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 fire preparation efforts, Wellington Shire Council will hold no-fee green waste disposal at our Waste Facilities in Kilmany, Maffra, Loch Sport, Seaspray, Heyfield, Stratford and Yarram for the entire month of November 2019 (1 November - 30 November), during normal operating hours. Green waste can be disposed of free of charge during this period (excluding commercial operators).



Hard Waste

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

The 2019 collection dates are shown below:

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 7 October 2019
Boisdale Monday 16 September 2019
Briagolong Monday 16 September 2019
Carrajung Monday 14 October 2019
Coongulla Monday 16 September 2019
Cowwarr Monday 16 September 2019
Devon North Monday 14 October 2019
Flamingo Beach Monday 28 October 2019
Glenmaggie Monday 16 September 2019
Glomar Beach Monday 28 October 2019
Golden Beach Monday 28 October 2019
Gormandale Monday 14 October 2019
Heyfield Monday 16 September 2019
Hollands Landing Monday 23 September 2019
Honeysuckles Monday 28 October 2019
Langsborough Monday 7 October 2019
Loch Sport Monday 4 November 2019
Longford Monday 28 October 2019
Maffra Monday 23 September 2019
Manns Beach Monday 7 October 2019
McLoughlins Beach Monday 7 October 2019
Munro Monday 23 September 2019
Newry Monday 16 September 2019
Paradise Beach Monday 28 October 2019
Port Albert Monday 7 October 2019
Robertsons Beach Monday 7 October 2019
Rosedale Monday 14 October 2019
Sale Monday 2 September 2019
Sale CBD (One Day Only) Monday 2 September 2019
Seaspray Monday 28 October 2019
Stratford Monday 23 September 2019
Tarraville Monday 7 October 2019
Tinamba Monday 16 September 2019
Willung Monday 14 October 2019
Wurruk (One Day Only) Monday 2 September 2019
Won Wron Monday 14 October 2019
Woodside Monday 7 October 2019
Woodside Beach Monday 7 October 2019
Yarram Monday 14 October 2019


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 door locks are removed).
  • Timber - Up to 12 pieces (Must not exceed 1.5 metres (5ft) in length).
  • Passenger Car Tyres - Up to 4 (Must not be on rims).
  • Stoves (Please make sure door locks are removed).
  • Household Furniture (Such as chairs, tables and sofas).
  • Floor Coverings (Such as carpets, linoleum and rugs).
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Car Batteries
  • China, Pottery and Ceramics
  • Empty Household Oil Tanks and Drums
  • Steel and Scrap Metal
  • Hand Tools
  • Baths, Basins and Shower Bases
  • Steel and Scrap Metal (Will be collected, but must be piled separately to all other waste items).


Items Unacceptable for Collection

  • E-Waste (Any item that needs a plug or battery to work).
  • Building Materials (Such as concrete, bricks, plaster, windows or demolition waste).
  • Green Garden Waste (Such as tree prunings, flower cuttings, rocks, soil or grass clippings).
  • Waste (As prescribed under the Environment Protection (Prescribed Waste) Regulations 1998.
  • Recyclable Materials (Such as newspapers, cardboard and plastic containers).
  • Mattresses and Bases
  • Liquid Waste (Including containers filled with liquids).
  • Building Waste (Including excavation waste).
  • Household Rubbish
  • Engine Blocks
  • Poisons
  • Tins of Paint
  • Sewage and Sewerage Pipes
  • Asbestos
  • Industrial Waste
  • Trade Waste
  • Gas Bottles
  • Fencing Wire


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.



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