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Waste Recovery Centre

We use the latest technology at our Waste Recovery Centre to divert as much waste from landfill as possible.

Council reserves the right to refuse any waste.


Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street, Bellfield (Mel. Ref. 31 F4).

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7.30 am - 3.30 pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 7.30 am - 12.00 pm
Closed from midday (12.00pm) on Christmas Eve
(Closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day, and Christmas Day)

Materials we accept for recycling

It’s free for residents to disposal of domestic recyclable materials including:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans (steel and aluminium)
  • Plastic containers (Code 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
  • Paper and cardboard (household only, not commercial)
  • Motor oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Paint (up to 100 litres, maximum 20 litre can)
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders (BBQ)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Juice and milk cartons

Applicable fees

Fees apply for concrete, timber, car bodies, tyres and garden waste and other items that cannot be recycled.



Green Waste




Per 1 cubic metre



Rubble (All Customers)









Computer Monitors              


E-waste (TV's, computers
and computer peripherals)



$30 each

Car Tyres/Rim

$5.00/$10.00 each

Motorcycle Tyres

$5.00 each

4WD Tyres/Rim

$10.00/$15.00 each

Tractor Tyres Sml/Lrg


Truck Tyres/Rim

$20.00/$25.00 each


$20.00 each

Prices effective 1 July 2017
All prices are subject to change without notice and include GST.

Alternative options

We encourage residents to make use of alternative services, for example: 

  • Kids Off the Kerb Whitegoods Refurbishment & Recycling Program - for FREE collection of whitegoods
  • Byteback - for unwanted computers and peripherals

Search the website "recyclingnearyou" to learn about other local options. The website site contains information about the recycling and waste services offered by different councils as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and many more.

Follow the links to these services under Relevant information.

Drop-off facility for certain hazardous materials

Our Waste Recovery Centre operates a drop-off facility for certain hazardous materials.

The service is free and available for use by households only. Businesses are NOT eligible to use this service. Only residential quantities of the appropriate materials will be accepted.

The following items can be disposed of free of charge:

  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Gas bottles (BBQ cylinders)
  • Paint (including spray cans)
  • Motor oil (including used motor oil containers)
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes.

Potentially dangerous household chemicals can be disposed through the Detox Your Home program.

Hazardous materials should always be disposed of safely. When dumped in our landfills, tipped onto our gardens, or poured down the drain, these materials can cause long term damage to waterways, vegetation, the soil and our environment. They can also be harmful to your health.

From the drop-off facility, materials are taken to processing facilities or disposed of safely. Paint is recovered for use as fuel, oil is recycled into low grade diesel, mercury from fluorescent light tubes is recovered for reuse and the glass is recycled. Metals from batteries, paint cans, etc, are recycled into new steel products. Lead, sulphuric acid, cadmium and zinc found in batteries are recovered for reuse.

Other hazardous materials that we will not accept

Asbestos is not accepted. Advice and information on asbestos can be found by following the link provided under Relevant information.

Other household chemicals such as paint thinners, fertilisers, insecticides, gardening chemicals, swimming pool chemicals and cleaning products will not be accepted.

Contact EPA Victoria or Sustainability Victoria for advice and information about safe ways to dispose of these materials, links to these websites are provided under Relevant information. In particular, check the "Detox Your Home" program that Councils operate with Sustainability Victoria - it accepts many household quantities of products that are not usually accepted by our drop-off facility - this program operates in Banyule every 18 months to two years.

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