The West Metro Recycling Centre accepts the following items that should never be placed in your kerbside bin. Some can be dropped off for free and some require a fee.
Why can’t I put it in my bin?
Can I drop it off for free or does it cost?
|Aerosols||Flammable. Can cause truck fires and injury.||FREE|
|Asbestos||Can cause significant harm to human and environmental health.||Needs careful preparation before it can be dropped off at the Recycling Centre. Visit our fees and charges for costs.|
|Batteries||Flammable. Can cause truck fires.||FREE|
|Computer and electrical goods||Contains metals that are toxic to the environment||FREE|
|Fire extinguishers||Needs careful handling. Can explode and cause injury.||Visit our fees and charges for costs.|
|Flares||Needs careful handling. Can explode and cause injury.||FREE|
|Globes & Fluorescents||contain heavy metals that cause environmental contamination||FREE|
|Tyres||can be recycled into new products||Visit our fees and charges for costs|
|Paint, chemicals and pesticides||harmful to pets and the environment if landfilled.||FREE|
|Plant pots||Can be recycled into new pots and other plastic products.||FREE*|
|Polystyrene||Can be recycled into other plastic products.||FREE*|
|Motor oil||Is an environmental contaminant if thrown away and can be recycled.||FREE|
|Refrigerated appliances||Refrigerants inside fridges, freezers air-conditioning units items are harmful to the environment and need de-gassing before disposal / recycling.||Visit our fees and charges for costs|
|Scrap metal||can be recycled into new products||FREE*|
|X-rays||contains silver, which can be extracted and reused.||FREE*|
*Free drop-off applies to Member and Participating Council residents.
Can’t find your item listed here? Check Recycle Right’s A-Z list of what waste goes where.