Presbytery of Port Phillip West

Recycling Greater Geelong

Recycling Update for Geelong 2023

Mobile App

eg – photograph your old sports shoe with the Recycle Mate app. If you have allowed the app to access your location, it will show you the local Rebel and Athlete’s Foot stores and Op Shops in your vicinity to which you can take your old sports shoe. NB – this app is a work in progress

Yellow Lid Bin

  • Clean empty rigid plastic bottles and containers. Food containers just need a quick rinse.
  • Clean paper and cardboard.
  • Clean steel food cans, aerosol and aluminium cans and foil.
  • Clean empty glass bottles and food and sauce jars with their lids placed in the recycling bin separately.

Mobile Collection Point

  • Epichealth Medical Clinic Portarlington, 39-41 Fenwick Street, Portarlington, Vic 3223, Australia
  • The Geelong Try Boys’ Brigade Inc, 501 Ryrie Street, East Geelong, Vic 3220, Australia
  • Geelong United Basketball Group, 20 Crows Road, Belmont, Vic 3216, Australia
  • Coles High Street, 158-162a High Street, Belmont, Vic 3216, Australia
  • Woolworths Werribee Central


  • Cleanaway RVM – Gateway Plaza Leopold, 659 Bellarine Highway, Victoria 3224, Leopold
  • Cleanaway RVM – Kingston Village Square, 122-160 Grubb Road, Victoria 3226, Ocean Grove
  • Cleanaway RVM – Newcomb Central Shopping Centre, 71 Bellarine Hwy, Victoria 3219, Newcomb
  • Cleanaway RVM – Pakington Strand, 95-103 Pakington Street, Victoria 3218, Geelong
  • Cleanaway RVM – Lara Sporting Club, 48 Waverley Road, Victoria 3212, Lara
  • Cleanaway RVM – Norlane Community House, 39A Rose Avenue, Victoria 3214, Norlane
  • Cleanaway RVM – Corio Fruit Market, 110 Cox Road, Victoria 3214, Corio
  • Cleanaway RVM – City of Geelong Bowls Club, 7-9 Ballarat Road, North Geelong, Victoria 3215
  • Cleanaway RVM – Corio Village, 83A Purnell Rd, Corio, Victoria 3214
  • Cleanaway RVM – Leisuretime Sports Precinct, 262-282 Anakie Road, Victoria 3214, Norlane
  • Cleanaway RVM – Leisurelink Aquatic and Sports Reserve, 240 Pioneer Road, Victoria 3216, Waurn Ponds
  • Cleanaway RVM – Barrabool Hills Plaza, 36 Province Blvd, Highton, Victoria, 3216
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  • Office works
  • Woolworths
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
  • Waurn Ponds Library
  • 1st Grovedale
    Scout Group
  • Mitre 10 South Geelong
  • Bunnings
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Metal Recyclers

1st Grovedale Scout Group: End of Perrett St Grovedale

SIMS Metal: 266 Thompsons Rd, Geelong

  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Air handlers
  • Heat pumps
  • Water heaters
  • Aluminium cans

Maccas Metal Recyclers: 9 Noel Rd Moolap

  • Metals
  • White goods
  • Car and truck batteries
  • Motors
  • Rims
  • Sinks

Pick up from $20
Ph: 0412233417

ALBERT BATTY: 31 Cowie St., Nth Geelong

  • scrap metal
  • roofing iron
  • steel/copper/brass/ aluminium
  • stainless steel
  • lead
  • cars
  • old machinery
  • batteries
  • bins
  • cans
  • radiators
  • motors
  • sinks
  • wire
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Coffee Pods

  • Highton Village Florist – Nespresso pods only
  • Fagg’s Mitre 10 Torquay, 11-13 Baines Court &, Baines Cres, Torquay VIC 3228 – Nespresso pods only
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Reading Glasses

  • Lions Club – Recycle for Life
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton

Tennis Balls

Game on Recycling

Request box which comes with Australia Post prepaid label

Blister Packs

  • Chemists Own
  • Surf Coast Repair Café
  • Bellarine Village Community Care Chemist, Shop 5,25-29 Bellarine Hwy, Bellarine Village Shopping Centre, Newcomb
  • Direct Chemist Outlet Highton, Hills Plaza, 46 Province Boulevard, Highton
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  • South Barwon Community Hub
  • Nardi’s Cellarbrations, Highton Village – their corks are being recycled at kindergartens for craft work!!
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
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Pens, Pencils and Markers

