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Kerbside Clean Up
 

When is my Kerbside Clean Up date?

Each property with 5 or fewer dwellings in the Georges River area are offered two free Kerbside Clean Up collections each year. Unit Complexes consisting of 6 or more dwellings must contact their strata or body corporate to organise a Kerbside Clean Up with Council. Follow the instructions below according to where you live. 
 

Information for Kerbside Clean Up by Ward

The kerbside clean up service offered to residents of Georges River varies depending upon which Ward you reside in. To find out which Ward you live in, insert your residential address to the search field on our Neighbourhood Maps page.  

  • I live in Peakhurst, Mortdale or Hurstville Ward

    Residents living in Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards are required to book a Kerbside Clean Up for their property (two per property each calendar year)

    .To organise a Kerbside Clean Up for your property, follow these steps:

    1. Call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 to pre-book your clean up. Please note: in some circumstances you may be required to wait up to four weeks for the scheduled collection date.

    2. Place the items on the kerbside the night before your collection as the collection may occur early in the morning of the scheduled collection date. Your collection service is for your property only, therefore it is unlawful to place items outside another persons property.

    3. If you have mattresses for collection, please place them in a separate pile.

    ​Houses, villas or town houses with 5 or fewer dwellings are entitled to two Kerbside Clean Up collections per property per calendar year.

    Unit complexes consisting of 6 or more dwellings must contact their strata or body corporate to organise a Kerbside Clean Up with Council. Unit complexes are entitled to have two Kerbside Clean Up collections per calendar year, per block.

    Please note: in some circumstances you may be required to wait up to four weeks for the scheduled collection date.

  • I live in Blakehurst or Kogarah Bay Ward

    Residents living in Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards can access a pre-scheduled Kerbside Clean Up for their property (two per property each calendar year).
     

    To view the date of the pre-scheduled Kerbside Clean Up for your property, follow these steps:

    1. Kerbside Clean Up dates for residents of Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay wards are available by viewing the Your Waste and Recycling page.

    2. Click on the Address Search and insert your address. Your Kerbside Clean Up date will be shown. Collection of items may occur any day during the week of the scheduled collection.

What can I place in my Kerbside Clean Up?

Small images of many items that are allowed in a Kerbside Clean Up Small images of many items that are not allowed in a Kerbside Clean Up

Accepted Items

  • Bundles and tied garden vegetation (pruning and short tree branches only - maximum 1 metre in length
  • White goods, appliances and metals (fridges, stoves, washing machines and bikes)
  • Furniture and household goods (lounges, toys and garden equipment)
  • Mattresses to be placed upright to the side of your items (these will be collected by a recycling contractor) 

Not Accepted

  • Grass and vegetation in bags, loose or unbundled
  • Gas cylinders
  • Building materials (such as bricks, cement, asbestos, roof insulation batts, tiles, dirt, fence palings)
  • Glass (plate, sheet or mirror)
  • Thorny bushes and large tree stumps greater than 2 metres in length
  • Motor vehicle parts and tyres
  • Liquids or hazardous items (such as paints, motor oils, petrol, chemicals and paint tins)
  • Items that can not easily be lifted by two people
  • Recyclable materials (items collected in your yellow lidded recycle bin)
  • Material in excess of 3 metres x 1 metre x 1 metre.
  Council reserves the right to reject any clean up items.
 

What do I do next?

  1. Place the material to be collected in front of your property only when you have a collection scheduled. Please note: placing materials in front of your property when a collection is not scheduled can attract a fine of up to $2,000 for illegal dumping.
  2. Make sure items do not exceed an area of 3 metres long and 1 metre wide.
  3. Mattresses to be placed upright to the side of your items (these will be collected by a recycling contractor) 
  4. View the Kerbside Clean Up brochure.

Please note: Council does not approve of people going through waste placed out for collection. 
 

What else can I do with bulky waste?

Before using the clean up service, consider re-homing or repairing your unwanted items. If the items are still in good condition, The Bower Reuse Database may be able to collect them for resale, or direct you to an organisation who may recycle the items. If the items can be repaired or upcycled see the The Bower Repair Cafes Workshops.

For more information on waste services please see:

 

Skip bins

Prior to placing a skip bin on Council land, such as nature strips and road related areas, you must obtain a permit from Council.

Further information on works in, on or over a public road or Council land is outlined in greater detail on the Activities on Public Land page.

Please note, a Certificate of Currency of a Public Liability to the value of a minimum of $20 million must accompany your application.

To apply for a skip bin, please fill out and return the skip bin application.
 

Asbestos removal 

Asbestos is a dangerous material which was commonly used until being banned throughout Australia in 2003. Due to the danger it can pose, there are strict safety protocols for the removal and disposal of asbestos.

To minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to yourself or your family, WorkCover recommends that householders engage a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a landfill facility that accepts it and may require 24 hours of notice before being dropped off.

Further information is outlined with Council's Asbestos Management Policies.
 

What do I do if I need help?

If you are still unsure about Council's Kerbside Clean Up, please call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390. If you need this information translated, call 131 450. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often do I get a Kerbside Clean Up?

    Every residential property in the Georges River area is entitled to two clean up services per calendar year.

    Depending on the Ward your property is located in, will determine if your Kerbside Clean Up is pre-scheduled or on-call.

    For more information, please read the relevant details in the page above.

  • How do I book a Kerbside Clean Up?

    You can log a request through our Log It / Fix It platform. If you experience any problems please call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390.

    Please note: in some circumstances you may be required to wait up to four weeks for the scheduled collection date.

  • How do I report a problem?

    Please report any issues with Kerbside Clean Up Collection and Illegal Dumping through the Log It / Fix It tool available to all residents.

  • What if I have no kerbside collections available
    If you require disposal of household items outside of the available kerbside collections there are a few ways to dispose of items. Please view Councils A-Z recycling guide for more information or visit the Bower reuse database for more recycling options.


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