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Hard waste collection

Hard Waste Collection

You will have one hard waste collection per year.

Items that can be placed out for collection:

  • Household appliances and furniture
  • Dismantled wardrobes
  • General unwanted household items in boxes
  • Timber not exceeding one metre in length
  • Chinaware and window glass (wrapped in cardboard or thicker paper, clearly marked 'glass')
  • All waste metal including tin, scrap iron, lawnmowers and bikes 
  • Car parts not exceeding 1.5 metres in length and 15 kg in weight
  • All whitegoods including fridges and washing machines (for safety requirements fridge doors must be removed)

Your total hard waste should not be larger than two cubic metres.

Items that cannot be placed out for collection:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Rubble
  • Chemicals
  • Tyres
  • Branches and prunings
  • Asbestos
  • Paint/tins containing wet paint
  • Items longer than 1.5 metres
  • Loads exceeding two cubic metres
  • Items heavier than 15 kg
  • Liquid waste
  • Televisions
  • Recyclables e.g. bottles, paper
  • Materials from renovations, building sites and/or fencing

2014 hard waste collection dates

You will no longer receive a mailing before your annual hard waste collection takes place. So that you don’t miss your collection, please keep your calendar all year as a reference. You can also check the dates below or look out for promotion in the local papers.

The 2014 dates for hard waste collection are:

Area 1

 Usual waste collection day Start of the hard waste collection 
 Monday     23 June
 Tuesday  7 July
 Wednesday  28 July
 Thursday  1 September
 Friday  18 August

Area 2

 Usual waste collection day Start of the hard waste collection 
 Monday     30 June
 Tuesday  21 July
 Wednesday  11 August
 Thursday  8 September
 Friday  25 August

To find out what zone you live in you can view the hard waste collection map (pdf, 270KB). Place your items out on the nature strip on the Sunday night before your collection week. There is no need to call us – your items will be collected sometime during the week of your collection.

Free white goods collection

Moonee Valley supports Kids Off the Kerb, a not-for-profit organisation that offers residents free collection of unwanted and end of life white goods.

Kids Off the Kerb will collect:

  • fridges
  • washing machines
  • ovens
  • rangehoods
  • hot plates
  • cook tops
  • box and split system air conditioners
  • column heaters
  • microwaves

Materials collected are either repaired, supporting a social enterprise program, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner.

Call 9918 7999 to book a free white goods collection.

Have something else that you want to recycle? The Moonee Valley Transfer Station in Aberfeldie accepts a broad range of material for recycling.

Recycle your hard waste online

Got items that you no longer want but are too good to throw out? Give them away on Ziilch, an easy-to-use online recycling website. It's free to join, free to list and free to take.

To get started, simply sign-up and list an item to give away. Interested Ziilch members will then request your item and you can arrange a mutually convenient time for the person to collect it. 

More information

Call Citizen Services on 9243 8888.

 

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Last updated: Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:23 PM