Hey Sunbury: Declutter at Second Hand Saturday!

 Hard waste
Hard waste: Some of the items that can be disposed of at Second Hand Saturday.

Now was the perfect time to spruce up the home in time for winter, and Hume wanted to help residents who wished to throw out unwanted goods, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said today.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Council would host Second Hand Saturday in Sunbury on 23 April 2016, from 9am until 4pm, at the Sunbury Parks and Services Depot, 17-19 McDougall Road.

“This is a really handy day because it allows anyone who can show that they live in Hume to dispose of certain types of goods,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Our Council officers will accept electronic goods, mattresses, whitegoods, and clothes, and Hume will recycle many of these items.

“It’s completely free for residents to dispose of up to 15 goods at Hume’s Second Hand Saturday event, and the long weekend offers the perfect chance to give a home a real tidy up.

“I encourage everyone to prepare well in advance and consider how they can transport their items to Council’s pick-up point.”

Goods that will be accepted at Second Hand Saturday include fridges, washing machines, dryers, televisions, computers, printers, DVDs, CDs, speakers, DVD players, video recorders, mobile phones, and household appliances.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Second Hand Saturday allowed residents to discard of certain items at a location that’s close to home.

“Hume offers a variety of ways which help people to clear away preloved goods from their property,” she said.

“Every Hume household is entitled to one home collection of hard waste per year, and the pile can be up to three cubic metres.

“In addition, residents can choose from a number of other options, such as a second pick-up of hard rubbish, or two passes to a Hume City Council tip, with waste in a car or on a single-axle trailer.

“These services assist people to declutter, and we encourage all households to consider whether they could be of use.”

Hume City Council also runs tree mulching days, which enable residents to dispose of large branches that can’t be placed in household organics bins.

The special days also provide a chance for residents to pick-up free mulch for the garden.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume was determined to help prevent illegal dumping.

“It is hard to understand why people discard of rubbish illegally in our community, but one thing is crystal clear: Hume won’t stand for it,” she said.

“Council officers investigate every instance of illegal dumping, and Hume prosecutes offenders with full weight and rigour.

“It’s a zero tolerance approach that’s backed up by covert CCTV cameras, and culprits face fines of up to $6,000.”

For further information about Second Hand Saturday, and other hard waste services offered by Hume City Council, call 03 9205 2200 or visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 13 April 2016

Updated : 4:59 PM, 20 April 2016

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