Bulk hard waste
The on-request Bulk Hard Waste Collection service assists residents in disposing of or recycling their unwanted/broken larger household items. The same items that were picked up from the verge can go into the skip, only now they are recycled.
The Bulk Hard Waste Collection includes the following three services, per household, per financial year including:
- One collection of up to four white goods
- One collection of up to six mattresses
- One three cubic metre skip bin, or one lounge suite collection.
Plus an additional skip bin is available at a reduced City rate.
Please note: In peak booking times such as school holidays, end of financial year and Easter, wait times for skip bins may be up to 10 working days for weekday skips and 15 working days for weekend skips, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
End of Financial Year: The bulk service quotas cannot be accumulated for use in the following year. To ensure you receive your bulk hard waste allocation in the 2020/21 financial year bookings must be made by Wednesday 30 June 2021 for use by Friday 16 July 2021. Services booked after Wednesday 30 June 2021 will come out of the 2021/22 bulk hard waste allowances.
Assistance with bulk hard waste: As with the old bulk verge collection, the City does not provide assistance for residents to fill skip bins with their unwanted household items. The on- request service allows residents to book skip bins for a time when friends, family and neighbours are able to assist, if required.
Skip bin delivery
Weekday skips will remain on site for two nights and one day. Tuesday deliveries will be collected Thursday and Wednesday deliveries will be collected Friday. Weekend skips remain on site for five nights and four days; Thursday deliveries will be collected Tuesday; Friday deliveries will be collected Wednesday. Week long skips will be delivered on Monday and collected the following Monday. The City cannot give an indication of delivery and collection times due to operational reasons.
The skip may be delivered anytime up until 4.30pm and may be collected anytime from 7.00am. Please note: Collections and deliveries will continue irrespective of inclement weather.
Please note: Due to logistical reasons bulk bins may contain rubbish when delivered to your property (may be full upon arrival). Please be assured that the rubbish will be emptied on the same day as delivery (up to 4.30pm) so you will still receive the full time to fill the skip bin. (i.e one full day for Tuesday/Wednesday deliveries and four full days for Thursday/Friday deliveries)
The same items that were able to be put out on the verge for the bulk hard waste collection can now be put into the skip bin, except for white goods and mattresses, as there are separate collections for these items. Bulk hard waste skip bin items include:
- Household furniture – cupboards, draws, cabinets, tables, chairs etc
- Bed frames/headboards
- Floor coverings (carpets/underlay)
- Oversized cardboard packaging
- Wheel barrows (tyres removed)
- Old bicycles, exercise equipment etc.
For health and safety reasons waste must not be filled above the top rail.
Information regarding bulk hard waste is available in the Waste Guide 2020/21 and the Bulk Hard Waste Frequently Asked Questions.