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’s accepted for FREE*?
In all instances e-waste and Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre for free (<20kg / 20L). All other items listed in the FREE*drop off items table can also be dropped off by Member Councils and Participating Council residents at no cost.
What requires a fee?
Certain items require a fee for recycling or disposal by all residents. Fees vary depending on whether you live in a Member Council, Participating Council or non-member Council. See Fee table below for items requiring a fee or go to our Fees and Charges page for associated costs.
*for Member and Participating Council members only. See note above.
|Aluminium & Steel Cans||clean and empty|
|Bicycles||as a drop-off for Dismantle, bikes beyond repair will go to scrap metal.|
|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|
|Scrap metal||including old metal BBQs, broken washing machines and tumble-dryers.|
|X-rays||please remove from envelopes|
Visit fees and charges page for specific fees.
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! Waste passes|
|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 at additional cost. Eg. mattress cost + bed base cost = total cost. Charges vary based on membership status, so visit our fees and charges page to see which fee applies to you. Unsure? Call our Recycling Hotline 9384-6711.|
|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 See our fees and charges page for details.