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Last modified: 18 Oct 2022 11:37am

Community recycling

Community recycling drop-off days are about to be held in Malvern and Ellesmere.

Wherever you live in Malvern or Ellesmere, this is a great opportunity to clean up the backyard, shed or garage, and get rid of items from old child car seats and E-waste to scrap metal, garden waste and old tyres.

Dropping off scrap metal, including old bicycles, BBQs, small appliances, whiteware, and pots and pans is free.

Charges apply for bulky items that would be too large for your wheelie bin, such as couches, mattresses, desks and curtains. Charges also apply for green waste, tyres, car seats and some E-waste such as TVs and monitors.

Disposal of other E-waste and recyclable cardboard items is free. Smelly waste, wet waste or waste that can’t easily be transferred to a skip without making a mess cannot be accepted. Hazardous waste, gas bottles, items containing oil or fuel and tyres covered in dirt also can't be accepted. Flax, cabbage tree leaves, trees or branches over 10cm in diameter, and general rubbish cannot be included in green waste, but can be accepted as general rubbish.

Only household quantities will be accepted. Please ensure you are able to unload your own materials.

The drop-off days will be at Hawkins Pit, Darfield, on Sunday 30 October, 10am-4pm and Cemetery Pit, Southbridge Leeston Rd on Sunday 20 November, 10am -4pm. Cash only (no eftpos).

A donation will be made to a local not-for-profit organisation for their help with these events. For more information visit