When to put out your hard waste

Put your hard rubbish out no earlier than 48 hours before your collection. This helps to avoid scavenging and keeps your street tidy.

Where to put your hard waste

Put the waste on the naturestrip outside your house or apartment.

if you don't have sufficient space on your naturestrip, ask your neighbour if you can use theirs.

Make sure to keep the footpath clear and easy to access. If possible, check there are no vehicles parked in front of your hard rubbish pile the night before the collection.

You will receive an orange hard waste sticker in the mail in the days leading up to your collection. Please place this in a visible location on your pile.

What we do and don't collect

You can find a full list of what is and is not accepted on our Book a hard waste collection page. 

How much hard waste can be put out

We can't collect hard waste that exceeds these measurements:

  • length: no longer than 1.5m each (except mattresses)
  • weight: 2 people need to be able to lift any item
  • total size: no larger than 2 cubic metres (approximately what would fit into 2 small trailers).

Avoid fines

It's your responsibility to remove any items not accepted so you don't get a litter or Local Laws fine. 

If your item is not accepted or too big or heavy, we'll give you suggestions on how to dispose of it.

Note: Remember that if you place unmarked items on the naturestrip or footpath, they may be considered dumped rubbish and heavy fines can apply.

If people add to your hard waste pile and you're worried about going over the maximum limit, report the matter as a litter issue or call us on (03) 9278 4444.

How to sort your hard waste 

To help us send the right items to the right processing facilities, separate your hard waste into 4 piles:

  1. General hard waste: for example, old kettles, toasters, plates and cups, furniture, wood (no fencing).
  2. Mattresses: mattresses and bed bases (all sizes) up to 2 items per collection.
  3. Electronic waste: for example, computers and monitors, TVs and DVD players.
  4. Larger steel metal items: for example, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges (for safety reasons, tape all doors shut) and small car parts.

For more information, read our hard waste collection brochure.

How we avoid hard waste going to landfill

  • Mattresses, metals and e-waste are recycled.
  • Furniture, toys and bric-a brac in good condition are donated to charities.

Contact us

For more information on how to prepare for your hard waste collection or if you need a new orange sticker, call (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected]

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