Kerbside Waste Collection

 

Read below to gain an understanding of Kerbside Waste Collection and the different waste and recycling bins/services available.

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Kerbside Waste Collection

Cleaning out your house or business and need waste collected, but don’t necessarily need a bin or have the space for one? Kerbside waste collections allow you to place waste in a safe place out the front of your property where it will be collected and placed directly into a waste collection vehicle. The service is similar to kerbside collections provided by some councils, but can be organised for a day of your choosing. It’s a great way to quickly clear out your home or business without having to worry about where you will place a bin. The material collected from a kerbside collection may be taken either directly to landfill, or in some cases a sorting and recycling centre. When placing material out for a kerbside collection, be sure to pay attention to what is and isn’t accepted, as material that is unsuitable for this service, such as hazardous waste, cannot be collected and will be left at your property. Most general waste materials can be accepted as long as they can be lifted and placed into the waste collection vehicle and don’t exceed 2.0m in any direction

Allowed

  • General Household Rubbish¹
  • Liftable Commercial Waste
  • Liftable Furniture & Appliances
  • Liftable Construction Waste
  • Food Packaging & Wrappers
  • Non-Recyclable Packaging
  • Liftable Garden Waste*
  • Paper & Cardboard*
  • Plastic Materials*
  • Broken Ceramics & Glass*
  • Aluminium, Steel or Tin Cans*
  • Clean Foil*

Prohibited

  • Tyres and Rubber Products
  • Gas Bottles & Canisters
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mattresses
  • Batteries
  • Liquid Waste
  • Soil, Sand, Clay, Rocks & Turf
  • Rigid steel beams or lengths of hardwood exceeding 1.3m
  • E-Waste (VIC only)²
  • Other Hazardous Materials**
  • Dangerous Goods***
* Even though these materials are acceptable in kerbside waste collections, we encourage you to use an appropriate recycling service to reduce landfill. Generally costs for recycling services are less than kerbside waste services.

² E-Waste Victoria - E-Waste is prohibited for disposal in General Waste bins in Victoria only, although we highly encourage you to dispose of e-waste via a dedicated e-waste service.

Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.