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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.


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.


Anything with a plug, cord or battery is defined as Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Examples include:

  • appliances
  • electrical tools
  • IT equipment
  • toys, leisure and sporting equipment.

Before gifting, selling or recycling e-waste, it’s essential to wipe all data and perform a factory reset to protect your personal information.

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.

E-waste Drop Off Event

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

Service Centres

Household batteries and mobile phones can be dropped off for free at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres

Equipment Recycling Network Inc (ERNI)

  • 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
  • Ph: 9879 5211
  • Hours: 9am – 2pm 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.

Coldstream Recovery & Waste Transfer Centre

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Knox Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

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

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Harvey Norman Warehouse Mitcham

  • 4 Redland Drive, Mitcham
    * TVs and printers only

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)

Mobile Muster

  • Free drop off service for mobile phones, chargers, batteries and internet dongles. There are a number of drop off locations throughout Maroondah. Visit for your closest location.
  • Council's Service Centres:
    • Croydon Service Centre, Croydon Library, Civic Square, Croydon
    • Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood


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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