Clarence residents will receive a hard waste collection service during February and March 2023, following a decision made at Monday night’s council meeting.

The annual collection service was postponed in 2022 after council failed to receive a complying tender for a 19-day collection period.

As a result, council sought alternative proposals with council ultimately settling on a 38-day collection service which will take place over February and March 2023.

There has been significant growth in the volume of hard waste collected in recent years which has made a four-week collection period unrealistic.

A total of 1,481 tonnes of hard waste was collected in 2021 alone – more than double the volume of 671 tonnes collected in 2017.

Clarence City Council Mayor Brendan Blomeley said he was pleased council was able to find new solutions to provide a hard waste collection service to the Clarence community in 2023.

“The growth of our municipality, partnered with less contractors providing this kind of service due to the work, health and safety implications, has meant that finding someone to deliver the service has been challenging,” Mayor Blomeley said.

“We know that the annual hard waste collection service is highly valued by the Clarence community, especially those who are unable to take items to the Mornington Waste Transfer Station themselves.

“We thank the community for their patience during this process.”

Moving forward, council will continue to reassess its approach to the delivery of an annual hard waste collection service.


The full hard waste collection details will be communicated to residents via direct mail as well as being available on council’s website and Facebook page.


Further details about hard waste collection can be found here: