Managing waste wisely

Accepted Items

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.

 

What’s accepted for FREE*?

The items listed below can be dropped off by Member and Participating Council residents at no cost, with proof of address. A $25 entry fee applies for non-Member Council residents for all items other than Household Hazardous Waste.

FREE* drop off items

*for Member and Participating Council members only. See note above.

Conditions

Aluminium & Steel Cans clean and empty
Bicycles as a drop-off for Dismantle, Bikes beyond repair will go to scrap metal
Clothing quality
Cardboard flattened with tape removed please
Cooking oil (up to 20L) plant based oils (no animal fats)
E-Waste TVs, computers, mobile phones, electronics and accessories
Glass bottles and jars clean and empty
Grooming products oral care products, razor products, haircare products
Household Hazardous Waste (up to 20kg / 20L) including batteries, globes, fire-extinguishers, flares, gas bottles, household chemicals, motor oil, paint, scrap metal, smoke detectors and more…
Mobile phones find out more
Motor Oil (up to 20L) must remain in container dropped off in
Plastic plant pots empty, no seedling trays please. If you need some pots, help yourself!
Paper not shredded
Plastic bottles and containers clean and empty, lids off
Plastic bottle lids clean lids, not required to be separated into colours or types
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. Find a comprehensive list here
Scrap metal includes but is not limited to, old metal BBQs, broken washing machines and tumble-dryers
X-rays please remove from envelopes

What requires a fee?

Certain items require a fee for recycling or disposal by all residents. Head to our Fees and Charges page for associated costs or download here.

FOR A FEE

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 can be used, click here for more details.
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.
Refrigerated Appliances fridges, freezers, air-conditioning units. A de-gassing fee applies.
Tyres car, bike, truck – different rates for different sizes.

Entry fee

A $25 entry fee applies to non-Member council residents. Read here for more details.

Waste Passes

Some Councils provide their residents with greenwaste or bulk waste passes. Find out more here.