Waste Disposal Facilities

To assist residents and ratepayers to appropriately dispose of household and business waste and recyclable materials, Council operates five Resource Recovery Centres, and the Alexandra Landfill.

While our Resource Recovery Centres 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.

The Resource Recovery Centres do not accept cash. EFTPOS is available at all the centres.

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

Resource Recovery Centre Operating Hours

Opening hours for our Resource Recovery Centres are listed below.

ALEXANDRA

Monday: 10.00 am - noon 

Wednesday: 1.00 - 4.00 pm

Friday: 10.00 am - noon

Saturday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm 

Sunday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

EILDON

Tuesday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Thursday: Noon - 3.00 pm

Saturday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

KINGLAKE

Wednesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Saturday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

MARYSVILLE

Monday: 1.00 - 3.00 pm

Wednesday: 10.00 am - noon

Friday: 1.00 - 3.00 pm

Saturday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

YEA

Tuesday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Saturday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Note:

The Resource Recovery Centres do not accept cash. EFTPOS is available at all the centres.

Resource Recovery Centres are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and days of Total Fire Ban.

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

The following items are accepted at our Resource Recovery Centres

  • Household waste
  • Green waste
  • Steel
  • Car batteries
  • Waste motor oil
  • Building rubble
  • drumMUSTER containers
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Tyres
  • E-waste (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 (RRC). The Marysville RRC does not accept mattresses/couches, tyres or electronic waste, and the Eildon RRC does not accept electronic waste. This is due to facilities at the RRCs and contractual arrangements.

Unacceptable Items

The following items are not accepted at any of our Resource Recovery Centres (RRC)

  • 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 fact sheet on unacceptable items(PDF, 187KB).

Please note that not all of our RRCs accept the full range of waste items

  • The Marysville RRC does not accept soft furnishings (including mattresses and couches of any size), tyres of any kind, motor oil or any form of electronic waste including fluorescent tubes.
  • The Eildon RRC does not accept any form of electronic waste including fluorescent tubes. 

This is due to facilities at the RRCs and contractual arrangements.

 

Waste Disposal Fees

For up to date Resource Recovery Centre disposal fees click here(PDF, 177KB).

Resource Recovery Centres do not accept cash.  EFTPOS is available at all the centres.

For up to date Landfill disposal fees click here(PDF, 78KB)

Green Waste

Green waste can be disposed at each of our five Resource Recovery Centres. This includes domestic quantities of grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings, branches and tree trunks.

From 1 January 2023, free domestic green waste disposal will only be available:

  • during October and November, in preparation for the CFA declared Fire Danger Period and in April, each year
  • after a declared emergency or major storm event.

Outside of these times a fee of $20 per cubic metre will apply. 

For green waste to be acceptable, it must not be mixed up with other materials. Branches and tree trunks must be no longer than 1.5 m in length and be less than 25 cm in diameter. Branches and stumps larger than this will continue to incur a fee.

Residents need to show evidence they live in Murrindindi Shire (such as a rate notice, or a current photo ID showing their Murrindindi Shire residential address).

Different charges apply for commercial volumes of green waste and green waste from businesses.

Residents have access to free mulch year-round, when available. 

Alexandra Landfill

The Alexandra Landfill is available to accept large loads of domestic and commercial waste. The landfill is licensed to accept putrescibles and non putrescibles waste and asbestos of domestic origin only.

The Alexandra Landfill is available to be accessed Monday to Friday, 8.00 am – 3.00 pm. The landfill is closed on weekends and public holidays. General access and public weighing is by appointment only. To arrange access please call Council on (03) 5772 0333. Regular business users of the landfill can apply for a swipe card which allows easy access during operating hours.

For up to date Landfill disposal fees click here(PDF, 78KB).

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 from the Victorian Government at asbestos.vic.gov.au

Scrap Shacks

Council has two re-use shops, known as 'Scrap Shacks', located at the Alexandra Resource Recovery Centre and the Yea Resource Recovery Centre.