What to bring to Edendale for recycling

You can bring the following items free of charge to Edendale for recycling: 

  • old mobile phones
  • fluorescent tubes and globes
  • a variety of batteries ( no car batteries )
  • clean soft plastic bags
  • corks
  • X-Rays
  • DVD's / CD's
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes.

Bring items to the Edendale reception office between 9.30am-4.30pm. For more details on these services, see the relevant section below.

Also see our Pot Recycling page

We don't accept Printer Cartridges or E Waste. These can be recycled at other centres along with a huge range of other items, for details see the Nillumbik Shire's  A-Z  Recycling Guide.

Alternatively Nillumbik Shire Council Recycling and Recovery Centre in Yan Yean is open: 8am-4pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (four days only) Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and public holidays 

Why, What & How

Mobile phones

Your old mobile phone with battery still connected and accessories, including charger can be brought to Edendale. Alternatively, place your bundle into a reply-paid recycling postal envelope and send it to MobileMuster. 

MobileMuster is a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. It's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.  

Fluorescent tubes and light globes

Fluorescent lamps contain the toxic chemical mercury. Mercury can contaminate our waterways, bushland and environment. Mercury can contaminate our waterways, bushland and environment. 

Fluorescent lamp recycling separates the lamps components and removes the dangerous mercury. The mercury is then distilled and reused safely. The aluminium and glass are also recycled into new products such as glass wool to insulate homes. 


Every year, over 8000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill across Australia. The battery’s casing then dissolves allowing metals and chemicals to leach into the environment.

There are a range of batteries that can be recycled at Edendale including:

  • camera batteries
  • TV/DVD/stereo remote control batteries
  • laptop computer batteries
  • power drill batteries
  • smoke alarm batteries.

You can also take your batteries to Nillumbik Shire Council Office or the Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery Centre 

Redcycle - clean soft plastic bag recycling

The Redcycle collection is for clean empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags, rice and pasta bags, confectionary packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags.

Your empty packaging will be recycled into useful new products such as sturdy outdoor furniture and signage


X-ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver.


Edendale is currently collecting corks for future art and activity purposes.

Toothbrushes & Toothpaste tubes

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging.

DVDs & CDs

We take your unwanted disks to the Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery Centre who will dispose of the unwanted discs in an environmentally responsible way.