NOTE: Booking for 2012 are now closed
Dial-a-Garbo is a chance to put out large items of rubbish which cannot normally be collected through Council's wheelie bin service. If you wish to use this service, you must phone the booking line or submit a completed on-line booking form during the month of October.
This Council service is free and is intended for the collection of large items such as:
- household appliances,
- limited amounts of building material.
These items should not be placed out until the evening before your collection. Collection begins at 6.00am.
How to use this service
Check this web page or the Dial-a-Garbo Brochure(456 kb) for details of what Council will and will not collect.
Bookings take place in October:
- Telephone the booking line 6245 8712 - You will be given a booking number as proof of your booking. Booking hours are between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday - Or
- Submit a completed Dial-a-Garbo online booking form - you will be emailed or phoned with your booking number.
- During the 2 weeks of the collection, on your normal recycling day, put your items out on the nature strip neatly next to, but at least 1 metre from, your wheelie bin, making sure they do not obstruct the footpath or road.
- The items should fit within an area 2 metres wide by 2 metres deep and stand no more than a metre high (4 m3). The items must be able to be easily lifted onto a truck by two people.
Trade waste (fences, builders, plumbers etc)
The amount of loose building rubble that will be collected, including soil, sand and bricks, is limited to 0.25 cubic metres. This material must be bagged and each bag must weigh no more than 16 kilograms. You must use bags that will not split when they are lifted.
The amount of carpet that will be collected is limited to 1 cubic metre. Individual pieces should not be too heavy for lifting onto a truck by two people.
The amount of all other building material, including timber and guttering, is limited to 0.5 cubic metres.
Refrigerators, ice chests and trunks
For child safety reasons, before placing any refrigerator, ice chest or trunk with a capacity of 40 litres or more on the nature strip, you must first remove every door and lid or every lock, catch and hinge attached to a door and lid, or otherwise render every door and lid incapable of being fastened. Any cords or hoses should also be removed
Is it too good to throw away?
Residents who have items they consider may be good enough to reuse are encouraged to first phone their local charity.
The following material will not be collected:
- Paint tins.
- Commercial or business waste.
- Any item longer than 1.5 metres.
- Items too heavy for easy lifting onto a truck by two people.
- Engine blocks, tyres or any other car parts.
- Chemicals or liquids, including engine oil.
- Gas cylinders.
- Broken glass, asbestos or ashes.
- Vegetable matter.
- Garden refuse. This can be put out for collection on Council's green organics collection day every 4 weeks.
- Cardboard or other recyclables. These can be put out for recycling collection every week, flattened, bundled, tied and placed next to the crate.
- Loose rubble.
- Fencing wire.
If your material does not fit the guidelines:
Rubbish can be delivered to the Mornington Waste Transfer Station.
The local newspaper and the 'Yellow Pages' contain listings of rubbish removalists.
Want to know more?
For more information about this service or Council's other waste and recycling collection services, contact Clarence City Council.
REMEMBER: The total amount of material put out for collection should fit within an area two metres wide by two metres deep and stand no more than a metre high.