Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

Residents dropping off material for recycling should pre-sort the material into the different categories prior to arrival.

Residents can drop off the following items for recycling at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre at no cost:

  • paper – recycled by Cleanaway
  • cardboard (excluding any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons) recycled by Cleanaway
  • aluminium and metal cans – recycled by SIMS Metal
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids) – recycled by the Alex Fraser Group
  • polystyrene packaging – recycled by GDP Industries.
  • mixed plastics numbered 1,2,4 and 5 - recycled by Advanced Circular Polymers.
  • hard plastic items such as outdoor furniture -recycled by GT Recycling.
Operating hours: 7.30am to 4:15pm daily
Location: 100 Douro Street in North Geelong
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Contact: 03 5272 2613

*The Recycling Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and closed on Sunday.


Please note trailer charges based on $58.50 per cubic metre. Where variation in standard load type occurs, the charge is $58.50 per cubic metre based on measured volume.

Waste Disposal
From 1 July 2019
Car Boot
Vans (per cubic metre)
Single axle trailers (waterline)
Tandem Trailers (waterline) ... (minimum)
Utilities (heaped)...(minimum)
Single axle trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Tandem Trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Single axle trailers (caged) up to 1.5 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers (caged) up to 3 cubic metres
Caged Heaped
Single axle trailers (Up to 2 cubic metres)
Tandem Trailers (Up to 4 cubic metres)
Tyres: Car tyres up to 1 metre diameter
Car tyres on rims
Truck tyres
Mattresses (any size)
All fees are GST inclusive
EFTPOS facilities are available
Domestic quantities of sorted recyclable material up to 0.5 cubic metres are accepted free:
• Aluminium and steel cans
• Car batteries
• Clean Cardboard and paper (0.5 cubic metre maximum)
• Computer items and accessories
E-waste items
• Fluorescent tubes and lights
• Gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
• Hot water service
• Household batteries
• Machine and motor oil
• Oil containers -Can only accept a maximum of 30 litres in any one transaction of any motor oil. These need to be in maximum of 5 litre containers.
• Paint and paint tins (domestic quantities of paint - up to 30 litres in one transaction)
• Rigid plastic items such as outdoor furniture
• Scrap metal items such as lawn mowers
• Small electrical items such kettles, hair dryers and toasters
• Televisions
• Tools
• White goods – empty fridges, ovens, dryers, dishwashers

Use our recycling guide to find your recycling options for other items.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 28 January 2020