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Upcoming Events: Community Recycling Drop-Off Days

Two sessions will be held where you can drop off recyclable materials to be taken to a recycling station. They will be:

Malvern: Saturday 27 October, 10am-4pm at Hawkins Pit
Ellesmere: Saturday 24 November, 10am-4pm at Cemetery Pit

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Garden Waste

$5 per car, $10 per ute or single axle trailer, $15 per twin axle trailer.

We accept:We don't accept:
  • Garden prunings
  • Tree trimmings
  • Weeds
  • General rubbish
  • Flax / cabbage tree leaves
  • Trees or branches over 10cm in diameter

Scrap Metal

Free of charge

We accept:We don't accept:
  • Metals
  • Bicycles
  • Tins / pots / pans
  • BBQs
  • Small appliances
  • Whiteware
  • Gas bottles
  • Items containing oil / fuel
  • TVs (these go in the E-Waste)


$3 per car tyre, $5 per 4WD tyre

We accept:We don't accept:
  • Car tyres
  • 4WD tyres
  • Tyres on rims
  • Tyres containing or covered in dirt

Child Car Seats

$15 per seat

We accept:We don't accept:
  • Child car seats
  • Fabric covers (please remove)
  • Polystyrene child car seats


$4.50 per flat screen TV, $10 per CRT TV, all other E-Waste free of charge

We accept:We don't accept:
  • Monitors, flat screen and CRT TVs
  • Computers and printers
  • Phones, cameras and stereos
  • Cables
  • Whiteware and small appliances (these go in the scrap metal)

A donation will be made to the Ellesmere Heritage Park and to the Malvern Lions Club.
Cash only (no EFTPOS). Household volumes only, no commercial volumes. Please ensure you are able to unload your own materials into the bins provided upon arriving. Please separate different waste streams.


Malvern (Saturday 27 October, 10am-4pm):

Hawkins Pit, entry off Cullens Road east of Bangor Road

Ellesmere (Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm):

Cemetery Pit, Southbridge Leeston Road

Waste Education and Initiatives in Selwyn District

The Council supports a number of initiatives aimed at waste minimisation. These include education related initiatives as well as support for activities such as product stewardship and waste minimisation at events.

Some examples include our involvement with and funding of: