Dates, locations and waste acceptance criteria for the Malvern and Ellesmere Community Recycling Days

Due to uncertainty around staffing levels during the Omicron outbreak we have been unable to lock in dates at this stage. Please keep an eye on this page as it will be updated as soon as we have more information.

In the meantime all your garden waste, bulky waste, tyres, e-waste, child car seats and scrap metal can still be taken to the Pines Resource Recovery Park.

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These days are a great chance to clean up your shed, backyard and garden and drop-off garden waste, bulky waste, scrap metal, tyres, child car seats and electronic waste to a local collection point.

Dates and locations:

Malvern: TBC

Hawkins Pit, Darfield - entry off Cullens Road, east of Bangor Road.

Ellesmere: TBC

Cemetery Pit, Southbridge Leeston Road.

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Acceptance criteria and prices:

Cash only (no EFTPOS).

Please separate different waste streams. Please ensure you are able to unload your own materials into the bins provided upon arriving.

Only household amounts will be accepted - no business loads.

A donation will be made to a local not-for-profit organisation for their support with this event.

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Bulky waste - Items too large for your wheelie bin

  • Furniture
  • Chairs and couches
  • Desks
  • Clothes
  • Curtains
  • Carpets
  • Smelly or wet waste
  • Any waste that cannot easily be transferred to skips without causing a mess
  • $20 per car boot
  • $35 per small trailer/ute/van up to 2.1m x 1.2m
  • $60 per large trailer up to 3m x 1.5m
  • Over and above $20 per m3

Garden waste

  • Prunings
  • Tree trimmings
  • Weeds
  • General rubbish
  • Flax and cabbage tree leaves
  • Trees or branches over 10cm in diameter
  • $5 per car
  • $10 per ute or single axle trailer
  • $15 per twin axle trailer

Scrap metal

  • Metals
  • Bicycles
  • BBQs
  • Small appliances
  • Whiteware
  • Tins, pots and pans
  • Gas bottles
  • Items containing oil/fuel
  • Free of charge

Car/motorbike and 4WD tyres

  • Tyres containing or covered in dirt
  • $5 per car/motorbike tyre
  • $6.50 per 4WD tyre
  • (tyres on rims will be charged double)

Child car seats

  • Fabric covers (please remove)
  • Polystyrene child car seats
  • $15 per seat

Electronic waste

  • Flat screen and CRT TVs and monitors
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Phones, cameras and stereos
  • Cables
  • $10 per CRT or flat screen TV or monitor
  • All other e-waste free of charge


  • Flattened, clean cardboard
    • Juice or liquid cartons such as TetraPak©
    • Food soiled cardboard
    • Free of charge