Hard Waste and Green Waste

Green Waste

Green waste is a valuable source of nutrients for your soil and garden. We encourage you to compost or mulch your green waste and use it in your garden where possible. For more information, see our Sustainable Gardening page.

You can dispose of excess green waste at our Waste Facilities at a lower cost than rubbish to landfill. Green waste breaks down in landfills to produce methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, adding to human induced climate change. Our green waste is mulched and reused, with excess sent for composting at the Dutson Soil and Organic Recycling Facility.

A number of private waste and gardening companies in our shire offer a green waste pick up service. Please check your local business directory.

To assist the community with your fire preparation efforts Wellington Shire Council will hold a free green waste disposal weekend at our Waste Facilities in Kilmany, Maffra, Rosedale, Loch Sport, Seaspray, Heyfield, Stratford or Yarram. Green Waste Weekend will be offered on Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 November 2017 between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

 

Hard Waste

We conduct an annual Hard Waste Collection from residences in declared garbage collection areas which have a kerbside Bin Collection.

Township Your Hard Waste must be out for collection before 6.00am on the following dates (but not more than 7 days prior):
Alberton Monday 9 October 2017
Boisdale Monday 18 September 2017
Briagolong Monday 18 September 2017
Carrajung Monday 16 October 2017
Coongulla Monday 18 September 2017
Cowwarr Monday 18 September 2017
Devon North Monday 16 October 2017
Flamingo Beach Monday 30 October 2017
Glenmaggie Monday 18 September 2017
Glomar Beach Monday 30 October 2017
Golden Beach Monday 30 October 2017
Gormandale Monday 16 October 2017
Heyfield Monday 18 September 2017
Hollands Landing Monday 2 October 2017
Honeysuckles Monday 30 October 2017
Langsborough Monday 9 October 2017
Loch Sport Monday 6 November 2017
Longford Monday 30 October 2017
Maffra Monday 2 October 2017
Manns Beach Monday 9 October 2017
McLoughlins Beach Monday 9 October 2017
Munro Monday 2 October 2017
Newry Monday 18 September 2017
Paradise Beach Monday 30 October 2017
Port Albert Monday 9 October 2017
Robertsons Beach Monday 9 October 2017
Rosedale Monday 16 October 2017
Sale Tuesday 5 September 2017
Sale CBD (One Day Only) Monday 4 September 2017
Seaspray Monday 30 October 2017
Stratford Monday 2 October 2017
Tarraville Monday 9 October 2017
Tinamba Monday 18 September 2017
Willung Monday 16 October 2017
Wurruk (One Day Only) Monday 4 September 2017
Won Wron Monday 16 October 2017
Woodside Monday 9 October 2017
Woodside Beach Monday 9 October 2017
Yarram Monday 16 October 2017

  

Check the list below of items which are acceptable and unacceptable for hard waste collection and prepare your items accordingly. Consider which items are too good for landfill. See our Reduce Reuse Recycle page for more information on how to sell, swap or donate useable goods.

We ask for your cooperation to ensure:

  • Hard waste is not placed on nature strips more than 7 days prior to your collection dates
  • Hard waste products are placed on your nature strip only
  • The limit for hard waste materials is 1.5m3 per household
  • No hard waste is placed over a fire plug or water valve or near a power pole
  • Hard waste must be able to be lifted / handled safely by two (2) persons in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety standards
  • Steel and scrap metal are piled separately to all other waste items
  • Unacceptable or rejected items left behind by collectors are removed from your nature strip within 48 hours of notification
     

Items Acceptable for Collection

  • Refrigerators and freezers (please ensure items are degassed and door locks are removed)
  • Stoves (please make sure door locks are removed)
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Household furniture, such as chairs, tables and sofas
  • Floor coverings, such as carpets, linoleum and rugs
  • China, pottery and ceramics
  • Empty oil tanks (Household)
  • Empty drums
  • Up to 12 pieces of timber not exceeding 1.5 metres (5ft) in length or 64 kilograms in weight
  • Steel and scrap metal
  • Tools
  • Baths, basins and shower bases
  • Up to 4 passenger car tyres (tyres must not be on rims)
  • Car batteries

 

Items Unacceptable for Collection

  • Mattresses and bases
  • Household rubbish
  • Recyclable materials, such as newspapers, cardboard and plastic containers
  • Televisions and computers*
  • Engine blocks
  • Gas bottles
  • Poisons
  • Tins of paint
  • Building waste (including excavation waste)
  • Sewage and sewerage pipes
  • Building materials, such as concrete, bricks, plaster, windows or demolition waste
  • Fencing wire
  • Asbestos
  • Toxic and hazardous materials
  • Industrial waste
  • Liquid waste including containers filled with liquids
  • Green garden waste, such as tree pruning, flower cuttings, rocks, soil or grass clippings
  • Trade waste
  • Waste as prescribed under the Environment Protection (Prescribed Waste) Regulations 1998

*E-waste can be recycled all year free of charge at Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre or for a small handling fee at other Transfer Stations.

  

Hard Waste Size Limit

The limit for hard waste materials is 1.5m3 per household. As a guide, a standard 6x4 trailer holds approx 1m3. Our contractors will reject items which exceed the 1.5m3 limit.

 

Rejected Hard Waste

Unacceptable items will not be collected; the items will be taped and a notice will be left which explains to the householder or property owner why the items have been rejected. The notice will request that rejected items are removed from your nature strip within a 48 hour period. Items not removed from nature strips within the designated period may incur penalties.

 

Preparing for Hard Waste Collection

Visit our Recycling page prior to preparing your hard waste items, there are lots of hints and tips to help you recycle rather than send to landfill where possible.

 

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