Bulky Waste Collection

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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:

  • Put your waste out two days prior to your scheduled service.

  • 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


Acceptable Items

Metal Items

  • 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).

Household Items

  • Floor coverings, furniture, chairs, tables, lounges
  • Eskis
  • Toys
  • Small appliances & vacuum cleaners.
  • Pottery, ceramics & Bric-a-brac. 
  • Other bulky household items.


Unacceptable Items

  • Mattresses*
  • 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.