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It’s EOFY: Book your hard waste collection early

Published on 06 June 2019
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  • Community
  • Waste and recycling
Waste on naturestrip

With the end of financial year approaching, Maroondah residents with a residential waste service are reminded that they are entitled to two hard waste collections per financial year.

Maroondah Councillor Mike Symon said households wanting a hard waste collection before the end of 30 June 2019, are required to book early to avoid disappointment.

“If you require a hard waste collection between now and 30 June, it is recommended that you contact Council to secure your preferred pick-up,” said Cr Symon, Council’s representative on the Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum.

Residents who pay a residential bin charge are entitled to two pre-booked collections per financial year, from 1 July to 30 June. Each collection can be up to two cubic metres, which equates to a pile of two metres by one mere by one metre.

Cr Symon said booking a hard waste collection was a straightforward process.

“Residents can simply contact Council to make a booking, whether online, over the phone or in person at one of our Customer Service Centres. They will then be advised of their allocated collection week.

“Collections normally begin on a Monday of that week, which gives residents the weekend to sort through their waste and place it on the nature strip, ready for collection. A pink ‘Booked collection’ sticker will also be sent out,” he said.

Residents are reminded that there are rules as to what is suitable for collection.

“For example, while many large household waste items, including many metal items, are accepted, items must be able to be lifted by two people, and there are important exclusions, such as chemicals, gas bottles, garden waste and window glass. A full list of what can and can’t be collected is available on our waste page

Residents are also reminded to follow the correct hard waste booking procedure and not place out hard rubbish before booking in a collection with Council.

Bookings can be made online before 8pm Thursday prior to the week of collection. Alternatively, call 1300 88 22 33 or visit one of Council’s Customer Service Centres before 12 noon on a Friday. 

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