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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.


Equipment Recycling Network Inc (ERNI)

  • 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
  • Ph: 9879 5211
  • Fax: 9879 6211
  • Hours: 9.00am – 2.00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

*Not accepting CRT or LCD monitors at the moment

1800 Ewaste (1800 392 783)

National Televsion & 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 Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station

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

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

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)

Drop off event - Council

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

Lawn mower

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.

Lids (plastic)

Number 2 or 4. Unlabelled but are from milk, UHT, water or soft drink bottle.

Lids 4 Kids project

Would you like to become a Lids 4 Kids collector?  To find out how, send a private message to ‘Lids4Kids - Melbourne East’ via their Facebook page. A coordinator will get in contact with you and let you know how to get involved. Not on Facebook? Email your interest to

Light globes

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

IKEA Springvale

  • 917 Princes Highway, Springvale

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Light Globes

  • Lamp Replacements Australia
    Unit 1, 53 Barry Street, Bayswater


Donate to a local op shop or charity shop, if in good condition.

Check with your local vet if they accept donations of old blankets and bedding, including towels and linen.


Visit the RSPCA website to find out what items are accepted and your nearest RSPCA Animal care  

Sheridan Recycling Program

You can return any brand of sheets or towels to your closest Sheridan store, for further information visit the Sheridan website  

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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