Bulky Waste Collection
MidCoast Council offers one bulky waste collection per year. The service is available to all homes in the Great Lakes and Manning Valley regions that receive a normal weekly bin collection.
Homes in the Gloucester region do not currently receive a bulky waste collection.
2017 Bulky Waste Clean-up
This years collection runs from Monday 1 May through to Friday 28 July.
The Great Lakes clean-up finished on Friday 9 June.
Collection in the Manning Valley Region runs until Friday 28 July 2017.
Download a complete Manning Valley clean-up schedule here(PDF, 408KB) .
How to put out your bulky waste
We ask that all bulk waste left for pick up conforms to the following regulations:
The size of your waste to be collected must be no bigger than a standard 6' x 4' box trailer load (2 cubic metres).
Each individual waste item must be able to be picked up by two people and must not weigh more than 30kg.
Items need to be placed neatly next to the kerb, without blocking the footpath.
Two separate piles - one for scrap metal, and one for general items.
Remove doors from fridges, washing machines and dryers.
Tyres should be removed from bikes.
Materials not collected must be removed within 2 days after the collection is complete.
- Loose items must be in bundles and tied with string or in plastic bags
- Fridges, clothes dryers, washing machines, stoves, microwaves. Doors must be removed from all appliances and white goods
- Barbecues, metal lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, hot water systems (less than 260Ltrs), bicycles, metal furniture etc
- Scrap metal and other metal waste (tins must be empty of any liquid).
- Floor coverings, furniture, chairs, tables, lounges
- Small appliances & vacuum cleaners.
- Pottery, ceramics & Bric-a-brac.
- Other bulky household items.
- Commercial waste, trade, industrial and shop wastes. These include items such as plumbing fixtures, water tanks & tiling.
- Building and demolition materials, concrete, bricks & panes of glass.
- Tyres, wrecked motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts & engines.
- Liquids of any sort including fuels and oils.
- Batteries & gas bottles.
- Hot water systems (larger than 260Ltrs).
- Garden organics, timber, grass clippings etc.
- Treated timber, tree stumps & heavy branches.
- Soil and stones.
- Household hazardous wastes such as paints (including spray paints), asbestos, solvents, chemicals, cleaners and unwanted medicines.
- Household garbage & food scraps.
- Recyclables collected in the yellow lidded bin.
- Lengths of material longer than 1.8 metres (excluding lounges etc).
- The contractor and council reserve the right to refuse any item they deem unacceptable.
* Although mattresses will not be collected, a limit of two mattresses or one mattress and one base per household will be accepted at the landfill free of charge during the cleanup period.