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:
- LCD monitors
- Keyboards, mice and cables
- Server and networking equipment
Kids off the Kerb also offer a free collection service for whitegoods including:
- Fridges and freezers
- Washing machines
- Hot plates
- Cook tops
- 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.