Pop-up recycling sessions will be held in Craigieburn until kerbside collections return to normal.
Hume council has partnered with the Northern Community Recycling Group to run the fortnightly collections to provide residents with an alternative to sending their recyclables to landfill.
The Northern Community Recycling Group was started by a Craigieburn family last month in response to the closure of SKM.
The Williams family formed the group after it became concerned about the impact of additional landfill on the environment.
It has arranged for small businesses across Melbourne to accept collections.
Mayor Carly Moore said the sessions would run until further notice.
Recyclables need to be sorted, washed and dried. Clean and flattened paper and cardboard; bread tags; milk bottle tops and rings; milk, juice and cream bottles; yogurt, ice-cream, and margarine containers; glass bottles and jars; metal cans, tins and foil, toothbrushes; pens; contact lenses and used contact lens cases will be accepted.
Anyone unsure if an item is recyclable, can check the Hume website.
The next pop-up station is at the Craigieburn Sports Stadium on October 6, 9am-noon.