What CAN be collected as Hard Waste?
|Air conditioners (please ensure that they are degassed by a licenced professional before placing them on the kerbside)|
|Bikes and toys|
|Blinds and window coverings|
|Car seats (please cut straps so that old and damaged seats that are unsafe are not picked up and re-used) OR recycle them at RAA Child Safety Centre, 101 Richmond Road Mile End.|
|Dismantled clothes lines|
|Electronic waste must make a separate booking for E-waste which will be collected on the first Tuesday of the month|
|Floor coverings (up to 2 metre lengths)|
|Hot water services|
|Mattresses (must be booked as a separate collection, cost = $23)|
|Refrigerators and freezers (please ensure that they are degassed by a licenced professional and remove doors for safety)|
|Sheets of iron and guttering (up to 2 metre lengths)|
|Small items of scrap metal|
|Timber off cuts (up to 2 metre lengths) *ensure that any nails are removed or bent over|
|Tree and shrub prunnings (cut into 2 metre lengths and tied in bundles, max of 30 cm diameter) Click here for alternative options and garden organics drop off locations.|
|Washing machines and driers|
|Wooden pallets – non-refundable/returnable|
Please note: Maximum of 2 cubic meters (2m x 1m x 1m, approximately 1 trailer load) can be placed out for collection. Excess or unacceptable items will not be collected and must be removed from the kerbside by the resident. If you are unsure of the amount you are placing out for collection, use this calculator tool to assist you. Simply tick the items you have placed out for collection and it will calculate the volume for you: www.selfstorage.org.au/storage-estimator.
What CANNOT be collected as Hard Waste?
|Ammunition, explosives or flares (contact the Police 131 444)|
|Batteries (Click here for options)|
|Business or industrial waste (take to your local waste & recycling depot or licenced transfer station or arrange a business/industrial waste collection service)|
|Bricks, rocks, dirt, pavers, PVC pipe, concrete and building materials (Click here for options)|
|Car tyres (Click here for options)|
|Car parts (e.g.gear boxes engine blocks and panels can be recycled through a car dismantler or scrap metal business)|
|Co-mingled recycling (place in your yellow lidded recycling bin)|
|Fire extinguishers (Click here for options)|
|Food and Garden Organics (place in your green organics bin)|
|Gas bottles (Click here for options)|
|Hazardous materials (e.g. asbestos, chemicals, batteries, liquids, motor oils and paints)|
|Items too heavy for two people to lift (e.g. water softeners)|
|Panels of sheet glass (take to your local waste & recycling depot or licenced transfer station)|
|Material with pretruding nails and screws (please remove or bend over)|
E-Waste recycling options
Please do not dispose of any e-waste in any of your bins. Many e-waste items contain hazardous substances including lead, mercury and phosphorous, which will become a hazard if they are crushed in collection trucks.
E-waste has been banned from landfill since 2013. Placing e-waste items in a bin for collection or transport for disposal at a landfill depot can be an offence and attract expiation fines of $300; fines of up to $30,000 can apply for intentional or reckless breaches.
E-waste can be collected for recycling with your general hard waste booking. However you must advise that E-waste is included so that it can be collected separately for recycling.
CLICK HERE to book an E-Waste collection as part of your general hard waste collection.
Alternatively you may drop off items for recycling at locations listed on our electronic recycling information page, CLICK HERE