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On call hard rubbish collection

How many hard waste collections do I get?

Each Maroondah household with a residential waste service can book two hard waste collections per financial year. 

You can book two single collections or one double collection per financial year. 

Single collection

Hard rubbish on naturestrip with measurements 
  • Single collection: 2m3
    That’s a pile 2m x 1m x 1m

Or use both collections at once

  • Double collection: 4m3
    That’s a pile 4m x1m x 1m.

Book a hard waste collection for next week

To make a booking for a collection from Monday next week you can: 

Book online:

Before 8pm Thursday. Following your booking you will receive a confirmation email. To begin booking, you will need to enter your collection address.

Book online

Contact customer service:

Call 1300 882 233 or contact our Customer Service team via our live chat before 12 noon Friday.

When to put your hard waste out

Make sure you have booked your collection before you place your waste on the naturestrip so we know it is not illegally dumped waste.

Place your hard waste materials out on the weekend before your collection is due to take place. 

Putting your hard rubbish out

Keep your pile neat, tidy, stick to the size limit and only place acceptable items out for collection. For more information on acceptable items see what can be collected.

  • Place mattresses to the side of the pile.
  • Place all e-waste together.
  • Remove fridge and freezer doors.
  • Make sure there are no hazardous or unacceptable items.
  • Place small loose items in a non-returnable box (not in plastic bags).

Cancellations

Booked collections cannot be changed or cancelled.

Uncollected hard waste  

Uncollected hard waste should be reported within one week of the scheduled collection date. However, if your items are not collected please check your letterbox first for a note explaining if there were any collection issues 

What can be collected? 

Metals

  • washing machines, dishwashers, stoves, dryers, fridges and freezers (with doors removed)
  • electrical appliances
  • metal tools and equipment
  • lawn mowers (empty of petrol and oil)
  • empty paint tins (with lids removed)
  • old tins, scrap iron and other metal items (excluding car parts).

Other hard waste

  • securely wrapped and labelled glass from table tops or coffee tables, window glass, mirrors and shower screens
  • mattresses (max of 3, placed separately from other items)
  • household furniture
  • internal doors (max of 3)
  • carpet and underlay (rolled and tied, max 1.5m long and no more than 2 rooms)
  • kitchenware, pottery and crockery
  • timber (up to 10 pieces, without nails or staples, max 1.5m long)
  • clothes hoists (max 1.5m long, If set in ground remove concrete)
  • patio blinds (max 1.5m long, rolled and tied)
  • home improvement material such as cupboards, solar panels (max 6), toilet fittings (0.5 cubic meter limit)
  • e-waste, including flat screen and cathode ray tube televisions, computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, cables, cords, hard drives, monitors, tablets and notebooks.

  • items longer than 1.5 metres (except mattresses, lounge suites and large furniture items such as buffets, bookshelves etc)
  • items that can't be lifted by two people
  • items placed out in plastic bags, including domestic garbage
  • garden waste, including branches, plant materials, soil, concrete pots and garden features, pavers and rubble
  • gas bottles, helium bottles and fire extinguishers 
  • building waste including bricks, concrete, tiles, pavers, rubble, soil, pallets and insulation
  • cement sheeting, fibro, plasterboard and asbestos
  • liquid waste, chemicals and hazardous waste
  • paint cans or oil containers with any residual liquids in them 
  • fencing material, including gates
  • vehicle parts including tyres, wheels, rims, body panels, batteries and engines
  • garage roller doors
  • business waste - even if home based.

Before you book a hard waste collection, consider if your items can be given away, donated or sold.

19/05/2017
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