Building site operators are responsible for waste management and removing waste from building sites.
A wide range of building materials can be recycled by different suppliers. The following information is provided as a guide only. Contact the provider directly to enquire about recycling options and costs.
Bricks and tiles
Bricks and tiles are accepted for recycling at some landfill sites and transfer stations. Call in advance to find out if there are any conditions and any charges that apply.
SUEZ Environment provides a collection and recycling service for bricks and tiles. Call them on 13 13 35 to arrange a service.
Alex Fraser recycles bricks and tiles. Call them on 136 135 for details of sites where you can drop materials off or to arrange a collection service.
Recycled concrete is used in the construction of buildings and roads.
Concrete is accepted for recycling at some landfill sites and transfer stations. Charges may apply.
SUEZ Environment provides a collection and recycling service for reinforced and unreinforced concrete. Call them on 13 13 35 to arrange a service.
Alex Fraser recycles reinforced and unreinforced concrete. Call them on 136 135 for details of sites where you can drop materials off or to arrange a collection service.
A large number of scrap metal merchants operate in the metro Melbourne area. Visit the Yellow Pages to find a scrap metal merchant near you.
Mixed construction waste
SUEZ Environment offers a mixed construction and demolition waste recovery service for construction and demolition waste. Call them on 13 13 35 for more information.
Gyprock Recycling Service accepts new, clean Gyprock plasterboard for recycling. Call Gyprock on 131 744 for more information.
ReGyp offers disposal and collection services for clean plasterboard for recycling. Call ReGyp on 1300 473 497 for more information.
Nationwide Connect Recycling accepts off-cuts of PVC products for recycling. Call Nationwide Connect Recycling on 9408 4414 for more information.
Timber is a valuable renewable and recyclable resource. Wherever possible it should be diverted from landfill.
The Timber Recycling Scheme Directory is a national resource listing timber recyclers across Australia.
Mossrock Mulch accepts timber waste for recycling. A pickup service can also be arranged. Call Mossrock Mulch on 9408 7900 for more information.