Residential General junk verge collection

Residential general junk verge collection guidelines

To find out the collection dates click here or call the City on 9397 3000.

  • Reduce illegal dumping and nuisance pickers by placing items on the verge of your property no earlier than 7 days prior to your collection date.
  • Please separate the following from general junk – electronic goods (including computer equipment and TVs), mattresses, white goods and scrap metals, as the City recycles these items.
  • Do not place waste on vacant properties or public reserves.
  • If any item set out for collection doesn’t comply with guidelines, it won’t be collected and you must remove it within 7 days or you may be fined.

If your item is still in good condition, check with your local charity or community group to see if you can donate it, or offer it to your friends and family. Visit www.giv.org.au to find your closest charity.

Important safety requirements

  • For child safety reasons, refrigerators, freezers and other white goods must have the doors removed.
  • Fridges and freezers no longer need to be degassed.

What we will collect during the junk verge collection

The City will collect:

  • Household furniture (no glass panels or table tops)
  • White goods, such as stoves, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes dryers (doors must be removed)
  • Fridges, freezers (doors must be removed) and air conditioners
  • General junk items, scrap metal and timber products up to 1.5m in length

The City will not collect:

  • Hazardous materials such as chemicals, oils, paints, pesticides, solvents, gas cylinders and asbestos. Please use the related link below for information about disposing of hazardous materials.
  • Bricks, tiles, sand, solar panels, cement, concrete products and fencing materials
  • Household waste
  • Glass, mirrors or shower screens
  • Tyres, car bodies and parts
  • Batteries (see link below)
  • Materials more than 1.5m in length
  • Mixed piles of junk and green waste
  • Green waste (the City provides two separate green waste verge collection services)
  • General junk from commercial properties
  • Play equipment and trampolines that have not been dismantled

Important: If any items set out for collection doesn't comply with collection guidelines, it wont be collected and you must remove it.

Remember that littering or illegal dumping penalties apply for early placement of general junk waste on verges or failure to comply with collection guidelines.

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