Bulky Waste clean-up is coming

Published on 18 April 2019

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It’s almost time for MidCoast Council’s annual Bulky Waste clean-up, with collection beginning on 29 April and continuing through to August across the region.

If you’ve been planning on doing a clean out at home, now’s the time to get organised and familiarise yourself with Council’s guidelines for waste collection. Before you start putting items out on your kerb however, think about whether it could be re-homed instead and check the date for collection in your zone.

Your waste must be separated into two piles - one for scrap metal and whitegoods, and a separate pile for general and electronic waste - and placed out two days prior to your zone’s scheduled pick-up - any earlier and it will be considered illegal dumping and could result in a fine.

Collections commence in the Great Lakes region on Monday 29 April, followed by Manning region from Monday 24 June, and in Gloucester the clean-up kicks off on Monday 19 August.

“We know that our residents always look forward to the bulky waste clean-up because it’s a great opportunity to dispose of those big, unwanted items without having to leave home,” said Amy Hill, MidCoast Council’s Waste Program Coordinator.

“If everyone gets organised and complies with the guidelines, not only will everything run smoothly for all involved, but you’ll help prevent our neighbourhoods looking like a tip.”

Waste piles should be placed neatly on the roadside where your bins are normally collected, and should not obstruct the footpath or roadway. Each of your two piles must not exceed a standard trailer, or it may be rejected. And to avoid windblown littering, loose items must be tied securely into bundles with rope or string or contained in sturdy boxes rather than plastic bags.

For more information about what will be accepted and what will not, the guidelines for how your waste should be presented, and to find out when your collection will take place, head to Council’s website: www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/bulkywaste or call the Customer Service Team on 1300 290 763.

The Bulky Waste service is available to all MidCoast Council residents who currently receive a domestic waste and recycling collection service.