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Knox City Council has closed many of its public facilities to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the community. This includes the Civic Centre Customer Service Counter. More information

Hard Rubbish

Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Facility

Please note that due to the Stage 4 restrictions, the Knox Transfer Station has currently limited operations. Refer to KTS website for latest service updates.


251 George St, Wantirna South VIC 3152.
Phone: 9887 4222.

Opening Hours

Open 7 days per week
7:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday
8.00am,-1.00pm Saturday,
Closed on Sunday.
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Treasure Chest reuse shop is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Knox Transfer Station website

Items you CAN take to the Knox Transfer Station

  • Tyres
  • Green waste, including weeds, tree prunings and grass clippings
  • Demolition and scrap timber
  • Motor oil, paint and BBQ gas bottles (no commercial quantities)
  • Domestic hard waste
  • Household items and fence palings
  • Mattresses
  • Earth, soil and rubble (no commercial quantities).
  • X-Ray Film

See Fees at the Knox Transfer Station below, for the charges that will apply.

What you CAN'T take to the Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Facility

  • Food scraps
  • Household rubbish
  • Hazardous or chemical waste
  • Asbestos (renovation debris from homes built prior to 1984 is likely to contain asbestos)
  • Contaminated soil
  • Liquids (except motor oil and paints)
  • Gas Bottles other than BBQ gas bottles

What can I recycle?

  • glass bottles and jars
  • aluminium/steel cans
  • plastic containers with codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • office paper, cardboard (excluding waxed cardboard boxes) and newspapers
  • ferrous and non ferrous metals
  • car batteries- (free to drop off)
  • undamaged televisions, computers and computer equipment

Charges may apply for some items that you want to recycle.

Fees at the Knox Transfer Station & Recycling Facility

Fees for cars/trailers containing hard or green waste are calculated per cubic metre. However, vehicles with heavy waste may asked to pay per tonne.

For commercial loads (trucks and tandem trailers), fees are calculated per tonne.

The volume of loads will be determined by gate attendant.

Knox Transfer Station Gate Fees 1 August 2019

Other locations for disposal of waste

Please note that charges apply for the following:

Whitehorse Recycling and Waste Centre (Whitehorse City Council)

Corner of Burwood Highway and Morack Road, Vermont South.
Phone: 9262 6236.

Lysterfield Transfer Station

840 Wellington Road, Lysterfield.
Phone: 9753 5411.
No food waste accepted.

Monash Transfer Station

380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill.
Phone: 9518 3767.
No food waste or chemicals accepted. Residential paint, motor oil, all types of batteries, BBQ gas cylinders and fluorescent tubes are accepted.

Hallam Road Landfill Public Tipping Site (Privately owned)

274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park
Phone 13 13 35.
Accepts Food Waste. 

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