Recycling and Recovery Centre


290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty


Business as usual during the Yan Yean Road widening works

  • Open: 8am-4pm  Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (four days only)    
  • Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, public holidays and during extreme weather events including catastrophic fire danger rating days and during high wind

On days of extreme weather, contact Council's Customer Service team on 9433 3111 to confirm whether the Centre is open

Accepted free of charge

  • Batteries - household, car and mobile phone
  • Cardboard, excluding waxed cardboard
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Clothing in good condition
  • E-waste (any item with a plug, cord or battery) e.g. computers, printers, keyboards, screens, hard drives, mouses
  • Household recycling that can fit in a kerbside recycling bin e.g. hard plastics, paper, glass bottles/jars, cans, steel pots and pans and plastic toys. Items that are too large for a kerbside recycling bin cannot be accepted  
  • Light globes/bulbs and fluoro tubes
  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Motor oil and containers - maximum 20 litres per drop off
  • Scrap metal e.g. bike, stove, microwave, washing machine, dryer, metal poles, roofing. Note: charges apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners for the de-gassing process
  • Televisions
  • Dishwashers
  • X-rays and photo negatives

Accepted at a charge

Individual items
  • Fridge, freezer, air conditioner $41
  • Mattress - king/queen/double $44
  • Matress - single/baby $32
  • Car tyre $17
  • Car tyre with rim $20
  • 4WD tyre $21
  • 4WD tyre with rim $24
  • Motorbike tyre $14
  • Motorbike tyre with rim $14
  • Truck tyre $38
  • Truck tyre with rim $44
  • Tractor tyre $165

Examples of items accepted in loads (as per below 2019-2020 charges):

  • 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 $46 
Station wagon  $58 
Small van or ute  $70 
Medium van or ute $106
Large ute $112
Large van $130
6 x 4 trailer $99
6 x 4 trailer high sided / heaped  $132 
7 x 5 trailer  $110 
7 x 5 trailer high sided / heaped $130 
8 x 6 tandem trailer $132     
8 x 6 tandem trailer high sided / heaped $142

 Prices correct from 1 July 2019

Not accepted

  • Asbestos 
  • Bricks
  • Building/renovation rubble
  • Cement 
  • Chemicals 
  • Commercial quantities / truck loads
  • Concrete
  • Coolant
  • Dirt
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuels
  • Gas bottles 
  • Household garbage 
  • Liquid waste
  • Paint
  • Sand
  • Soil
  • Tiles

Visit other disposal options to find out where you can take things we don't accept.

Reuse Shop at the Recycling and Recovery Centre

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

The Reuse Shop is closed until further notice due to Yan Yean Road widening works.