Hard Waste and Recycling

Options for disposing of hard waste and recyclables.

Hard Waste and Recycling Collections

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Free hard waste collections are available for Darebin residents.

Declutter Your Home

The annual winter hard waste and recycling collection is coming up. Now is a good time to think about cleaning up around the home, so why not have a decluttering day! 

You have a limited amount of material (one cubic metre) in your hard waste and recycling collection. Why not pass on reusable and recyclable items first and save your hard waste and recycling collection space for items you can’t reuse, re-gift or recycle?

There are many things you can do with unwanted items – like re-gifting or giving them away. You could even make some money by selling your items online – maybe even find a local online swap. Local charity stores are a good option – many of them will even collect items from your home. 

Don’t forget that the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre social enterprise in Kurnai Ave, Reservoir, will take many reusable and/or recyclable items for free. For furniture and other reusable items in good condition, call to check first if they need them. For more information see the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre or call 9462 3455.

If you ever have hard waste that you need to dispose of, refer to Council’s website here.
Further Information

Customer Service
Phone: 8470 8888
Email: mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au

Hard Waste Collections

Council provides two free hard waste and recycling collections for Darebin residents each year:

Winter - a Council-wide, area-based collection 
Spring - a limited number of pre-booked collections 

Winter Area-Based Collection (No Booking Required)

Our next Council-wide, area-based winter collection will take place in May-June 2017.

We set the dates and times for these each year and collect from a whole area at the same time. 

You will receive our hard waste brochure and exact date of your collection a few weeks before your areas collection week.

Spring Limited Collection (Bookings Only)

The next Spring Limited Collection will run from September 2017. Exact dates and booking information will be confirmed closer to the collection but there are always a limited number of collections so remember to book early.

Conditions of Collection

To ensure that your hard waste and recyling is collected, you must see the Conditions of Collection.  To find out how, when and what you can put our for collection check the Conditions of Collection and Acceptable and Unacceptable Items.

For more information check the Hard Waste and Recycling Frequently Asked Questions.

For bookings or more information about collections:
Phone: Customer Service on 8470 8888
Email: mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

Other Hard Waste and Recycling Disposal Options

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If you have hard waste that you need to dispose of at other times please use the following services:
  • The Darebin Resource Recovery Centre  is open year round and accepts a large range of items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal – many are accepted free. Televisions, and computers and accessories can be recycled here at no cost.
  • Kids off the Kerb is a social enterprise that collects from your house at no cost year round. They collect fridges, freezers, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers and microwaves. For more information see Kids off the Kerb website or call 9982 5600.
  • The Brotherhood of St Laurence collects most white goods from your house at no cost year round. Please note, they do not collect dishwashers, stoves or ovens and all donated items must be clean.  For more information see the Brotherhood of St Laurence website or call 1300 366 283. 
  • Many Charity Stores accept reusable goods year round. Search for a Charity Store near you here.
  • The Detox Your Home program is a free disposal service provided by Sustainability Victoria for most household chemicals, liquid waste and fertilisers. Collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.  The next Detox Your Home collection day for Darebin residents will be in 2017.

Further Information

Customer Service
Phone: 8470 8888
Email: mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au

White Goods

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Council only accepts limited types of white goods in the hard waste and recycling collection, such as ovens and stoves. White goods such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers and microwaves are not collected by Council.

There are other options for free collection of these items. These items are collected for free by Kids off the Kerb and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (note the Brotherhood doesn't accept dishwashers). White goods donated to these organisations are either reused or recycled - meaning less waste to landfill.

To book your FREE collection with Kids off the Kerb call 9982 5600. Kids off the Kerb accepts fridges, freezers, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers and microwaves. For a full list of other household items that can be donated please visit their website.

To book your FREE collection with the Brotherhood of St Laurence call 1300 366 283 or book a collection online. Please note: the Brotherhood of St Laurence DO NOT accept dishwashers - and all donated items must be clean. For a full list of other household items that can be donated please visit their website.

Video: We provide annual hard waste collections from your home, and recycling services at our Resource Recovery Centre.