The recycling drop-off area in the north-western corner of the centre will be closed for works from Monday 28 October until Friday 20 December 2019. The rest of the centre will not be affected by these works.

You can still drop off household waste, garden waste, scrap metal, large whitegoods and building rubble.

The centre's opening hours will remain the same: Monday to Friday 1pm-4pm and Saturday to Sunday 8am - 4pm.

We are carrying out works to extend the roof over the recycling drop-off area in order to comply with EPA regulations regarding the collection of e-waste. 

We would like to thank Sustainability Victoria for making these works possible through the funding received from the E-Waste Infrastructure Grant.

Items not accepted during the closure

The following items will not be accepted:

  • oil filters
  • cooking oils
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • paint.

You can take these items to a neighbouring transfer station. Some items may incur a fee - please check with the transfer station directly.

Neighbouring transfer stations include:

You can also recycle household batteries at one of our 6 e-waste collection banks, Aldi supermarkets or Battery World retail outlets.

Paper and cardboard

Recycle paper and compacted cardboard for free at the Kew Depot Recycling Drop-off Centre.

We will continue to accept some items

The centre will continue to accept household waste, garden waste, scrap metal, large whitegoods and building rubble, as usual. For a list of fees and charges, see our Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre page.

You can also drop off the following items for free:

  • glass
  • tins
  • cans
  • plastic bottles
  • plastic containers
  • clothing
  • gas bottles
  • x-rays.


Unfortunately we are unable to accept small to medium e-waste during the site closure. Examples include phones, computer monitors, TVs, microwaves. However, you can:

Large e-waste items only (large whitegoods) can still be dropped off at the centre as scrap metal.

More information

Visit our A to Z recycling and waste guide for a comprehensive list of items and recycling options. 

For more information, contact the Waste team on 9278 4588 or visit our Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre page.