Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

The Geelong Resource Recovery Centre provides recycling and waste resource recovery services where customers can recycle or dispose of their waste.

Paint collection service

The paint recycling service at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre has now resumed. Residents can drop off domestic quantities of paint - up to 30 litres in one transaction for free.

Facilities details

Operating hours: 7.30am to 4:15pm daily
Location: 100 Douro Street in North Geelong
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Contact: 03 5272 2613

Load Limit- There is a 3 tonne GVM load limit for the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

The Recycle Shop at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre (Douro St) is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sunday.

However, conditions apply:

  • People are to line up out the front and  follow social distance procedures.
  • No more than 4 people at a time to be inside the premises.
  • One in one out for maximum period of 15 minutes.


Please note trailer charges based on $59.50 per cubic metre. Where variation in standard load type occurs, the charge is $59.50 per cubic metre based on measured volume.

Waste Disposal
From 1 July 2020
Car Boot
Vans (per cubic metre)
Single axle trailers (waterline)
Tandem Trailers (waterline) ... (minimum)
Utilities (heaped)...(minimum)
Single axle trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Tandem Trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Single axle trailers (caged) up to 1.5 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers (caged) up to 3 cubic metres
Caged Heaped
Single axle trailers (Up to 2 cubic metres)
Tandem Trailers (Up to 4 cubic metres)
Tyres: Car tyres up to 1 metre diameter
Car tyres on rims
Truck tyres
Mattresses (any size)
All fees are GST inclusive
EFTPOS facilities are available
Domestic quantities of sorted recyclable material up to 0.5 cubic metres are accepted free:
• Car batteries
• Computer items and accessories
E-waste items
• Excess household recycling including paper, aluminium and metal cans, glass bottles and jars (no lids) cardboard (excluding any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons) and mixed rigid plastic containers labelled 1,2,4 and 5.
• Fluorescent tubes and lights
• Gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
• Hot water service
• Household batteries
• Machine and motor oil
• Oil containers -Can only accept a maximum of 30 litres in any one transaction of any motor oil. These need to be in maximum of 5 litre containers.
• Paint and paint tins (domestic quantities of paint - up to 30 litres in one transaction) .
• Rigid plastic items such as outdoor furniture
• Scrap metal items such as lawn mowers
• Small electrical items such kettles, hair dryers and toasters
• Televisions
• Tools
• White goods – empty fridges, ovens, dryers, dishwashers

Use our recycling guide to find your recycling options for other items.

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Page last updated: Monday, 11 January 2021