Options for recycling and disposing of miscellaneous items
We cannot accept some items
There are a number of items that you cannot put in your bins or leave out for hard waste collection. This page has a list of these items and where you can dispose of them or drop them off.
Items we do not accept
- Agriculture chemicals – Go to the ChemClear website to register chemicals for disposal.
- Asbestos – Go to the Asbestos Victoria website for disposal locations and instructions.
- Batteries – Go to the Sustainability Victoria website for your nearest permanent drop-off site. Batteries can also be recycled at Battery Zone and Aldi stores.
- DrumMuster drums – Collections are held twice a year at our depot at 18 Purton Road, Pakenham. To check the next collection date, or to find an permanent drop-off location, go to the Drum Muster website.
- Fluorescent lights – Fluorescent lights can be recycled for free at permanent drop-off sites sited on the Sustainability Victoria website. They can also be recycled at Ikea stores.
- Gas bottles and cylinders – Gas bottle exchange programs include Elgas’ SWAP’n’GO and Kleenheat’s Kwik-Gas. Go to the Recycling Near You website for information on other local drop-off points.
- Household chemicals, liquids and hazardous waste – A wide range of these items can be dropped off at a Detox Your Home collection event. Go to the Sustainability Victoria website or call 1300 363 744 for collection dates.
- Mattresses – These can be left out at your next hard waste collection. Mattresses can also be dropped off at most local transfer stations for a fee. Total Waste Solutions are able to pick up mattresses, call 9555 1970 for prices and to arrange a collection.
- Mobile phones – Go to the Mobile Muster website for your nearest collection point. Phone Cycle also has a phone recycling program with profits going to Zoos Victoria, with free courier collection for 10 or more devices.
- Paint – For household paint, go to the Sustainability Victoria website for your nearest permanent drop-off point. Businesses and traders can use Paintback
- Polystyrene – Go to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group website for drop-off locations.
- Printer cartridges – These can be dropped off at a number of retail stores, find your closest lcocation at the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark website.
- Silage wrap – can be recycled for free at Drouin Waste Recyclers
- X-rays - Check if your x-ray provider will take the x-rays back for recycling. Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre will recycle small amounts of x-rays from households for free.
E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its useful life.
E-waste can be recycled in the hard waste collection, check for your next collection date.
Outlook Environmental accepts many types of e-waste.
Search Recycling Near You for local drop-off locations for e-waste recycling.