Hard Waste Collection


Wellington Shire Council conducts an annual Hard Waste Collection from residences in declared garbage collection areas which have a kerbside Bin Collection.

Hard Waste is generally collected in October/November each year.

The 2023 Hard Waste collection dates will be posted on this page when available - please check back soon.

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Items Acceptable for Collection

The following items will be collected:

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

Items Unacceptable for Collection

The following items will not be collected:

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

Collection Guidelines

When placing you Hard Waste out for collection, please 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

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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This page was last published on:
Monday, January 23, 2023