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Get your junk out for hard waste collection

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 the household bin.

The kerbside collection starts in the shire’s south around Tilba on Monday 16 July and moves progressively north, finishing at South Durras in early September.

Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer Adam Patyus said the service was provided to households receiving the domestic waste collection service to help them get rid of bulky items like fridges, microwaves, rolls of carpet, garden tools and furniture.

“With a maximum limit of two cubic metres, you’ll be able to get rid of a fair bit of junk,” Mr Patyus said.

“This year, three separate collection vehicles will visit each street. One truck will collect metal to be taken to the waste management facilities for recycling, another will collect items such as fridges, freezers and air conditioning units so they can be degassed before recycling. All other items will be collected by the third truck.”

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

“We prefer it when people put their waste out just before their area’s collection date rather than weeks in advance. It keeps everyone safe and our neighbourhoods a little tidier,” he said.

“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.”

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, petrol and oil will not be collected as part of this process 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 (CRC) at Surf Beach Waste Management Facility.

For detailed information about what can and cannot be picked up, and the collection dates for your area, check out the 2018-2019 Household Waste and Recycling Guide, recently delivered to Eurobodalla households within the domestic collection areas, or visit the hard waste collection page on Council’s website

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