Waste Management

Hard Waste Collection

Each property with a Council-provided kerbside garbage service is entitled to one Hard Waste Collection of up to two cubic metres of items each financial year.

If you need a collection:

  • make a booking by mail, phone or in person for any time of year (limited collection days available in January)
  • pay the standard service fee of $60 including GST ($35 for Pension and Health Care Card Holders)
  • a maximum of 2 mattresses can be picked up for an additional fee (Mattress Recycling Fee: Single Bed $10 each, Double Bed or larger $20 each). Note: Mattress Recycling Fee only applies to mattresses with metal inner-springs. Foam-only mattresses can be collected as a routine hard waste item within the 2 cubic metre allowance.
  • where possible, hard waste items should stay inside your property boundary for collection eg. front yard. If it is necessary to have your hard waste collected from a nature strip the items must not be placed on a nature strip earlier than 48 hours before the agreed collection date.
  • If the load exceeds two cubic meters then the excess items will not be collected.

How to book and pay

  • Please contact Wonthaggi Recyclers on (03) 5672 1933 to arrange booking and payment

What can be collected:

  • Furniture eg. couches, bed frames, chairs, tables, desks, office cabinets
  • Whitegoods and appliances eg. refrigerators, ovens and stoves, washing machines, dishwashers, small appliances
  • Tools, mowers, car parts, scrap metal eg. old BBQs, fencing wire, metal rods and poles, empty clean paint tins with lids off
  • Children’s toys, kitchenware, most common household items
  • Timber pieces less than 1.8 metres in length (nails must be removed or flattened)

What can't be collected:

  • garden waste or bagged household rubbish
  • glass  eg. TVs and computer monitors, glass table tops, old windows
  • car batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, chemicals, asbestos or tyres
  • concrete pieces, building/renovation rubble, ashes or dust
  • liquid waste or items containing liquid eg. motor oil, oil heaters
  • items longer than 1.8 metres in length or single items weighing over 25 kgs that cannot easily be lifted by two people.
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