Council hard waste collection begins this month

KERBSIDE CLEAN UP: Eurobodalla Shire Council will begin their annual kerbside collection next week, starting around Tilba.
KERBSIDE CLEAN UP: Eurobodalla Shire Council will begin their annual kerbside collection next week, starting around Tilba.

Eurobodalla Council will kick off its annual hard waste collection this month, starting in the south of the shire next Monday.

The kerbside collection will begin around Tilba on July 16, before making its way north and finishing in South Durras in early September.

The collection will enable residents to dispose of unwanted items too bulky for their household bins, such as fridges, microwaves, carpet, garden tools and furniture.

The council’s Waste Minimisation Officer, Adam Patyus, said the kerbside collection had a maximum limit of two cubic metres.

“This year, three separate collection vehicles will visit each street. One truck will collect metal to be taken to the waste management facilities for recycling, another will collect items such as fridges, freezers and air conditioning units so they can be degassed before recycling. All other items will be collected by the third truck,” Mr Patyus said.

He said residents could help by separating furniture and junk from any metal items on the kerb.

“We prefer it when people put their waste out just before their area’s collection date, rather than weeks in advance. It keeps everyone safe and our neighbourhoods a little tidier,” he said.

“Junk that won’t be collected includes televisions and computer products such as monitors and printers. These can be taken to Council’s waste management facilities free of charge all year round.”

Other bulky items like mattresses, tyres, motor vehicle parts and vegetation, as well as building materials won’t be collected and should be taken to a waste facility.

Chemicals and hazardous material such as paint, petrol and oil will not be collected as part of this process and residents are encouraged to drop these off for free at one of Council’s Household Chemical Cleanout collections in September or at the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) at Surf Beach Waste Management Facility.

For details on what can be collected, visit the council’s website at esc.nsw.gov.au and go to the hard waste collection page.

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