Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre

The Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre is a waste and recycling drop-off service that accepts and recycles 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.

Operating hours 8:00am to 4:15pm
Location Wadawurrung Country, Becks Road (off Murradoc Road), Drysdale
Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday
Contact number 03 5251 2935
  • Not what you are looking for? Visit our Geelong Resource Recovery Centre page.
  • Victorian Container Deposit Scheme: While both Geelong and Drysdale Resource and Recovery Centres accept excess recycling they are not Victorian Container Deposit Scheme drop off points. Find your closest CDS location.  

Fees and service information

Waste Disposal
From 1 July 2024
Car Boot
Vans (per cubic metre)
Single axle trailers (waterline)
Tandem Trailers (waterline) ... (minimum)
Utilities (heaped)
Single axle trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Tandem Trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Single axle trailers (caged) up to 1.5 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers caged up to 3.0 cubic metre
Caged heaped
Single axle trailers (caged heaped) up to 2 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers (caged heaped) up to 4 cubic metres
 Special items 
Tyres: a maximum of 10 car tyres per transaction
Car tyres
Car tyres on rims
Truck tyres up to 1.2 metre diameter.

Mattresses (any size, limit of 6)

Note: Residents can have up to 4 mattresses collected from their home for free each year. Visit our hard waste page to find out more.

Solar panels: a maximum of five panels per transaction, contact commercial recycler for larger quantities)  $28.50
Fire extinguishers: first two accepted free, a maximum of six per transaction.  $6.80

Please note:

  • Trailer charges are based on $90.50 per cubic metre. Where variations in load type occur, a charge of $90.50 per cubic metre will apply.
  • All fees are GST inclusive.


Drysdale Landfill accepts small domestic quantities (no larger than six by four trailer) of asbestos. No asbestos will be accepted without a prior booking. Find out more

Drysdale Landfill for commercial and industrial users

View our Drysdale Landfill page for fees for commercial and industrial users.

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

Small quantities of sorted recyclable material (up to 0.5 cubic metre) are accepted for free:

  • aluminium cans
  • cardboard (emptied, flattened, no plastic or styrofoam)
  • fire extinguishers (up to two accepted free, see fee list for larger quantities)
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • metal cans
  • paper
  • plastic containers – rigid (labelled 1,2, and 5).
Unsorted recycling will not be accepted.

Other items accepted for free

Fuel and gas cylinders from vehicles will not be accepted.

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)
  • gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
  • hot water service
  • household batteries
  • machine and motor oil
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

The guide includes some items only accepted at our Geelong Resource Recovery Centre, such as fluorescent tubes and expanded polystyrene foam

Page last updated: Friday, 28 June 2024