Merri-bek x Ecoactiv

Year-round Merri-bek City Council Community

In a strategic collaboration, Merri-bek Council has joined forces with Ecoactiv to introduce a comprehensive program that extends recycling and donation services to residents throughout the entire year. This innovative initiative aims to empower the community by providing a convenient and sustainable solution for disposing of a diverse array of items. Through this partnership, the council endeavours to promote environmental consciousness and civic responsibility, fostering a culture of continuous engagement in responsible waste management practices. Residents can now seamlessly contribute to the well-being of the planet by participating in this ongoing effort, thereby solidifying Merri-bek Council’s commitment to a greener and more socially responsible community.

Here's how it works

  1. Go to the Ecoactiv Circular Economy Hub
  2. Browse and add items for Recycling
  3. Tell us where these items are located
  4. Check-out with a pick up or drop off option

Why choose Ecoactiv for your recycling?

Ecoactiv combines technology and reverse logistics to offer consumers a better way to give their old items, new life and participate in enabling a circular economy. It is our mission to support the industry in taking back and recycling end-of-life solar panels across Australia. We have refined the solar panel recycling processes and have collection and dismantling centres in all major states. 

Divert Waste from Landfill

Reduce Resource Depletion

Create Additional Jobs​

Frequently asked questions

Merri-bek City Council provides a range of kerbside collection services for their community to recycle or dispose of goods at the end of their life.

Additionally, their online ‘A-Z guide to waste and recycling’ provides information on where to access other local services and disposal options.

Kerbside waste collection services

  • Garbage
  • Recycling
  • Food and Garden
  • Organics
  • Hard Waste

Recycling Stations located at Merri-bek’s Customer Service Centres for a limited range of items:

  • Household batteries
  • Mobile phones
  • Digital Cameras
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Fluoro tube light
  • VHS and cassette tape (Coburg only)

IT items and related accessories are recycled at no cost to the customer, as they’re sponsored by Ecoactiv partners.

Other items may incur a fee, depending on the weight, size and whether the customer wants the item to be collected from their home.

For alternative services available to the Merri-bek Council Community, visit

No items are shipped offshore, they are all dismantled and processed in Australia.

Yes, any durable box is suitable. Once you go through the 3-step process, you will receive an email with packaging and labelling instructions. It is important that you follow the instructions as some waste may go to one recycling facility and should be grouped together, while another “batch” might go to another location.

To avoid damaging other parcels transported by the courier, it is best if items are either securely packed in boxes or wrapped in bubble or cling wrap.

Your data is effectively destroyed during the shredding and recycling process and only raw materials and commodities remain after that.

Ecoactiv audits all this activity from collection, shipping, to receipt at the approved facility through to its destruction and certification.

Our recycling plants are certified and comply with Australian and international standards (AS/NZS:5377 and ISO 14001:2015).

Ecoactiv Helpdesk:

Hotline — 1800 489 278 (Availale 9am – 5pm EST)
Email —

Enquire about our recycling services available to the Merri-bek Council area

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