Hard waste

Hard waste

    Council provides a free hard waste collection every second year to residents in areas where landfill operation hours are limited.

    Due to the current high river event impacting our region, we are currently receiving a large number of enquiries. We have staff preparing and supporting emergency response efforts - this is creating limitations to some of our services. Please be advised that there may be delays in our normal response times.

    Domestic Hard Waste Collection

    What you can put out:

    All items must be able to be lifted shoulder height by two persons, and be no longer than 1.5 metres.

    • Old tins, scrap iron, and other waste metal.
    • Empty and clean paint tins, lids off.
    • Crockery, chinaware etc.
    • Carpet (rolled and tied – limit of one room).
    • Household furniture, such as couches, beds, carpet (rolled and tied – limit 1 room).
    • Household appliances such as refrigerators (remove doors), stoves, washing machines, dishwashers.
    • Electrical appliances, tools, equipment, mowers, and small car parts.
    • Up to 10 pieces of timber (neatly tied) not exceeding 1.5m in length. Nails must be bent over or removed.

    What you can’t put out:

    Items that will NOT be collected include:

    • Over-length or over-weight items of any nature.
    • Waste from industrial and commercial premises.
    • Waste material from construction, renovation and demolition of buildings, including fencing.
    • Glass.
    • Bricks, concrete, stone, clay, sand and soil.
    • Liquids whether or not in sealed containers including paint, oil, garden sprays and chemicals.
    • Farm equipment.
    • Hazardous or offensive waste, including asbestos.
    • Household garbage.
    • Tyres or batteries of any type.
    • Televisions and computer monitors (Please note: although e-waste is accepted for free at the Swan Hill Landfill, collecting these items during hard waste collection is too dangerous).

    Please Note: Clear access is required to your nature strip on collection day. Avoid parking cars near waste materials.

    For more information contact:
    Waste Management Department
    Phone: (03) 5036 2401

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