Hard waste collection

Hard waste is usually large rubbish items that cannot fit in your general waste bin. The council offers a hard waste collection service to help you get rid of these large items. There are also many alternative recycling options suggested.

What you need to know

  • Not everything can be disposed of. Many household objects can be recycled or have alternative options
  • Bookings are subject to availability. You can usually organise a collection within 3-4 weeks time.
  • You'll have options to select a preferred date.
  • Any rubbish put out without a booking is considered illegal dumping, and you can be fined $315.
  • Cancellation requires 2 full business days notice prior to the collection date.

Bookings and cost

Residents are entitled to 1 free waste collection per year (1 July - 30 June). 

What can I throw out?

What can I throw out?

Mattresses including foam mattresses Maximum of two, including the base.
 
 Household furniture and goods Dismantled where possible, eg lounge, chairs, beanbags, crockery, gym equipment, pram, toys, baby seat.
 
 Lawnmower Fuel tank must be empty.
 
 Hot water service

 
 White goods Maximum of two, doors removed or taped closed eg fridge, washing machine, stove.
               
 Electrical goods eg TV, fans, DVD player, toaster, vacuum cleaner, power tools.
 
 Galvanised Iron sheets or roof guttering Maximum of 15 sheets and no longer than 1.5m.
 
 Timber Maximum length 1.5m and bundled, eg floor boards, pergola, fence posts.
 
 Floor coverings Maximum of two rooms, must be rolled and tied into 1.5m length x 30cm diameter, eg carpet, underlay, rugs.
 
 Steel and metals  Ferrous and non-ferrous.  Bundled, dismantled and maximum length 1.5m. Modular rainwater tank no more than three modules. eg free standing swing, small modular rainwater tank, small round rainwater tank, cycle bike, chicken wire.
 
 Mirrors, glass, windows Securely wrapped in cardboard and marked ‘GLASS’.
 
Note:  E-waste and mattresses are collected separately and may be left for a short time after initial collection by the compactor has taken place

 

What is not accepted?

Hazardous products, toxic substances, explosives, flammables, ammunition.
eg paint, pesticides, garden fertilisers, cleaning agents, suspected Asbestos items, explosives, ammunition, fuel, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, fibreglass.
 
 Building material from erection, demolition or renovation of a property or shop, eg bricks, concrete, gyprock/plasterboard, cement mix, dirt, rubble, wooden pallets, tiles, toilet bowl and cisterns,
 
 Large rainwater tanks
 
 Car bodies, panels, engines, parts
 
 Tyres
 
 Batteries eg car, scooter, power packs, small AA.
 
 Liquid waste including paint and oil.
 
 Garden waste, tree stumps
 
 Wooden pallets
 
 Domestic waste
 
 Vegetation and garden waste including fruit and vegetables.
 
 Unwrapped or broken glass
 
 Cardboard, bottles, cans eg kerbside recyclable items.
 
 Unsanitary or sharps items eg syringes and medical waste.

 

 

How much can I throw out?

The maximum amount that can be collected is 2 cubic metres.

  • 2m length x 1m wide x 1m height

  • This amount equates (approx) to a small 6ft x 4ft trailer load.

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Online

Step 1.Check your items are able to be collected

See acceptable items above

Step 2.Make your booking

Make sure you complete your booking and have received an email confirmation before leaving your rubbish out for collection.

Book online

Step 3.Getting ready for you collection

Put your waste out the Sunday evening before it is due for collection - no sooner. Our Collection Contractor will not come onto private property to remove rubbish. Fines may be issued for waste placed on the footpath earlier than this date.

Tips for collection

  • Leave plenty of room on the footpath for people to walk past

  • Don't leave anything sharp or hazardous on the footpath

  • Remove all doors from fridges and freezers

  • Don't stack your waste too high

  • Lie taller items down (eg wardrobes)

 

Telephone

Step 1.Check your items are able to be collected

See acceptable items above

Step 2.Make your booking

You can call SOLO to organise your booking. You will receive an email confirmation. Make sure you have received confirmation before leaving your rubbish out for collection.

Phone SOLO on (08) 8159 5059

Step 3.Getting ready for your collection

Put your waste out the Sunday evening before it is due for collection - no sooner. Our Collection Contractor will not come onto private property to remove rubbish. Fines may be issued for waste placed on the footpath earlier than this date.

Tips for collection

  • Leave plenty of room on the footpath for people to walk past

  • Don't leave anything sharp or hazardous on the footpath

  • Remove all doors from fridges and freezers

  • Don't stack your waste too high

  • Lie taller items down (eg wardrobes)

 

Email

Step 1.Check your items are able to be collected

See acceptable items above

Step 2.Make your booking

You can email SOLO Resource recovery to organise your booking. You will receive an email confirmation with your collection date. Make sure you have received confirmation before leaving your rubbish out for collection.

Email SOLO customerservice@solo.com.au

Step 3.Getting ready for your collection

Put your waste out the Sunday evening before it is due for collection - no sooner. Our Collection Contractor will not come onto private property to remove rubbish. Fines may be issued for waste placed on the footpath earlier than this date.

Tips for collection

  • Leave plenty of room on the footpath for people to walk past

  • Don't leave anything sharp or hazardous on the footpath

  • Remove all doors from fridges and freezers

  • Don't stack your waste too high

  • Lie taller items down (eg wardrobes)

 

 

Your hard waste is your responsibility. The council isn't responsible for removal of items added to your pile by others. You should ensure that waste outside your property is maintained safely until collected. Any rubbish put out without a booking is considered illegal dumping and can incur a fine of $315.