest op shop, visit Facebook Marketplace or websites such as Ziilch or Gumtree.

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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