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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.

Fans 

Electronic waste

View ‘Electronic Waste’ on the ‘E’ page

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

Chemicals

View ‘Chemicals’ on the ‘C’ page

Fire Extinguishers

Chemicals

View ‘Chemicals’ on the ‘C’ page

Flares

Victoria Police

Your local police station will accept any flares for disposal.

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

Drop off event - Council

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

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

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.

Discounted compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bucket 

To purchase a discounted compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bucket visit our  Compost Revolution page

Share Waste

If you are unable to compost your food waste at home, go to Share Waste to find a local community garden or community member who will take your food scraps for composting. 

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.

Norstar Steel Recyclers

  • 160-162 Colchester Road, Bayswater North
    9761 6999

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.

Norstar Steel Recyclers

  • 160-162 Colchester Road, Bayswater North
    9761 6999 

Brotherhood of St Laurence

  • Free collection anywhere in the Melbourne metro area. Fridges and freezers are refurbished and sold for small amount to low income families. Will also take other whitegoods except stoves or ovens.
  • Ph: 1300 366 283 (1300 donate)
  • Email
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence website

Fuels

Chemicals

View ‘Chemicals’ on the ‘C’ page

Furniture

Council On-Call Hard Waste Collection

View ‘Hard Rubbish’ on the ‘H’ page

Donate, sell or give away

Find your nearest op shop or refer to Facebook Marketplace or groups 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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