Hard waste collection

Council collects hard waste from homes and units in Moreland once a year.

Hard waste collection dates

The 2016 hard waste collection ran for six weeks from Monday 4 April to Friday 13 May 2016.

The municipality is broken up into six collection areas and each week the collection moved to a different area of Moreland.

When to put your hard waste out

You 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.

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)

  • electrical appliances

  • computers and TVs (leave in a separate pile), and 

  • tools and lawn mowers.

Hard waste is not:

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 scavenging

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

Please do not put your unwanted goods on the footpath or nature strip (except during the annual kerbside hard waste collection). This is illegal.