Download: Bulk Waste Kerbside Collection Brochure
De-hoard the house, un-clutter the cupboards, make room in the shed. The Upper Hunter Shire Council’s annual free Kerbside Bulk Waste Collection is back on the weekend of 8 to 9 October 2016.
Residents who have a weekly waste collection can put eligible waste out on the kerbside and it will be collected during the following week. Any waste put out later than 6.30am, Monday 10 October will not be collected.
Bundles of green waste, broken arm chairs, old carpets and decrepit garden furniture are examples of the sorts of items residents can get rid of during the Kerbside Bulk Waste Collection.
Waste that will not be collected includes objects weighing over 20kg, electronics, recyclables, hazardous materials, car parts and loads larger than a box trailer.
Stack items neatly next to the kerb, making sure you do not block the footpath or roadway. Ensure items are secure and bag or bundle loose items to avoid windblown littering.
General Manager Waid Crockett is encouraging all residents who have kerbside collection to take advantage of this free and easy Council service.
“This service saves a lot of residents a trip to the tip,” Mr Crockett said.
“For people without transport who can’t get to the waste centres or don’t have a trailer to transport bulky items, this is a once-a-year opportunity not to be missed.”
A flyer with more details of what items can, or cannot, be put out for bulk waste collection, is being mailed to households and businesses.
There will not be free drop-off at Upper Hunter waste centres for general rubbish as part of this year’s collection.
E-waste, recyclable sorted glass/plastic/metal containers, batteries, and oil (max 20L) are all accepted free of charge at Council’s waste centres during opening hours.
Domestic household chemicals can be safely dropped off during CleanOut Saturday, 26 November 2016 at Wilson Memorial Park, Murrurundi.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.