If you have unwanted items that can not be recycled or reused, you can contact Council for a collection. You are entitled to 4 collections each year, for free.
Please choose your items carefully as many items can be recycled elsewhere.
Report illegal dumping
Any medium to large items left on public space without a booking are considered as being illegally dumped. Fines of $4000 per person, or $8000 for corporations apply.
Please report illegal dumpers by recording number plates, if safe to do so, and taking photos if possible. This will help with investigations.
How to book a FREE Council Clean Up
Book online or call us on 8757 9000. Booking is essential. Please book 2 weeks in advance
How to present your waste
Materials should be placed neatly on the kerbside in front of your property, no earlier than the night before your allocated collection day.
What do we collect?
There are restrictions on what will be collected.
We pick up:
- White goods
- Bundled Prunings (maximum 2m in length)
- Floor coverings (rolled and tied)
We pick up 2 cubic metres of material per collection, no more.
We DO NOT pick up:
- Builder’s waste and large glass/mirror sheets,
- NO ASBESTOS IN ANY FORM – find out how to dispose of asbestos
- Motor vehicles, engine parts, car batteries and tyres
- Fencing material and garden waste bundled incorrectly
- Hazardous materials
- Oils, paint, gas bottles – for a free pick-up of these items visit the problem waste website.
- Any item too heavy to lift
Is your item too good to throw away?
Are you getting rid of your unwanted furniture? Is it in good condition? Could someone else reuse it? If you answered yes, visit The Bower's online booking tool to arrange a collection and extend the lifespan of your pre-loved items. The booking tool also provides a list of items that are accepted.
The Bower’s Collection & Rehoming Service is an environmental charity. It offers a free collection service of unwanted household items to Cumberland residents. You may also donate items directly at The Bower’s Parramatta shopfront at Shop 1, 10 Hunter Street, Parramatta.
If you require an additional clean up service as you have exceeded your allocated 4 collections per year, please complete the Request for additional clean-up service form (PDF, 243.33 KB). Please note a charge is applicable.