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Hard Waste Collections

Free annual hard waste collection

Kingston provides a free hard waste collection for residents who have a domestic garbage service, between September and October each year.

The 2020 free hard waste collection dates are:

  • Week 1 – Monday 7 September - Friday 11 September

  • Week 2 – Monday 14 September - Friday 18 September

  • Week 3 – Monday 21 September - Friday 25 September

  • Week 4 – Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October

  • Week 5 –Monday 5 October - Friday 9 October

Use the map below to determine the collection date for your address or download the area collection map.

Households can put out for collection up to 4 cubic metres (4m x1m x1m) which must be stacked the weekend before collection date. Items that are put out after the collection date will not be removed. You can view the free hard waste collection brochure here.


Book a hard waste collection

Kingston residents who have a domestic garbage service can book a hard waste collection for $61.50 per booking (in addition to the free annual collection).

Bookings are taken Monday to Sunday for pick up on the following Thursday or Friday. For example, bookings made between Monday 27 April and Sunday 3 May will be collected on Thursday 7 or Friday 8 May.

Please place items on nature strip the night before collection.

  • 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.
  • Residents are reminded to donate useful items to their local op shop or charity store or giveaway items through sites such as Facebook marketplace or Gumtree prior to booking a hard waste collection (please ensure you adhere to any State Government restrictions that may be in place due to COVID-19).

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

  • The following items are not accepted: building materials, renovation materials, tyres, chemicals and items longer then 1.5m in length or over 55kg.

Book online

Follow the prompts using our online booking form to submit a request for a hard waste 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.

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.

Recycle and reuse

For information on where to recycle items such as electronic waste, mattresses, furniture, white goods and more outside of Council’s annual hard waste collection services, please see A to Z of waste disposal or visit Recycling Near You.

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

  • For general enquiries please phone Customer Service on 1300 653 356
  • For disposal of liquid waste, chemicals and paint visit Sustainability Victoria or phone 1800 353 233
  • For disposal of asbestos visit the EPA or phone 9695 2722