Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre

Since the closure of the SKM Recycling facility in South Geelong the City has sourced recycling destinations for cardboard, paper, metal and aluminium cans and glass bottles and jars.

The facilities at the resource centres have been upgraded so that residents can separate these items and drop them off at specially marked bins. They then can be processed for recycling.

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

  • paper- recycled by GT Recycling
  • cardboard (excluding any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons) recycled by GT Recycling
  • aluminium and metal cans - recycled by SIMS Metal
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids) - recycled by the Alex Fraser Group.
  • mixed plastics numbered 1,2,4 and 5 - recycled by Advanced Circular Polymers.
Operating hours 8:00am to 4:15pm
Location Becks Road (off Murradoc Road in Drysdale)
Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday
Contact number 03 5251 2935


Waste Disposal
From 1 July 2019
Car Boot
Vans (per cubic metre)
Single axle trailers (waterline)
Tandem Trailers (waterline) ... (minimum)
Utilities (heaped)
Single axle trailers (heaped) … (minimum
Tandem Trailers (heaped) … (minimum)
Single axle trailers (caged) up to 1.5 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers caged up to 3.0 cubic metre
Caged heaped
Single axle trailers (caged heaped) up to 2 cubic metres
Tandem Trailers (caged heaped)up to 4 cubic metres
Car tyres
Car tyres on rims
Truck tyres
Mattresses (any size) Take advantage of the special discount offer during November. Find out more.
All fees are GST inclusive
EFTPOS facilities are available
No charge for domestic quantities of:
• Aluminium and steel cans
• Car batteries
• Clean Cardboard and paper (0.5 cubic metre maximum) is being recycled
• Computers and accessories
E-Waste items
• Household batteries
• Gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
• Hot water services
• Motor oil - 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 chairs
• Scrap metal and metal items such as motor mowers
• Televisions
• Tools
• White goods – fridges, ovens, dryers and dishwashers
Visit the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre to drop off these items for free:
• Electrical appliances such as kettles, hair dryers and toasters
• Fluorescent tubes
• Household batteries
• Paint and paint tins
• Polystyrene

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

Please note

  • Hazardous liquid or chemical waste is not accepted at Drysdale Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

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Page last updated: Monday, 7 October 2019