Brimbank,
15
June
2018
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05:41
Australia/Melbourne

It's here! Get your annual hard waste ready for collection

Summary

This year’s hard waste collection will start on Monday 2 July and continue for six weeks, finishing on Friday 10 August.

It’s time to get ready for Brimbank City Council’s annual hard waste collection.

This year’s hard waste collection will start on Monday 2 July and continue for six weeks, finishing on Friday 10 August.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the annual collection cost Council more than $1.3 million to carry out the service across the municipality.

“Hard waste will be collected from different residential areas of Brimbank on different weeks throughout the collection period.

“About two weeks before the collection in their area, residents will receive a brochure in their letterbox to advise the specific collection week that applies to them and details about the service.

 

Find Your Collection Week

“You can also easily find your hard waste collection dates, by inputting your address in the ‘hard waste collection date finder’ on our Council website.

“Our website has details of collection weeks and details about the types of waste that can and can’t be collected.

 

Be Ready, But Not Too Ready

“Hard waste needs to be on the nature strip by 6am on the Monday of your collection week. Please do not put out your hard waste earlier than the weekend before your scheduled collection – let’s keep our neighbourhoods looking tidy.

“The annual service allows households to place up to three cubic metres, which equates to about one small trailer load, of hard waste on nature strips for collection.

“If material is placed out late, residents will need to make their own arrangements for disposal, as Council will not return to collect late piles of rubbish.

“It is timely to mention that Council has a renewed focus on resource recovery and recycling and we encourage our community to avoid, minimise and reuse waste where possible.

 

Consider Recycling First

“Given this focus, and the recent adoption of Brimbank’s new Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy, Council asks residents to particularly consider their hard waste collection items and ensure recyclable materials such as steel, mattresses, etc., are placed neatly into separate piles to help maximise recycling opportunities.

“It would also be helpful if residents can separate materials for reuse and consider donating to local charities or utilising Council’s Resource Recovery Centre in Keilor Park,” Cr Giudice said.

 

Please Keep Your Street Tidy

Council asks residents to be mindful of safety and to keep the streets as tidy as possible while the hard waste collection is underway.

Residents can also book a user pays hard waste collection service at any time of the year directly through WM Waste Management Services (Council’s current contractor) on 9721 1915. Payment for this service is made directly to WM Waste Management.