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How to book a Council clean up

Find out how to book a clean-up and have large, unwanted items picked up by Council.

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.

2 easy steps

Please give Council 2 weeks’ advance notice when booking your clean up.

  1. Phone Council on (02) 8757 9000 or book online.
  2. Leave your items neatly on the kerbside outside of your home the night before collection.

Please stack your items no higher or wider than 2 motorbikes parked together, otherwise it may not be collected.

Presentation of waste for Council Clean up

What we WILL pick up

  • Furniture
  • White goods: fridges, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens
  • Mattresses
  • Bundled tree and plant clippings under 2metres in length
  • Carpet and other floor coverings: please roll up and tie
  • Only up to 2 cubic metres of items for each collection

What we WON’T pick up

  • Building materials
  • Large sheets of glass, like windows or mirrors
  • NO ASBESTOS in any form
  • Motor vehicle parts, engines, car batteries or tyres
  • Fence material
  • Hazardous items: paint, batteries, light bulbs, gas bottles, electronic waste (e-waste) such as computers, mobiles, DVD players, TV’s
  • Items that are too heavy to lift for two people

Booking more Council Clean Ups

  • Up to 4 Council clean up collections are available throughout the year for free
  • Extra Council cleanups can be booked for $74.50* per collection (Price current for 2019-2020 and is subject to change)
  • Download a request for additional clean up service form (PDF, 243.33 KB)

If Council can not collect it, try these places

Furniture that’s in good condition

The Bower’s Collection and Rehoming Service ­– an environmental charity that offers free collection of unwanted household goods.

Polystyrene

Polystyrene is the white light-weight packaging material you find in boxes. This can not be recycled in your yellow bin.

We recommend taking it to the Liverpool Community Recycling Centre at 99 Rose Street, Liverpool for free disposal and recycling.

Asbestos

Asbestos is very common in building materials and old homes. It is highly dangerous to humans and animals and it requires specialist treatment.

For more information and help in identifying asbestos, visit Asbestos Answers

Illegal dumping and fines

Any medium to large items left on public space for others to dispose of is considered as being illegally dumped.

  • It pollutes the environment, is a safety risk to other people, looks unattractive and devalues neighbourhoods
  • Fines of $2000 per person, or $4000 for corporations apply
  • Regional Illegal Dumping Officers are employed to find and fine illegal dumpers
  • Please report illegal dumpers by recording number plates, if safe to do so, and taking photos if possible. This will help with investigations.

You can report illegal dumping online or call Council on (02) 8757 9000.