Hard Rubbish Collection

Too big for your bin? You can book up to two free collections of hard waste from your home.

Hume City Council offers a free hard rubbish service to all residents living in Hume, including residential ratepayers and those renting homes

To book a collection:

  1. Call Council on 9205 2200 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday or visit us at one of our Customer Service Centres.
  2. When booking, tell the customer service officer a brief description of the types of materials you would like collected. This is to help us collect the right materials and not your favourite bike!
  3. Check the list below so you only place out items that can be collected safely.
  4. Place your items inside your property boundary (in your front yard, no more than 2m from the front of your property. Just so know we are definitely taking the correct items). Items should be ready the night before your scheduled collection because we start our collections early in the morning.

What items will be collected?

  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Household furniture and toys
  • Whitegoods (doors removed), air conditioners and hot water units
  • Car and 4WD tyres - rims must be separated from the tyre
  • Computers, televisions and electrical equipment
  • Scrap Metal, tools and equipment including body parts, lawn mowers, roof iron and guttering
  • Carpet (rolled and tied, cut in to bunldes no more than 1.5m in length and 30kg each)
  • Pottery, ceramics and chinaware
  • Sheet glass which is securely wrapped and clearly marked as 'glass'
  • Tools and equipment, car parts, each item less than 30kg weight or 1.5 metres long
  • Open/un-lidded clean rinsed empty metal tanks, drums and paint tins
  • Trash and treasure items
  • Fences and scrap fencing (bundled) – nails must be removed or hammered down and bundles must be suitable for one person to lift above shoulder height
  • Wood/timber (bundled) – no more than 1.5 metres in length and 1.0 metre in width (no tree branches)

What items won't be collected?

Items or bundles weighing more than 30 kilograms each (excluding household appliances), items or bundles 1.5 metres or longer, building materials (including bricks, concrete, excavation material, plaster, dirt or stones), commercial or industrial trade wastes, household garbage, household recyclable goods, hazardous and/or offensive wastes (including asbestos), car engines, truck and tractor tyres, unwrapped panes of broken glass, garden waste, timber pallets, clothes and shoes, water tanks.

How much can be collected?

We can pick up 3 cubic metres of hard rubbish from your home each collection or you can combine your two free collections to one large collection for the year.

3 cubic metres is: 3 metres x 1 metre x 1 metre. In feet this equates to 9 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet.

Please ensure your items are place neatly next to each and are not laid on top of each other. We can only collected neatly present items.

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Please DO NOT present your hard rubbish for collection as below:

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Other options for hard waste

If you can't wait for a hard waste collection you can take your hard waste to the landfill (tip) for free and use your free landfill pass. Find out how this works and other items you can drop off for free anytime on our landfills page.

Don't forget, one person's trash can be another person's treasure. There are lots of positive ways to deal with your unwanted items.
You can avoid placing reusable items in your general hard waste by participating in one of the following options:

  • Donate your items to your local charity store or arrange for the charity to collect your items
  • Promote your unwanted items on a social networking sites such as BuySwapSell or on your Facebook page and make some money!
  • Post a notice up at your work or on community notice board advertising your item(s).
  • Sell your item(s) online on sites such as EBAY and Gumtree or advertise in the local paper
  • Post your items on a reuse website such as Freecycle.
  • Hold a garage sale and enjoy the social perks of meeting locals

Enable Australia offers a free drop off service for e-waste at their Broadmeadows Recycling Centre, Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm . The following items can be dropped off free of charge:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • LCD monitors
  • Printers
  • Keyboards, mice and cables
  • Server and networking equipment
  • Phones

Kids off the Kerb also offer a free collection service for whitegoods including:

  • Fridges and freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Hot plates
  • Cook tops
  • Rangehoods
  • Column heaters (oil based)
  • Split cooling systems

To book a collection or purchase refurbished white goods call 9982 5600.

Diabetes Australia can pick up unwanted clothing, toys and small household items for resale in Savers Stores. All proceeds go towards funding Diabetes Australia's health welfare programs.

Updated : 11:55 AM, 31 March 2020

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