Kerbsides in the Eurobodalla are starting to fill up with junk as council launches its annual household hard waste collection.
A chance to get rid of unwanted items too bulky for the household bin the annual clean out starts Monday (July 22) in the southern parts of the shire around Tilba.
The much-loved service applies to households who normally receive a weekly domestic waste collection service. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Waste Services Adam Patyus says the collection will moving progressively north, finishing at South Durras in early September.
“With a maximum limit of two cubic metres, you’ll be able to get rid of bulky items like fridges, microwaves, rolls of carpet, garden tools and furniture,” Mr Patyus says.
“Three separate collection vehicles will visit each street. One truck will collect metal to be taken to the waste management facilities for recycling, while another will collect items such as fridges, freezers and air conditioning units – to be degassed before recycling. The third truck takes everything else.”
Residents should put waste out just before the collection date for their area, remembering to keeping everyone safe and neighbourhoods tidy, ” and it is helpful to separate metal items,” Mr Patyus says.
“Junk that won’t be collected includes televisions and computer products such as monitors and printers. These can be taken to Council’s waste management facilities free of charge all year-round,” he says.
Other bulky items like mattresses, tyres, motor vehicle parts and vegetation, as well as building materials won’t be collected and should be taken to a waste facility.
Chemicals and hazardous material such as paint, gas bottles and oil will not be collected and residents are encouraged to drop these off for free at one of Council’s Household Chemical Cleanout collections in September or at the Community Recycling Centre at the Surf Beach Waste Management Facility.
For collection dates and more information on what items are included in the hard waste collection, check council’s website.