Whitehorse City Council

Recycling & Waste Centre

Address: corner of Burwood Highway and Morack Road, Vermont South (Melway ref: 62 K9 or visit Whitehorse Maps)
Phone: 9262 6236
Open: Seven days a week from 6.30am-4pm (no weighed loads after 3.45pm)
Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday

Council’s Recycling and Waste Centre is a facility for the recycling and disposal of general or bulky non-hazardous waste.  The Centre incorporates the latest technologies and follows best practice industry guidelines to encourage recycling and reduce the waste transported to landfill.

Items Accepted at the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre – Free of Charge

The centre accepts the following recyclables free of charge:

  • Clean 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 (domestic quantities only)
  • Glass bottles/jars (clear and coloured)
  • Aluminium (cans, pots, pans, window frames)
  • Steel (whitegoods, guttering, roofing, bikes and appliances, fridges must be de-gassed) 
  • Other metals (copper, brass, stainless steel) 
  • Adult bicycles in working condition (those that can be restored will be collected and donated to Bikes4Life)
  • Electronic waste

Items Accepted at the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre – Charges Apply

Residents are reminded that as announced in the Whitehorse City Council’s Adopted Budget 2018/19, there has been an increase in fees at the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre. These fees are in accordance to the Victorian State Government’s annual landfill levy increase. Details of the fees are noted below.

Prices effective from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. All prices are inclusive of the state government landfill levy and GST. All vehicles are subject to weighing and prices are subject to change without notice. Methods of payment include cash, eftpos, credit card (point of sale only) and account facilities. The centre does not accept cheques.



Rubbish (includes food waste, furniture, hard rubbish)

Car boot load $25
Station wagon/car load $35
Ute, van, trailer, truck $215 per tonne with a minimum charge of $67 (up to 300kg of rubbish)

Clean Green Waste (includes timber, fencing, tree pruning and tree stumps)

Ute, van, trailer, truck $122 per tonne with a minimum charge of $50 (up to 500kg of green waste)

Clean Concrete (includes clean bricks and ceramics) 

Ute, van, trailer, truck $97 per tonne with a minimum charge of $45 (up to 500kg of concrete)

Waste Engine Oil

Waste engine oil (per litre) $0.35 (if more than five litres – first five litres free)

Other recyclables

Tyres (passenger vehicles) $14 per tyre
Tyres (four wheel drive) $18 per tyre
Tyre rim (passenger vehicle) $18
Mattress bases
Gas bottles (up to 9kgs) $15

Items Not Accepted at the Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre 


For safe disposal, please refer to following:

Household chemicals and paints Contact Sustainability Victoria for their Detox Your Home Service or by phoning 1800 353 233
Asbestos Contact the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) or by phoning 1300 372 842
Paint Contact Paintback or by phoning 1300 390 380

Please sort your waste and bundle it separately according to waste category to assist in efficient waste disposal and to save money. For example, separate any garden pruning or recyclable material from general waste. Disposal of garden pruning is cheaper than general waste, and many recyclable materials are accepted free of charge as above.

Remember to secure your load properly to prevent spillage of waste from your vehicle. For more information on how to secure your load, please refer to the pdf icon Trailer Safety (85.26kB) document.

Warning: you may be injured by sharp, broken or heavy objects. Whitehorse City Council advises the wearing of suitable shoes and clothing such as gloves to protect yourself when handling waste.