Hard waste collection

Hard waste presented for collection on the nature strip

Council coordinates an annual kerbside hard waste collection.

Hard waste is material that can't be contained in your 120-litre kerbside waste bin. Items must not weigh more than 32 kilograms, be no longer than 1.2 metres or wider/deeper than 0.6 metres. Place all metal items (excluding whitegoods) in a separate pile for easy collection. All metal will be recycled.

We're currently reviewing the processes related to the collection of hard waste. Our goal is to provide residents with greater flexibility and reliability regarding collection days and times, as part of an improved collection service. Exploring the options available to us will take some time, consequently, hard waste collection will be delayed this year.

We thank you for your patience.

What can be collected?

  • Hot water systems
  • Baths
  • Household furniture
  • Lawn mowers and other garden tools
  • Garden furniture
  • Timber no more than 1.2m in length
  • Glass from mirrors and windows (must be securely wrapped in cardboard with the word 'glass' clearly marked on it)
  • Scrap metal and small car parts (place in a separate pile on the kerbside). Excludes batteries and tyres.

What can't be collected?

  • E-waste, i.e. any items with a plug, battery or power cord such as televisions, computer equipment/printers, whitegoods (fridges, washing machines, dryers and ovens) and small household appliances
  • Mattresses and/or bases
  • Cardboard packaging (e.g. boxes)
  • Asbestos
  • Medical waste
  • Waste oils (e.g. cooking and motor oils)
  • Paint
  • Building, renovation or demolition materials (e.g. plasterboard, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, fences, bricks, concrete, rubble or excavation material)
  • Waste from industrial or commercial premises
  • Chemicals and chemical containers
  • LPG bottles
  • Car batteries and tyres
  • Green waste (e.g. tree prunings or stumps)
  • Bags of household garbage.

Whitegoods such as washing machines, clothes dryers, fridges, freezers, dishwashers and air conditioners etc. are accepted free of charge at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre

Hard waste in commercial quantities will not be collected.