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. Clear signs outline what can be put in the bins and is also summarised in the picture below.

  • Place items in LOOSE, NOT in plastic bags.
  • Collapse carboard boxes to use space effectively - please.
  • NO polystyrene, food, garden waste, clothing / footwear.
  • If you have large, or large amounts of recyclables, there is a council recycling depot 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.

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Hard Rubbish

To deposit hard rubbish please contact the Building Manager, who will organise a time to meet you and open the hard rubbish corral next to the maintenance shed. You are responsible for transporting your hard rubbish to the corral. The collection area is under CCTV. Anyone found dumping rubbish not in accordance with these guidelines may be breached and responsible for costs incurred to remedy the situation. Do not leave rubbish outside the corral or throw it over the gates into the corral.

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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) rolled and bound
  • 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, plaster board, cement sheeting, etc.
  • Pallets of any kind
  • Renovation materials e.g. bathtubs, old kitchen cabinets, toilets etc.
  • Cardboard 
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Light bulbs and tubes
  • Gas and barbecue cylinders
  • Paint (empty or full) and other liquid hazardous waste
  • Car tyres and rims
  • White polystyrene

Items that cannot be accepted can be taken to 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. Follow this guide on how to safely dispose of toxic products for free using Detox Your Home.


Willsmere is located at 1 Wiltshire Drive Kew VIC 3101. Visitor access is via Yarra Boulevard.