Hard waste collection

Hard and green waste collection

We provide two hard and green waste kerbside collections each year. One in May to June and another October to November.

New additional green waste service

For $60 we will collect an extra three cubic metres of bundled green waste put out along with your hard waste. To book and make payment contact us on 1300 787 624 or visit our offices two weeks before your schuduled collection.

Collection dates

Hard waste collection dates are different for different areas. Check out community compass to find out the collection week for your property.

Important instructions for hard waste collections

  • Hard waste must not be placed out more than two days prior to collection.
  • Material must be out by 6am on the Monday of your collection week.
  • Missed collections must be reported by the Tuesday following your collection week.
  • Maximum of 2 cubic metres* per household.
  • Items must not be longer than 1.5 metres.
  • Place items in four piles – bundled green waste – scrap metal and white goods – matresses – general hard waste

Hard waste items collected

  • Branches (bundled with string, and less than 1.5 metres in length).
  • Carpet.
  • Furniture.
  • Green waste (must be tied and not bagged)
  • Hot water systems.
  • Household items.
  • Mattresses and bed bases.
  • Mirrors or glass (securely wrapped and labelled).
  • Old tools.
  • Paint tins (empty and lids off)
  • Scrap metal.
  • Small car parts (no springs and less than 50 kilograms).
  • Small electrical items.
  • Timber (12 pieces neatly stacked, no longer than 1.5 metres).
  • Whitegoods (doors removed).

Hard waste items NOT collected

  • Asbestos sheeting.
  • Barbed wire.
  • Batteries.
  • Building or renovation waste.
  • Cement sheets.
  • Domestic waste.
  • Fence pannels.
  • Fencing wire.
  • Gas bottles.
  • Green waste in plastic bags.
  • Large car parts, car springs and engine blocks.
  • Liquids, paint and chemicals.
  • LPG cylinders.
  • Soil, rubble and bricks.
  • Timber (more than 12 pieces or longer than 1.5 metres).
  • Tree stumps or roots over 30 kilograms.
  • Tyres.
  • Unbundled (loose) green waste.
  • Unwrapped or broken glass.
  • Water tanks (either whole or cut up).

*Two cubic metres of waste will be collected and excess waste will be rejected. To calculate your hard waste size, measure length, width and height in metres, and multiply them to check your overall volume.

Please ensure that hard waste is not placed too close to your neighbours and looks over the limit.

Green waste

Green waste that is put out with the hard waste collection (not in the regular green waste bins) must be:

tied in bundles
less than 150 millimetres in diameter
less than 1.5 metres in length
able to be lifted by one person
weeds will be collected if placed in boxes which will be emptied and left behind.

Alternatives to hard waste collection

Most items put out for hard waste collection ends up in landfill, which impacts the environment and wastes resources.

Options for dealing with items you no longer need:

Sell it
Host a garage sale at this years Garage Sale Trail or use an auction website such as eBay , QuickSales or Pitchi

Trade it or give it away
Use a website such as ReUse Moose, Casey Freecycle, Freecycle Melbourne, Gumtree (Cardinia area) or Yoink it at Yoink!

Give it to charity!
GiveNow has compiled a register of places and organisations you can donate your unwanted, good quality items to. Diabetes Victoria will pick up items for free.

Visit Council's community directory for local charities in the area that might also accept goods.

Recycle your e-waste
Bring it to the e-waste recycling day.

Visit the Federal Government's eWaste Portal for more information.

Recycle it
Our new recycling service allows pots and pans, and even plastic toys, to be placed in the yellow lid bin. So now there's even less need to send broken goods to landfill.

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