Hard waste collection
When is the Council hard waste collection?
Council collects hard waste twice a year from homes and units in Moreland which pay the waste charge.
The first collection for 2019 ran for 5 weeks from 18 March to 18 April 2019. The second collection will take place later in 2019.
When to put your hard waste out
You will receive a notice from Council at least two weeks before the hard waste collection comes to your area.
You can begin to neatly place items out on the nature strip or footpath on the weekend before the collection starts in your street. Do not place items out any earlier than this.
All items for collection must be placed out by the Sunday evening before your collection week begins to avoid a missed collection. Do not place items out during your collection week.
Items you can place out for collection
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You can put up to one cubic metre (equal to two washing machines side by side) of hard waste on the nature strip or footpath outside your property.
Place your hard waste in neat piles on the nature strip and put any small items in boxes so that they do not create windblown litter. If you place too much hard waste out, only one cubic metre will be collected.
All items must be able to be lifted by two people.
If you put the wrong items out they will not be collected.
These items are collected
Whitegoods - such as stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators (doors must be removed)
Old or broken furniture
Timber up to 1.5 metres in length (no more than 10 pieces)
Boxes of odds and ends
Chinaware and window glass (must be wrapped heavily and marked 'glass' )
Mattress and base (one per household)
Computers and TVs (leave in a separate pile), and
Tools and lawn mowers.
These items will not be collected
If items on this list are placed out they will NOT be collected and the householder will receive a knock back notice. Items must be removed within 24 hours of receiving the notice, failure to comply may incur penalties.
- Asbestos (because of the health risks of asbestos, Council advises you hire a professional to transport and dispose of asbestos)
- Syringes (Council can provide containers for safe syringe disposal)
- Dangerous goods such as household chemicals, pesticides, automotive fluids and fuels (take to a mobile Detox Your Home Collection)
- Materials from building construction and renovation including cement sheeting, rubble, bricks, plasterboard and concrete
- Tyres, car batteries and large car parts (take to a recycling centre or landfill, charges may apply)
- Paint (take to a permanent Detox your Home drop off point)
- Motor oil and liquid wastes (take to a recycling centre or landfill, charges may apply)
- Gas bottles (return to the supplier or take to a recycling centre or landfill, charges may apply)
- Household batteries (take to a permanent Detox your home drop off point or a Customer Service Centre)
- Waste from commercial and industrial operations (pay to dispose of this waste)
- Household garbage, green waste, or recycling.
What happens to hard waste after it is collected
All scrap metal, televisions, computers and mattresses collected via the kerbside hard waste collection are recycled.
Organised or commercial scavenging results in a loss of valuable scrap metal for the hard waste contractors and therefore a more expensive service for Council. If you see someone scavenging for scrap metal, contact Council.
If you have hard waste at other times of the year
Do not put your unwanted goods on the footpath or nature strip at any time other than during the kerbside hard waste collection. This is illegal and you could face charges of up to $9,000.
- Take it to a recycling centre or landfill;
- Donate good quality items and furniture to charity;
- Contact Kids Off the Kerb for whitegoods collection and refurbishment; or
- Visit the A - Z guide to waste and recycling to see how to responsibily dispose of a range of items.
Where to find more information
The Residential Kerbside Waste Services booklet (PDF 1Mb) provides everything you need to know about your kerbside waste services as well as information on composting, bin placement, hard waste collection and your local transfer stations. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version.
The Waste Services in the City of Moreland brochure (PDF 2Mb) provides information on what to do with items that cannot be placed in your kerbside bins. You can download a copy or contact Council to request a printed version.