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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. By recycling and recovering resources, we can dramatically reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

Below is an A to Z list of specific types of waste and how you can dispose of them. Many items are accepted free of charge while some incur a fee. It is always best to call first to confirm opening hours and any fees.

In addition to Council’s A to Z recycling and disposal directory, below are some other websites on how to recycle and dispose of specific items.

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group -  a Victorian State Government Statutory Body responsible for coordinating and facilitating the delivery of waste management and resource recovery across metropolitan Melbourne. Search for the nearest transfer station and recycling centre that will take specific items.

Recycling Near You  - a Planet Ark A to Z recycling directory, providing detailed information on waste items & where you can take them to be recycled.

Disposal sites for specific items

Asbestos

Asbestos removal must be arranged through a licensed asbestos removalist

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.

Batteries (household)

Residents can take household batteries to a Council recycling station, located at all City of Greater Dandenong Customer Service Centres – free of charge.

Car batteries (and other very large batteries) are not accepted. Please refer to “Car Batteries”.

For further information visit a Customer Service Centre or call Council on 8571 1000.

Aldi supermarkets also accept household batteries – free of charge. 

BBQ gas bottles

Supagas
Commercial Drive, Dandenong South
Phone: 9706 6262

Free of charge – if bottle is in good condition (suitable for reuse)
Small fee – if bottle is in poor condition (requiring disposal)
Maximum weight allowed per bottle is 9kg

BBQ gas bottles can be taken (at a cost) to:

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

Bundled branches

Bundled branches are not accepted as part of Council's 'At Call' Hard Waste Collection service.  

Small branches (maximum of 10cm x 30cm) are accepted in the green lid kerbside garden waste bin.

Larger quantities of garden waste is accepted at the following transfer stations:

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station 
380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
Phone: 9518 6277

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

Knox Transfer Station
251 George Street, Wantirna South
Phone: 9887 4222

Car batteries

Car batteries can be taken free of charge to:

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

Cobral Metals
36-38 Bennet Street, Dandenong
Phone: 9791 8356

Dandenong Car Wreckers
95 South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South
Phone: 9792 9321

Clayton Regional Transfer Station
Fraser Road & Deals Road, Clayton South
Phone: 9551 2351

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. 

Cardboard and paper (excess)

Excess cardboard and paper can be taken free of charge.

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

Visy Recycling drop-off depot
708 Princes Hwy, Springvale

Located opposite Sandown Racecourse

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

Clayton Transfer Station (Cleanaway)
Fraser Road & Deals Road, Clayton South
Phone: 9551 2351

CDs, DVDs and discs

Residents can take CDs and DVD’s to a Council recycling station, located at all City of Greater Dandenong Customer Service Centres - free of charge.

For further information visit a Customer Service Centre or call Council on 8571 1000.

Construction and demolition material

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

  • Suez Environment site – commercial and industrial quantities (in tip trucks)
  • Transfer Station (Outlook) site – household quantities (in trailers)
  • Contact transfer station directly for disposal fees

Cooking oil

Cooking oil is accepted (free of charge) at the following transfer station:

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

Cooking oil is accepted (for a fee) at the following transfer station:

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

Contact transfer station directly for disposal fees

If you only have a small amount of cooking oil left in your pan, you can simply let it cool and then wipe it up with a paper towel and place in your red lid garbage bin.

Do not ever pour oil down any drains.

Fluorescent tubes

Free of charge at the following transfer stations and recycling centres:

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

Broken fluorescent tubes are not accepted

Any type of broken globe should be wrapped and placed in the red lid garbage bin.

To clean up a broken fluorescent light tube follow the guidelines from EPA Victoria.

Fridges

Fridges (and other whitegoods items) are accepted as part of Council’s At Call hard waste collection service.

Fridges can be taken free of charge to:

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

Fridges can be taken (for a fee) to:

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

Glasses

Eye glasses are accepted free of charge at:

Noble Optical, 1A Leonard Avenue, Noble Park
Phone: 9547 5711

Noble Optical recycles donated frames and donates them for free to people who can't afford a frame.

Any un-used frames are redirected to charities.

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 - free disposal of household paint, batteries and light globes only

The centres have individual requirements and restrictions with regards to disposal of material. Please visit external websites for up-to-date information on these restrictions.

Bayside Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre
144 Talinga Road, Cheltenham
Phone: 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

Mobile drop off service - Detox your Home

This service is open to all residents and can accept a range of materials. Visit the Detox Your Home mobile collection site for more information on dates and venues near you.

Light globes

Residents can take household light globes (excluding packaging) to a Council recycling station (click on link), located at all City of Greater Dandenong Customer Service Centres – free of charge.

For further information and Customer Service locations (click to link) or call Council on 8571 1000.

Broken light globes are not accepted

Any type of broken globe should be wrapped and placed in the red lid garbage bin.

To clean up a broken light globe follow the guidelines from EPA Victoria.

