Book a hard rubbish collection

Hume City Council offers a free hard rubbish service to all Hume residents, including residential ratepayers and those renting homes.

Between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021 all residential ratepayers and those renting homes within Hume are eligible for:

Hard waste booking service entitlements

  • A maximum of ONE 6 cubic meter collection OR
  • TWO 3 cubic metre home hard rubbish collection at different times.    

You can also use our handy online tool to find out whether you're eligible for a hard rubbish collection.

Am I eligible for hard rubbish?

1. Call Council on 9205 2200 and press option 3 to book your collection. Your booking can be made between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

2. When booking, provide a brief description of the types of materials you would like collected. This is to help us collect the right materials and not your favourite bike!

3. Check the 'what we collect' list below so you only place out items that can be collected safely.

4. Place your items:

  • inside your property boundary, in your front yard
  • no more than 2m from the front of your property
  • outside the night before your scheduled collection, because we start our collections early in the morning.

We will collect:

  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Household furniture and toys
  • Whitegoods (doors removed), air conditioners and hot water units
  • Car and 4WD tyres - rims must be separated from the tyre
  • Computers, televisions and electrical equipment
  • Scrap metal, tools and equipment including body parts, lawn mowers, roof iron and guttering
  • Carpet (rolled and tied, cut in to bundles no more than 1.5m in length and 30kg each)
  • Pottery, ceramics and chinaware
  • Sheet glass which is securely wrapped and clearly marked as 'glass'
  • Tools and equipment, car parts, each item less than 30kg weight or 1.5m long
  • Open/unlidded, clean, rinsed, empty metal tanks, drums and paint tins
  • Trash and treasure items
  • Fences and scrap fencing (bundled) – nails must be removed or hammered down and bundles must be suitable for one person to lift above shoulder height
  • Wood/timber (bundled) – no more than 1.5m in length and 1m in width (no tree branches).

We won't collect:

  • Items or bundles weighing more than 30kg each (excluding household appliances)
  • Items or bundles 1.5m or longer
  • Building materials (including bricks, concrete, excavation material, plaster, dirt or stones)
  • Commercial or industrial trade wastes
  • Household garbage
  • Household recyclable goods
  • Hazardous and/or offensive wastes (including asbestos)
  • Car engines
  • Truck and tractor tyres
  • Unwrapped panes of broken glass
  • Garden waste
  • Timber pallets
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Water tanks.

We can pick up 3m3  of hard rubbish from your home each collection, or you can combine your two free collections into one large collection for the year.

  • 3m3 is: 3m x 1m x 1m.
  • In feet this equates to 9ft x 3ft x 3ft.

We can only collect neatly presented items, so please ensure your items are placed neatly next to each and are not laid on top of each other.

Hard rubbish items in front yard for collection


If you can't wait for a hard waste collection you can take your hard waste to the landfill (tip) for free and use your free landfill pass. Find out more on our landfills page.

Donation and recycling

One person's trash can be another person's treasure. You can avoid placing reusable items in your general hard waste by participating in one of the following options:

  • Donate your items to your local charity store or arrange for the charity to collect your items.
  • Promote your unwanted items on social networking sites such as BuySwapSell or on your Facebook page and make some money!
  • Post a notice up at your work or on community notice board advertising your item(s).
  • Sell your item(s) online on sites such as eBay and Gumtree or advertise in the local paper.
  • Post your items on a reuse website such as Freecycle.
  • Hold a garage sale and enjoy the social perks of meeting locals.

Enable Australia offers a free drop off service for e-waste at their Broadmeadows Recycling Centre, Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. The following items can be dropped off free of charge:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • LCD monitors
  • Printers
  • Keyboards, mice and cables
  • Server and networking equipment
  • Phones

 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 purchase refurbished whitegoods call Kids off the Kerb on 9982 5600.

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 and welfare programs.