Managing Waste Wisely.

Specialist Recycling

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.

Item

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.

The WMRC also accepts quality quality clothing, sporting and writing equipment to donate to those in need.

Can’t find your item listed here? Check Recycle Right’s A-Z list of what waste goes where.

Polystyrene, refrigerated appliances, electronic goods need specialist recycling and cannot be thrown in kerbside bins