Resource recovery centre and depot

Dispose of general household waste and materials for recycling at the resource recovery centre and Port Phillip depot.

COVID-19 update

The Resource Recovery Centre (Transfer Station) is now fully open for use by the public.

*Please note, there are waiting times to meet Covid -19 social distancing requirements of up to 20 mins and traffic management in place. Please follow all directional signs. 


Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre is located on the corner of White and Boundary Streets, South Melbourne.

Melway map: 2E/Ref: F11.

Opening hours

Standard operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday - 7.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 9 am to 1 pm

Closed on Public Holidays:

  • Christmas Day 25 December 2020
  • Boxing Day 26 December 2020
  • New Year’s Day 1 January 2021

For further enquiries please contact ASSIST on 03 9209 6777.

What can I dispose of?

Along with accepting general household waste for disposal, we accept the following materials for recycling:

  • oils - used motor oil (must be drained from the engine or gearbox) and used household cooking oils
  • small car parts and car batteries
  • green waste including leaves, clippings, pruning and small branches - no soil
  • washing machines and other white goods - disposal free of charge to residents only
  • iron - small amounts. For large amounts, contact Norstar Steel Recyclers
  • used plastic plant pots for re-use which become available free of charge
  • electronic waste including mobile phones, household batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • mattresses for recycling.

All non-recyclable garbage incurs a fee for disposal, as detailed in Fees below. While it is free to dispose of recyclable material in small quantities, charges apply to larger quantities of recycling. For example, a car boot load of flattened cardboard or green waste can be disposed of free of charge, however a fee will apply for larger volumes.

Our Resource Recovery Centre services are an important step towards a 'Zero Waste' community and in supporting Port Phillip residents to dramatically reduce the volume of waste which is sent to landfill.

What items are not accepted?

As this facility is a Transfer Station, not a landfill, the Resource Recovery Centre cannot accept:

  • bricks
  • soil
  • rubble
  • concrete and other heavy or construction waste
  • wood

These items must be taken to the nearest landfill or tip.

* For hazardous waste (Detox your home)


Vehicle typeCost - residentialCost - non-residential*Equivalent load M3Definition
Boot load$24$310.25About the size of a 240L bin

4' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.2 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Small Trailer$59$720.75

6' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.8 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Large Trailer$108$1201

7' x 5' x 1' IMP

2.1 x 1.5 x 0.35 M.

All prices include 10 per cent GST.

*Non-residential customers: Non-residential customers may be charged to dispose of green waste, cardboard and scrap metal.

Contractors: A fee of $95 per M3 applies to disposal of contractor waste.


We do not operate a tip within our boundaries. Tips are located nearby for use by the public:

Brooklyn Transfer Station (Cleanaway)

Address: Old Geelong Road, Brooklyn

Phone: 03 9314 2297

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 12 midday
  • Closed: Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day.

City of Wyndham Municipal Tip

Address: West's Rd, Werribee

Phone: 03 9974 1001

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 8.30 am to 4 pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday

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