There are a number of facilities where you can take items for recycling for free.

Many items can be recycled and made into new products - check which items you should avoid putting into your garbage bins so that they don't under up in landfill.

If you're unsure about disposing of a certain item, refer to our A-Z waste and recycling guide.

The following facilities in and around Manningham accept a range of products for recycling at no charge:

Manningham Council Depot

Address: 620-628 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East
Phone: 9840 9333
Items accepted:

  • Mobile Phones
  • X-rays
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Globes

Banyule Waste Recovery Centre

Address: Corner of Waterdale Road and Banksia Street, Bellfield
Phone: 9490 4222
Items accepted:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Steel and aluminium cans
  • Plastic containers (Codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
  • Paper and cardboard (non-commercial)
  • Motor oil (up to 10 litres)
  • Paint (up to 40 litres and maximum 5 tins)
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Clothes
  • Juice and milk cartons

For more information, please visit Banyule Waste Recovery Centre.

Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre

Address: Burwood Highway (opposite Morack Road), Vermont South
Phone: 9262 6236
Items accepted:

  • Paper and cardboard (books and magazines)
  • Batteries (domestic and car batteries)
  • Engine oil (up to five litres) 
  • Cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Fluorescent tubes (non commercial)
  • Glass bottles/jars (clear and coloured)
  • Aluminium (cans, pots, pans, window frames)
  • Steel (whitegoods, guttering, roofing, bikes and appliances) 
  • Other metals (copper, brass, stainless steel) 
  • Electronic waste (only certain items)

For more information, please visit Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre.

Alternatively, visit the Recycling Near You website for a comprehensive online resource to find recycling locations in and around Melbourne.