Rubbish / Recycling / Hard Rubbish

Household Waste

Willsmere has several areas for rubbish and recycling - please refer to the map below. Collections occur on Fridays.

  • Do not put hard rubbish in the waste bins - see further below for instructions
  • Don't overload bins or leave any items outside - birds and vermin are attacted to accessible waste
  • NO batteries, paint, light bulbs or tubes, etc.


Please only put recyclable waste in the recycle bins. Each waste collection area has clear signs outlining what can be put in the bins and is also summarised in the picture below.

  • Place items in LOOSE, do not place recycling in bins in plastic bags.
  • Collapse carboard boxes to use space effectively
  • Update Oct 2019: Plastic bags and wraps CANNOT be accepted
  • NO polystyrene, food, garden waste, clothing / footwear
  • NB. Willsmere is trialing charity collection bins as described here
  • If you have large, or large amounts of recyclables, there is a council recycling depot just outside gates 5 & 6 at 31-35 Hutchinson Drive as shown in the map below, open Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 2pm


The Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from going to landfill from 1 July 2019. These items must be collected as a separate group during hard rubbish collections or you can drop off all e-waste at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre, 648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell. Small e-waste items, up to the size of a laptop or a large toaster, may be taken to sites listed here.

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Charitable Donations

There are now two rooms, one under each main tower accessible with your fob, where charitable donations can be left. Working electrical goods are also accepted. See this page for more details. Before throwing something out, consider if it may be useful to someone in need.

Hard Rubbish Collection

[Updated May 2021] To deposit hard rubbish please contact the Building Manager by phone or email. They will organise a time to meet you at the hard rubbish corral (next to the maintenance shed) to open the corral and assist you to deposit the rubbish inside the corral. If you cannot transport the hard rubbish from your apartment to the corral, please advise the Building Manager, who may be able to assist provided there are no OH&S concerns. 

The collection area is under CCTV surveillance. Anyone found dumping rubbish not in accordance with these guidelines may be responsible for costs incurred to remedy the situation. Do not leave rubbish outside the corral or throw it over the gates into the corral.

1. General Hard Waste

  • Household furniture, toys (non-electrical/battery), plant pots, crockery
  • Timber – 12 pieces neatly stacked and no longer than 1.5 metres
  • Carpet (up to three rolls) wrapped and bonded
  • Glass / Mirrors securely wrapped in cardboard marked ‘glass’

2. Mattresses and bed bases

  • Any size (up to two per collection)

3. Electronic Waste

  • If it has a plug, cord, used batteries, or any other power supply and is not working or unwanted, it is e-waste. This includes:
  • Small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, rice cookers, etc.
  • Computers, TVs, power tools and battery-operated toys

4. Larger Steel Metal Items

  • Scrap metal no longer than 1.5 metres
  • Small car parts excluding tyres and rims, lawn mowers, tools
  • White goods (doors taped shut)

NOT accepted:

  • Building materials, bricks, concrete and ceramic tiles
  • Pellets of any kind
  • Renovation materials e.g. bathtubs, old kitchen cabinets, toilets etc.
  • Plaster board and cement sheeting
  • Cardboard 
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Light bulbs and tubes
  • Gas and barbecue cylinders
  • Paint (including paint tins - empty or full) and other liquid hazardous waste
  • Car tyres and rims
  • White polystyrene

You can safely dispose of toxic products for free using Detox Your Home.


Willsmere is located at Wiltshire Drive (access via Yarra Boulevard), Kew VIC 3101