Landfills (Tips) & Recycling
Landfill Sites (Tips) and Resource Recovery Centres
Hume City Council operates two landfill sites (tips) and Resource Recovery Centres (recycling centres) in Hume at Campbellfield and Sunbury.
Location of Landfill and Resource Recovery Centres
Bolinda Road Resource Recovery Centre
Melway 7 H8
Tel: 9359 3813
Link to Landfill & Recycling Fees
Riddell Road Waste and Recycling Transfer Station and Landfill
Melway 361 D8
Tel: 9744 2974
Link to Landfill & Recycling Fees
Landfill and Recycling Centre opening times: 8.00am - 4.00pm - 7 days*
*Closed on ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
*Closed on Total Fire Ban Days (Central District) for Campbellfield and Sunbury.
These opening hours may be subject to change without notice on windy days. If in doubt please phone the facility directly to confirm the opening hours.
For complaints regarding Council Landfill/Resource Recovery Centre including odours, dust and litter please contact us on 9205 2200 or fill in our Online Request Form
What can be Recycled at the Landfill (tip) and Resource Recovery Centres (recycling centres)?
Visit one of our Recycling Centres to drop off the following materials for recycling for FREE:
- computers and televisions
- car batteries and other batteries
- empty gas bottles,
- motor oil (up to 10 litres free of charge, then $2 per litre)
- light globes,
- scrap metal including white goods
- household cleaning, garden and automotive chemicals (Please note: Only household products will be accepted - chemicals from farm, commercial or industrial applications will not be accepted. Asbestos waste will not be accepted)*
- household recyclables: glass and plastic bottles and jars, paper and cardboard, aluminium and steel cans
The following items can also be dropped off for recycling for a charge (a fee will apply):
- tyres (car tyres: $10 each, truck tyres: $40 each, super tyres: $70 each)
- mattresses ($25 each), green organic waste
- all other materials may be dropped off at either of the landfill or recycling centres for a fee.
*Asbestos removal - Transportation and disposal of asbestos is controlled by the EPA. To find a registered asbestos removalist or disposal facility close to you visit the Yellow Pages website
Landfill and Recycling Fees
For information on the fees and charges for disposing of materials at Council's Resource Recovery Centre and Landfill please visit the Landfill & Recycling Fees page.
Sunbury Landfill Tip Shop
Council operates a tip shop at its Sunbury landfill where pre-loved goods can be purchased for a small price. You'll never know what you'll find at the tip shop!
There is also a privately owned landfill in Hume:
Bulla Tip and Quarry (private landfill)
500 Sunbury Road, Bulla
Tel: 9307 1348
Opening times: 7.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 7.00am – 2.00pm Saturday.
Council hosts free recycling collection days to help you dispose of common household items, such as mattresses, tyres and electronic items.
The next Bulk Recycling Day is on Saturday 25 May, 9am–4pm at Masters Home Improvement, Pascoe Vale Rd, Roxburgh Park (Melway ref: 179 K10). Drop off your old e-waste, mattress, clothing or whitegoods and we will recycle it for you!
Our last Bulk Recycling Day held on Saturday 16 February was a great success! We had 434 people visit and we recycled:
- 17.48 tonnes of e-waste
- 314 mattresses
- 1.2 tonnes of furniture
- 4.94 tonnes of whitegoods
- 2.1 tonnes of clothing
Thank you for helping us to Recycle Right!
Detox Your Home - Free Household Chemical Disposal Service
In addition to Council's Resource Recovery Centres, Sustainability Victoria also hosts free collection days called Detox Your Home. The Detox Your Home program helps you to dispose of old and unwanted chemicals in an environmentally responsible way. Some household chemicals can be dangerous to children and pets. Pouring them down the drain or placing them out with your garbage can pollute creeks and rivers, harming plants and animals.
The next closest collection will be as follows:
Keilor Park (not in Hume), Brimbank City Council Depot (Melways 15 C5) - Permanent drop off location.
The following items can be taken to the Detox Chemical Collection days and permanent facilities for free:
- household chemicals such as aerosol cans, insect sprays, pest poisons, household cleaners, pharmaceuticals and mothballs.
- garden chemicals such as fertilisers, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.
- automotive chemicals such as transmission fluids, batteries and battery acid, brake fluid, car wax solvent and fuels (such as petrol, diesel, kerosene).
- workshop chemicals including paint strippers, solvent-based glues, water and oil-based paints, paint thinner, acetone, turpentine, varnish and wood preservative.
- other miscellaneous chemicals accepted are acids and alkalis, artists' paints and supplies, photographic chemicals, fibreglass resins (not mixed), extinguishers, gas cylinders, swimming pool chemicals and mercury batteries.
The following safety measures should be taken when transporting chemicals to the collection locations:
- ensure lids are tightly fitted.
- place liquids on a tray or in a plastic bucket so any spills are contained.
- pack powders and solids securely.
- keep corrosive chemicals, such as battery acid, away from poisons.
- keep oxidising agents, such as peroxide, away from all other materials. Travel with your car windows down if carrying flammable or odorous materials.
For further information on the Detox Your Home collection, please visit: www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au
Computers and televisions can now be dropped off at Council's Resource Recovery Centres for FREE.
The following items will be accepted for recycling:
- All televisions, such as CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection televisions
Computers and computer products:
- Personal computers
- Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets
- Computer monitors
- Parts for personal computers - for example internal hard drives, motherboards, cards, internal power supplies, CPUs, DVD and CD drives
- Computer peripherals - for example mice, keyboards, joysticks, game pads, scanners & web cameras
- Printers - for example ink-jet, dot matrix, laser printers and multi-functional devices.
The recycling service is avialable through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme which commenced in 2012. If you would like further information on the scheme you can visit the Australian Government National and Computer Recycling Scheme website.