Hard waste collection
When is the Council hard waste collection?
Council collects hard waste from homes and units in Moreland once a year.
The 2017 hard waste collection ran for five weeks from 20 March to 21 April 2017.
The municipality is broken up into five collection areas and each week the collection will move to a different area of Moreland.
When to put your hard waste out
You will receive a notice from Council at least two weeks before the hard waste collection comes to your area.
You can begin to neatly place items out on the nature strip or footpath on the weekend before the collection starts in your street. Please do not place items out any earlier than this.
All items for collection must be placed out by the Sunday evening before your collection week begins to avoid a missed collection. Do not place items out during your collection week.
Only properties who pay Council's Waste Charge are entitled to the annual hard waste collection. Please refer to your rates notice if you are unsure whether you pay the charge or contact Council to enquire.
Items you can place out for collection
You can put up to one cubic metre (equal to two washing machines side by side) of hard waste on the nature strip or footpath outside your property.
Place your hard waste in neat piles on the nature strip and put any small items in boxes so that they do not create windblown litter. If you place too much hard waste out, only one cubic metre will be collected.
If you put the wrong items out they will not be collected.
All items must be able to be lifted by two people.
Hard waste is:
whitegoods - such as stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators (doors must be removed)
old or broken furniture
timber up to 1.5 metres in length (no more than 10 pieces)
boxes of odds and ends
chinaware and window glass (must be wrapped heavily and marked 'glass' )
mattress and base (one per household)
computers and TVs (leave in a separate pile), and
tools and lawn mowers.
Hard waste is not:
hazardous waste (Yellow Pages lists hazardous waste collection companies)
asbestos (because of the health risks of asbestos, Council advises you hire a professional to transport and dispose of asbestos)
dangerous goods such as household chemicals and automotive fluids (take these to a mobile Detox Your Home Collection)
oils, paints and liquid wastes (take these to the drop-off facility in Darebin)
gas bottles (return these to the supplier)
waste from commercial and industrial operations (pay to dispose of this waste)
green waste, or
What happens to hard waste after it is collected
All scrap metal, televisions, computers and mattresses collected via the kerbside hard waste collection are recycled.
Organised or commercial scavenging results in a loss of valuable scrap metal for the hard waste contractors and therefore a more expensive service for Council. If you see someone scavenging for scrap metal, contact Council.
If you have hard waste at other times of the year
- take it to a recycling centre or landfill
- donate good quality items and furniture to charity, or
- visit the A - Z guide to waste and recycling to see how to responsibily dispose of a range ot items.
Please do not put your unwanted goods on the footpath or nature strip (except during the annual kerbside hard waste collection). This is illegal.