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Hard waste collection

Annual hard waste collections

We have a hard waste collection service that runs twice a year. If you pay the waste charge as part of your rates then you can use this service. If you're not sure whether or not you pay the waste charge, you can check your annual rates notice or call us on 9240 1111 to find out. 

You can put up to one cubic metre of hard waste out for collection. This amount is approximately equal to the size of two washing machines. All items left out for hard waste collection must be light enough for two people to lift together.

If there is too much hard waste on your nature strip, we will only collect one cubic metre of hard waste. You will need to remove and dispose of the remaining items.

You can leave hard waste items neatly on your nature strip starting on the weekend before your collection period.

You can find out more in our Waste Services in the City of Moreland brochure. To request a printed copy you can call us on 9240 1111.

2021 hard waste collection period

  • The first hard waste collection period in 2021 ran from 15 March to 16 April
  • The next hard waste collection period will run from 18 October to 26 November 2021
  • Another hard waste collection period will take place early 2022
  • We will send out a notice about hard waste at least two weeks before your area's collection period.

    You can leave hard waste items neatly on your nature strip starting on the weekend before your collection period. Do not put out items earlier than this.

    You must put your hard waste on your nature strip by the Sunday evening before your collection period begins. Do not put out items during your collection week or we may not be able to collect them.

What is hard waste?

You can put the following items out during your hard waste collection period:

  • Old or broken furniture
  • Up to 10 pieces of timber (no longer than 1.5m)
  • Boxes of odds and ends
  • Porcelain, ceramics and window glass (please wrap and label 'glass')
  • Tools and lawn mowers
  • Large toys or sporting equipment
  • Mattress and bed base (one per household)
  • Whitegoods such as stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators. Always remove the doors from these appliances before putting them out for collection.
  • eWaste (any item with a plug, battery or cord)

We encourage you to look for ways to donate your items before putting them in hard waste. You can find a list of places that accept donations in Moreland on our Recycling A to Z page.

  • There are certain items that cannot go in your hard waste. If you put these items out with your hard waste we will not collect them and you will receive a knock-back notice. If you receive a knock-back notice you have 24 hours to remove the incorrect items from your hard waste. If you do not remove the items you may receive a fine.

    You cannot put the following items out for hard waste collection:

    • Asbestos
    • Syringes
    • Household chemicals
    • Pesticides
    • Automotive fluids
    • Fuels
    • Building/construction/renovation materials (cement sheeting, rubble, bricks, plasterboard and concrete)
    • Tyres
    • Car batteries
    • Large car parts
    • Paint
    • Motor oil and liquid wastes
    • Gas bottles
    • Household batteries
    • Waste from commercial and industrial operations
    • Household garbage, green waste, or recycling

    If you need to dispose of any of these items go to our Recycling A to Z page to find out where they will be accepted. Charges may apply for some services.

  • Hard waste items are either sent to landfill or recycled. Landfill harms the environment, so we want to reduce the amount of items that go there. Please consider whether you can donate, rehome or fix items before you put them out for collection. You can find a list of places that accept donations or collect them from your home on our Recycling A to Z page.

    We send mattresses and bed bases, white goods, and eWaste to be recycled after we pick them up as hard waste.

    The following items are sent to landfill:

    • Old or broken furniture
    • Timber (no longer than 1.5m)
    • Boxes of odds and ends
    • Porcelain, ceramics and window glass
    • Tools and lawn mowers
    • Large toys or sporting equipment
  • Outside of the hard waste collection period you cannot put your unwanted goods on the nature strip. This is illegal and you could receive a fine of up to $9,000.

    Your options for disposing of unwanted goods outside of the collection periods are: