Wellington Shire Council’s annual hard waste collection will be held this October and early November.
Council conducts hard waste pick up from residences in declared garbage collection areas, which already have a kerbside bin collection.
This year’s collection will begin on Monday 2 October and will move across Wellington progressively until the final week, beginning Monday 30 October.
Hard waste collection will commence on the following dates:
Council reminds residents to place their items out no more than one week prior to their scheduled collection date to keep streets manageable and clean.
To ensure a safe collection for contractors, hard waste is to be placed on resident’s nature strip only, and clear of any utilities. Steel and scrap metal are to be piled separately, with the hard waste size limit being 1.5 cubic metres.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Ian Bye said that annual hard waste collection is a fantastic time to easily dispose of unwanted household items, however it’s important to consider the environmental impact while doing so.
“While it’s a great opportunity to spring clean, unfortunately most items that are collected are still sent to landfill. To help us divert materials from landfill, consider whether your item could have another life and ask yourself, could you sell, donate or repair it before you drag it out to the kerb”. Cr Bye said.
Residents are also reminded that E-waste (which is any item that needs a plug or battery to work) is no longer collected as hard waste. E-waste is no longer permitted in Victoria’s landfills and cannot be disposed of in either kerbside bins or hard waste collection. E-waste may be recycled free of charge at any Wellington Shire Council transfer station or landfill, listed on Council’s website.
In the spirit of sustainability, Council has not sent out its usual hard waste reminder letter in rates notices this year, instead providing information on dates and collection through local newspapers and existing print publications, the Wellington Shire Council website and social media channels.
To view the hard waste township collection schedule, or for a full list of items which are acceptable for collection, please visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au/hardwaste or phone our hard waste contractor Dasma on 5134 1455.