Waste and Recycling

Many common household items can be recycled, but not through our local council services, 

Chemicals and other toxic items

Detox Your Home is a free, mobile program run by Sustainability Victoria and is the most environmentally friendly way of disposing of unwanted chemicals from your home.  You can drop off household chemicals at free Detox Your Home events, held regularly across Victoria.  Registrations are essential. Find your next local event here.

Detox Your Home accepts household items with the following warnings: Corrosive 8, Oxidizing agent 5.1, Toxic 6.1, Flammable liquid 3, Flammable solid 4.1. Products with these warnings could include cleaning products, cosmetics, fire extinguishers, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals, fuel, coolant, break and transmission fluids, turps, paint strippers,  glues and pharmaceuticals.  See full list here.

Free Recycling Drop Off Points around Knox


Ferntree Gully

Bayswater North

Vermont South

Coles and Woolworths

Various locations


Westfield Knox

Big W

Waverley Gardens


Local Waste and Transfer Stations

Local Waste Disposal Options:

Knox Transfer Station

251 George Street, Wantirna South 


Monash Recycling and Waster Centre

380 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill 


Coldstream Waste Transfer Station

Cnr Ingram Rd & Leonard Rd, Coldstream 


Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre

Corner of Burwood Highway and Morack Road, Vermont South 


Resources and Links

Sustainability Victoria - Tips and information.

Knox City Council - Council services.

Terracycle - Find a public drop off point.

If your organisation is a recycling drop off point or you know of any we've missed, please contact us at info@kes.org.au to be included!