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Sort your hard waste and get it to the kerb

Eurobodalla Council kicks off its annual household hard waste collection this month, giving residents the chance to get rid of unwanted items too bulky for their household bin.

The kerbside collection gets underway at Tilba and South Narooma on Monday 17 July, then moves north, finishing at Surfside and Long Beach in the first week of September

Council provides the service to households receiving the domestic waste collection to help them get rid of bulky items like fridges, microwaves, rolls of carpet, garden tools, and furniture.

Council’s Manager of Waste Services Amanda Jones said three separate collection vehicles would visit each street this year.

“One truck will collect metal to be taken to the waste management facilities for recycling, another will collect all other items except fridges, freezers and air conditioning units - these are also collected separately so they can be degassed before recycling,” she said.

Ms Jones said residents could help by separating furniture and junk from any metal items on the kerb.

“We also love it when people put their waste out just before their area’s collection date rather than weeks in advance,” Ms Jones said.

“It keeps everyone safe and our neighbourhoods looking better.”

Junk that won’t be collected includes televisions and computer products like monitors and printers. These can be taken to Council’s waste management facilities free of charge year-round.

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 won’t be collected either, but residents can get rid of things like paint, petrol and oil at Council’s household chemical cleanout collections in September.

For detailed information about what can and cannot be picked up, and the collection dates for your area, check out the 2017-2018 Household Waste and Recycling Guide, which was recently delivered to all Eurobodalla households.

Alternatively visit the hard waste collection page on Council’s website

The 2017-18 Eurobodalla waste collection guide out now

A new edition of Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Guide has hit Eurobodalla mailboxes. If you missed yours it is available online HERE. To receive a copy of the guide, or for more information about Council’s domestic waste collection you can contact Council’s waste service on 02 4474 1024.

The 2017-18 guide has all the household bin collection dates, recycling tips including what can and cannot go into your bin, information about Council’s annual kerbside collections and details of Council’s waste management facilities and their opening hours.

Regular questions from residents, like how to recycle polystyrene, fluorescent light globes and batteries are also answered in the guide, along with ways to dispose of chemicals, fridges and TVs.

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