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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Annual hard waste collection starts next week

Eurobodalla Council kicks off its annual hard waste collection next week, starting in the south of the shire on Monday 17 July.

The kerbside collection will begin around Tilba and Akolele, before making its way north and finishing in South Durras mid-September.

The collection means residents can dispose of unwanted items too bulky for their household bins; including fridges, microwaves, carpet, garden tools and furniture.

Council’s waste services manager Nathan Ladmore said the maximum collection limit per household was two cubic metres.

“Residents can help by separating furniture and junk from any metal items on the kerb,” he said.

“There are three separate collection vehicles to visit each street - one truck collects metal for recycling, another collects items like fridges, freezers and air conditioning units which are degassed before recycling. All other items are collected by the third truck.”

To keep neighbourhoods safe and tidy, Mr Ladmore recommended putting waste on the kerb just before the area’s collection date.

Waste that won’t be collected includes:

  • vegetation

  • motor vehicle parts, tyres

  • building materials or renovation waste (soil, bricks, rubble, stones, steel)

  • glass

  • mattresses

  • liquids (paints, petrol, oil)

  • hazardous materials

  • e-waste (TVs, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, stereos, DVD & video players, laptops, gaming machines, set-top boxes, other plastic electronics with screens, circuit boards, toner cartridges or inbuilt rechargeable batteries)

These items can be taken to Council’s waste management facilities, with e-waste being free of charge all year round. Chemicals and hazardous material such as paint, petrol and oil can also be dropped off for free or taken to one of Council’s Household Chemical Cleanout collections later this year. For full details on the hard waste collection visit


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