Hard waste collection

You will have one hard waste collection per year.

Items accepted

  • Household appliances and furniture
  • Dismantled wardrobes
  • General unwanted household items in boxes
  • Timber not exceeding one metre in length
  • Chinaware and window glass (wrapped in cardboard or thicker paper, clearly marked 'glass')
  • All waste metal including tin, scrap iron, lawnmowers and bikes 
  • Car parts not exceeding 1.5 metres in length and 15 kg in weight
  • All whitegoods including fridges and washing machines (for safety requirements fridge doors must be removed)

Your total hard waste should not be larger than two cubic metres.

Items not accepted

  • Hazardous waste
  • Rubble
  • Chemicals
  • Tyres
  • Branches and prunings
  • Asbestos
  • Paint/tins containing wet paint
  • Items longer than 1.5 metres
  • Loads exceeding two cubic metres
  • Items heavier than 15 kg
  • Liquid waste
  • Televisions
  • Recyclables e.g. bottles, paper
  • Materials from renovations, building sites and/or fencing

Hard waste collection dates

So that you don’t miss your collection, please keep your calendar all year as a reference. You can also check the dates below or look out for promotion in the local papers.

The 2017 dates for hard waste collection are:

Area 1

 Usual waste collection day Start of the hard waste collection 
 Monday     26 June
 Tuesday  17 July
 Wednesday  14 August
 Thursday  18 September
 Friday  4 September

Area 2

 Usual waste collection day Start of the hard waste collection 
 Monday     3 July
 Tuesday  31 July
 Wednesday  21 August
 Thursday  25 September
 Friday  11 September

To find out what zone you live in you can view the hard waste collection map (pdf, 270KB). Place your items out on the nature strip on the Sunday night before your collection week. There is no need to call us – your items will be collected sometime during the week of your collection.

Free white goods collection

Moonee Valley supports Kids Off the Kerb, a not-for-profit organisation that offers residents free collection of unwanted and end of life white goods.

Kids Off the Kerb will collect:

  • fridges
  • washing machines
  • ovens
  • rangehoods
  • hot plates
  • cook tops
  • box and split system air conditioners
  • column heaters
  • microwaves

Materials collected are either repaired, supporting a social enterprise program, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner.

Call 9982 5600 to book a free white goods collection.

Have something else that you want to recycle? The Moonee Valley Transfer Station in Aberfeldie accepts a broad range of material for recycling.

Recycle your hard waste online

Got items that you no longer want but are too good to throw out? Give them away on Ziilch, an easy-to-use online recycling website. It's free to join, free to list and free to take.

To get started, simply sign-up and list an item to give away. Interested Ziilch members will then request your item and you can arrange a mutually convenient time for the person to collect it. 

Last updated: Sunday, 23 April 2017, 2:03 AM