Household Clean Up Collection

Council provides five scheduled clean up collections per year. This service allows for the disposal of bulky items which can't be placed in the regular household garbage or recycling bins.

How does it work?

  • Check the dates for your property using the Bin and Clean Up Collection map.
  • Goods must be placed out by the Sunday night before the designated collection week, but no sooner than the weekend prior to collection (or a fine for illegal dumping may be incurred)
  • Each household is limited to 1.5 cubic meters of material or one box trailer load per collection. 
    A good way to gauge this is to ask, ‘if I had to take all my clean up to the transfer station in one trip, could I do it in one trip with a box trailer? If you answer ‘yes’ then you are within the limitations, if you answer ‘no’ then you are over the limitations and will need to make alternative arrangements for your excess.
  • Items are to be presented neatly; any small items must be contained in bags or boxes. Carpet, linoleum, and other rolled materials need be tied and bundled with nails or tacks facing inwards. Loose items or rubbish strewn on nature strips will not be collected
  • Items must be no longer than 2 meters and able to be lifted by two people 
  • Collection of goods will commence within the zone on the Monday and may take until the Friday of the designated week to be completed. 
  • Three different trucks will operate during collection week, items are to be stacked in neat piles separated into: 
    • greenwaste 
    • metals 
    • general household waste

Council accepts:

  • Broken or unwanted furniture 
  • Mattresses 
  • Carpet and linoleum (rolled and tied with any tacks facing inwards) 
  • Metal / whitegoods (doors removed) / small household appliances 
  • Fence palings bundled and tied (excluding posts – remove any nails) 
  • General household rubbish 
  • Tins (emptied) 
  • Plastic containers 
  • Roof guttering 
  • Hot water systems (provided two people can lift it) 
  • Greenwaste:
    • nothing with spikes such as rosebushes, bougainvillea, some palm species 
    • no more than 2m in length 
    • MUST be bundled and tied - items not tied will not be taken 
  • Some building materials as a result of small domestic renovations only including: 
    • toilets 
    • baths (no ceramic / porcelain or cast iron baths permitted) 
    • vanity units (ensure all nails removed, no ceramic / porcelain sinks permitted)
    • kitchen cabinets (small quantities only ensuring all nails removed)

Council will not accept:

  • Televisions and computers. See the Television and Computer Collection Service page for more information. 
  • Engine blocks 
  • Car bodies 
  • Paint / Chemicals / Solvents / Batteries. See the Household Chemical CleanOut page for more information.
  • Decaying matter 
  • Trade waste 
  • Car tyres 
  • Glass items such as mirrors, shower screens, old windows / window panes 
  • Fibro / plaster board / insulation bats
  • Gas bottles 
  • Dirt / sand / stones / bricks / concrete 
  • Commercial / trade quantities of building and demolition material
  • Large commercial quantities or multiple boxes of tiles, stacks of fibro sheeting or demolition material

If you have reusable items to dispose of outside of your scheduled clean up week, then call The Bower Group for re-use referrals

The Bower Group
Phone: 02 9568 6280
Email: reuse@bower.org.au
Web: www.bower.org.au

Page Last Updated: 24 July 2014

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