Monash Recycling & Waste Centre

Monash Waste Transfer Centre

The Recycling & Waste Centre (formerly Waste Transfer Station) is located at 380 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill. Phone: 9518 3555. 

It is closed on some public holidays including: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and before noon on Anzac Day. 

For staff and customer safety, the Recycling & Waste Centre may temporarily close to the public during extreme weather conditions.

Please call ahead of your visit if you are attending with paint to ensure our collection bins are available.

We are now accepting soft plastics for recycling for Monash residents. Please follow the signs at the Centre for instructions to the collection point. Read more about Monash Council's new soft plastics recycling option

The Recycling & Waste Centre is open to all customers (trade and residential) from 7.30am-3pm every day, including Sundays.

Find out more about what can and can't be disposed of at the Monash Recycling & Waste Centre, and alternative tipping locations, below:

Materials accepted

Free disposal

These items are transported to processors to be recycled:

  • Computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, televisions and computer monitors
  • Paper and Cardboard (Visy)
  • Soft plastics (APR Plastics) - read more about Monash Council's soft plastics recycling option
  • Scrap Metal
  • Commingled Recycling (Visy)
  • Batteries (household batteries and car batteries - up to 15)
  • Fluro tubes and bulbs/CFL globes (max. 5)
  • Printer cartridges (Cartridges for Planet Ark)
  • Mobile phones (Mobile Muster)
  • X-Ray Films
  • Engine Oil (30 litres or less)
  • Paint (check accepted products Paintback) - please call ahead to ensure collection is available
  • Whitegoods (fees apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners)
  • Cooking Oil (up to 20 litres) - please call ahead to ensure collection is available
  • Polystyrene (made of white clean balls) – amounts up to ½ m3 are free
  • CDs, DVDs, cassettes
  • Clothing, shoes, handbags/accessories

Paid disposal - fees and charges

We charge by volume for general rubbish, green waste, concrete and soil. Please remove any tarps so the window operator can view the load.

Volume = Length x Width x Height

For example: 6’ x 4’ trailer = 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.45 = 1m3 which equals 1m3 charged for disposal.

EFTPOS is available.

Items are charged fees (listed below) to pay for transport, processing or disposal:

  • Clean green waste (recycled)
  • Mixed green waste
  • Household goods (furniture)
  • Fridges, freezers and air conditioners (recycled)
  • Building materials
  • Concrete, bricks (recycled)
  • Domestic LPG gas bottles (recycled)
  • Mattresses (recycled)
  • Bed bases
  • Polystyrene - over ½ m3and from commercial sources (recycled)
  • Tyres (recycled)
  • Timber (considered general waste)

*Please present your valid pension, seniors, veterans affairs or health care card for the reduced disposal rate. This rate is not available to commercial customers.

Type of material Up to, and per ½ m³
General Waste (including timber) $87.50
General Waste - with valid concession or seniors card* $78.00*
Clean Green Waste $40.00
Clean Green Waste - with valid concession or seniors card* $35.00*
Mixed General/Green Waste $97.50
Concrete/Bricks $62.50
Soil/Rubble $180.00
Commercial soil (loads over 1m³) $450.00 per m³
Polystyrene (up to ½m³) Free
Polystyrene (residential - over ½m³) $7.00
Polystyrene (commercial - over ½m³) $28.00


Type of Material Item Charge
General Waste - Car Boot $41.00
Fridges/Freezers/Air conditioners $28.00 each
Fridges/Freezers/Air conditioners (large) $66.00 each
Mattress/base $34.50 each
Domestic LPG gas bottles up to 9kg/Fire extinguishers $20.00 each
Car engine oil (over 30 litres) $3.00 per litre
Car tyres - without rim $9.50 each
Car tyres - with rim $15.00 each
Other tyres By quotation


If you are uncertain about whether your item can be left at the Recycling & Waste Centre, please call 9518 3555.

Materials not accepted

  • Domestic garbage
  • Chemicals
  • Liquid and hazardous wastes
  • Asbestos
  • Car bodies, auto transmissions, car differential oil 
  • Cooking oils (over 20 litres)
  • Petrol and fuels 

Take household chemicals to your closest free drop-off event (see below).

Free household chemical drop-off

Sustainability Victoria holds a free household chemical drop-off service each month at different locations across Victoria. This is where you safely dispose old chemicals and other dangerous substances.

For more information on dates and locations visit Sustainability Victoria or call on the toll-free info line on 1300 363 744.

You can drop unwanted medicines off at your local pharmacy.

Other council-run and private transfer stations

 Nearby council-run transfer stations include:

There are also a number of privately run landfill/transfer stations:

  • Transpacific Victory Road Green Transfer Station, 46 Victory Road, Clarinda. Phone: 9552 1700. Green waste only.
  • Kingston Transfer Station (Rhino Bins), 24-30 Fonceca Street, Mordialloc. Phone: 9580 4842.
  • Alex Fraser Recycled Material 275-315 Kingston Road, Clarinda. Phone: 136 135. Concrete, bricks, asphalt and rocks only.
  • Westall Road Resource Recovery Pty Ltd, 12 Westall Road, Springvale. Phone: 1300 988 090. Green waste, hard waste, plastics, metal, white goods.