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Free annual hard waste collections return this spring

11 September 2018

Kingston Council’s free annual hard waste collection will take place in September and October – so now’s the time for a good spring clean.

Households can use the collection to safely dispose of a range of household items, electronics and metal, including:

  • Timber
  • Household furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Small car parts
  • Tools
  • Garden equipment, and
  • Large electrical equipment (which should be stacked separately)

Kingston Acting Mayor Georgina Oxley said the annual hard waste collection would kick off on September 24 in Kingston’s northern suburbs before progressively moving south each week until the end of October.

“Keep an eye out for the letter we are sending to every home to let you know when your hard rubbish collection is taking place, or you can check our website for details,” Cr Oxley said.

“This is an ideal time of the year to do some spring cleaning and safely dispose of hard waste rubbish.” 

Residents can place up to four cubic metres of approved hard waste items out for the annual kerbside collection.

“To avoid any confusion and to reduce unnecessary landfill, please take note of what you can and cannot put out with your hard waste,” said Cr Oxley.

Items must be ready by 6am on the day of your area’s collection and material placed out late will not be collected. Kingston residents can also book an additional hard rubbish collection throughout the year. The extra service is available for a $50 fee.

Garden waste cannot be left out for the hard waste collection service, however Council has a free on-call tree pruning collection service available to residents year-round. To book, phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 653 356.

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