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Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre

648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell  (Melway 60 B1)

Phone: 9278 4444

Opening hours:

  • 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, for all types of waste
  • 8am to 4pm, Saturday, for all types of waste
  • 8am to 4pm, Sunday, for green waste and recycling drop-off centre only 

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Recycle Coach app

Boroondara residents can download and use the Recycle Coach app on their mobile phone or tablet. It contains all the information you need about our residential garbage and recycling services.

Once you have downloaded the app, open it and search 'Boroondara City Council, Victoria, Australia'. 

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Fees and charges

Household waste, general waste (such as disused household appliances) and green waste can be disposed of at the Recycling and Waste Centre – charges apply.

EFTPOS available. Our centre only accepts Visa and Mastercard.

General recyclables are free and include:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics (codes 1 to 7)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Computers
  • Car batteries
  • Household batteries
  • E-waste
  • Light globes
  • Paint - maximum 100 litres
  • Oil  (residents only - maximum container size 5 litres)
  • Gas bottles  (residents only - maximum container size 9 Kg)
  • Polystyrene  (residents only - residential quantities only)

Fees and charges as of 1 July 2016:

  General waste Green waste
Car boot or station wagon $26.50 $19
Small van or level utility $59 $37
Small level trailer, up to 1.8m x 1.2m $59 $37
Level single axle trailer, over 1.8m x 1.2m $91.50 $55
Level tandem trailer $129.50 $72
Large van, high utility or high trailer, up to 1.8m x 1.2m $129.50 $61
High single axle trailer, over 1.8m x 1.2m $159.50 $94
High tandem trailer $191.50 $130
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 will be charged multiples of this fee. $129.50  
 NOTE - 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.

^ Prices are estimated and subject to final assessment by the Gatehouse

Additional charge per item for:

Item Charge
Car tyre $17.50
Car tyre with rim $20
Mattress $32
Fridge (including inspection fee) $18.50
Electronic waste  
Stereo equipment $9.50
DVD/VCR player $9.50
TV No charge

Polystyrene recycling

The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre can only accept white polystyrene. (Please note: polystyrene beads or small broken pieces will not be accepted).
Residents only - residential quantities only

Find out more about our polystyrene recycling service (PDF, 1.7 MB).

Paint recycling

The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre has partnered with Paintback to provide a safe way to dispose of your paint waste. (Please note: Maximum of 100 litres)

Paintback collects and treats waste paint to divert architectural and decorative waste paint from landfill. To find out more please visit Paintback.

No hazardous waste or asbestos accepted on this site.

Please note: A Council rate notice or utility bill and driver's licence are required to prove residency.

This Centre meets the requirements of the Sustainability Victoria's Guide to Best Practice at Transfer Stations. For more recycling information visit the Sustainability Victoria website.

Gross Vehicle Mass exceeding two tonne will not be accepted at this transfer station.

Education Centre

An environmental education centre has been established at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre to educate local primary school students on waste minimisation and recycling.

The centre is fitted out with educational displays of recycling methods, and products made from recycled materials. Schools can bring groups of children to tour the transfer station and participate in waste and recycling educational activities.

Schools interested in using the centre can contact Infrastructure Services, phone 9278 4444.

Kew Depot Recycling Drop-off Centre

31-35 Hutchinson Drive, Kew  (Melway 45 B2)

Phone: 9278 4444

Opening hours: 

  • 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday

Closed: Public Holidays

Residents can dispose of general recyclables, such as those collected by Council's weekly collection service, free of charge at the Recycling Drop-off Centre in Kew.

General recyclables include:

  • paper
  • cardboard 
  • plastics (codes 1 to 7) 
  • glass bottles and jars 
  • aluminium and steel cans

Please note: No general waste or green waste will be accepted at the Kew Recycling Drop-off Centre.

Council maintains these recycling facilities for safe use by residents.

Dangerous and any inappropriate items should not be disposed of at these facilities.

Hard waste collection

Residents can book two hard waste collections each financial year. To find out what can and can’t be collected, and to make a booking online, see Hard waste collections.