About the centre
The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre, also known as a tip, transfer station or resource recovery centre, is a place where you can drop off a range of items for recycling or landfill.
The centre accepts recyclables, household waste, e-waste, green waste and more.
You can also drop-off recyclables at the Kew Depot Recycling Drop-off Centre, including paper, glass, plastics, steel and aluminium cans, but this centre doesn't accept any general waste.
It's free to drop off recyclables, paint, select household chemicals, and small to medium electronic waste items, but charges apply to dispose of some items such as car tyres, fridges and white goods, and mattresses.
A tipping charge per load applies to drop 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 2019
|Vehicle and volume||General waste||Green waste|
|Car boot or station wagon||$28.50||$20.50|
|Small van or level utility||$64||$40|
|Small level trailer, up to 1.8m x 1.2m||$64||$40|
|Level single axle trailer, over 1.8m x 1.2m||$98.50||$59.50|
|Level tandem trailer||$140||$77.50|
|Large van, high utility or high trailer, up to 1.8m x 1.2m||$140||$65.50|
|High single axle trailer, over 1.8m x 1.2m||$172||$100|
|High tandem trailer||$207||$141|
|Mixed loads of spoil, bricks, concrete, soil and rubble are charged at this minimum price up to a small (1.8m x 1.2m) level trailer load. Loads greater than this are charged multiples of this fee.||$140|
For a full list of current charges, see the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre Fees and Charges (PDF, 6.86 MB).
- All level trailer/utility loads are assessed at a maximum load height of 300mm
- Load heights greater than 300mm will be charged the appropriate higher fee
- The maximum gross vehicle mass is 2 tonnes
- White goods have the same inspection fee as fridges ($20 per item)
- Prices are estimated and subject to final assessment by the centre gatehouse.
Items accepted (free)
- Cardboard (flattened)
- Plastic bottles and hard plastic containers
- Glass bottles and jars
- Cans - aluminium and steel
- Aluminium foil
- Empty aerosol bottles
Council partners 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.
The centre accepts a maximum of 100L of waste paint.
The centre is a Detox your Home permanent drop-off site.
Accepted items include:
- gas bottles (maximum 9kg)*
- fluorescent tubes, globes and compact fluorescent lamps
- car and household batteries
- motor oil (20L max in disposable container)
- cooking oil (20L max in disposable container).
For a full list of what is accepted, see Detox Your Home items accepted and not accepted.
Separate Detox Your Home annual mobile collections are also available for a broader range of household chemicals.
For collection dates, see Detox your home collection points and dates.
Electronic waste (e-waste)
E-waste is anything with a plug, battery, cord or alternative power supply, such as toasters, computers, TVs, heaters and hairdryers.
The centre accepts all e-waste for recycling – except solar panels, liquid filled heaters and massage chairs.
Large items incur a fee.
We partner with TechCollect to recycle residential e-waste.
For more information, see our E-waste page.
Items accepted (charges apply)
For a full list of charges and items accepted, download the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre Fees and Charges.
Items not accepted
- Hazardous waste, such as chemicals used by businesses for industrial, commercial or farming purposes
- Syringes, needles or medical waste
- 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
- Flexible plastics - e.g. bags, wrapping, packaging (recycle flexible plastics at Coles/Woolworths via the REDcycle soft plastics recycling program)