Resource Recovery Centre

Lots of household waste and materials can be recycled or safely disposed of at the Resource Recovery Centre. Help us send less to landfill.

Location and opening hours

Address: Corner of White and Boundary Streets, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Phone: 03 9209 6686

Opening hours:

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

We are closed on public holidays.

Waste we will accept

Residents can drop off:

  • motor oil – used and drained from the engine or gearbox
  • cooking oils – used, household
  • paints – household amounts (max 50L)
  • car parts (small) and car batteries
  • green waste – leaves, clippings, pruning, small branches and palm fronds. No soil
  • washing machines and white goods – free to residents only
  • iron – small amounts. For large amounts, contact Norstar Steel Recyclers
  • plastic plant pots used and re-usable. Available to take home for free
  • inner-spring mattresses for recycling (charges apply for futons and mattresses without springs)
  • e-waste.

Fees for larger loads of waste

We charge for larger quantities of recycling and all non-recyclable garbage.


Cost for residents

Cost for non-residents*

Equivalent load M3


Boot load




About the size of a 240L bin





4' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.2 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Small Trailer




6' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.8 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Large Trailer




7' x 5' x 1' IMP

2.1 x 1.5 x 0.35 M.

All prices include GST.

*Non-residential customers pay charges to dispose of any amount green waste, cardboard and scrap metal.

Tradies, contractors and charities will be charged $123 per M3 for any kind of waste.

Items that we won’t accept

We don’t accept hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, cleaning chemicals, solvents or bleach. You can drop your chemicals at a Sustainability Victoria Detox Your Home day. Check the Sustainability Victoria: Detox Your Home calendar

We also do not accept:

  • bricks
  • soil
  • rubble
  • concrete and other heavy or construction waste
  • wood
  • Fridges/Freezers (residents can book for free hard/green waste collection)
  • Air Conditioners (residents can book for free hard/green waste collection)

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

Local landfills

We do not operate a tip or landfill so please contact them directly to confirm the list of acceptable materials. 

Public landfill services are located at:

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 Year’s 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

Clayton South Resource Recovery Centre (Cleanaway)

Address: Deals Rd & Fraser Rd, Clayton South, VIC, 3169

Phone: 03 9551 2351

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday 7 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday 8 am to 12 midday

Our Customer Charter

We promise to:

  • Make it easy
  • Listen and understand
  • Be responsive and follow through
  • Be open and honest
  • Always look to improve.

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