Recycling Centre

Nillumbik Shire Council's Recycling Centre accepts a range of different items for reuse, recycling or disposal.

Changes to pricing coming soon
From July 2024 (date TBC), Nillumbik residents will be required to show proof of residency in order to access resident pricing. Proof of residency can include a current driver’s licence, rates notice, rental agreement or utilities bill. Note that prices for residents will not be changing in July.

A new pricing scheme will apply for non-Nillumbik residents from July 2024.

See details about fees for particular loads and items below.

Before you visit

Before you visit, make sure you:

Step 1.Check our opening hours

We are open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays between 8am and 4pm. The full details are listed in the opening hours section on this page.

Step 2.Understand what items you can bring

Check what items we accept and do not accept in the lists below. You can also find out how much it is likely to cost.

Step 3.Sort your waste items by type 

Please sort the items in your load into different types of waste, including flattening any cardboard. This will help you to drop off your items quickly and can save you money.

Step 4.Bring your green waste voucher

If you have green waste items, bring your current rate notice with you. The notice includes a voucher that entitles you to three green waste drop-offs. When you visit us, the attendant will scan the QR code on the notice.

Step 5.Bring your proof of residency (if you are a Nillumbik resident)

From July 2024, Nillumbik residents will be required to show proof of residency (a current driver’s licence (physical or digital), rates notice, rental agreement or utilities bill) in order to access resident pricing.

Items accepted in loads

For items in loads, you are charged by the size of your load.

No trucks or commercial quantities accepted. The largest load accepted is a high-sided 8 x 6 trailer.

From July 2024, Nillumbik residents will be required to show proof of residency (a current driver’s licence (physical or digital), rates notice, rental agreement or utilities bill) in order to access resident pricing.

Items accepted in loads include:

  • garden materials/green waste (Nillumbik residents can make use of their green waste vouchers, find more information below under 'Green waste vouchers') 
  • broken furniture
  • 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

If using a mobile device, scroll across to view all columns or turn your device to landscape mode.

Size of load Resident pricing Non-resident pricing
(from July 2024,
date TBC) 
Minimum charge $27.50 $42
Car boot $54.50 $82
Station wagon $67 $100 
Small van or ute $82.50 $125
Medium van or ute $123.50 $185
Large ute $130 $195 
Large van $151 $225
6 x 4 trailer $105 $155
6 x 4 trailer
high sided/heaped
$151 $225
7 x 5 trailer $128 $190
7 x 5 trailer
high sided/heaped
$153 $230
8 x 6 tandem trailer $157.50 $235
8 x 6 tandem trailer
high sided/heaped
$173 $260

Prices correct from 6 June 2024. All prices include GST.

Individual items and prices

From July 2024, Nillumbik residents will be required to show proof of residency (a current driver’s licence (physical or digital), rates notice, rental agreement or utilities bill) in order to access resident pricing.

We accept the following individual items:

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Item  Resident pricing Non-resident pricing
(from July 2024,
date TBC)
Fridge, freezer or air conditioner $49 $75
Mattress - king, queen or double size $52.50 $75
Mattress - single or baby size $37.50 $57
Car tyre $21 $32
Car tyre with rim $24 $36
4WD tyre
$25 $38
4WD tyre with rim $28.50 $43
Motorbike tyre $18 $27
Truck tyre $46 $70
Truck tyre with rim $52.50 $80
Large tractor tyre
$187.50 $280
Motor oil Free $4 per litre
Car battery Free $5
Scrap metal Free $5 per item
Paper and cardboard (car boot load maximum) Free $50
E-waste (anything with a plug, cord or battery)
Includes dishwashers, televisions, mobile phones
Free $5 per item
Light globes, batteries, x-rays, CDs, DVDs Free Free

Prices correct from 6 June 2024. All prices include GST.

If you want to dispose of a particular item and it's not listed here, check the A to Z of waste disposal guide to find out how you can recycle or dispose of it.

Items we do not accept

We do not accept the following items:

  • asbestos 
  • bricks
  • building or renovation rubble
  • cement/cement-based products
  • chemicals 
  • commercial quantities or truck loads
  • concrete
  • coolant
  • dirt
  • fire extinguishers 
  • fuels/petrol
  • gas bottles
  • household garbage
  • insulation
  • liquid waste
  • mixed household recycling
  • paint
  • sand
  • soil
  • tiles of all types

To find out where to take these items, check the A to Z of waste disposal guide.

Soft plastics

Please note that soft plastic recycling is no longer available at our Recycling Centre. The REDcycle program was paused in November 2022.

There is currently a soft plastics recycling trial program operating at several supermarkets in Melbourne - check the ColesGroup website to see if there's one near you.

Other items

If you need to dispose of an item we do not accept, there are other services available.

Check the A to Z of waste disposal guide to find out how to dispose of a specific waste item.

Green waste vouchers

Council provides green waste vouchers to all residential properties we collect rates from.

Each financial year, your rates notice includes a voucher that entitles you to three green waste drop-offs. 

What your green waste drop-off includes

The size of each drop-off is one cubic metre of green waste. This is a slightly heaped 6 x 4 sized trailer load. Your load size is assessed by the attendant.

Your green waste:

  • can include garden clippings, pruning, leaves and grass
  • must be clean
  • must not contain processed wood such as treated pine, fence palings or untreated timber
  • must not include any food waste.

How to use your vouchers

To use a voucher, bring your current rate notice to the Recycling and Recovery Centre. The attendant will scan the QR code on the notice.

Your vouchers:

  • can be given to your tenants or a contractor to use
  • must be used only for residential green waste
  • cannot be redeemed for cash or a refund
  • only expire when a new rate notice is issued

Reuse Shop

Where possible, items unable to be recycled and in good condition are donated to the Reuse Shop. The shop is located on site at the Recycling Centre. 

The Reuse Shop is managed by the Green Wedge Christian Community and stocks a wide range of affordable second-hand goods. We encourage residents to visit the shop and support waste minimisation through reuse.

Reuse Shop opening hours

  • Monday - 9am–3.30pm
  • Tuesday - closed
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - closed
  • Friday - 9am–3.30pm
  • Saturday - 9am–3.30pm
  • Sunday - 9am–3.30pm

The Reuse Shop is closed on public holidays.