Medicines

Old and/or unwanted medicines can be taken to your local pharmacy for disposal.

For more information on returning medicines to pharmacies please visit Return Unwanted Medicines Program(RUM Program).

Medical waste (syringes)

Residents can dispose of containers with used syringes or pick up new containers at:

Secada Drug and Alcohol Recovery Support, Needle Syringe Program, 84 Foster St, Dandenong
Open: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm

All Council Customer Service locations (except Parkmore- pick up only, no disposal)

Domestic service only. Not available for use by commercial premises.

Mobile phones

Residents can take mobile phones (including accessories) to a Council recycling station, located at all City of Greater Dandenong Customer Service Centres – free of charge.

For further information visit the Customer Service Centre or telephone Council on 8571 1000.

Packaging is not accepted.

Motor oil

Motor oil (unlimited quantities) accepted – free of charge

IMLACHS Self Serve Auto Parts
1602 Centre Road, Springvale
Phone: 9547 7377

Containers are not accepted (must be taken home after oil disposal).

Motor oil can be taken free of charge (30 litres or less) to:

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

Supercheap Auto retail outlets offer a motor oil recycling service free of charge. To locate your nearest store where service is offered, click on https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/services/in-store-services/oil-recycling

Motor oil can also be taken (for a fee) to the following locations. Contact transfer station directly for disposal fees.

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

Clayton Transfer Station (Cleanaway)
Corner Fraser and Deals Road, Clayton South
Phone: 9551 2351

Paint

Residents or trade painters who have leftover paint and related packaging can now drop it off for free through the Paintback Program. 

Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres or less. There's no need to phone first, simply drop off at a Paintback site during opening hours.

For further information please visit the Paintback website www.paintback.com.au.

Here is the nearest Paintback sites within and near Greater Dandenong:

Cleanaway Dandenong
76-78 Ordish Road, Dandenong South
Phone: 1300 390 380
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am–2pm

Hampton Park Resource Recovery Centre
274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park
Phone: 1300 390 380
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8am–4pm, and Sunday 9am–4pm

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station
380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
Phone: 1300 390 380
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am–4pm

Paintback is the way to:

  • responsibly dispose of left-over paint after painting
  • declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers
  • recycle and reduce waste going to landfill


Paintback accepts the following products:

  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealers
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)
  • Packaging

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

For more information about drop-off locations at selected supermarkets, visit the REDcycle website and enter your suburb or postcode to find your nearest drop-off point.

Polystyrene

Expanded polystyrene is accepted for a fee per cubic metre at:

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

Accepts only:
Packaging for small and large appliances and white polystyrene fruit and vegetable boxes

The Good Guys (Dandenong) can take back polystyrene packaging (as well as the old appliance) for recycling, in the event that the consumer selects the Premium Delivery option for delivered whitegoods.

Pot plants (empty)

Pot plants are not accepted in the household recycling bin, however can be returned to local plant sellers.

Gardenworld
810 Springvale Road, Braeside
Phone: 9791 0111

Gardenworld accepts empty plastic pot plants from residents. Pot plants are taken away to be recycled into more plastic pot plants.

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 and computers)
    141-165 Frankston Dandenong Road

Knox Transfer Station and Recycling Centre
George Street, Wantirna South

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

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

For morr information visit the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme website.

The City of Greater Dandenong runs a number of Reuse and Recycle Drop Off Day events throughout the year. Check our events calendar for dates.

Televisions and computers are also accepted as part of Council’s At Call hard waste collection service.

 

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 if there are any disposal fees.

Hampton Park Resource and Recovery Precinct

274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park
Phone: 9554 4559
Visit website: www.suez.com.au

Opening hours:

  • 8am-4pm - Monday to Saturday
  • 9am-4pm - Sunday and Public Holidays
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday

Clayton Regional Transfer Station

654–718 Clayton Road, Clayton (Melway reference 79 B9)
Phone: 9558 0112

Opening hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 7am–4pm
  • Saturday: 8am-4pm
  • Sunday: 8am-12pm
  • Closed general public holidays (subject to change)

Monash Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

390 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
Phone: 9518 3767
Visit website: www.monash.vic.gov.au/Services/Rubbish-Recycling/Monash-Waste-Transfer-and-Recycling-Station

Opening hours:

  • 7.30am-4pm - 7 days a week
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day (before noon)

Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre

20 Harold Road, Skye
(off Ballarto Road, opposite the Skye Recreation Reserve)
Phone: 1300 322 322
Visit website: www.frankston.vic.gov.au/EnvironmentandWaste/WasteandRecycling/

Opening hours:

  • 8am-4pm - 7 days a week
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

 

Knox Transfer Station and Recycling Centre

George Street, Wantirna South
Phone: 9887 4222
Visit website: www.knoxtransferstation.com.au/about-us/

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Saturday: 7.30am-4.30pm 
  • Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am-4.30pm
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day