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.

Click here for information on disposing storm related waste following Tuesday 13 February. 

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

We have very limited capacity to accept soil until further notice.Please call ahead of your visit to ensure collection is available. We will update this page when collection resumes.

We are now accepting soft plastics for recycling for Monash residents. Please follow the signs at the Centre for instructions to the collection point. 

Smaller drop-off points at Monash Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are also available to Monash residents. Due to the smaller capacity of the drop-off points, there is a limit of 1 bag of soft plastics per visit.

Read more about Monash Council's new soft plastics recycling option

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

For recycling and disposal of items not listed here, please use our online A-Z guide to recycling

Free disposal

These items are transported to processors to be recycled:

  • Computers, laptops, printers, fax machines, televisions and computer monitors
  • Paper and cardboard (Visy) - we accept shredded paper, magazines and books (hard and soft cover). There is a yellow bin, next to the big blue cardboard drop-off bins, specifically allocated for shredded paper, magazines and books.
  • Soft plastics (APR Plastics) - read more about Monash Council's soft plastics recycling option
  • Scrap metal (e.g. hot water systems, metal roofing sheets, bicycles)
  • Commingled recycling (Visy) - same accepted items as household recycling bin
  • 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)
  • Whitegoods (e.g. ovens, washing machines, clothes dryers, microwaves. Fees apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners)
  • Cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Polystyrene (made of white clean balls) – amounts up to ½ m3 are free
  • CDs, DVDs, cassettes and VHS video tapes
  • Clothing, shoes and 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 1m³
General waste (including timber) $182.00
General waste (valid concession or seniors card - residents only*) $159.20*
 General waste (car boot) $42.60
Clean green waste $83.20
Clean green waste (valid concession or seniors card - residents only*) $71.40*
 Clean green waste (car boot) $23.90
Concrete/bricks $130.00
Soil/rubble (loads under 1m³) $374.40
Soil/rubble (loads over 1m³) $468.00
Clean polystyrene (loads up to ½m³) Free
Clean polystyrene (loads over ½m³ - commercial customers) $58.20
Clean polystyrene (loads over ½m³ - residents) $14.60


Type of Material Item Charge
Fridges/freezers/air conditioners (domestic size) $33.10 each
Fridges/freezers/air conditioners (commercial size) $72.60 each
Mattresses/bed bases $35.90 each
Domestic LPG gas bottles up to 9kg/Fire extinguishers $20.80 each
Car engine oil (over 30 litres) $3.10 per litre
 E-waste - small items (CD/DVD players, phone chargers, fee applies to non-residents) $2.10 each
E-waste - medium items (hi-fi systems, vacuum cleaners, fee applies to non-residents) $4.20 each
E-waste - large items (fans, garden equipment, fee applies to non residents) $6.20 each
Car tyres - without rims $9.90 each
Car tyres - with rims $15.60 each
 4WD/light truck tyres - without rims $15.60 each
 4WD/light truck tyres - with rims $32.20 each
 Heavy truck - without rims $33.30 each
Heavy truck - with rims $56.70 each
Other tyres By quotation


For recycling and disposal of items not listed here, please use our online A-Z guide to recycling

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 (Detox Your Home) 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:

  • 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.