Keep Hume clean after festive season

Hume City Council is urging residents to dispose of rubbish responsibly after the festive season and to do their bit to keep Hume clean.
Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said rubbish dumping was damaging to both the environment and Hume’s landscape, and encouraged residents to take pride in their City.
“A lot of residents will have excessive rubbish left from food, drinks and gifts after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and these need to be disposed of correctly,” Cr Jessop said.
“The natural environment in and around Hume’s waterways and reserves are home to many animals, including platypus, native birds, fish and frogs.
“By removing rubbish responsibly, we are not only protecting our waterways, reserves and parks we are also improving the overall appearance of the City for all of us to enjoy.”
Hume City Council makes it easy for households to dispose of their unwanted goods.
As well as collecting household waste and recyclable material from the kerbside, Council also offers a limited free hard rubbish collection service to all residents living in Hume.
Residents may also dispose of a number of items at Council’s Resource Recovery Centres for free, such as:
  • televisions;
  • computers;
  • light globes;
  • batteries;
  • motor oil;
  • scrap metal; and
  • DVDs.
“Receiving gifts for Christmas also means a lot of people will be looking to donate old items, such as toys and clothes, to charity,” Cr Jessop said.
“If you’re leaving goods at a charity bin, make sure the bin is not full and that your items meet the charity’s donation requirements.”
Council encourages residents to report any illegal dumping, to Council through our app or by calling 1300 HUME CLEAN.
For more information about Council’s waste and recycling services, residents can contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (03) 9205 2200 or visit

Posted on 2:00 PM, 5 January 2017

Updated : 4:39 PM, 9 January 2017

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