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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Recycling and Disposal Centres

Sometimes you have extra waste that can't go into your normal household bins or hard waste collection. Below is information on other options for how to dispose of some specific items correctly, and for free in most cases!

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Disposal sites for specific items

 

Asbestos

Asbestos information from WorkSafe, Department of Health and the EPA has been combined in a single source of information for home owners, businesses, industry and the wider community.

Visit the Victorian Government's website asbestos.vic.gov.au

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BBQ gas bottles

Supagas
Commercial Drive, Dandenong South
Phone: 9706 6262
Free BBQ gas bottle drop off (maximum of 9kg per bottle)

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Cars and Tyres

IMLACHS Self Serve Auto Parts
1602 Centre Road, Springvale
Phone: 8571 7377

Free removal of vehicles. Phone 1300 652 070.
Accepts tyres for a small costs (maximum amounts accepted).

Visit the IMLACHs website at www.autowreckers.com.au for more information.

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CDs, DVDs and discs

Gram Destruction (free service)
Post discs to: Gram Destruction, Factory 4/46 Allied Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043
Visit the Gram Destruction website for more information on other products accepted for recycling.

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Construction and Demolition Material

SITA Australia/Outlook Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre
274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park (Melway reference 129 F1)
Phone: 9799 6277

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Excess paper and cardboard

Visy Recycling drop-off depot (free service)
708 Princes Hwy, Springvale (Melway reference: 80 D8)
Open: Monday to Saturday 6am–2pm, Sunday 8am–2pm
Phone: 1300 368 479

Most recycling centres will accept cardboard free-of-charge, but call the individual centre to confirm. 

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Fluorescent lights

Unbroken fluorescent lights
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or fluorescent tubes stop working they can be recycled. For more information visit FluoroCycle.

Broken fluorescent lights
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or fluorescent tubes contain a very small amount of mercury inside the glass tube and therefore cannot be recycled. If you accidently break one, it is imperative you handle it with care. Visit Sustainability Victoria for up-to-date information.

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Fridges

Brotherhood Fridges Recycling Program
Call 1 300 DONATE (366 283)

Fridge donations are collected from Melbourne households free of charge. Fridges are assessed then either refurbished and made available for sale in the Brotherhood’s Community Stores at affordable prices for low income earners, decommissioned or recycled for scrap metal. 

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Household chemicals

Household chemicals cannot not be disposed into any of your bins or hard waste service.

There are number of ways to dispose of your household chemicals:

Permanent drop off service

Bayside Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre
144 Talinga Road, Cheltenham
Ph: (03) 9585 4385

Hampton Park Resource Recovery Precinct
274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park
Phone: 9799 6277

Monash Transfer Station & Recycling Centre
380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
Phone: 9518 3767

There is no limit on the number of items, but individual items must not exceed 20 litres. Only the following items are accepted at this facility: 

  • paint
  • motor oil - first 30 litres is free, a small charge thereafter
  • BBQ gas cylinders
  • fluorescent tubes
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • CFL globes
  • Engine blocks (free of oil)
  • Mobile phones and mobile phone batteries
  • Gas bottles (charges apply)

 

The follow chemical items are NOT accepted at all:

  • paint thinners
  • fertilisers
  • insecticides
  • garden chemicals
  • cleaning products
  • Cooking oils
  • Petrols
  • Fuels
  • Auto transmissions
  • Liquid and hazardous wastes


Mobile drop off service

This service is open to all residents and can accept a range of materials. Visit the Detox Your Home mobile collection site at  http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxmobile for more information on dates and venues near you.

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Mobile phones - handsets, batteries and accessories

MobileMuster (free service)
City of Greater Dandenong's Dandenong, Springvale and Parkmore Customer Service Centres 
Phone: 8571 1000

Paddy O'Donoghue Centre (free collection point)
18-34 Buckley Street, Noble Park
Phone: 8571 1000  

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Plastic bags and other soft plastics

Soft plastics consist of the following range of bags and packaging:

  • Plastic bags
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable bags
  • Bread bags
  • Biscuit packaging
  • Confectionary packaging
  • Rice and pasta packets
  • Frozen food bags

Coles Supermarket outlets within Greater Dandenong accept soft plastics.

Coles (Dandenong Plaza)
Corner Clow Street & Walker Street, Dandenong 

Coles (Dandenong)
Princes Highway, Dandenong 

Coles (Parkmore Shopping Centre)
Cheltenham Road, Keysborough

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Polystyrene

Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre
648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell (Melway reference 60 B1)
Phone: 9278 4444

Monash Transfer Station and Recycling Centre (free service)
390 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill (Melway reference 70 H8)
Phone: 9518 3767

Accept only:

  • packaging for small and large appliances
  • white polystyrene fruit and vegetable boxes

Cost applicable: $5 per half a cubic metre

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Televisions and computers

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (free service)
As part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, there are a number of permanent drop-off facilities and drop-off events throughout  Melbourne. The nearest permanent sites are:

  • Officeworks Dandenong South (computers only)
    55-67 Frankston Dandenong Road, Dandenong South
  • Harvey Norman Dandenong (televisions only)
    141-165 Frankston Dandenong Road
  • Knox Transfer Station and Recycling Centre
    George Street, Wantirna South


Byteback Program Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre (free service)

648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
Phone: 9278 4444
Open: Monday to Friday 8am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday: 1pm–4pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Day)

Visit the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme website for additional information.

PGM Refiners
7 Mills Road, Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong also runs ewaste recycling days throughout the year. Check our event calendar for dates.

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Transfer stations and recycling disposal centres

Greater Dandenong does not have a Council-operated landfill site (rubbish tip) or transfer station. There are however a number of waste and recycling disposal facilities near Greater Dandenong that residents can use.

Your additional waste, can be disposed of at a local transfer station for a small cost. Recyclable items such as cardboard, bottles and batteries can usually be disposed of free of charge at most recycling centres. It is always best to call first to confirm opening hours and fees.


SITA Australia / Outlook Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre

274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park (Melway reference 129 F1)
Phone: 9799 6277


Monash  Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

390 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill (Melway reference 70 H8)
Phone: 9518 3767
Open: seven days a week from 7.30am–4pm (closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day before 12pm)
This centre is a permanent Detox Your Home facility


Clayton Regional Transfer Station

654–718 Clayton Road, Clayton (Melway reference 79 B9)
Phone: 9558 0112
Open: Monday to Friday 8am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am–4pm (closed: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day)


Knox Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

George Street, Wantirna South (Melway reference 72 D3)
Phone: 9887 4222
Open: seven days a week from 7.30am–4.30pm (closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday)

Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre

20 Harold Road ,Skye
(off Ballarto Road, opposite the Skye Recreation Reserve)
Phone: 1300 322 322

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