Annual Hard Waste Collection

Our free annual hard waste collection takes place from 6.00am on your first green waste collection day of October. Rural residential areas, which do not receive the green waste service also receive this service.

Don’t be concerned if only some of your items are collected at one time. There will be a series of different trucks each collecting different items at different times throughout the day. All items that comply should be collected by the end of the day set for your collection.

What will be collected

This collection is for large items such as:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Household appliances
  • Junk – bric-a-brac
  • White goods
  • Electronic waste (E-waste)
  • Timber (max 1.5m in length)

Items must be able to be lifted onto a truck by two people and fit within an area 2m long x 2m wide x 1m high. Building material, except those items included under what won’t be collected is limited to 0.5 cubic metres with a maximum length of items being 1.5 metres. This can include timber and guttering. The amount of carpet that will be collected is limited to 1 cubic metre.

What won’t be collected

  • Household rubbish
  • Recycling
  • Green waste
  • All fencing wire (including chicken wire)
  • Glass
  • Building waste including loose rubble, bricks, concrete, soil, sand and roofing iron
  • Tyres
  • Gas cylinders
  • Hazardous and toxic waste including asbestos and ashes.
  • Any item longer than 1.5 metres (excluding mattresses and furniture)
  • Chemicals or liquids, including engine oil
  • Commercial or business waste
  • Engine blocks, car batteries, or any other car parts
  • Paint, fuel tins
  • Vegetable matter

It’s too good to throw away

Residents that have items they consider to be good enough to reuse are encouraged to contact their local charity.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to book?

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Bookings are not taken. Simply place your items out for collection the night before your collection date.

Where and how do I place my items for collection?

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  • Place items on your nature strip at least 1 metre from your wheelie bins the night before your collection day.
  • For child safety reasons, before placing any refrigerator, freezer or trunk with a capacity of 40 litres or more on the nature strip, you must first remove every door and lid and every lock catch and hinge, or otherwise render every door and lid incapable of being fastened. It is preferred that fridges are degassed. Degassing must be in accordance with the relevant legislation and undertaken by a registered contractor. Any cords or hoses, should also be removed and only power cords for fridges that require degassing.
  • Don’t place material in bins/containers unless you want the bin taken away. All items placed out will be removed including any containers.

What if my material does not fit the guidelines?

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You must make your own disposal arrangements. Rubbish can be delivered to the Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station.

Where does my collected hard waste go?

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The collected hard waste is transported to the Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station where it is processed for possible reuse or to be disposed at Copping as landfill.