Bookings for hard waste collections are no longer required
Council will commence a new service to replace the current booked hard waste collection in November 2022.
These changes are based on feedback from the community and aim to make hard waste collections more accessible and reduce illegal dumping. Dumped rubbish on our roadsides and bushland areas is unsightly; damaging to our environment and increases the risk of arson and bushfires.
Any resident who currently receives a kerbside collection will now be able to place acceptable hard waste items out during their locality's advertised pick up time. These residents will also have the option of an additional paid hard waste collection at a time that suits them.
Details of hardwaste collection days for each township will be published in the Latrobe Valley Express, on the Latrobe City website and on social media in October 2022, with collections expected to commence in November 2022.
Residents are still able to use the Hard and Green waste coupons issued with the 2022-2033 rates notice at any Latrobe City Council Transfer Stations in Moe, Morwell Traralgon and Yinnar South. Each coupon allows the free disposal of up to one cubic metre of general hard waste OR up to one cubic metre of green waste. All green waste must still be taken to PineGro Green Waste Recycling Facilities in Morwell, Moe and Traralgon.
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Acceptable hard waste items
Up to two cubic metres of the following are accepted: 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, computers, 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, vacuum cleaners, lamps and e-waste.
Non-acceptable hard waste items
Includes: 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, silage wrap, netting and twine, incinerator waste and ash, windows with glass, whole car bodies, engines, fuels, batteries, chemicals, oils, paint, fluorescent tubes, 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 phone 1300 367 700.
For further information email RRE@latrobe.vic.gov.au