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Contact details and opening hours


648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell VIC 3124


Call the Council on (03) 9278 4444

Opening hours

Days Times
Mon to Fri 1 pm to 4 pm
Sat 8 am to 4 pm
Sun 8 am to 4 pm
Green waste and general recyclables only.

Public holiday hours

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Learn more on our Changes to Council services on public holidays page

About the centre

You can drop off a range of items at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre. Items can be for both recycling and landfill.

Non-residents may use the centre for recycling and landfill, with the exception of dropping off polystyrene or gas bottles.

The centre accepts:

If you have a specific item to dispose of, and you want to know if the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre will accept it, you can look it up in our A to Z recycling and waste guide.

You can also:


It is free to drop off recyclables, expanded polystyrene, select household detox items and small to medium electronic waste items.

Charges apply to drop off car tyres, fridges, white goods and mattresses.

A tipping charge per load applies if you are dropping off general waste (non-recyclable items and household waste) and green waste. 

You can pay by cash, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard (no cheques).

Tipping charges as at 1 July 2023

Vehicle and volumeExampleGeneral wasteGreen waste
Car boot or station wagon
Illustration of a saloon and station wagon cars
Small van, level utility or small level trailer (up to 1.8 m x 1.2 m)
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Level single axle trailer, over 1.8 m x 1.2 m
Illustration of a large level single axle trailer
Level tandem trailer
Illustration of a level tandem trailer
Large van, high utility or high trailer, up to 1.8 m x 1.2 m
Illustrations of large van, high utility car and high trailer
High single axle trailer, over 1.8 m x 1.2 m
Illustration of a large high single axle trailer
High tandem trailer
Illustration of a high tandem trailer
Mixed loads of spoil, bricks, concrete, soil and rubble are charged at this minimum price up to a small (1.8 m x 1.2 m) level trailer load. Loads greater than this are charged multiples of this fee. $154 

Notes on tipping charges

  • All level trailer/utility loads are assessed at a maximum load height of 0.3 m
  • Load heights greater than 0.3 m will be charged the appropriate higher fee
  • The maximum gross vehicle mass is 2 tonnes
  • White goods have the same inspection fee as fridges ($22.50 per item)
  • Prices are estimated and subject to final assessment by the centre gatehouse.

Items accepted (charges apply)

General waste (landfill)Charged dependent on load size
Green waste (garden waste)Charged dependent on load size
Miscellaneous steel productsCharged dependent on load size
Building rubble (spoil, bricks, concrete, soil and rubble)Charged dependent on load size
Car tyre$21.50
Car tyre with rim$24
Large e-waste and gassed whitegoods (per item)$22.50

Items accepted (free)

Barbecue gas bottles

We accept barbecue gas bottles (max 9 kg) for recycling from Boroondara residents and businesses. You will be required to provide photo ID with a Boroondara address listed or photo ID with a matching name on a Boroondara rates notice as proof of residency or local trading when you drop off the bottles.

General recyclables

These general recyclables are also accepted in your recycling bin.

  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Flattened cardboard boxes (excluding waxed cardboard)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Hard plastic trays and containers
  • Paper (excludes shredded paper)
  • Plastic bottles (lids on or without lids).


We accept a maximum of 10 L of waste paint.

Wet and dry paint are both accepted.

We partner with Paintback to provide a safe way to dispose of your paint waste. Paintback collects and treats waste architectural and decorative paint to divert it from landfill.

Expanded polystyrene

We accept one car boot load (half a cubic metre) of expanded polystyrene for free from Boroondara residents and businesses. You will be required to provide photo ID with a Boroondara address listed or photo ID with a matching name on a Boroondara rates notice as proof of residency or local trading when you drop off the polystyrene.

We don't accept payment to drop off more than one car boot load of expanded polystyrene. 

We only accept clean, white, expanded polystyrene foam packaging. We don't accept coloured polystyrene, noodles, beans (from bean bags) or other flexible foam packaging that's not polystyrene.

Businesses with more than one boot load (half a cubic metre) of expanded polystyrene must organise a commercial polystyrene collection from their business, instead. Details of alternative recycling services are available from the national industry body, on the Expanded Polystyrene Australia website.


We accept x-rays in our x-ray collection bank. 

Household Detox

Items accepted for drop off

As a permanent Detox your Home drop-off site, we accept these items:

  • fluorescent tubes, globes and compact fluorescent lamps
  • car and household batteries
  • motor oil (max 10 L container)
  • cooking oil (max 10 L container)

Other household chemicals

There is an annual Detox Your Home collections day available for a broader range of household chemicals.

For a full list of what is accepted in the mobile and annual collection dates, see Dispose of toxic household items (Detox Your Home).

Electronic waste (e-waste)

The centre accepts all small to medium e-waste for recycling – except solar panels, liquid filled heaters and massage chairs.

E-waste is anything with a plug, battery, cord or alternative power supply, such as toasters, computers, TVs, heaters and hairdryers. 


  • items must be loose
  • no packaging allowed
  • large items such as whitegoods incur a fee.

For more information, visit our E-waste page.

We partner with TechCollect to recycle residential e-waste.

Mobile phones

We also accept mobile phones and accessories as part of the MobileMuster program, which has numerous drop-off locations throughout Boroondara. 

Soft plastic

We are temporarily accepting soft plastics for recycling from Boroondara residents. You will need to provide photo identification with a Boroondara address listed or photo identification with a matching name on a Boroondara rates notice as proof of residency. 

Visit our Temporary soft plastic recycling service page to find out more, including what we can and can't accept at our collection points. 

Items not accepted 

  • Asbestos, learn more on Handling asbestos
  • Hazardous waste, such as chemicals used by businesses for industrial, commercial or farming purposes, learn more at Detox your homebusiness recycling or ChemClear
  • Medical waste, learn how to dispose of syringes, needles
  • Coloured polystyrene or foam, including meat trays or similar food packaging, plastic or foam wrapping, tape or strapping, bean bag beans, peanut-shaped loose foam packaging
  • Certain e-waste items, such as solar panels, liquid-filled heaters and massage chairs
  • Commercial quantities of recyclable material.
See what goes where in our online A to Z FOGO, recycling and waste guide

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