Bulky Waste Kerbside Collection Service

Overview

Council will provide a bulky waste clean-up collection service, commencing in January 2023. The bulky waste kerbside collection service and will be limited to a maximum of 2 cubic metres or not more than 1 metre tall or 2 metres in length. 

We request that items be sorted into three piles:

  • General waste
  • Metals
  • Mattress (one per household)

All items left for disposal must be able to be lifted by a maximum of two people. 

Before you Start

Consider Re-use

There are a number of platforms that can be used to sell second hand products or donate to someone who needs it. This year Council is supporting Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff held over 2 weekends in November. Register your garage sale online and get rid of your stuff before the 2023 bulky waste service. Or try advertising through Facebook Marketplace, gumtree, eBay or Freecycle.

There are a number of platforms that can be used to sell second hand products or donate to someone who needs it. Try advertising through Facebook Marketplace, gumtree, eBay or Freecycle.

There are a number of local organisations that take a range of products from large furniture to textiles and clothing, including;

  • Anglicare Op Shop, Bowral
  • Cool Room Emporium, Robertson
  • Lifeline Shop, Moss Vale
  • Red Cross Shop, Bowral
  • Reviva, Moss Vale
  • R & R Recycled and Retro, Bundanoon
  • Salvation Army Op Shop, Bowral
  • Save the Children Op Shop, Bowral
  • Southern Highlands Community Hospice Furniture Shop, Mittagong
  • Timeless: Southern Highlands Community Hospice Fashion and Furniture, Bowral 
  • Vinnies, Moss Vale, Bowral and Mittagong

Think re-use, repair and donate first!

Check out our video from Council’s Waste Education Officer about how you can think re-use, repair and donate first!:

Collection Dates

The Bulky Waste Collection service is available to all households with a domestic waste service. Collections will take place from 30 January to 7 April 2023.  Households will receive a bulky waste flyer at the start of January, this will contain important information such as collection dates and pile requirements.

Each collection is limited to 2 cubic metre per household.

Please place all your items out on the kerbside in front of your property the night before (Sunday) your collection commences in your area in neat piles.

Zone Collection Dates

Zone 1: Bundanoon, Penrose, Wingello

Collection date 30 January 2023 to 5 February 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 29 January 2023.

Zone 2: Sutton Forest, Werai, Exeter, Moss Vale (Western Side of Argyle Street)

Collection date 6 February 2023 to 12 February 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 5 February 2023.

Zone 3: Moss Vale (Eastern Side of Argyle Street)

Collection date 13 February 2023 to 19 February 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 12 February 2023.

 

Zone 4: Burradoo, Berrima, Medway, New Berrima

Collection date 20 February 2023 to 26 February 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 19 February 2023.

Zone 5: East Kangaloon, Glenquarry, Kangaloon, Avoca, Burrawang, Fitzroy Falls, Robertson, Wildes Meadow

Collection date 27 February 2023 to 5 March 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 26 February 2023.

 

 

Zone 6: East Bowral (Eastern Side of Old South Road

Collection date 6 March 2023 to 12 March 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 5 March 2023.

Zone 7: Bowral (Western Side of Old South Road)

Collection date 13 March 2023 to 19 March 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 12 March 2023.

Zone 8: Mittagong, Welby, Woodlands

Collection date 20 March 2023 to 26 March 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 18 March 2023.

Zone 9: Aylmerton, Balaclava, Braemar, Renwick, Willow Vale

Collection date 27 March 2023 to 2 April 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 26 March 2023.

Zone 10: Balmoral, Buxton, Alpine, Colo Vale, Hill Top, Yerrinbool

Collection date 3 April 2023 to 9 April 2023. Place bulky rubbish out no later than 2 April 2023.

 

What Items are Accepted for Bulky Waste Collections

Accepted:

The following items CAN be put out for collection:

  • Household furniture - broken or unwanted items that can be lifted by two people 
  • Household goods and loose items - toys, cutlery and crockery, clothing, bikes and kitchen appliances
  • Metals and white goods (excluding refrigerators)
  • Sawn timber off cuts
  • Mattresses (one per household)
  • Small hot water systems (excludes large hot water systems). The Wingecarribee Shire Council Waste Hotline (1300 133 969) must be contacted prior to a bulky waste clean-up service to ensure eligibility for hot water systems. 

Not Accepted:
The below items CANNOT be collected and WILL NOT be picked up if presented at the kerbside as part of the collection:
  • Asbestos or items contaminated with asbestos;
  • Car tyres and batteries, vehicle engines or parts;
  • Chemicals and household hazardous wastes such as oils, paint, gas bottles, pesticides, herbicides, house or pool chemicals, fire extinguishers and poisons;
  • Demolition waste including fibro, roofing iron, concrete, bricks, builder’s rubble, fencing wire;
  • Electronic waste such as televisions, computers and phones;
  • General, food or green waste such as food scraps, household waste, general recycling, compost, garden clippings, and tree branches;
  • Glass and mirrors;
  • Oil heaters;
  • Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners 

Many of the excluded items can be dropped off the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre either free of charge or for a fee.   

How and When Do I Place My Items Out for Collection?

  • Please place all your items out on the kerbside in front of your property the night before (Sunday) your collection commences in your area in neat piles
  • Secure loose items to avoid being blown around
  • Place all your metal items together on the side of the pile so it can be easily accessed for recycling 
  • Place your mattress away from other items and do not place other items on top
  • Avoid blocking driveways, letterboxes and footpaths
  • Ensure items are away from any overhead obstructions like low power lines and trees 
  • Do not stack your collection piles above 1 metre high. This will help to avoid items falling onto the road or footpath
  • If other residents in your street are participating please keep your piles separate. The piles will be removed during the week of collection in your area. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I put my bulky waste items on the kerbside?

Please follow the below instructions when placing items on the kerbside;

  • Collections are limited to 2 cubic metres. 
  • Collections should be no more than 1 metre tall, 1 metre wide and 2 metres in length, approximately the same as a 7ft x 4ft box trailer
  • All items left for collection must be able to be handled by a maximum of two people
  • Larger piles will not be collected and may be treated as illegal dumping
  • We request that items be separated into three piles, general waste, metals, and mattress (one per household).

What happens to bulky waste after it is collected?

Reducing waste and recycling is an important step in waste management, that’s why we try to recycle as much as we can.

The following items will be recycled that are collected through the bulky waste collection:
  • Metals will be collected separately and recycled through scrap metal
  • Mattresses will be separated and recycled through Soft Landings

All other bulky household items will go to landfill.

What if I put my pile out late?

  • Please place all your items out on the kerbside in front of your property the night before (Sunday) your collection commences in your area 
  • Items that are put out late will not be collected

Not all my items place out for the bulky waste collection were collected. Why?

Some items are not suitable for the bulky waste collection service and will not be picked up by Council’s contractors. Please review the accepted items page for more information. 

My Bulky Waste Kerbside Collection has not be collected. Why?

There are a few reasons why we may not have removed your bulky waste kerbside collection;
  • When we visited your property, no items were placed out for collection. Remember to always place your bulky kerbside items out for collection the evening before your collection commences in your area as the service may begin early. While most collections are not removed until 7:00am, some may be done earlier to avoid creating road congestion at peak hours
  • Vehicles or other obstructions prevented our drivers from collecting the materials 
  • We could not find your address.
  • The items were presented in a way that made it difficult for our drivers to remove it. Please review the guidelines page for information on how your bulk kerbside collection should be presented
  • Your items were located on private property and not on the kerbside. Our drivers will not enter your property to collect the waste
  • We may have missed your collection. To report a missed service, contact Customer Service on 4868 0888 

How Do I Book My Collection?

You will not be required to pre-book the collection service.

How Do I Pay For The Collection?

The cost of the bulky waste collection service will be absorbed by Council for the first two years of operation.

Collections will then be increased to a bi-annual service after July 2024 and an annual levy applied to eligible ratepayers thereafter.

 

 

 

Report Illegal Dumping (RID)

If you see large illegally dumped items, the best thing you can do is report this through the EPA's RID ONLINE tool. 

When you report illegal dumping, you help the EPA and local council:

  • Protect human health and the environment
  • Detect and penalise dumpers
  • Find and clean up dumped waste
  • Identify dumping hot spots so we can develop strategies to prevent this behaviour in future in your local area.

To find out how you can become an ongoing part of Council's citizen environmental programs, visit Get Involved