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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.

Tables

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.

Tea bags

Council Kerbside Collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.
  • Alternatively place in you compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bucket.

Timber

Council On Call Hard Waste Collection

  • Up to 10 pieces, without nails or staples, max 1.5m long 
  • 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.

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

Tins (metal)

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.

Council Kerbside Collection

  •  Place in recycle bin, emptied every fortnight.

Tips – Transfer Stations

Coldstream Recovery Centre

  • 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 Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Montrose Transfer Station

  • 69-71 Canterbury Road, Montrose
  • Ph: 1800 001 444

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

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

Tissues

Council kerbside collection

  • Place in garbage bin, emptied every week.

Toaster

See electronic waste 

Tools (metal)

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.

Toothbrushes & toothpaste packaging

TerraCycle

Find a drop off location or join a free Terracycle program and recycle all of your old plastic toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and packaging, electric toothbrush heads and floss containers.

Toothbrush - electric 

See electronic waste  

Towels

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

RSPCA

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

Toys - no batteries 

Donate, sell or give away

Find your nearest op shop or refer to Facebook Marketplace or groups Ziilch, Streetbank or Gumtree.

Toys (with plug, cord or battery) 

Donate, sell or give away

Find your nearest op shop or refer to Facebook Marketplace or groups ZiilchStreetbank or Gumtree.

Alternatively, see electronic waste 

Transmission fluid

 

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

Tree Stumps

Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station

  • Leonard Road, Coldstream
  • Ph: 9739 1227
  • Up to 200mm in diameter 

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222
  • Up to 150mm in diameter

Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Highway, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

TV units

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.

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 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 Recycling & Waste Centre

  • Burwood Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Harvey Norman - Knox City

  • 34-36 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia
    *Televisions only

Harvery Norman - Nunawading

  • 46 Norcal Road, Nunawading
    *Televisions only

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 251 George Street, Wantirna
  • Ph: 9887 4222

Tyres

*Charges may apply

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 Hwy, Vermont South
  • Ph: 9262 6236

Montrose Transfer Station

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

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre

  • 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
  • Ph: 9518 376

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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