Yarra residents are provided with two free collections of hard rubbish per household each calendar year.
Before you book your collection, consider some more environmentally-friendly options for dealing with your hard rubbish. You can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, by donating or selling items such as furniture, clothes, toys and homewares.
Hard rubbish collections are only available to residential properties. They're not available to commercial or industrial properties in Yarra.
We aim to collect your hard rubbish within approximately 10 days of receiving your request for collection, however delays may occur in times of high demand.
How to book a hard rubbish collection
You can book a hard waste collection by:
- calling 03 9205 5555
We ask you to provide a list of items for collection at the time of booking.
Units and apartments
If you live in a unit or apartment, it is preferable that you book a hard waste collection through your building manager or body corporate if possible, as it provides other residents within the complex the opportunity to schedule a booking on the same day.
However, if you have difficulty booking through your building manager or body corporate, please call us on 03 9205 5555.
Body corporates and building managers
To book a hard waste collection for a multi-unit site, please call us on 03 9205 5555.
A list of items should be provided at the time of booking. Body corporates and building managers should follow the guidelines.
Preparing for a collection
When to put out your hard rubbish
Place your hard rubbish out the night before your scheduled pickup. It's illegal to place items out more than 24 hours before pickup.
Where to put your hard rubbish
All hard rubbish must be placed for collection on the kerb at the front of your property.
Hard rubbish will only be collected from a laneway behind your property if weekly rubbish and recycling bins are also collected from that laneway.
How much hard rubbish can be collected?
Each collection can be up to 2 cubic metres. Items must be no longer than 1.5 metres and must be able to be easily lifted by 1 or 2 people.
No items can weigh more than 50kg.
What items are collected?
Items that can be included in a hard rubbish collection:
- Mattresses (limit of 1)
- E-waste (light bulbs, batteries and anything with a cord)
- White goods
- Small furniture items and couches
- Hard plastic household items
- Small car parts (limit of 4 car tyres)
- Paint (limit of 5x 20 litre containers) - must be in original tins/containers with lids well secured
- Gas bottles (limit of 1 bottle)
- Bamboo, palm fronds and ivy
What items will not be collected?
Items that cannot be included in a hard rubbish collection:
- Garden waste, large tree stumps, dirt or soil
- Rubble, concrete or stones
- Hazardous material like chemicals or asbestos
- Waste generated from business activities
- Building and renovation materials
- Household rubbish and recycling
- Items that weigh more than 50kg
- 4WD or truck tyres
- Large car parts
What can I do with building/renovation material?
You will need to organise a private waste collection and disposal service independently or through your builder.
What can I do with hazardous waste?
Sustainability Victoria operates the Detox Your Home program to assist with the disposal of hazardous waste. You can find out more on their website about what's accepted as part of the program and where and when collections are taking place.
Still not sure how to dispose of an item?
Check out our A to Z waste and recycling guide to learn how best to dispose of your waste and recycling.