  • TerraCycle (Drop Off Points)
    • Officeworks Geelong, 150 Malop Street, Geelong, 3220
    • Officeworks Waurn Ponds, Tenancy 3, 213 – 217 Colac Rd, Waurn Ponds, 3216
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
  • South Barwon Community Hub (also stamps, ring pulls, bread ties, lids 2,4 & 5)

4/6 pack Can Holders, Clips

  • Nardi’s Cellarbrations, Highton Village

Oral Waste & Beauty Products

Hair Aerosols

    • Natural Supply Co – 5 Rutland St, Newtown, 3220

L’Occitane Beauty Packaging

    • L’Occitane, Westfield Geelong 95 Malop Street, Geelong, 3220

Mecca Beauty Packaging

    • Mecca Geelong, 95 Malop St, Shop 150, Westfield Geelong, 3220

Priceline Beauty Packaging

    • Priceline Bay City, Shop 221, Westfield Bay City 95 Malop Street Geelong 3220
    • Priceline Geelong West, 91 Pakington Street, Geelong West, 3218
    • Priceline Newcomb, Shop 5A, Newcomb Central 71 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, 3219
    • Priceline Waurn Ponds, Shop MM02, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre 135 – 177 Colac Road, Grovedale 3216

Oral Care and Packaging

    • Geelong Family Dental Care, 285 Torquay Rd, Grovedale, 3216
  • Parade Dental, 89 The Parade, Ocean Grove VIC 3226 (Oral Waste)
  • Laundromat, North Torquay (Place in bag and leave inside laundry cupboard – Oral Waste)
  • Bakers Delight -High St Belmont and Geelong West.
  • Coles Supermarkets
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
  • Recycle Mate – Heard of Recycle Mate? It’s an app and website that allow you to find recycling solutions in your area (by the Australian Council of Recycling). You can now find our collection points via Recycle Mate (although they don’t show schools, child care centres and private homes, so only about half of our collection points are visible).

Mobile phones, Computers and accessories, batteries

  • Officeworks
  • Woolworths
  • 1st Grovedale Scout Group, end Perrett St., Grovedale

Plastic Bottle Lids

Lids4Kids – Western Victoria (Please NO lids larger than a credit card. Lids type 4 are remade into household products by Zero Plastics in Ballarat. Lids type 2 are forwarded to Precious Plastics in Melbourne to make bowls and cups etc. Lids 5,2 and 4 are taken to Geelong’s GT Recycling to be made into pellets which are then made into garden pots etc. )

Drop Off / Collection Points (Updated 15 Feb 2022) – Due To Health Regulations & COVID 19 Only Washed Clean & Dry Lids are Acceptable. Thanks
Geelong and Surrounds Collection Points:-

  • ANGLESEA: Anglesea Community House, 5
    McMillan St
  • ARMSTRONG CREEK: Coles, Surf Coast Hwy
  • APOLLO BAY: Marrar Woorn House, Pegilly
  • BELMONT: Coles High Street – 158 High St.
  • BELMONT: Coles Village Shopping Centre
    65 High St
  • BELMONT: Lifeline Op Shop, High St
  • BELMONT: South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd
  • BREAKWATER: Cafe Palat, Apolo Place,
    Behind BP service station
  • COLAC: Lifeline Op Shop, 331 Murray St
  • COLAC: Coles Corner Of Bromfield Street
    and Queen St
  • CORIO: Coles Corio Village – Bacchus Marsh
    Rd & Purnell Rd
  • DRSDALE: Coles, Murradoc Road
  • DRYSDALE: Lifeline Op Shop, Village Walk
  • DRYSDALE: Drysdale Seniors
  • DRYSDALE: Tuckerberry Hill Farm, Becks Rd
  • Drysdale ADOPTED by Dotty Hazel, Dotty’s
  • EAST GEELONG: Eastern Hub Community
    Center and Seasons Café, Mc Killop St
    (ADOPTED by Bayside Geelong Rotary)
  • GEELONG WEST: Coles, 166-188 Shannon Av
  • GEELONG: Coles Westfield, Moorabool St &
    Brougham St
  • GROVEDALE: Lifeline Op Shop, Marshaltown
  • HIGHTON : St Luke’s Uniting Church
  • LARA: Coles, Waverley Rd
  • LEOPOLD: Coles, 621-659 Bellarine Highway
  • NEWCOMB: APCO Service Station,
    Portarlington Rd, (ADOPTED By Bayside
    Geelong Rotary)
  • NEWCOMB: Lifeline Op Shop, Watsons Rd
  • NEWTOWN: Jennifer Jarrard, 114B Aphraisia
  • OCEAN GROVE: Coles, 77 The Terrace
  • QUEENSCLIFF: Sea All Dolphin Swims, Shop 3, Building 6, Queenscliff Harbour. Also home
    of Southern Ocean Environmental Link
  • ST ALBANS PARK: Lifeline Op Shop,
    Boundary Rd
  • STH BARWON Community Hub
  • TORQUAY: 2/58 Zeally Bay Rd
    (Adopted By Torquay Rotary)
  • TORQUAY: Coles, 41 Bristol Road
  • WAURN PONDS: Coles, Pioneer Rd &
    Princes Hwy
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Mixed Recycling

