Whitehorse City Council

Renew Collection

The Renew collection and drop off day are one-off events in May each year. They offer an opportunity to recycle unwanted but useable household goods that might otherwise have ended up in landfill.

This year’s Renew collection fortnight:
Tuesday 30 April to Saturday 11 May 2019

How to use the service

Simply place bags of unwanted but useable household goods into your empty recycling bin immediately after your normal recycling has been collected. Then push the bin straight back onto the kerb for the special Renew Collection the next day.

Prepare in advance by finding unwanted items, such as textiles, household goods, small electronic items and sporting equipment, and sorting them into product groups. Each group of items should be packed into separate plastic bags to ensure they stay clean.

Register online to receive email or sms reminders.


What can be put out?

✔️ Useable textiles
✔️ Clothing, footwear, handbags, purses, belts, ties, scarves, hats, blankets, sheets, table cloths, bed linen, towels, kitchen textiles, ornamental textiles, sleeping bags
✔️ Toys, games, puzzles, craft goods, DVDs, CDs, jewellery, leather items, buckets, flower pots
✔️ Small electronic items
✔️ Mobile phones, domestic batteries, chargers, car kits, ear pieces, small computer components, cables
✔️ Sporting equipment
✔️ Bats, balls, roller skates, wetsuits, footwear
✔️ Plastic bags
✔️ Bag all types of plastic bags into one plastic bag.


Away during the collection?

Call or make a booking online to have your unwanted clothes, household items and small electrical waste collected.

  1. Book your collection available 15 April – 25 May by phone or online
    *bookings available until midnight 22 May
  2. Bag your items using standard household bags
  3. Put your unwanted clothes by your front door the night before for collection


Renew Drop Off Day

Use this for large or fragile items that won’t fit in your bin, such as TVs, whitegoods or furniture. Please ensure that you only bring good quality reusable furniture.

Any damaged or dirty furniture not be able to be reused may be refused at the point of drop off.

This year’s Renew drop off day:
Saturday 11 May 2019
8am and 2pm

Council’s Operations Centre, 1 Ailsa Street, Box Hill South*

*This is the only time items are accepted for drop off at this location.

For more details see the SCR website.



Why provide these services?

Council is committed to waste reduction and is working with partners like SCR to expand opportunities to easily reuse and recycle items.

Textile and electronic waste (e-waste), are two of the fastest growing waste streams in Melbourne. Textile waste makes up approximately 4% of waste sent to landfill throughout Melbourne. Services like this provide better options to our community.
Electronic waste is a growing concern and this service provides an alternate option to landfill in preparation for the State Government’s ban of e-waste to landfill which will come into effect on 1 July 2019.