Your local recycling drop off points

Where are the recycling drop off points?

The main recycling drop-off centre is located at 168 Roseneath St, Clifton Hill.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

When you are using the drop-off centre, please be respectful of residents who live in nearby properties by limiting the amount of noise you make. 

Who can use the recycling drop off centre?

Please note: The recycling drop-off centre is for the use of Yarra residents only.

You may be asked for identification by the attendants at the recycling centre so please make sure that you have a copy of your rates notice or a driver's licence when attending the recycling centre.

Commercial properties located in Yarra may drop paper and cardboard at the recycling centre. 

Cardboard recycling drop off points

Cardboard drop off points are located at:

Burnley Street Depot, 440 Burnley Street, Burnley. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm (cardboard only)

Clifton Hill recycling drop-off centre, 168 Roseneath Street, Clifton-Hill. Opening hours listed above. 

What can I recycle at the Roseneath Street drop off point?

The recycling drop off centre only accepts materials for recycling from the list below. If the item is not on the list, it will not be accepted:

  • Computer waste (desktops, laptops, computer mice, monitors, printers, disk and CD drives and other computer parts
  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Electrical equipment (televisions, stereo equipment, CD players, DVD and VCR recorders, kettles, toasters, blenders and any other electrical items with a cord)
  • Cameras and photographic equipment
  • X-rays and film (remove identifying information first)
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Smoke detectors (batteries removed)
  • Light bulbs
  • Household quantities of batteries, including car batteries
  • Household gas cylinders (e.g. BBQs)
  • Scrap metals (small items only, such as household pots and pans. No car engines)
  • Steel and aluminium cans (including aerosol cans)
  • Cooking oil
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Polystyrene (Household quantities only)
  • Any hard plastic that holds its on shape (e.g. plant pots, plastic bottles and containers)
  • Plastic bags, bubble wrap, plastic wrap and other clean soft plastics
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Reusable clothing, shoes, leather accessories (Charity bins - please see below for more info)
  • Books
  • Paint - maximum 5 x 20 litre containers per visit

Where do I drop off clothes and electronic goods for recycling?

There are colourful bins for clothes, home goods, and small electronic goods like phones and cameras, at:

  • IKEA carpark, the yellow level, Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Richmond
  • IKEA carpark, the top level, Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Richmond
  • Collingwood Leisure Centre carpark
  • At the corner of Kent and Burnley streets, Richmond
  • At the corner of Moore and Young streets, Fitzroy

97% of these goods are sent for recycling or re-use.

Cameras, phones and batteries can also be dropped-off for recycling at our Libraries and Neighbourhood Houses.

What do I do with hard waste or green waste?

You can book two free hard rubbish and unlimited green waste collections online. 

If you have other materials that you wish to dispose of there are a number of Public Transfer Stations that can be utilised.

Yarra does not have a transfer station but there are some nearby. Please check with each facility for opening times and charges.

Boroondara Transfer Station
648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
Telephone: 9278 4444
Melway Ref 60 B1

CityWide Waste Transfer Centre
437 Dynon Road, Kensington
Telephone: 9261 5000
Melway Ref 42 G5

Stonnington Waste Transfer Station
32 Weir Street, Glen Iris
Telephone: 8290 1333
Melway Ref 59 F6

Brunswick Waste Transfer
Whelans Transfer Station
Kirkdale Street, Brunswick East
Telephone: 9387 9999
Melway Ref 30 B8

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email