Waste Disposal Facilities

Overview

To assist ratepayers to appropriately dispose of household and business waste and recyclable materials, Murrindindi Shire Council operates five Resource Recovery Centres, and the Alexandra Landfill. Use the links above to find out where and when you can access these sites, what is and isn’t acceptable at each site, and the prices for disposal.

While Resource Recovery Centre sites are open to anyone during opening hours, the Alexandra Landfill is open to account holders during opening hours, and to the public by appointment during opening hours.

Please note our Resource Recovery Centres will remain closed on Total Fire Ban days.

Resource Recovery Centre opening hours

Find information on Resource Recovery Centres opening hours in the table below.

  Alexandra Yea Kinglake Eildon Marysville
Monday  10am - noon       1pm - 3pm
Tuesday
10am - 4pm   10am - 1pm  
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm   10am - 4pm   10am - noon
Thursday        Noon - 3pm  
Friday  10am - noon       1pm - 3pm 
Saturday  10am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm
 Sunday 10am - 4pm 9am - 3pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 

Note: Resource Recovery Centres are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day. Please note our Resource Recovery Centres will remain closed on Total Fire Ban days.  

Resource Recovery Centre locations

Find information on the locations of the Resource Recovery Centres below.  

 Resource Recovery Centre Address
 Alexandra 119 Mt Pleasant Road, Alexandra
Yea 617 Ghin Ghin Road, Yea
Kinglake 205 Watson's Road, Kinglake West
Eildon 100 Jerusalem Creek Rd, Eildon
 Marysville 2 Sunds Mill Court, Marysville

Acceptable items

Find information on what items are accepted at the Resource Recovery Centres below.

Household waste Greenwaste Steel Car batteries
Waste motor oil Building rubble drumMUSTER containers Mattresses
Furniture Tyres Electronic waste (TVs, computers and appliances) Gas bottles (empty)
Fridges, Freezers (doors removed) and other whitegoods
Commingled recyclables Silage wrap Fluorescent tubes/lamps

Please note that the full range of materials listed above can be disposed at Alexandra, Yea and Kinglake Resource Recovery Centres. The Marysville site will not accept mattresses, tyres or electronic waste, and the Eildon site will not accept electronic waste. This is due to facilities at the site and contractual arrangements.

Unacceptable items

Find information on what items are not accepted at the Resource Recovery Centres below.

Loads of non-recoverable or non-recyclable material exceeding 3m3 
Asbestos (asbestos of domestic origin can be disposed of at the Alexandra Landfill
Chemicals and solvents 
Syringes
Paint
Liquid waste of any kind (except used motor oil)

For disposal options for items which aren’t accepted at Resource Recovery Centres see our factsheet on unacceptable items(PDF, 187KB).

Alexandra Landfill

The Alexandra Landfill is available to accept large loads of domestic and commercial waste. Access is by appointment only, please contact council’s waste department on (03) 5772 0333 prior to delivery. Charges are invoiced at the end of the month. The landfill is licensed to accept putrescibles and non putrescibles waste and asbestos of domestic origin only.

The weighbridge at the landfill is not a public access weighbridge. Weighbridge swipe cards are available for regular commercial customers to facilitate easier access to the landfill.

For up to date Landfill disposal fees click here(PDF, 36KB).

Asbestos disposal

Alexandra landfill is licensed to receive small quantities of asbestos from domestic sources by appointment only. Asbestos that is not packaged correctly will not be accepted.

Asbestos is a harmful and dangerous material that cannot be disposed at the Resource Recovery Centres, but suitably wrapped asbestos can be accepted at the Alexandra Landfill in small volumes and from household sources only. Further information about managing risks from asbestos is available on the state government website: www.asbestos.vic.gov.au.

Waste disposal fees

For up to date Resource Recovery Centre disposal fees click here.(PDF, 190KB)

For up to date Landfill disposal fees click here(PDF, 36KB).

Re-usable materials

Direct re-use of materials is the most effective form of recycling as it reduces waste generation associated with the purchase of new materials, and uses less energy that recycling products into other materials. It is the most environmentally preferred use of a waste product. Council’s Resource Recovery Centres (RRCs) provide an opportunity for the public to source materials for direct re-use in projects around the home and business. Selected materials can be sourced free of charge at all RRCs – customers will need to sign a Reusable Materials Agreement(PDF, 64KB) each year to be eligible to scavenge for these materials.

Free Green Waste

As of 1 July 2018, Council is offering free green waste to residents at all of the Shire’s five Resource Recovery Centres. This includes domestic quantities of grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings, branches and tree trunks. To be accepted for free, green waste must not be mixed up with other materials. Branches and tree trunks must be no longer than 1.5 metres in length and be less than 25 centimetres in diameter. Branches and stumps larger than this will continue to incur a fee. Residents will also need to show evidence they live in Murrindindi Shire (such as a rate notice, rate token or a current photo ID showing their Murrindindi Shire residential address). Charges for commercial volumes of green waste or green waste from businesses will continue to apply.

Scrap Shacks

Council has two re-use shops located at the Alexandra Resource Recovery Centre and the Yea Resource Recovery Centre. The re-use shops, known as 'Scrap Shacks' provide a wonderful opportunity for residents to not only find treasures, but also start thinking about using consumables more sustainably. Operating hours for the Scrap Shacks are the same as the Resource Recovery Centres.