To help you manage your waste wisely, the West Metro Recycling Centre accepts a wide range of items for general recycling, specialist recycling and safe disposal. Some items can be accepted for free and others require a fee.
What we accept
|Aluminium & Steel Cans||clean and empty|
|Cardboard||flattened with tape removed please|
|E-Waste||TVs, computers, mobile phones, electronics and accessories|
|Glass bottles and jars||clean and empty|
|Household Hazardous Waste||including batteries, globes, fire-extinguishers, flares, gas bottles, household chemicals, motor oil, paint, scrap metal, smoke detectors and more…|
|Plastic plant pots||empty, no seedling trays please. If you need some pots, help yourself!|
|Plastic bottles and containers||clean and empty, lids off|
|Polystyrene||bulk, no food containers or pellets|
|Sporting goods||as a drop-off point for Fair Game, we accept clean, quality used sporting equipment for remote communities and kids in need.|
|Stationery – home or office||as a drop-off point for Give Write, we accept all types of stationery for kids in need – everything except ring binders and lever arch files please|
|X-rays||please remove from envelopes|
*Residents of Member Councils and Participating Councils can drop off domestic quantities (<20kg / 20L) of the following items for FREE. Non-member Councils residents are subject to a $25 entry fee in most circumstances.
Conditions / Types
|Asbestos||asbestos requires careful handling. Please follow our guidelines before bringing asbestos sheets to the Recycling Centre|
|Bulk Waste||including broken furniture, treated timbers, etc. Qualify for Verge Valet? You can book a bulk waste collection!|
|Construction and Demolition Waste||asphalt, bricks, concrete, pavers, tiles and sand|
|Greenwaste||garden prunings (excluding lawn clippings), weeds, tree stumps. Qualify for Verge Valet? You can book a green waste collection!|
|Mattresses||bed bases accepted too – charged as a separate item. See fees and charges .|
|Refrigerated Appliances||fridges, freezers, air-conditioning units. A de-gassing fee applies. See fees and charges .|
|Tyres||car, bike, truck – different rates for different sizes. See fees and charges.|
Fees and Charges
Entry Fee – $25 entry fee applies to non-Member council residents.
Prices for fee items vary depending on whether you live in a Member Council, Participating Council or non-member Council. See our fees and charges page for details.
Some Councils provide their residents with greenwaste or bulk waste passes. Find out more here.