Resource Recovery Centre (Tip)

The Centre accepts household materials which can be recycled or need special disposal. The Permanent Drop Off Facility allows you to deposit a range of materials eg. Batteries, paint and light globes, free of charge.

Accepted Items

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A list of items you can drop off at the Resource Recovery Centre to help reduce your waste.

What Can I Recycle at the Recovery Centre?

The Darebin Resource Recovery Centre accepts domestic quantities of the following items for free:
  • Scrap metal
  • Recyclable materials (cardboard, plastic etc) that you can’t fit in your recycling bin (yellow lid)
  • Computers, monitors, TVs, printers, keyboards and computer mouses
  • Paint and household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)

Charges apply for gas bottles.

See the full list of items and the fees and charges here.

What is not Accepted?

Darebin Resource Recovery Centre will not accept:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Medical and liquid waste
  • Hot ashes
  • Prescribed waste

For further information phone 9462 3455.

Hours and Charges

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The Resource Recover Centre (Tip) on Kurnai Avenue, Reservoir is usually open 7 days a week from 8am to 3.30pm.


Darebin Resource Recovery Centre
Kurnai Avenue (off Henty Street), Reservoir
Melway Map Reference: 18 C6

Opening Hours

Recovery Centre: 8am to 3.30pm  

7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. Christmas Eve closed at 11am).

The Centre is subject to closure during strong windy conditions. Please phone 9462 3455 prior to arrival if the weather appears very unpredictable.

Second Hand Shop: 8.30am to 3pm

7 days a week (closed on all public holidays)


Fees and Charges

See the Resource Recovery Centre Fees and Charges Brochure to determine what your drop off will cost. There is a minimum charge of $18.

Outlook Market - Second Hand Shop

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The Outlook Market is a shop run by Outlook Environmental at the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre which sells recycled goods.

The shop will accept good condition furniture, timber, building material, clothes, toys, games, tools, household fixtures and furnishings, collectables, books, CDS, DVDs and plants.

Check with the shop before coming if you are unsure if they will accept your items

Further Information:
Darebin Resource Recovery Centre
Ph: 9462 3455
Website Outlook Environmental

Electronic Waste

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A listing of safe disposal services for televisions, computers, printer cartridges, mobile phones, cameras and batteries in Darebin.

Computers and Televisions

Computers and computer related electronics including:

  • Desktop PCs
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Small servers
  • Printers
  • Multifunction devices
  • Keyboards
  • Computer mice
  • Televisions

Location and Hours

Darebin Resource Recovery Centre
Kurnai Avenue, Reservoir (off Henty Street)
Melway Ref 18 C6

8am - 3.30pm, 7 days a week (except Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Mobile Phones and Accessories

Mobile phones and accessories can be recycled free of charge at the Recycling Stations located any Customer Service Centre.

The Mobile Muster program allows you to drop off your old mobiles at a number of locations, or you can arrange to post your device by mail.

Cameras and Accessories

Unwanted cameras and camera accessories can be recycled at the Recycling Stations located at any of our Customer Service Centres. Alternatively you can recycle your cameras and accessories through Camera Recycling Australia.

Recycling Toner and Printer Cartridges

Used toner and printer cartridges can be disposed of for free at participating stores including:

  • Australia Post
  • Officeworks
  • Harvey Norman
  • Dick Smith Electronics
  • The Good Guys
To find your nearest participating store, visit Planet Ark - Recycling Near You

Household and Car Batteries

Drop unwanted household batteries off at the Recycling Stations located at Customer Service Centres. Car batteries can be dropped off at the Resource Recovery Centre.

Household Chemical and Medical Waste

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Household chemical and medical waste needs to be disposed of carefully.

Darebin Resource Recovery Centre accepts the following items free of charge:

  • Fluro lighting tubes
  • Paint (including spray paint)
  • Car batteries

No other household chemicals will be accepted and residential quantities only. This is a free service for Victorian householders. Businesses are not eligible to use this service. 


Medical waste should be disposed of in approved medical waste bins. Incorrectly disposing of medicine or chemicals can pollute our waterways and can be dangerous. Take unused medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal. For more information visit the Return Unwanted Medicines.

Unused medicines can also be disposed of at local household chemical collection days. For more information visit Sustainability Victoria or call 1800 353 233.

Detox Your Home

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and fire hazards, and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government's FREE, one day, chemical drop-off service.

There are nearby Detox Your Home chemical drop-off services each year in:

  • Epping in November
  • Reservoir in December.  In 2016, residents dropped off 344 kilograms for Detox Your Home.

You can register for these collections online or by calling 1300 363 744.  Registration is required to manage the traffic flow and avoid queues on the day, which means that you can get in and out quickly.

Items accepted by the mobile service

Any of the products listed below can be taken to Detox Your Home annual drop-off.

Products accepted at permanent drop-off sites (eg, the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre), in particular, paint, will not be accepted at the annual Detox Your Home drop-off.

•Acids & alkalis
•Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in your household recycling bin)
•Brake fluid
•Car body filler
•Car wax
•Cleaners - ammonia based
•Cooking oil
•Detergents, disinfectants & drain cleaners
•Fire extinguishers
•Floor-care products & waxes
•Fuels - petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
•Glues - water-based & solvents
•Herbicides & weed killers
•Insect spray/pesticides
•Nail polish & remover
•Oven cleaner
•Paint stripper, thinner & turps
•Pool chemicals
•Rat poison
•Transmission fluid
•Wood preservatives & finishes (timber coatings, oils & varnish)

Click here to find a list of items which can't be dropped off.

Please note that paint can be dropped off for free any week of the year at the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre.