Eastern Recycling Transfer Station

Why Eastern Recycling?

imageEastern Recycling is an undercover waste recycling station located in Ringwood where we process incoming waste into usable components. Simply drive in, unload your waste and go… we’ll take care of the rest, our team of recyclers separate your rubbish into basic groups keeping as much as possible for other uses and only committing what little we can’t recycle to landfill.

Green Waste is sorted removing any contaminating waste and then mulched. It’s then taken to companies who further compost, screen and process it, creating a marketable and viable gardening product.

Concrete is dispatched to concrete recyclers to be crushed back into various grades of crushed concrete/crushed rock for use in road making and paving etc.

Timber products are sorted, however most timber is treated, painted, fumigated and so can't be recycled. What can be is mulched and dispatch for processing at a timber waste recycling facility. Timber Waste typically ends up as garden topping mulch often coloured for an aesthetic, stylish finish.

imageSoils are separated out, screened and dispatched as a fill product often to developments such as golf courses or to re-contour a site for building or landscaping purposes or as backfill. We have our soil periodically tested for suitability and consistency as a Fill Material and compliance.

Paper is collected and dispatched for recycling (we provide a bin where you can deposit your paper). Please ensure it’s clean from metal, plastic and polystyrene packaging. Sellotape and staples etc. are acceptable. Paper must be stacked and boxes flattened to ensure no contamination within.

Bricks & Masonry are sorted, the fines (soils) removed and litter picked out creating a clean masonry product. This is then dispatched to fill and construction sites and even used as a product in landfill to generate hardstand and haul roads for vehicle access. Better to use a recycled product than to manufacture new materials.

Scrap Metals are sorted and dispatched for recycling. We also separate out where possible stainless, copper, brass, lead and aluminium and provide a pallet for used car batteries which are also sent off to be recycled. If disposing of car batteries at our transfer station, please ensure they are handled, then placed so as not to leak.

Waste Oil. We provide a drum at our transfer station for you to safely dispose of domestic quantities of waste motor or hydraulic oil only. A waste oil recycler, who reprocesses the oil for reuse, periodically empties it.

imageRubbish is taken to landfill. Rubbish includes anything that is not recyclable or not economically viable to recycle. This includes materials such as particle board and laminates, carpets, plastics and polystyrenes and plaster, as well as old and broken toys, televisions and electrical goods, cabinets, couches and chairs, glass, dirty recyclables such as green waste mixed with fencing wire or timber with steel or concrete attached, materials with plastic or shade cloth attached and painted or treated timber.

All loads that are received through Eastern Recycling’s Transfer Station or ER Bins are sorted, categorised and where viable the constituent materials are sent for recycling.

It needs to be noted that recycling is not free or cheap. Almost every product we produce or separate out has a disposal cost. This cost includes transport as well as the sorting and handling costs and the cost of general business. Customers often comment on our cost to handle their waste, however like other private transfer stations we are yet to receive any grant’s, funding or help from any government or council departments. We are here to build a viable business and are very proud that we provide a recycling alternative to bulk gross landfill.

Rules of Entry

  • All personnel/customers must report to the weighbridge before entering the premises.
  • All children and animals must stay inside the vehicle at all times.
  • All people who are not unloading must stay inside the vehicle at all times.
  • All commercial customers must wear safety vests and foot protection.
  • A speed limit of 5km per hour applies while driving in and around the yard.
  • Stay close to your vehicle and be aware of moving plant.
  • Toot your horn to get the attention of machine operators before proceeding to drive past.
  • Please follow all instructions given to you by yard staff in the undercover and surrounding areas.

Hazardous Material

No asbestos containing or other hazardous material may be disposed of at this facility. If you are unsure, please ask one of our staff and they will advise you as to whether we will accept the material or not.
Eastern Recycling does not accept any:

  • Hazardous, contaminated or dangerous materials.
  • Reportable Priority Waste or waste that could be harmful to persons or the environment
  • Liquids, chemicals or wet paints
  • Putrescibles (putrid) waste such as food scraps, household garbage, sewerage etc.
  • Items still containing refrigeration gas or pressurised vessels
  • Medical or biological waste
  • Radioactive waste.

Transfer Station Costs

*Prices as at July 2023

Commercial Tipping Rates
(Includes All Vans, Trailers, Utilities, Large Vehicles Loads & Trucks)
$ per tonne Min charge $
Mixed General Hard Rubbish $320 $90
Clean Green Waste
(Branches, shrubs & fresh lawn clippings only) 
$155 $65
Concrete Only $110 $65
Bricks / Masonry Only $140 $65
Soils Only $300 $100
Combined Brick & Conc. (Any load containing soil is now Mixed General Hard Rubbish) $170 $90

- Clean loads must NOT contain any other waste or products at all.
- Clean Soil is DRY sand, silt or soil only. It does not contain any grass, roots or rocks
- Any Soil, including in mixed loads, MUST MEET EPA Vic. Fill Material Guidelines & MUST NOT contain any contamination.




Domestic Car Loads Price*
Small Garbage Bag $25
Small Barrow Load (equivalent) $50
Car Boot or Back Seat $50
Station Wagon
(or Car Boot & Back Seat)
Station Wagon does NOT include Vans, Panel Vans & Canopy Utes
Extra Charge Items  Price*
Mattresses All Sizes $35 ea.
Gas Bottles Under 9kg size $17.50 ea.
  9kg size and over $40 ea.
Polystyrene & Insulation   $60/1m3
Paper & Cardboard Clean & Flattened

$12 per 1/4 m3

(prices per unit or part thereof)

Motor Oil



Tyres - Car $17.5 ea.
  - 4x4 $25 ea.
  - Larger POA


Scrap Metal  Price*
Clean Loads
(includes Car Bodies, White Goods, Plumbing etc.) 
Eastern Recycling Transfer Station Prices
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Our Waste Regulations:

Allowable Waste

  1. Uncontaminated soil, rocks, concrete, bricks and roofing tiles 
  2. Building materials such as plaster, timber, glass, metal and packaging
  3. Furniture, electrical goods and white goods
  4. Garden green waste

Extra Charge Items

  1. Mattresses (all sizes), gas bottles, motor oil and tyres.

Scrap Metal

  1. Clean loads – including car bodies, white goods, plumbing etc.


Unacceptable Waste 

  1. Asbestos or materials containing asbestos such as A/C sheet and A/C pipe (A/C translates to Asbestos Cement)
  2. Contaminated and/or hazardous waste
  3. Putrescible waste such as food, garbage etc.
  4. Liquids or chemicals
  5. Wet Paint
  6. Items containing refrigeration gas 
  7. Medical waste. 

Please note: This is to protect our workers from personal injury and Eastern REcycling from relevant state authorities and national waste laws.

03 8872 7879

MON - SAT 7am - 4:45pm, SUN 9am - 3:45pm.
Open Some Public Holidays. 9am -3.45