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Waste & Recycling Clean-up Collections
Council offers the following collection services for bulky household items that can’t be collected through the weekly service. All collected materials are sent to landfill, so please consider selling, donating or giving away good quality items.
Council provides residents with three free scheduled clean-up collections per financial year.
These collections are conducted in zones according to a pre-set schedule.Find the scheduled collection dates for your street in the Clean-up Dates online database.
Council will collect:
Household furniture Small appliances Soft furnishings Carpet and linoleum (must be cut into 1 metre lengths and bundled. Maximum 0.5m3) Mattresses/foam Other non-recyclable household items Whitegoods and metal items, e.g. Fridge/freezer, washing machine. TVs and Computers
Council will NOT collect:
General household garbage Vegetation*, dirt, stones and sand Car batteries** and car parts Tyres Building materials, including bricks, concrete and tiles Liquids, including paint**, chemicals*** and oil** Fibro/asbestos Gas bottles** Hazardous materials, including volatile liquids, medical waste and explosives Mirrors and sheets of glass large than 1 metre
*Some vegetation can be collected through a booked Pre-booked Clean-up collection. Conditions apply. ** These items can be recycled at the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre. *** Chemicals can be disposed at Household Chemical CleanOut events.
Council provides residents with one free pre-booked clean-up collection per financial year. Residents can pay for additional pre-booked collections if required. For current fees, see Fees and Charges.
To book a pick-up, call the Help and Service Centre on 9777 1000. Please note there are a limited number of pre-booked services available per week, and they must be booked at least a week in advance. At busy periods bookings may not be available for 1-2 weeks.
In addition to the materials accepted in scheduled clean-ups, pre-booked clean-ups can be used to dispose of bulk vegetation. Please note: either bulk vegetation or general household goods can be collected in one booking (not a mixture of the two).
See Scheduled Clean-up Service
Tree prunings and loppings Untreated timber Christmas trees Palings without nails (max 0.5m3)
Untied/loose vegetation Vegetation in plastic bags Branches greater than 75mm diameter Branches, untreated wood or Christmas trees in sections longer than 1 metre Painted or chemically treated timber Tree stumps Whole wood pallets Building timber Whole fences General garbage Timber with nails
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