Hard waste bookings open

Friday, 1 March 2019 9:52 AM

Bookings are now open for a hard waste collection trial across Greater Geelong.

Residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

Bookings for the service, which are compulsory, can be made via our hard waste page or by phoning 5272 5444 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The trial aims to collect bulky items that are not accepted or don’t fit into the three-bin residential kerbside collection.

Items that will be accepted include couches and other furniture; white goods; computers; carpets and rugs.

Small amounts of timber, scrap metal, roofing and guttering – all less than 1.5 metres in length – are also allowed.

Items that will not be accepted include mattresses, building materials, liquids, chemicals, asbestos, garden waste, commercial/industrial waste, bags of rubbish and car tyres.

The amount of hard waste put out for collection must be less than three cubic metres in volume – equal to a pile three metres long, one metre high and one metre wide.

Residents are allowed one book-in collection each financial year through the trial, which runs until June 2020.

The service is being funded by the residential waste collection charge.

The initiative complements the City’s wide range of existing waste programs, which provide free or low-cost ways to conveniently dispose of a wide range of items.

Visit our hard waste collection service page for further details.


The following quotes can be attributed to Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:

We’re pleased to see this initiative starting, given it was brought to the table by many councillors in response to feedback from local community members.
It will be successful if we all follow the guidelines, so we’re keen for everyone to read up about the service and understand how it will work.
Our hard waste service will add to the many existing waste recovery and reuse programs already offered by Council, and we encourage everyone to continue to use those as well.
This includes correctly sorting material between your green, yellow and red bins, and taking advantage of our mattress and e-waste drop-off services.
We expect a high number of hard waste bookings to begin with, so please be patient as we look to meet everyone’s requests.

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Page last updated: Friday, 1 March 2019