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.

Scheduled Clean-up Service

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.

What can I put out for collection?

Council will collect:

Green Tick - Allowed Household furniture
Green Tick - Allowed Small appliances
Green Tick - Allowed Soft furnishings
Green Tick - Allowed Carpet and linoleum (must be cut into 1 metre lengths and bundled. Maximum 0.5m3)
Green Tick - Allowed Mattresses/foam
Green Tick - Allowed Other non-recyclable household items
Green Tick - Allowed Whitegoods and metal items, e.g. Fridge/freezer, washing machine.
Green Tick - Allowed TVs and Computers

Council will NOT collect:

Red Cross - Not Allowed General household garbage
Red Cross - Not Allowed Vegetation*, dirt, stones and sand
Red Cross - Not Allowed Car batteries** and car parts
Red Cross - Not Allowed Tyres
Red Cross - Not Allowed Building materials, including bricks, concrete and tiles
Red Cross - Not Allowed Liquids, including paint**, chemicals*** and oil**
Red Cross - Not Allowed Fibro/asbestos
Red Cross - Not Allowed Gas bottles**
Red Cross - Not Allowed Hazardous materials, including volatile liquids, medical waste and explosives
Red Cross - Not Allowed 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.

Pre-booked Clean-up Service

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.

What can I put out for collection?

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).

Household Goods

See Scheduled Clean-up Service

Bulk Vegetation

Council will collect:

Green Tick - Allowed Tree prunings and loppings
Green Tick - Allowed Untreated timber
Green Tick - Allowed Christmas trees
Green Tick - Allowed Palings without nails (max 0.5m3)

Council will NOT collect:

Red Cross - Not Allowed Untied/loose vegetation
Red Cross - Not Allowed Vegetation in plastic bags
Red Cross - Not Allowed Branches greater than 75mm diameter
Red Cross - Not Allowed Branches, untreated wood or Christmas trees in sections longer than 1 metre
Red Cross - Not Allowed Painted or chemically treated timber
Red Cross - Not Allowed Tree stumps
Red Cross - Not Allowed Whole wood pallets
Red Cross - Not Allowed Building timber
Red Cross - Not Allowed Whole fences
Red Cross - Not Allowed General garbage
Red Cross - Not Allowed Timber with nails

Please note:

  • Materials can only be placed on the nature strip outside your property the Sunday night before your collection week
  • No more than 2m³ of materials will be collected. Items that have not been collected must be removed and disposed of promptly.
  • Loose items should be in bags or boxes
  • Items must not be longer than 1 metre