Bulky Waste

The annual Bulky Waste collection is taking place across the region from February to June. Make sure the items you place out are collected, not rejected, by ‘getting it right’.

Right time

Bulky Waste takes around four months to complete and is staggered geographically, so it’s important to wait your turn.

Place your waste out the weekend before your collection period.

Click on the button below to find out your collection date, and when you can place your bulky waste out for collection based on your location.

Please note: This service is only provided to residents who currently receive a domestic waste and recycling collection service.   

Right sort

Sort the items you’re intending to place out for collection into two separate piles:

  • Metal and whitegoods (doors removed) – these items will be recycled and diverted from landfill
  • General and electronic waste - items in this pile will be sent to landfill so consider other disposal options first, especially if in reasonable condition /working order

Check the list below to find out what items will be accepted as part of the bulky waste collection, and items that aren’t suitable for collection.

Right size

  • Your total load must fit into a standard 7' x 4' box trailer, around 2.1m x 1.2m in area
  • Individual items must be manageable for our collection crews and cannot weigh more than 30kg

Right place

  • Position your waste (two separate piles) on the kerb where you place your red and yellow bins
  • Ensure they don't obstruct footpaths, roads or driveways
  • If you live in a rural area and use a common collection point for your red and yellow bins, our trucks can't access your individual property - your bulky waste piles must be placed at the common collection point

Right stuff

Your total pile must be no larger than two cubic metres, and presented neatly on the kerb separated as follows:

Scrap metal and white goods (all metal items will be recycled):

  • Fridges* and washing machines*
  • Microwaves*
  • Metal push lawn mowers and wheelbarrows
  • Empty paint tins (lids removed)
  • Stoves
  • Clothes dryers*
  • Barbecues
  • Pushbikes
  • Hot water systems (less than 260 litres)
  • Metal furniture

* Doors must be removed from household appliances and whitegoods, and individual items must not exceed 30kg in weight

General bulky waste and eWaste

(all general bulky waste will be landfilled, so please try rehoming any re-usable items instead)

  • Eskies
  • Furniture / chairs
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Lounges (that comply with size limit)
  • Floor coverings
  • Vacuum cleaners and small appliances
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Tables Foam mattresses (no springs)
  • e-Waste such as computers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, copiers, faxes and mobile phones

Wrong stuff

Please do not place any of the following items out with your piles of waste for collection - one unacceptable item in your pile may mean the entire pile is rejected.

  • Wire-spring mattresses and bed bases (however, 2 wire spring mattresses or 1 mattress and bed base - per household - can be dropped off for free at your nearest Waste Management Centre while bulky waste collections are happening in your neighbourhood. Please refer to the Collection Schedule for your location's date)
  • Oil heaters
  • Commercial, trade, industrial or shop waste, eg plumbing fixtures, water tanks and tiling
  • Tyres, wrecked motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts and engines
  • Building and demolition materials, concrete, bricks and panes of glass
  • Household hazardous waste, eg paint, spray paint, asbestos, solvents, chemicals, cleaners and unwanted medicines
  • Lengths of material longer than 1.8m (excluding lounges etc)
  • Small machinery containing fuel or oil
  • Liquids of any sort including fuel and oil
  • Batteries and gas bottles
  • Recyclables collected in the yellow lidded bin, household garbage, and food scraps
  • Garden organics, timber, grass clippings, soil and stones
  • Treated timber, tree stumps and heavy branches
  • Hot water systems larger than 260 litres
  • Glass, windows or sliding doors that contain glass
  • Fencing wire

Please note: waste items that are not accepted in the bulky waste clean-up can be disposed of at your local waste management facility (fees may apply).

Free all year round: household quantities of paint, oil, gas bottles, batteries, smoke detectors, fluoro globes, electronic waste and fire extinguishers can be disposed of for free at your local CRC at any time.

Check here to find your closest waste management facility and its hours of operation.

 

 

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