Recycling and Recovery Centre

Recycling and Recovery Centre
290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty

Normal opening hours for Recycling & Recovery Centre

Open: 8am-4pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (four days only)
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and public holidays 

Accepted free of charge

  • Batteries - household, car and mobile phone
  • Cardboard, excluding waxed cardboard
  • Clothing in good condition
  • E-waste e.g. computers, printers, keyboards, screens, hard drives, mouses
  • Household recycling e.g. hard plastics, cardboard/paper, glass bottles/jars, cans, steel pots and pans and plastic toys
  • Light globes/bulbs and fluoro tubes
  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Motor oil and containers
  • Scrap metal e.g. bike, stove, microwave, washing machine, dryer, metal poles, roofing. Note: charges apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners because of the de-gassing process
  • Televisions
  • Dishwashers
  • X-rays

Accepted at a charge

Individual items
  • Fridge, freezer, air conditioner $31
  • Mattress - king/queen/double $31
  • Matress - single/baby $21
  • Car tyre $12.50
  • Car tyre with rim $14.50
  • 4WD tyre $15.50
  • 4WD tyre with rim $17.50
  • Motorbike tyre $10.25
  • Motorbike tyre with rim $10.25
  • Truck tyre $25.50
  • Truck tyre with rim $31
  • Tractor tyre $133

Examples of items accepted in loads (as per below 2016-2017 charges) are:

  • Garden materials
  • Hard waste
  • Plaster
  • Polystyrene/foam/bean bag beans
  • Processed wood e.g. treated pine posts/sleepers, fence paling, untreated timber 
  • Other things that can't be recycled
Car boot $28 
Station wagon  $38 
Small van or ute  $48.50 
Medium van or ute $69.50
Large ute $80
Large van $94
6 x 4 trailer $66
7 x 5 trailer  $75 
6 x 4 trailer high sided / heaped or 8 x 6 tandem trailer $80.50     
7 x 5 trailer high sided / heaped $94 
8 x 6 tandem trailer high sided / heaped $107

 Prices subject to change 1 July 2017

Not accepted

  • Asbestos 
  • Bricks 
  • Building/renovation rubble
  • Chemicals 
  • Commercial quantities 
  • Concrete
  • Dirt/soil
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuels
  • Gas bottles 
  • Household garbage 
  • Liquid waste
  • Paint

Reuse Shop at the Recycling and Recovery Centre

Where possible, items unable to be recycled that are in good condition are donated to the on-site Reuse Shop rather than sent to landfill. The Reuse Shop is run by the Green Wedge Christian Community.

Normally open: 9am-3.30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and public holidays 

Where to take the things we don't accept

Hanson Landfill

Bridge Inn Road, Wollert
9408 1299

Accepts at a charge:

  • asbestos (small quantities) - strict precautions apply; call Council for information 
  • bricks
  • building/renovation rubble such as concrete, stone and tiles 
  • commercial quantities of waste (vehicles with more than 4.5 tonne capacity)
  • dirt/soil

Visit Hanson's website for more information and prices

Banyule Waste Recovery Centre

Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street, Bellfield
9490 4222

  • empty gas bottles (no charge)
  • paint (no charge)
Darebin Resource Recovery Centre

Kurnai Avenue (off Henty Street), Reservoir
9462 3455

  • empty gas bottles (charges apply)
  • paint (no charge)
Hume Resource Recovery Centre

Bolinda Road, Campbellfield
9359 3813

  • chemicals - household and garden (no charge)
  • empty gas bottles (no charge)
  • paint (no charge)
Yarra Ranges Transfer Station

Corner Ingram Road and Leonard Road, Coldstream
9739 1227

  • empty BBQ gas bottles (charges apply)
  • paint (no charge)
'Detox your Home' mobile collections

1300 363 744

  • chemicals - household and garden (no charge)
  • fire extinguishers (no charge)
  • fuels (no charge)

Mobile collections are held in various locations throughout the year. For other permanent locations and mobile collection dates, locations and a full list of accepted items, visit the Detox Your Home website.

Learn how you can recycle more of your waste.

Free garden/green waste drop off days for Nillumbik residents

The free green waste drop off days for 2016-2017 were held on Sunday 27 November 2016 and Sunday 5 February 2017. Dates have not yet been set for 2017-2018.

New location: 105 Graham Road, Kangaroo Ground (former landfill site at the end of Graham Road)

On free green waste drop off days, garden materials and vegetation can be dropped off free of charge from 8am–4pm. We accept prunings, garden clippings, leaves and grass (as many trailer loads as you like). We do not accept commercial loads or food waste. Free drop off is for Nillumbik residents only – remember to bring your rates notice or driver licence to show you live in the Shire.

Garden materials can be disposed of at a charge year round on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at the Nillumbik Recycling & Recovery Centre, 290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty.