Hard waste collection

We're currently looking at ways to improve our hard waste collection service.

In 2018, unprecedented amounts of hard waste was left out. We also experienced illegal dumping from outside Moonee Valley which impacted how quickly we were able to finish the collection.

A recommendation on the future of this service is scheduled to go to a Council Meeting in the coming months. We thank you for your patience during this time.

We’ll contact residents and update this page with information on hard waste collections for 2019 in the coming months, following the Council decision.

Items accepted

  • 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)
  • Maximum of two mattresses per property - Mattresses placed out for collection are collected separately to the rest of your hard waste, so don't worry if yours isn't collected straight away.

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

Items not accepted

  • 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

Hard waste collection dates

Your 2018 hard waste collection is complete.

A huge increase in the amount of hard waste combined with illegal dumping across Moonee Valley led to delays in our collection.

We understand the need for our residents to live in a beautiful community all year round and will be reviewing our process for next year so this delay does not happen again.

If you notice any remaining items, please let us know through our online reporting system.

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 9982 5600 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. 

Last updated: Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:22 AM