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Hard Waste Collections

Free annual hard waste collection

Kingston provides a free hard waste collection for residents between September and October each year. 

The 2019 collection dates are below.  

Week 1: 9 September – 13 September
Week 2: 16 September – 20 September
Week 3: 23 September – 27 September
Week 4: 30 September – 4 October
Week 5: 7 October – 11 October

View the area collection map.
View the hard waste collection brochure, which includes information on what items are accepted, what won't be collected and other councils waste services. 

The maximum size of the collection is 4 cubic meters (4m x 1m x 1m)

Residents are reminded to donate useful items to their local op shop or charity store or giveaway items through Gumtree or Facebook marketplace before placing items on the hard waste collection.

Alternatively,  hold your own garage sale at the annual Garage Sale Trail on 19 & 20 October. Reuse, reduce and minimise your impact on the environment. For more information, or to register, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.  

Book a hard waste collection

Kingston residents can book a hard waste collection for $60 per booking (in addition to the free annual collection).

Please note: From 1st July 2019 booked hard waste collections will be $60 per booking.

The maximum size of the collection is 2 cubic metres (2m x 1m x 1m) per booking.

Hard waste must be stacked on your nature strip or within 1m inside the fence line by 6am on your collection date. Please put items out as close to your collection date as possible.

  • Bookings made from Monday to Friday will be collected the following week.
  • Bookings made on a Saturday or Sunday will be collected the next Thursday or Friday. 

Residents are reminded to donate useful items to their local op shop or charity store prior to booking hard waste in for a landfill collection. 

Book online

Follow the prompts to organise a collection.

You will need a valid email address and a contact phone number to complete your booking. Payment is by Visa or Mastercard only. 

Book over the phone

To arrange your booked hard waste collection please have your credit card details ready and phone our Customer Service team on 1300 653 356. Payment is by Visa or Mastercard only.

Recycle and reuse

For information on where to recycle items such as electronic waste, mattresses, furniture, white goods and more outside of the Council’s Annual Hard Waste Collection Services, please go to the How Do I Recycle / Dispose of? or visit the Recycling Near You website.

If you have unwanted items that are in good condition why not post them for free on websites such as or and help keep perfectly good stuff out of landfill!

Your rubbish is your responsibility

Any residents placing items on the nature strip without prior Council approval may be treated as having littered and an infringement notice could be issued. Hard waste for the annual collection may only be placed on the nature strip for collection and not within private property, in parklands or on vacant blocks.

Any items placed on the nature strip that are not permitted will be the responsibility of the resident to remove. Fines of up to $322 may be issued for not removing this waste.