Where can I dispose of?

Below is a list of common items and places where you can take them for recycling or disposal. This list does not contain all possible disposal sites. Pricing, whether Free or otherwise, is subject to change and we recommend contacting the site before going there. For information on materials not listed please visit the Planet Ark - Recycling near you website. You can also check the Sustainability Victoria - Detox your home program. You can also dispose of many items via the Council pre-booked hard waste collection service.

Assorted metal and steel

  • Future Metal's Recycling
    57 Star Cres, Hallam
    Telephone: 1300 172 727
  • Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Steve's Recycling
    Telephone: 0401 407 377
  • Free - MRM
    Milne Avenue, Seaford
    Telephone: Grant on 0413 240 082

Batteries - household

  • Customer Service, Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
    Drop off into recycle station inside reception
  • Cranbourne Customer Service: Shop 61, Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
    Telephone: 9705 5200
  • Free - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Officeworks
    Shop 11 Homemaker Centre, South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
    Telephone:  5991 3200

    352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren
    Telephone:  9704 4500

    825 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone:  5943 3400

Batteries - Car, boat, motorcycle, household, commercial

  • Free - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Free - Battery Zone Pakenham
    Shop 3.206 Princess Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone: 59 401 364

Books

  • Free - Local Opportunity shops will accept books in good condition.
    Do a web search or phone directory to find the closest to you
  • Free - Books can be placed into your blue residential recycle bin for fortnightly collection

Builders rubble (concrete, brick, tiles, gravel, etc.)

  • Charge applies - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7.00 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7.00 am - 12.00 pm

Cable Drum Recycling

  • Buy – Situated in Thomastown, although will collect and purchase if there a number available.
    Telephone: 0412 542 505

Cardboard

  • Free - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Free - Australian Paper Recovery
    Please go to the office onsite -
    60-64 Thomas Murrell Crescent, Dandenong South
    Telephone:  9768 3645

Chemicals

Chemical Drums

Chemical drum locations can be found at the Recyling Near You website. We recommend residents contact companies on this page.

Concrete aggregate, clean and reinforced concrete waste

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Conveyor belt rubber

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Cooking Oil

  • Charge Applies - BioMax
    Telephone: Tommy - 0412 792 244

  • Charge Applies - Graham Bright
    Telephone: 0419 707 828

  • Charge Applies - Your Oil Man
    Telephone: Peter 0404 100 190 
    Services Berwick and will do drums / vats depending on shop needs
  • Charge Applies - Graham Bright
    Telephone: 0419 707 828
  • Free - Argus Recycling
    60-62 Ordish Road, Dandenong
    Telephone: 1300 732925
    Drop off only

Dirt and soil

  • Charge applies - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

DVD / CD and VHS (in covers)

  • Free - Customer Service, Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
    Drop off into recycle station inside reception
  • Free - City of Casey Cranbourne Customer Service: Shop 61, Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
    Telephone: 9705 5200

Electronic waste (Televisions, computers, printers etc)

  • Free - City of Casey Hard Waste Collection

  • Free - Computer parts - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277
  • Officeworks
    Shop 11 Homemaker Centre, South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
    Telephone:  5991 3200

    352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren
    Telephone:  9704 4500

    825 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone:  5943 3400

Ferrous and non-ferrous materials scrap metal

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Fire Extinguishers

Fluorescent light globes

  • Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

  • Free - IKEA
    917 Princes Highway, Springvale

Garden Waste

  • Free collection of up to five tied bundles via the Council hard waste collection service. Service is limited to two bookings per year.
  • Charge applicable - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

  • Charge applicable - Cardinia Waste and Recyclers
    Lot 7 Exchange Drive, Pakenham
    Telephone: 5941 5790

  • Charge applicable - Lysterfield Recovery and Transfer Station
    840 Wellington Road, Lysterfield
    Telephone: 9753 5411

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Gas bottles

  • Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Charge applies: $5 each
    Max bottle size: 9kg
    Preferred gas bottle is empty, do not have to be punctured
    Telephone: 9799 6277
    Some manufacturers will accept back their own gas bottles free of charge. Depends on the brand of your gas bottle, check the company name on your bottle.

Light Globes & Fluorescent tubes

  • Free - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

Mattresses

Medicines

  • Free - At your local Pharmacy

Mobile Phones

  • Customer Service, Bunjil Place, Narre Warren
    Drop off into recycle station inside reception

  • Cranbourne Customer Service: Shop 61, Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
    Telephone: 9705 5200

  • Some mobile phone stores, enquire at individual shops.
  • Officeworks
    Shop 11 Homemaker Centre, South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
    Telephone:  5991 3200

    352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren
    Telephone:  9704 4500

    825 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone:  5943 3400

Oil

  • Charge applies - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

Paint 

  • Free - Hampton Park Transfer Station
    274 Hallam Rd, Hampton Park
    Telephone: 9799 6277

Paint cans

Plastic bags and soft plastic

  • Free - Coles and Woolworths stores

Polystyrene

Printer cartridges

  • City of Casey Civic Centre: Magid Drive, Narre Warren
    Cranbourne Customer Service: Shop 61, Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre
    Telephone: 9705 5200

  • Free - Printer cartridges can be recycled through the "Cartridges for Planet Ark" scheme at the following outlets:
    Australia Post, Harvey Norman and Officeworks stores.
  • Officeworks
    Shop 11 Homemaker Centre, South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
    Telephone:  5991 3200

    352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren
    Telephone:  9704 4500

    825 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone:  5943 3400

Reading and eye glasses

  • Free - At your local optical store

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms go into the general waste, with the battery removed.

Soft Plastic - bubble wrap, clear plastic wrap, plastic and reusable "green" bags

  • Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets - usually located at the front of the store
  • Contact Council for any large amounts of soft plastics for advice
  • Officeworks
    Shop 11 Homemaker Centre, South Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne
    Telephone:  5991 3200

    352 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren
    Telephone:  9704 4500

    825 Princes Hwy, Pakenham
    Telephone:  5943 3400

Timber, crates and boxes

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Top soils and fill material

  • Charge applies - Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Tyres

Wood pallets

  • Smart Recycling
    185 Westernport Hwy, Dandenong South
    Telephone: 8787 3300
    Email: info@wasteconverters.com.au
    Monday - Friday 7 am - 4.30 pm; Saturday 7 am - 12 pm

Xrays

  • CMA EcoCycle
    Post or drop off x-rays at:
    5-11 Reo Crescent, Campbellfield VIC 3073
    Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Siltech Pty Ltd Post x-rays to:
    "X-Ray Recycling"
    PO Box Reservoir VIC 3073

    Drop off at:
    28 Metropolitan Avenue, Nunawading
    Telephone: 1300 745 832
    Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm