Residents can rid themselves of unwanted bulky items when Eurobodalla’s annual hard waste collection kicks off next week.
The kerbside collection travels south to north, beginning at Tilba and North Narooma on Monday 20 July and finishing at South Durras in late September. Eurobodalla Council’s manager of waste services Amanda Jones said the hard waste collection included fridges, microwaves, rolls of carpet, garden tools and furniture.
“Households can put out up to two cubic metres of those bulky items too big for their bins,” Ms Jones said.
“We’re asking residents to separate metal items from other items like furniture. One truck will collect metal for recycling, a second will collect all other items except fridges, freezers and air-conditioning units, which are collected by a third truck.”
Ms Jones requested people put out their hard waste items just prior to collection in their area.
“That keeps everyone safe and neighbourhoods looking better,” she said.
Ms Jones said televisions and computers, monitors and printers would not be collected but could be taken to one of Council’s waste management facilities free of charge at any time.
“Other bulky items that won’t be collected and should be taken to a waste facility includes mattresses, tyres, motor vehicle parts, vegetation and building materials,” Ms Jones said.
“Importantly, we won’t be collecting burnt waste material. It’s been a tough year for all and residents can take their bushfire debris to waste facilities at Surf Beach or Brou, with loads up to two cubic metres accepted at the Moruya transfer station.
“If you haven’t already, you can still take a trailer load of burnt household waste and vegetation to either Surf Beach or Brou for free.”
Chemicals and hazardous materials will not be collected in hard waste pickup, however paint, gas bottles and oil can be taken to Council’s chemical cleanout collection in September or to the Community Recycling Centre at Surf Beach at any time.
For detailed information about which items are eligible for hard waste pickup and to find collection dates for your area, refer to the 2020-21 Household Waste and Recycling Calendar (recently delivered to all Eurobodalla households), visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/waste or call Council’s waste team call 4474 1024.
Above: Eurobodallans can be rid of unwanted bulky items when the shire’s annual hard waste collection begins next week.