Disposal guide

Overview

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Download the fees and charges for the Resource Recovery Centres(PDF, 125KB) and the Hoppers(PDF, 159KB).

For full details including opening hours, please refer to:

To take advantage of the FREE recycling services listed below. It is important that you sort your load so recyclables are clearly separated from other waste.

FREE disposal of Household Recyclables, electronic waste (E-Waste), TVs and Computers, Steel Goods, some white goods (excluding fridges), hot water services, Bikes, Gas cylinders (up to 9kg), Paint (up to 100L), Motor oil (up to 20L), Fluorescent tubes/light globes – domestic quantities and batteries (car, household, mobile phone).

Download: Reducing, Re-using and Re-cycling our waste(PDF, 806KB)

Detox Your Home Events

Detox Your Home is a safe, free and easy‑to‑use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. Drop off your unwanted chemicals at the any of the Detox Your Home events. 

There are 33 Detox Your Home events across Victoria each year. 

On the Peninsula, the next Detox Your Home event is:

Date: 23 November 2019

Time: 9am to 3pm

Location: Mornington. Exact address to be confirmed upon registration

Cost: Free

Residents must register for the event

See the complete list of accepted items  

Asbestos 

Asbestos of Domestic Origin Only can only be accepted at the Rye Resource Recovery Centre in 1/2 cubic metre per visit. Fees apply – see fees and charges.

Rye
 Resource Recovery Centre
280 Truemans Road, Rye.
Melway Reference: 169 D10.
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 8.00am to 5.00pm

Asbestos MUST be double wrapped in 200 micron heavy duty builders plastic (in parcels that are able to be handled by one person) and completely sealed with duct tape in order that the package is air tight. MUST be labelled 'Asbestos Do Not Open'.

Asbestos disposal guidelines have been put in place by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council in accordance with the EPA to help ensure the safety of the general public and all employees for the removal and disposal of a dangerous material.

  1. All material suspected to be asbestos must be treated as asbestos until proven otherwise through tests performed by qualified independent authorised authorities.
  2. All asbestos must be declared at gatehouse on arrival.
  3. Any undeclared asbestos will be sent off site immediately. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
  4. Asbestos MUST be double wrapped in 200 micron heavy duty builders' plastic and taped to seal completely.
  5. No more that 0.5 cubic metres will be accepted at any one time in compliance with EPA Licence requirements.
  6. Asbestos found not to be completely wrapped will be sent off site immediately.
  7. Asbestos must be wrapped in quantities small, compact and light enough to be removed from trailer by hand by one person to reduce any risk of cuts or tears in the plastic.
  8. Asbestos will not be accepted at the Waste Disposal Centres (transfer stations) at Mornington or Tyabb. (Accepted at Rye ONLY)
  9. Only asbestos from a domestic source will be accepted.
  10. Truck loads of asbestos (minimum size 3 tonne truck admitted) may also be taken to Devil Bend Landfill, 240 Balnarring Road.  Phone: 5989 7333.

PLEASE NOTE: Personal protection equipment must be worn when handling asbestos 

Batteries

FREE disposal of batteries. Car, household, mobile phone domestic quantities only. Dispose at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres.

Bicycles / bikes

FREE disposal of bikes/bicycles at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres.

Car bodies

Disposal of car bodies at RYE ONLY. Car body with tank, tyres and rims (fees apply). Car Body with tyres and tank removed (FREE RYE ONLY).

Cardboard & Paper

Cardboard & Paper (including liquid paperboard) - Cardboard boxes (please flatten) and all types of paper including newspapers, magazines, envelopes, brochures, catalogues, phone books. Please don’t include waxed cardboard boxes.

Chemical drums (both plastic and steel)

Clean and empty chemical drums are accepted. There must be NO trace of chemical residue. (Tyabb and Rye sites only)

Chemical waste disposal

Mornington Peninsula Shire residents are urged to 'Detox Your Home' - a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The service is delivered via two collection systems:

  • The Detox Your Home mobile collection service to safely dispose of household chemicals held at 31 locations across Victoria each year
  • A network of Victorian drop-off facilities you can access all year round to dispose of paint, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Our Mornington, Tyabb and Rye Resource Recovery Centres are part of this network.

Visit Sustainability Victoria’s website for more information about the above services, including a complete list of the accepted products.

Electronic Waste (E-waste)

As of 1 July 2019, all e-waste have been banned from landfill. Electronic Waste (e-waste) is anything with a plug, cord and/or battery. E-waste contains valuable resources we can reuse. E-waste also contains harmful chemicals and toxins.  

FREE disposal of computers, computer accessories like keyboards moderns and mouses, TVs, printers and small electrical items such as kettles and microwaves at the Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres. Fees apply for air conditioners, fridges and freezers and other items classes as hard waste. Items will be assessed by the gatehouse staff at entry. 

Download the fees and charges for the resource recovery centres.(PDF, 199KB)  

FREE disposal of mobile phones at major phone retailers. 

Find out more about what happens to your e-waste and how to protect your data at the E-waste ban or Take you e-waste to a better place

Gas Cylinders and Bottles

Disposal is FREE - Up to 9kg at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres.

Glass

Clean bottles and jars (green, brown and white) accepted FREE of charge for disposal at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres  

Please don’t include broken drinking glasses, window glass or crockery.

Household White Goods

Hot water service, clothes dryer, dishwasher etc (excluding fridges) accepted FREE of charge for disposal at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres  

Household Recyclables

Newspaper / magazines/ bottles/ cans / glass / plastic /cardboard & boxes may be disposed of FREE of charge at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres. The Shire also operates three smaller waste facilities, or hoppers, that accept household waste and recyclables.

Florescent Tubes

FREE disposal of Florescent tubes and globes at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres.

Green Waste and Timber

Green waste includes your lawn clippings, branches, garden prunings and timber (no treated pine). Please don’t contaminate your green waste with plastic, metal or concrete. (Charges apply)

Mattresses

Single, double, queen and king sized mattresses can be disposed at the Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recovery Centres. Charges apply. Alternatively, waste voucher can be redeemed for mattresses.   

Metal - Aluminium & Steel

May be disposed of FREE of charge at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres.

Motor Oil

Up to 20 litres per visit may be disposed of FREE of charge at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres.

Paint

Up to 100 litres of household and trade paint may be deposited FREE at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres. Paint must be carried in secure containers no larger than 20 litres.

Accepted paints:

Plastics

Rigid/hard plastics can be recycled FREE at Rye, Tyabb and Mornington Resource Recycle Centres. Rigid/hard plastics cannot easily be scrunched into a ball.

Some examples of recyclable plastics are clean milk bottles, soft drink bottles, cordial bottles, detergent bottles, juice bottles, ice cream, margarine, takeaway, yogurt containers and plastic lids.

Please don’t include plastic bags or polystyrene.

Scrap Metal

Car bodies, iron, steel, wire and whitegoods. Disposal of car bodies is only available at RYE ONLY. Car body with tank, tyres and rims (fees apply). Car Body with tyres and tank removed (FREE RYE ONLY).

Tyres

Car tyres, and light and heavy truck tyres can be disposed at the Rye, Mornington and Tyabb Resource Recovery Centres. Charges apply. Vouchers can also be redeemed for tyres.