Resource Recovery Centre and depot

Bring your household waste and materials for recycling to the Resource Recovery Centre and Port Phillip depot for reuse, recycling or safe disposal. This service helps us to send less to landfill.

Location and opening hours

Corner of White and Boundary Streets, South Melbourne.

We are open:

  • 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 and related products such as methylated spirits – household amounts only
  • 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
  • mattresses for recycling
  • e-waste.

Fees for larger loads of waste

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

Load

Cost for residents

Cost for non-residents*

Equivalent load M3

Dimensions

Boot load

$29

$46

0.25

About the size of a 240L bin

Station/ute

$56

$87

0.50

4' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.2 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Small Trailer

$74

$113

0.75

6' x 4' x 1' IMP

1.8 x 1.2 x 0.35 M.

Large Trailer

$135

$185

1

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 $119 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

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 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm