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Waste & Recycling Clean-up Collections
Some Council services are currently impacted as a result of COVID-19. To ensure that Council can focus on maintaining important waste collection services, we ask that only urgent household clean-up and mattress collections are made at this time.
For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting Council services visit our announcements.
Council offers the following collection services for bulky household items that can’t be collected through the weekly service. This service is only offered to domestic residents for household waste. Waste generated by commercial operations is ineligible for collection.
All collected materials are sent to landfill, so please consider selling, donating or giving away good quality items. You can also book a collection through the Bower’s Collection and Rehoming service or find it a new home through their reuse tool.
For ALL Scheduled and Pre-booked clean-up collections:
Bulk vegetation collection can be arranged through the pre-booked clean-up service.
Council provides residents with three free scheduled clean-up collections per financial year. All groups of items left on kerbsides for collection must be labelled with a Scheduled Clean-up label (above).
These collections are conducted in zones according to a pre-set schedule.Find the scheduled collection dates for your street in the Clean-up Dates online database.
Council will collect:
Household furniture Small appliances Soft furnishings Carpet and linoleum (must be cut into 1 metre lengths and bundled. Maximum 0.5m3) Other non-recyclable household items Whitegoods and metal items, e.g. Fridge/freezer, washing machine. TVs and Computers
Council will NOT collect:
General household garbage * Small household items * Vegetation**, dirt, stones and sand Mattresses/foam*** Car batteries** and car parts Tyres Building materials, including bricks, concrete and tiles Liquids, including paint^, chemicals^^ and oil^ Fibro/asbestos Gas bottles^ Hazardous materials, including volatile liquids, medical waste and explosives Mirrors and sheets of glass
*these can be placed in the general waste (red lid) bin**Some vegetation can be collected through a booked Pre-booked Clean-up collection. Conditions apply. *** Mattresses can be collected and recycled through the new free collection service. ^ These items can be recycled at the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre.^^ Chemicals can be disposed at Household Chemical CleanOut events.
Council provides residents with one free pre-booked clean-up collection per financial year in addition to the scheduled collection dates. All groups of items left on kerbsides for collection must be labelled with a Pre-booked Clean-up label (above). Residents can pay for additional pre-booked collections if required to a maximum of 4m3 of materials per collection. For current fees, see Fees and Charges.
As the vegetation all goes to a mulching and composting facility, this service can be used for either bulk vegetation or for general household goods but cannot be used for a mixture of the two.
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Please note there are a limited number of pre-booked services available per week, and they must be booked at least a week in advance. At busy periods bookings may not be available for 1-2 weeks.
If you are utilising the pre-booked service for bulky household goods, check the acceptable items under the scheduled clean-up service.
For bulk vegetation collection, Council will collect:
Untied/loose vegetation Vegetation in plastic bags Branches greater than 75mm diameter Branches, untreated wood or Christmas trees in sections longer than 1 metre Painted or chemically treated timber Tree stumps Whole wood pallets Building timber Whole fences General garbage Timber with nails
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