We understand that many of our customers, especially if its your first time visiting us, will have a range of questions you’re looking for an answer to. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding waste and recycling in the hope that you’ll find your answer here. If you have a question not answered in our recycling FAQs, we encourage you to give our team a call on (03) 9585 4385 and they will be happy to provide you with an in-depth answer to your question.
This is because some recyclable items, such as mattresses, require further physical labour to transform them into a state fit for recycling. Therefore, the extra cost is used to pay our staff for their hard work! Also, remember we are a transfer station and everything that comes in is transported out.
When recycling food containers and boxes, the general rule is that small amounts of food left do not interfere with the recycling process. Therefore, we recommend giving jars and bottles a quick rinse after use and scraping any solid food scraps out of containers and boxes.
We recommend removing plastic bottle tops before recycling as they interfere with the recycling process. Steel tops should be gathered over time and collected in a can to be placed in recycling as they are too small to go into the sorting machine individually.
The best way you can prepare for your visit to our transfer station is sorting your rubbish according to our recycling categories! These are: e-waste, free recyclables, extra-cost recyclables and green waste. You can learn more about these on our do’s and don’ts page.
Yes, mattresses contain 90% recyclable materials! Since they need to be deconstructed to be recycled, discarding mattresses have an additional cost of $50 per mattress.
Read more about our mattress recycling process.
Yes. However, charges apply to disposal of these.
Yes, when you arrive, you will first drive over the weighbridge and see our lovely weighbridge operators. Then you will drive up to each different recycling station where our team will help you discard your waste.
Of course! Our friendly team will be happy to help you take the waste out of your vehicle.
Yes. You cannot sort your rubbish at CopperRock because the traffic flows in one direction, meaning you cannot reverse and put items into different drop off points and sort as you go. The different drop off points are:
- Hard rubbish/ general waste
- Bottles/ cans
- Green waste
- DeTox Shed (paint/ fluoro tubes and globes/ batteries)
Yes. At CopperRock we accept the following paint and paint products:
- Deck coatings and floor paints
- Interior and exterior architectural paint
- Varnishes and urethanes (single components)
- Wood coatings
- Empty paint tins
Refer to Paintback’s site for a full list of accepted products.
Read more about paint recycling at CopperRock here.
Skip Bin Hire
CopperRock offer an affordable, efficient and simple skip bin hire service, available to Bayside Melbourne residents.
We have a range of skip bins available for hire depending on the volume of waste you have and what you want to discard. To learn more about delivery times, pricing and skip bin dimensions, visit our skip bin hire page.Learn More
Derived from our clients very own green & timber waste, CopperRock offer a range of high-quality garden supplies to Melbourne residents.
Our garden supplies centre is a hub for everything you need to refresh your garden. We offer everything from mulch, soil and sand through to pebbles and gravel. For more information and pricing, visit our garden supplies page.Learn More