Changes to Bulky Waste Collection 2018
Muswellbrook Shire Council has responded to community feedback and changed the process for collecting bulk waste.
There will now be two Bulky Waste collections over 12 months and each collection will collect all bulk waste including Garden Organics, Metals, Electronics and Bulky Household Waste.
Bulky waste must be stacked in four different lots:
i) Garden Organics: hedge or shrub prunings, twigs, leaves, small branches up to 150mm diameter. Clean garden organic material is processed into pasteurised garden mulch.
ii) Metals: empty whitegoods (remove all doors) car batteries, disassemble bed frames. Metal items are sent to be recycled into steel and other products.
iii) Electronics: kitchen appliances, televisions, computers and peripheral devices. Electronic items are sent to be disassembled and components recycled.
iv) Bulky Household Waste: larger items such as unrepairable furniture, old floor coverings, broken glass (wrap in newspaper) and Mattresses may be put out for bulky pickup. Clean, dry inner spring mattresses will be collected separately, disassembled locally for recycling where possible. Latex or foam mattresses, or mattresses which pose a safety risk will be landfilled.. Items that are beyond their useful life will go into landfill.
Zone 1 Muswellbrook South
(you are in Zone 1 if your current domestic bins are collected on Mondays or Tuesdays)
Stack your bulky waste during the weekend of Sunday 11th November 2018
Collection starts 7:00am Monday 12th November 2018
Zone 2 Muswellbrook North
(you are in Zone 2 if your current domestic bins are collected on Thursdays or Fridays)
Stack your bulky waste during the weekend of Sunday 18th November 2018
Collection starts 7:00am Monday 19th November 2018
Zone 3 Denman & Sandy Hollow
(you are in Zone 3 if your current domestic bins are collected on Wednesdays)
Stack your bulky waste during the weekend of Sunday 25th November 2018
Collection starts 7:00am Monday 26th November 2018
Stack items neatly next to the kerb - DO NOT BLOCK the footpath or road.
Keep waste under 2 cubic metres per household (e.g. the size of a standard ute tray).
It must be possible for two people to safely lift items.
Wrap any glass items securely in newspaper and label them “Glass”.
Remove all doors and lids from whitegoods. Ensure they are empty.
Bundle Garden Organics
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
These items will not be collected
- Liquids Hazardous chemicals or materials (including barbed wire)
- Foodstuffs Commercial or industrial waste
- Tyres Commercial building material
- Motor car bodies
- Earth or stone, bricks, rubble or unreasonably heavy or bulky objects.
- Unreasonably heavy or bulky objects
- Small items that can go in your red lidded bin for normal collection
For more information and the list of items not accepted in the Bulky Waste Kerbside Collection go to: https://www.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au/special-collection-services/annual-bulky-waste