Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

The Geelong Resource Recovery Centre is a waste and recycling drop-off service for residential customers that accepts a range of items not collected in household bin recycling, such as e-waste and paint.  

The free drop-off service is not intended for commercial quantities and is provided for Greater Geelong residents only.

From 1 February 2024, Geelong Resource Recovery Centre will stop accepting garden organics and construction rubble as we close part of the facility for upgrading works. 

During this period, we have arranged for an alternative drop off for garden organics and construction waste at Green Care Mulching in Moolap. Comparable disposal fees apply. Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre will also continue to accept material.  

Excess household plastic recycling is no longer accepted. Excess household plastic recycling can still be taken to Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre. 


Operating hours: 7:30am to 4:15pm daily
Location: Wadawurrung Country, 100 Douro Street, North Geelong
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Contact: 03 5272 2613

 

The Recycle Shop

The Recycle Shop is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday). 


Fees and service information

Customers should note there is a 3-tonne GVM load limit. To save yourself time at drop-off, follow these tips:

  • From 1 February, Geelong RRC will stop accepting garden organics and construction waste as we close part of the facility for upgrading works. During this period, we have arranged for an alternative drop off for garden organics and construction waste at Green Care Mulching, 72-80 Buckley Grove, Moolap, or at Drysdale RRC. Comparable disposal fees apply.
  • Sort materials in your load before you leave home.
  • Store like materials together in your vehicle or trailer.
  • Place green and other waste at the bottom of the load – keep recyclables on top.
Waste Disposal
From 1 July 2023
Car Boot
$33.00
Vans (per cubic metre)
$87.00
Waterline
Utilities
$65.00
Single axle trailers (waterline)
$65.00
Tandem Trailers (waterline) ... (minimum)
$87.00
Heaped
Utilities (heaped)...(minimum)
$87.00
Single axle trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
$87.00
Tandem Trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
$174.50
Caged
Single axle trailers (caged) up to 1.5 cubic metres
$130.50
Tandem Trailers (caged) up to 3 cubic metres
$261.50
Caged Heaped
Single axle trailers (Up to 2 cubic metres)
$174.50
Tandem Trailers (Up to 4 cubic metres)
$349.00
 
Each

Tyres: a maximum of six tyres per transaction

 

Car tyres up to 1 metre diameter
$10.00
Car tyres on rims
$11.00
Truck tyres
$34.00
Mattresses (any size)
Residents can have up to 4 mattresses collected from their home for free each year. Visit our hard waste page to find out more.
$26.00

Solar panels: a maximum of five panels per transaction, contact commercial recycler for larger quantities)

 $27.50
Fire extinguishers: first two accepted free, a maximum of six per transaction.  $6.50

Please note:

  • Trailer charges are based on $87.00 per cubic metre. Where variations in load type occur, a charge of $87.00 per cubic metre will apply.
  • All fees are GST inclusive.

Items eligible for free drop-off

The free drop-off service is not intended for commercial quantities and is provided for Greater Geelong residents only.

Excess household recycling - paper, glass and metal only

Small quantities of sorted paper and metal recyclable material (up to 0.5 cubic metres) are accepted for free:

  • aluminium cans
  • cardboard (emptied, flattened, no plastic or styrofoam)
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • metal cans
  • paper.

Unsorted recycling will not be accepted. Plastic items are no longer accepted.  


Other items accepted for free

We accept domestic quantities of the following items for free:

  • car batteries
  • computer items and accessories
  • e-waste – small electrical items (see fee list for solar panels)
  • fire extinguishers (up to two accepted free, see fee list for larger quantities)
  • fluorescent tubes and lights
  • gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
  • hot water service
  • household batteries
  • cooking oil and container/s – maximum of 30 litres per transaction in maximum of 5-litre containers
  • motor oil – maximum of 30 litres per transaction. Container not accepted, if unwanted place in your red lid rubbish bin at home. 
  • paint and paint tins – domestic quantities (up to 100 litres per transaction)
  • polystyrene – applies to expanded polystyrene foam only
  • large rigid plastic items (numbers 1, 2 and 5), such as outdoor furniture and plant pots
  • scrap metal items such as lawn mowers
  • small electrical items such kettles, hair dryers and toasters
  • televisions
  • tools
  • tyre rims (without tyres)
  • white goods – empty fridges, ovens, dryers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers (note: fridges must be set aside for correct removal of gases by certified plumbers).

We do not accept flares, hazardous liquids and chemical waste at either of our resource and recovery centres. 


Can't find what you're looking for?

To find out how to dispose of items not listed above, visit our recycling guide.


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Page last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2024

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