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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.


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Rat poison

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 May

Reading glasses

One Sight

  • Drop off your unwanted reading glasses and sunglasses, either broken or intact to any OPSM, Laubman & Pank or Budget Eyewear stores across Australia. Your glasses are then distributed worldwide to charities helping developing communities. Read more about One Sight.

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia

Find your local Lions Club to see if they have collection points. Alternatively, post to:

Reply Paid 3021
Lions Recycle for Sight
PO Box 3021


Knox Transfer Station

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

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2mof acceptable items 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.

Brotherhood Fridges

Free collection anywhere in the Melbourne metro area. Fridges and freezers are refurbished and sold for a small amount to low income families. Will also take other whitegoods except stoves or ovens.

Phone: 1300 366 283 (1300 donate) 

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

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Reusable bags

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

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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