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.
*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|
|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||empty oral care products, razor products, haircare products|
|Household Hazardous Waste (up to 20kg / 20L)||including aerosols, batteries, globes, fire-extinguishers, flares, gas bottles, household chemicals, paint, smoke detectors, poisons and more…|
|Mobile phones||find out more|
|Motor Oil (up to 20L)||oil must remain in container dropped off in|
|Plastic plant pots||empty, no seedling trays please. If you need some pots, help yourself!|
|Plastic bottles and containers||clean and empty, lids off|
|Plastic bottle lids||clean lids, smaller than 10cm diameter, no colour separation required.|
|Polystyrene||bulk, no food containers or pellets|
|Sporting goods||as a drop-off point for Fair Game, we accept clean, quality used sporting equipment|
|Stationery – home or office||new, near new. See list of accepted items. No ring binders or lever arch files please.|
|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?
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.|
|Refrigerated Appliances||fridges, freezers, air-conditioning units. A de-gassing fee applies.|
|Tyres||car, bike, truck – different rates for different sizes.|
A $25 entry fee applies to non-Member council residents. Read here for more details.