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Recycling facilities

The following privately-owned local facilities recycle green waste, timber waste, white goods and PVC pipe waste. These facilities are only licensed to accept certain items, and do not accept mixed loads. Charges may apply.

Benefits of using recycling facilities

There are many reasons why you should take items that can be recycled to a recycling facility, including:

  • The material will be processed and made into usable mulch, construction materials or compost, so that the carbon content is returned to the soil. This results in less carbon emissions.
  • You can take your garden and timber waste to these facilities for free if you use your green and timber waste disposal vouchers.
  • Recycling will save you money, taking your waste to landfill can be costly.
  • For many residents, the following recycling facilities are closer to travel to than the landfill.

Find your closest recycling facility

Recycling stations

Council has recycling stations to help you get rid of items that don't belong in your bin in an environmentally friendly way.

You can drop off the following items at the recycling stations:

  • x-rays
  • printer cartridges
  • mobile phones and accessories
  • cameras and accessories
  • DVDs and CDs
  • VHS/Video and audio cassette tapes
  • fluorescent light globes and tubes
  • small e-waste items like iPods and MP3 players

Beside the recycling stations you can find a designated recycling box for:

  • medical blister packs (made from plastic and aluminium foil or a mixed paper aluminium foil) including Webster-pak and SureMed. Any brand, empty packs, not plastic bags or cardboard boxes.

Household batteries can also be recycled through bcycle.com.au. To find your closest drop off location see bcycle.com.au. Woolworths, Aldi, Battery World, Bunnings and Officeworks stores may accept batteries for recycling.

Recycling stations are located at:

  • Shared Cup Cafe, 995 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook
  • Laurimar Activity Centre, 110 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen
  • Epping Depot, 68-96 Houston Street, Epping
  • Galada Community Centre, 10a Forum Way, Epping
  • Lalor Library, 2A May Road, Lalor
  • Jindi Family Community Centre, 48 Breadalbane Avenue, Mernda
  • Mernda Village Community Centre, 70 Mernda Village Drive, Mernda
  • Mill Park Library, 394 Plenty Road, Mill Park
  • Civic Centre, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang
  • Riverside Community Centre, 8 Doreen Rogen Way, South Morang
  • Thomastown Library, 52 Main St, Thomastown
  • Whittlesea Library, 57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea

Cardboard recycling - Visy Pty Ltd

Cardboard boxes can be dropped off at Visy Pty Ltd. Cardboard must be flattened with all polystyrene and plastic packaging removed.

Address:

13 Reo Crescent
Campbellfield

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 7am – 7pm

Green waste and brick recycling facility - Repurpose It

The Green Waste and Brick Recycling Facility accepts the green waste disposal vouchers and brick and rubble waste vouchers found on your Rates Notice. The site also sells high-quality compost.

Address

480 Cooper Street
Epping VIC 3076
P: 9408 0277
W: repurposeit.com.au

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 8am - 3.45pm
Sunday: closed 

Acceptable items

The facility accepts the following items:

  • tree branches and prunings (less than 30cm in diameter)
  • shrubs
  • lawn clippings
  • common garden weeds
  • asphalt
  • rock
  • concrete
  • bricks

Unacceptable items

The facility does not accept:

  • tree roots or stumps
  • soil
  • diseased material
  • garbage
  • metal items including mesh within reinforced concrete

Timber waste recycling facility - EcoDynamics

Address

480 Cooper Street
Epping VIC 3076

P: 9408 7900
W: ecodynamics.com.au

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 3:45pm
Saturday: 8am - midday
Sunday: Closed

Acceptable timber waste items

The facility accepts:

  • fence palings
  • packing crates
  • pallets
  • timber off-cuts

Unacceptable timber waste items

The facility does not accept:

  • laminated timber
  • painted timber
  • melamine
  • treated pine
  • plaster

PVC pipe recycling facility - Nationwide Connect

You can recycle lengths of PVC products (over 1.5m long) that would normally be sent to landfill through Nationwide Connect Recycling, which turns the material into new plastic pipe. Please call to arrange a drop-off.

Address

5 Gipps Court
Epping VIC 3076
P: 9408 4414
E: nwcrecycling@bigpond.com
W: www.nwcrecycling.com.au