What we accept for collection
The following items are accepted in this service:
- water heaters
- fridges, freezers and air-conditioners
- televisions and computers
- baby items and toys
- garden tools and equipment
- sporting goods and camping equipment
- clothing and shoes
- rugs and carpet (rolled and tied in manageable bundles)
- tyres (maximum of 4 car tyres per year).
Please ensure small items are wrapped, bagged or boxed.
We don't accept for collection
The following items are not accepted in this service and will not be removed from the kerbside:
- glass or mirrors including glass panes from windows, table tops, furniture with glass doors or any item containing sheet glass
- hazardous wastes such as paints, asbestos sheeting, chemicals, unwanted medicines and liquids
- car parts
- commercial waste
- building materials including bricks, tiles, Gyprock, concrete, etc.
- composite compressed boards including: fibro of any kind (new or old), asbestos sheeting, fibre cement sheeting, fibre reinforced cement product, Blue Board, Hardiplank or any compressed fibre sheeting.
- food scraps and household garbage
- garden waste - including vegetation, soil, rocks, etc.
- material which cannot be reasonably removed by two people
- Items should not exceed 45 kilograms or 1.5 metres in length, however accepted items (fridges, freezers and air-conditioners) that exceed these restrictions may still be collected if they can be safely and reasonably handled by our operators and placed in the collection vehicles.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ASBESTOS AND FIBRO PRODUCTS
- Composite compressed boards (as described below) are NOT permitted to be placed in your bulk kerbside collection. If any of these items are detected Cleanaway will be unable to collect any of your waste.
- Non-conforming products include: fibro of any kind (new or old), asbestos sheeting, fibre cement sheeting, fibre reinforced cement product, Blue Board, Hardiplank or any compressed fibre sheeting.
- Cleanaway on behalf of Council further reserves the right to refuse to collect loads containing this material or any material resembling these types of products due to the risk they may contain asbestos fibres.
What happens to my bulky household item?
Where practical waste collection vehicles collecting bulky household items, bundled garden vegetation and reusable / clean recyclable items will travel together to ensure as much material is recovered for further processing at the Resource Recovery Area or resale at the Treasure Markets at Council’s major waste management facilities prior to disposal of residual waste in landfill. If your items are still good quality, consider donating them to a charity, selling them online or having a garage sale prior to placing them out for collection.