With Covid-19 restrictions creating more time for home projects, like that long put-off kitchen renovation or garage clear-out, Wellington Shire spring cleaners will rejoice at news of Council’s annual hard waste collection approaching.
Council conducts a hard waste pick-up from all residences in declared kerbside bin collection areas, beginning in Sale and Wurruk on Monday 31 August. The collection will move across Wellington each week until Monday 2 November.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said it was more important than ever to assist Council’s hard waste collection teams by putting items out at the right time and in an orderly way.
“In this uncertain time, we must ensure the collection process is efficient, so our staff remain safe and the service is maximised for all residents,” Cr Hall said.
“No one wants to spend time in an unclean space, whether it be at home or in the community.”
Residents should put hard waste out no later than 6am on their collection day and no earlier than seven days before. Items should be stacked tidily on the nature strip only and not creating an obstruction. Steel and other scrap metal must be stacked separately to other items. The hard waste pile (including separated items) should be no larger than 1.5m3.
People are reminded that hard waste no longer includes e-waste, such as computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and electric mowers.
The hard waste team also cannot take items including building materials, mattresses and bases, gas bottles, fencing wire, tins of paint, liquids and garden waste. Car tyres and rims must be separated. If Council’s hard waste team cannot take an item that has been left out, residents are asked to retrieve it within 48 hours.
For hard waste collection dates and more information, visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/hardwaste