GDP Industries 6-8 Baxter Rd., North Geelong. (Aust Disability Enterprises).
e-waste, clothing, household goods, paper, mattresses, polystyrene, scrap timber/fence, posts/pine palings, pallets, sawdust

GT Recycling 100 Point Henry Rd. Geelong
plastic inc DVD’s, cardboard, paper, bumper bars, grain bunker tarps, flower crates, garden pots, PP packaging, Bulka bags, packaging film, PE poly pipe, plastic drums, truck mud guards, wheelie bins

Recycling Station at Wurriki Nyal : 137-149 Mercer Street in Geelong,  business hours – Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm
City of Greater Geelong residents can now recycle more items, including X-rays, eyeglasses, plastic lids (Lids4Kids) and small e-waste, in addition to batteries and CD/DVDs

1A/40 Gregory Ave., Newtown
Ph: 03 5221 9211
Computers only

100 Douro St., Nth Geelong – Open: 7.30am – 4.15pm

  • Car batteries
  • Computer items and accessories
  • E-waste items
  • Excess household recycling including paper, aluminium and metal cans, glass bottles and jars (no lids) cardboard (excluding any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons) and mixed rigid plastic containers labelled 1,2 and 5.
  • Fluorescent tubes and lights
  • Gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
  • Hot water service
  • Household batteries
  • Machine and motor oil
  • Oil containers – Can only accept a maximum of 30 litres in any one transaction of any motor oil. These need to be in maximum of 5 litre containers.
  • Paint and paint tins (domestic quantities of paint – up to 100 litres in one transaction).
  • Rigid plastic items such as outdoor furniture
  • Scrap metal items such as lawn mowers
  • Small electrical items such kettles, hair dryers and toasters
  • Televisions
  • Tools
  • Tyre rims without tyres
  • White goods – empty fridges, ovens, dryers, dishwashers
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DVD & CD – discs and covers

Customer Service Centres:-

  • Belmont Library – High St
  • Geelong Library 153 Pakington St
  • City of Greater Geelong Council, 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • Drysdale Library 18 – 20 Hancock St., Drysdale
  • The Grove Community Centre 66 – 70 The Avenue, Ocean Grove
  • Waurn Ponds Library, Pioneer Road, Grovedale
  • Corio Shopping  Centre
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Single Use Masks

  • Medical Terracycle Box – Aviary Café, 45 Robin Ave., Norlane

Rat Tests

  • Cardboard box and paper – in the yellow bin
  • Swab test kit, fluids – double sealed in plastic – in red bin
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Wet Suits

  • Rip Curl, Torquay
  • TerraCycle (Drop Off Point)
    • Rip Curl Newtown, 8/343 Pakington St,  Newtown, 3220
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Garden Plant Pots and Tags

Pet Food Packaging

  • TerraCycle (Drop Off Points)
    • Best Friends Geelong, 50 Fyans Street, Geelong, 3220
    • Dr Paws Anakie Rd, 34 Anakie Rd, Bell Park, 3215 (Next to front door)
    • Newtown Veterinary Clinic, 121 West Fyans St, Newtown, 3220
    • Armstrong Creek Veterinary Practice, 74 Carter Road, Armstrong Creek, 3217

Havaianas Thongs

  • TerraCycle (Drop Off Point)
    • Strapper Surf Geelong, Shop 2276/95 Malop St, Geelong,  3220


  • Rags to Uniting Barwon – Uniting Church Grovedale
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  • PaintBack – Deck coatings, Interior and exterior architectural paint, Packaging, Primers, Sealers, Stains and shellacs, Undercoats, Varnishes and urethanes (single components), Wood coatings
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Children's Books