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Waste Facilities

Lots of items can be recycled at your nearest waste facility - batteries, cardboard, whitegoods, fluorescent lights and scrap metal are all free to recycle! Other items may incur a cost to recycle or may need to be disposed of in landfill. Find out what your nearest waste facility can accept here - please note that not all facilites can accept all items: please click on the specific facility above to view pricing information and opening hours. Fees apply to dispose of all waste streams unless noted as 'free" in the tables below.

PI = Cowes, Phillip Island

Gr = Grantville

In = Inverloch

Wo = Wonthaggi


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Acids / chemicalsNONONONOContact a commercial waste management contractor or register for a Detox Your Home event
AsbestosNOYESNONOMore information: Grantville Transfer Station and Landfill
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Batteries - household and car*free**free**free**free*Batteries in bins start fires
Bins - recycle your old Council-issued kerbside bins (pre 2017)*free**free**free**free*
Bricks (more than a couple)NOYESYESYES
Building / demolition / renovation waste - small loadsNOYESYESYESMaximum caged tandem trailer at Inverloch and Wonthaggi. No building waste, no concrete, no carpet, no timber can be accepted at Cowes.
Building / demolition / renovation waste - large loadsNOYESNONO
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CD's/DVD's/videos - and their casesYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply (not accepted as Recycling)
Chemicals / acidsNONONONOContact a commercial waste management contractor or register for a Detox Your Home event
Children's toysYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply (not accepted as Recycling)
ConcreteNOYESYESYESMaximum caged tandem trailer at Inverloch and Wonthaggi
Cooking oilNONONONOCommercial quantities must be disposed of through private waste contractors
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E-wasteYESYESNOYESAny item with a plug, cord or battery that is not accepted as scrap metal or free mobile phone recycling. E-waste is banned from landfill is banned from landfill and includes all computers/tvs/appliances/landline phones and much more.
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Fire extinguishersNOYESYESYESAccepted with gas bottles
FlaresNONONONOCustomers are encouraged to take flares to Wonthaggi Police Station for safe disposal
Fluorescent lights - bulbs and tubes

YES

YESNOYES
Foam mattreses - no inner springsYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply

Food waste

YESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply; food waste is recovered and recycled
Furniture

NO

YESYESYES
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Garden waste - non mulchable plants/weeds

NOYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply. Customers are reminded that non-recyclable weeds are accepted in kerbside Organics bins.
Garden waste - mulchable plantsYESYESYESYESLoad limits apply (maximum caged tandem trailer)
Gas bottles / gas cylinders

NO

YESYESYES
General waste

YES

YESYESYESCowes Recycling Bank accepts maximum of 0.5m³ (boot load)
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Household furniture

NOYESYESYES
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Ink cartridgesYES

YES

YESYESLandfill charges apply. Harvey Norman in Wonthaggi and Australia Post stores are drop off locations for recycling ink cartridges.
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Lawnmowers

*free**free**free**free*Charges may apply for the non-metal parts (e.g. mower catcher). Petrol must be removed.
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Mattresses / bases - all sizesYESYESYESYESRecycled - charges apply
Medical wasteNONONONO
Metal tools, car parts*free**free**free**free*Charges may apply for the non-metal parts
Motor oil*free**free*NO*free*Limited to 20 litres per visit
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Paint (liquid)NONONO*free*Llimited to 100 litres per visit
Paint tins - empty*free**free**free**free*Lids off and scraped clean
PetrolNONONONOContact a commercial waste management contractor or register for a Detox Your Home event
Photocopy/printer tonerYESYESYESYESLandfill charges apply. Harvey Norman in Wonthaggi and Australia Post stores are drop off locations for photocopy/printer toner cartridges.
Plastic plant potsYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply. Customers are encouraged to check with their local nursery - many accept for recycling.
PolystyreneYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply. Customers are encouraged to check with the point of purchase and ask if they provide a polystyrene recycling service.
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Recyclable packaging (as accepted in kerbside Recycling bins)*free**free**free**free*

More information: Which bin does THAT go in?

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Scrap metal*free**free**free**free*Includes steel poles, rods, barbed wire, fencing wire, bicycles, iron sheets, barbecues, hot water systems, frying pans, cooking pots etc (plastic must be removed). Note that commercial and/or large loads may not be accepted at Cowes or Inverloch. Customers are advised to contact the facility directly to check before taking commercial and/or large loads to Cowes or Inverloch.
Sharp containersNONONONOSharp containers can be disposed of at: Cowes Transit Centre, Grantville Transaction Centre, Wonthaggi Civic Centre, Artspace in Bent St Wonthaggi and Inverloch Community Hub.
Silage wrapNOYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply
Small appliances (mostly metal)*free**free**free**free*Includes microwave ovens, benchtop cookers, toasters, toasted sandwich makers etc.
Small appliances (mostly plastic)YESYESNOYESE-waste charges apply. E-waste cannot be accepted at Inverloch.
Smoke alarmsYESYESNOYESE-waste charges apply. E-waste cannot be accepted at Inverloch.
Soft plasticsYESYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply. The REDcycle program recycling soft plastics through supermarkets has been temporarily paused.
Soil / clean fillNOYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges and load limits apply at Inverloch and Wonthaggi. Tonnage schedule may apply at Grantville; testing and certificate may be required before large loads accepted.
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Tiles - large quantitiesNOYESYESYES
TimberNOYESYESYES
ToiletsNOYESYESYES
Toner - photocopy/printerYESYESYESYESLandfill charges apply. Harvey Norman in Wonthaggi and Australia Post stores are drop off locations for photocopy/printer toner cartridges.
TyresNOYESYESYESFee per tyre applies - price depends on tyre size
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Yukka plants - non-mulchable plants/weedsNOYESYESYESDomestic Landfill charges apply. Customers are reminded that non-recyclable weeds are accepted in kerbside Organics bins.
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Whitegoods and large appliances*free**free**free**free*Includes refrigerators, ovens, stoves, benchtop cookers, washing machines, dishwashers etc. Refrigerators must be degassed or fees may apply.
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???? Not on the list?????Give our Waste Services team a call on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or send us an email - basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au