Melton Recycling Facility

Includes the Resale Centre, transfer station, hazardous waste disposal and recycling options for other household goods.

Resale Centre

Resale Centre

Accepts household items for resale to the community.

The Permanent Drop-Off Site and the Detox Your Home service

Hazardous household waste disposal

Recycle batteries, light tubes and CFL globes, paint, gas bottles. For disposal of chemicals check

Keeping it out of landfill matters!

Help keep it out of landfill

Recycling options for household goods in the City of Melton

The Melton Recycling Facility (MRF)

The MRF consists of three services all at the one convenient location:

  • The Transfer Station for recyclables and residual household waste destined for landfill,
  • The Resale Centre, where anyone can drop off reusaable, resellable household goods, seven days a week at no charge,  
  • The Permanent Drop-off Site (formerly known as the Detox Your Home Centre), for the environmentally sustainable disposal of household quantities of batteries, gas bottles, fluorescent lighting and paint. Limits and conditions apply.

The MRF also offers free, fresh mulch generated from green waste, when available. This should be allowed to mature before use. 

Site map of the Recycling Facility (.jpg 55kb)

Conditions of entry to MRF


33 - 41 Ferris Road, Melton South (Melway 343 H1)
Telephone 9743 1983

Opening hours:

Open 7 days from 8am. Last entry at 4.30pm

The Facility is closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

Items that are accepted at the MRF

Residential quantities of green waste, furniture, mattresses, steel, glass, rigid plastics, white goods, electronic waste, engine oil (max 6L containers up to 20L), tyres.

TVs and computers

It's free! The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme accepts TVs, computers and accessories via the MRF. These are then taken away to be dismantled by specialist recyclers. TVs and computers contain valuable materials that can be reused, as well as materials hazardous to humans and the environment when disposed of in the wrong way, such as to landfill or by dumping.

If you have recent model TVs and computers, you may be able to donate these to our Resale Centre - please ask staff on site.

Charity shops

Please do not add to the already significant waste disposal problems for op shops by leaving analogue TVs, mattresses or household goods unfit for resale outside these stores or at their collection bins. Unsaleable goods left means a large loss of revenue for charities every month, that could otherwise be spent helping good causes. 

Do the right thing, take responsibility.

  • TVs, computers and other electronic waste ("e-waste") may be dropped off at the MRF or the Resale Centre at no charge (as above). 
  • Mattresses and landfill waste must be taken to the transfer station, using your rates notice entitlement or by paying the relevant gate fee.

There are substantial penalties for dumping goods, including on roadsides, naturestrips and near charity bins.

The Melton Recycling Facility is designed for residential use only. Trucks are not permitted, irrespective of size, unless authorised by Council.


The following fees apply as of 1 July 2015. We endeavour to notify the community of any alterations to fees and entitlements, but reserve the right to make necessary changes.

Residents are provided with disposal entitlements from 1 July each year. Visits with a car or a small trailer to water level require one voucher. Vans and utilities require two vouchers. Larger trailers will be charged the appropriate fee. The disposal entitlements can be used for two visits (where single vouchers apply) to the Melton Recycling Facility OR one at-call Hard waste collection service (which requires both unused vouchers to be presented).  Entitlements expire on 30 June each year.

Loads Cost 
Car or station wagon  $20
Van/Utility  $40
Small trailer (water level)  $40
Small trailer (heaped load)  $70
Small trailer (high sides)  $80
Large trailer (tandem)  $65
Large trailer (tandem) - heaped load  $90
Large trailer (tandem) - high sides  $140
Mattresses (price is per piece; e.g. a top and base = 2 pieces)  $30
Bulk rubbish  $100
Rock/rubble  $100

Tyres (per tyre)

Car tyres  $10
Car tyres (with rims)  $12
Light truck tyres  $15
Light truck and 4WD tyre (with rims)  $17
Truck to 1100mm  $30

Other tyres


Note: Surcharge of $2 each for tyres on rims
Heavy earthmoving, grader or tractor tyres not accepted

Questions? Melton Recycling Facility on 9743 1983 or Council's Customer Service on 9747 7200.

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