Recycling

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

  • old mobile phones

  • a variety of batteries ( no car batteries )

  • clean soft plastics

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 to see what pots we can reuse on site.

Many other items can be taken directly to the Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery Centre in Yan Yean Rd. Open: 8am-4pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (four days only) Closed:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and public holidays 

For details see the Nillumbik Shire's  A-Z  Recycling Guide

 

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.  

Batteries

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 plastics 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