What can you do with your hard waste?
- Take it to a transfer station at any time of year, fees may apply
- Take it to a transfer station during a twice yearly no-charge weekend
- Book a kerbside collection prior to a twice yearly collection service, fees apply
- Green waste needs to be separated from hard waste. Take green waste to a green waste facility any time of year or during a green waste no charge weekend
Transfer stations and green waste facilities
Please refer to the waste facilities page for locations and opening hours, and the fees page for a full list of acceptable and non-acceptable material.
No charge green waste drop-off weekends
The next weekend will be 23 to 24 February 2013 and 30 November to 1 December 2013. No charge green waste drop-off weekends are held on the last weekend in February and November. Please refer to the facilities page for green waste facility locations and opening hours, and the fees page for what is and is not acceptable at green waste facilities.
Hard waste kerbside collection service (bookings have now closed for the May 2013 service)
The next service will be available in the week beginning 2 Dec 2013. Bookings for the December 2013 collection will close Friday 15 Nov 2013 at 4.30pm. Hard waste collection services commence on the first Monday in May and December. Bookings and payment must be made two weeks prior at any Latrobe City Service Centre or Library. Cost is $20 per collection or $10 for pensioners and health care card holders. Each load is limited to 2 cubic metres.
Acceptable (non charged) hard waste includes:
- Metal products such as tyre rims, piping, sheets of iron, car panels, old tools, bath tubs, empty drums/cans, bed frames, sinks/troughs, scrap metal, bike frames, clothes lines, taps, pots and pans, cutlery, lawn mowers, brushcutters, BBQ’s, screen doors, flues, guttering, steel fencing and gates, trampolines, swing sets, aluminum and steel ladders, hot water services, roller doors, aluminum widows and shower screens (glass removed), bull bars, filing cabinets.
- Furniture such as couches, mattresses, tables, chairs, exercise equipment , bed side tables, tall boys, rugs, mats, cork tiles, TV cabinets, coffee tables (glass removed), dining tables, outdoor furniture, computer desks, curtains, blinds and fittings, luggage, toys, floating floors, vinyl, carpets and underlay ( Max 30 cm diameter X 1.5 m long), cane furniture, lamps.
- Household appliances such as computers, televisions, fridges, freezers, washing machines, driers, stoves, ovens, ceiling fans, light fittings, photocopiers, printers, heaters, air conditioners, kettles, irons, microwave ovens, video recorders, DVD players, game consoles, toasters, vacuum cleaners and dishwashers.
- Other waste items such as plastic storage containers, plant pots and tubs, plastic buckets, eskies, baby furniture, tarps, shadecloth, mops and brooms, baskets, plastic Christmas trees, garden hose, cardboard.
- Timber products such as fence palings, timber off cuts (max 2m), windows (glass removed), doors (fittings removed), pallets.
The following items are charged:
- Tyres, mirrors, windscreens, broken windows, excavated material, building rubble, general waste such as from building renovation or demolition, plaster and tiles on backings, general kitchen waste, wheelie bin waste, clothing, laser light roofing, silage wrap, netting and twine, blankets and sheets, incinerator waste and ash, windows with glass.
Non-acceptable hard waste includes:
- Whole car bodies, engines, fuels, batteries, chemicals, oils, paint, hazardous waste, inflammable material, asbestos, fibreglass insulation, industrial waste, gas bottles, concrete, dead animals, grass clippings, weeds and green waste.
If you are unsure if an item is acceptable or has a charge please call 0418 260 466.