Hard Rubbish Collection

Hard Rubbish Collection
 
 

All Hume households are entitled to a free hard rubbish service.

What your household receives:

All households receive ONE FREE home collection of up to 3 CUBIC METRES of hard waste PLUS one of the following options:

      Home collection
 

ANOTHER home collection of up to 3 cubic metres of hard rubbish

 
One landfill visit
 

TWO visits to a Hume City Council waste facility to dispose of a load of rubbish in either a single-axle trailer, car boot, van, station wagon, 4WD or utility tray (ute)

 
Two landfill visit
 

ONE visit to a Hume City Council waste facility to dispose of a load of rubbish in a double axle (tandem axle) trailer.

The two home hard waste collections may be combined to allow one home collection of up to 6 CUBIC METRES of hard waste. Combining the two home hard waste collections will void all further hard waste entitlements for the remainder of the year.

Once you have used your hard waste entitlements for the year Council does not offer any additional services for a fee.
If you require additional assistance with your hard waste please check the Yellow Pages for a commercial waste disposal company.

What is 3 cubic metres?

  • Three cubic metres is 3 metres (10 feet) x 1 metre (3 feet) x 1 metre (3 feet)
  • Individual items must not exceed 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length and 75kg in weight.

How do I book a Home Hard Rubbish Collection?

To place a booking for a hard rubbish home collection call us on 9205 2200.

  • advise us of what items you would like collected
  • make a note of your collection date and place your items out for collection inside your front yard (not on the nature strip).

Note: Due to the high demand for Hard Rubbish collections at the end of each rates year (1 October to 30 September) the availability of household collections fills rapidly. Please note that once all available collections have been filled there will be no rain checks available.

For a second home collection or to use both home collection entitlements at once you must present your Hard Rubbish Pass to Council's Collection Contractor. For details on where to find or how to obtain your Pass please see sections below for owners or renters.

What items will be collected by the home collection service?


  Items accepted for collection include:

 
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Household furniture
 

 Household furniture and toys

 

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Carpet
 

 Carpet, rolled and tied and not exceeding 460mm (18 inches) in diameter and 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length

 

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Household appliances

 

 Fences and scrap fencing - palings, tied into bundles and not exceeding 460mm (18 inches) in diameter and 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length

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 Household white goods (doors removed), appliances, sinks, computers, air conditioners and hot water units

 

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Lawnmower
 

 Scrap metal, tools & equipment; including car parts, lawn mowers, incinerators (metal only), roof iron and guttering

 

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Crockery
 

 Pottery, ceramics and chinaware

 

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 Sheet glass, mirrors and windscreens (securely wrapped & labelled "Glass")

 

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Mattresses
 

 Mattresses and bed bases

 

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Tyres
 

Car tyres only (with or without rims). (Truck and tractor tyres cannot be collected by the home hard rubbish service)

   
  

  These items will NOT be accepted:

 Please take these items to a waste facility:
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  • Household garbage
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  • Bricks, tiles, concrete, rubble, plaster, dirt or stones
 

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  •  Truck and tractor tyres
 
 Please take these items to one of Council's Resource Recovery Centres:
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  • Liquid wastes, incuding paint, oil and chemicals (free disposal at the Resource Recovery Centre)
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  • Garden waste (green waste)
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  • Recyclable materials (free disposal at the Resource Recovery Centre)
 
 Please refer to the Waste A-Z Quick Guide for disposal options:
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  • Car engines
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  • Commercial or industrial wastes
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  • Construction and demolition waste
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  • Hazardous wastes, including asbestos
   

How do I use the landfill visits?

To use the landfill visits you must present your Hard Rubbish Pass (pictured) at the waste facility gate.Hard Rubbish Pass

For details on where to find your Pass or how to obtain one please see sections below for owners or renters.

For Rate Payers
Your original Rates Notice has a Hard Rubbish Pass printed on it. Do not detach this Pass from the notice or it will be invalid and cannot be used.

For Renters
To obtain a Hard Rubbish Pass visit one of our Customer Service Centres and produce proof of residency. Or you can arrange for a pass to be posted to you by providing proof of residency via fax, email or post.
Only one Hard Rubbish Pass will be issued per household.

Home Hard Rubbish Collection

  Correct Placement
 

All Hard Rubbish must be placed within your front yard before 6am on collection day, on or near the driveway for easy access.

No Hard Rubbish should be placed on the nature strip.

Please note: Unit complexes under a body corporate will need to provide written authority for our hard waste contractor to enter the property to collect hard waste.

 
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Correct placement

Alternative Hard Waste Options

One person's trash is another person's treasure. Why not donate your unwanted household items for recycling or to be resold.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence will pick up your old fridges and white goods for free. Items that can be refurbished will be resold in Brotherhood of St Laurence Stores. All other items will be recycled. This service can be accessed by calling 1300 DONATE.

Kids off the Kerb also offer a free collection service for whitegoods including:

  • Fridges and freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Hot plates
  • Cook tops
  • Rangehoods
  • Column heaters (oil based)
  • Split cooling systems

To book a collection or purcahse refurbished white goods call 9918 7999

Diabetes Australia can pick up unwanted clothing, toys and small household items for resale in Savers Stores. All proceeds go towards funding Diabetes Australia's health welfare programs.


Updated : 5:32 PM, 17 April 2014

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