Other options for household waste

Common household items that aren’t accepted in a Council bin can still be recycled if they’re dropped at the right place.

To find out if recycling options are available for a household item, use the search tool:Click here to find which bin does this go in

Find the Which bin function on Council's free Recycling 2.0 App. To download it to your smartphone, visit the App Store or Google Play and search 'Recycling 2.0'. Click here for more information about the Recycling 2.0 app. STRAT02940 - FOGO Recycling - HandPhone_Asset.jpg

"Recycling Made Easy" near you

The Recycling Made Easy (RME) hubs stationed at 13 libraries and community centres across Hobsons Bay make recycling small household items easy and accessible. Find RME locations and accepted items(PDF, 2MB) 

RME was born in 2018 by passionate residents who wanted to see more recycling options in Hobsons Bay. The community initiative was supported by the Williamstown Community and Education Centre and received grant funding from The Hamer Sprout Fund and Hobsons Bay City Council.

Collected materials are recycled through our partners Green Collect, Cleanaway, Planet Ark and Terracycle. 

Please note that batteries are not currently being collected through RME. In the meantime, batteries can be recycled at a B-cycle drop off point.

Recycling Made Easy hub stationed at local community centre. Cabinet with sections for different items such as sunglasses, light globes and batteries.

 

Local Recycling Facilities

The options available to recycle particular materials locally can change and grow in number. Contact each facility directly to enquire about fees and confirm they accept your material. 

Paper, cardboard and glass
Visy Recycling, 46-48 Doherty's Road, Laverton
1300 368 479

Paint
Paintback - Cleanaway's Brooklyn Resource Recovery Centre, 174 Old Geelong Road, Brooklyn
8391 1480 

Household batteries
B-cycle - available at Aldi, Bunnings, Woolworths and more. 
Find a B-cycle drop off point

Mobile phones
mobilemuster - available at Officeworks, Telstra, Salvos and Optus stores
Find a mobilemuster drop off point 

Other items may also be recycled or disposed of at a nearby landfill or transfer station