Bulk Waste Collection

Singleton Council provides an annual Bulk Waste Collection service to urban and rural residential properties.

The Bulk Waste Collection service offers residents who receive a domestic waste and recycling service a one-off opportunity each year to dispose of bulkier waste items, simply by placing them on the kerbside for collection free of charge.

The 2019 collections dates will be:

  • urban areas from 11 November to 15 November
  • rural areas from 18 November to 22 November

2019 will  be the first year Council’s Rangers will conduct surveillance during and after the collection to ensure items left on the kerbside comply with requirements, as well as to ensure the safety of our community and staff completing the pickup.

Council’s waste contractor, JR Richards will also submit daily reports of collections including any properties that fail to comply with the provisions so that our Rangers can follow up. 

Residents can place waste on the kerbside the weekend before their collection. Items placed out earlier will be considered illegal dumping and may attract a fine.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • General household bulky waste
  • Fully dismantled swing sets and trampolines
  • Scrap metal
  • Rolled floor coverings up to 1.5m in length
  • Up to two wheelbarrow loads of household building waste
  • Furniture

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • Mattresses
  • ALL whitegoods, e-waste and air-conditioners (as they need special degassing and are only accepted at the Dyrring Road Waste Management Facility)
  • Green waste
  • Hazardous solids/ liquids and batteries
  • Commercial builders rubble and bricks
  • Tyres
  • Mirrors, glass table-tops, window panes, sliding glass doors etc.

GUIDELINES

  • Place waste to the kerbside or front gate of rural properties during the weekend before collection week.
  • The combined size of each pile can contain no more than two cubic metres of domestic waste. Two cubic metres is equivalent to a 1.2 metre by 1.8 metre (6'x4') trailer loaded just under one metre high
  • Loose rubbish must be placed in bags or boxes.
  • Swing sets and trampolines must be dismantled for collection.
  • Materials stacked on the kerbside should not obstruct traffic or pedestrians.
  • All items placed for collection should be capable of being loaded by hand by two adults (items under 40kg and less than 1.5m in length).
  • The collection is for excess household rubbish only and must not be used for vacant allotment clearing or commercial/trade waste.
  • Green waste will not be collected from the kerbside due to contamination and health and safety issues. Green waste matter should be placed in green domestic waste bins or taken to the Singleton Waste Management Facility.
  • Any materials placed on the kerb after the specified time or not complying with these collection guidelines will not be collected.
  • Failure to remove waste that is deemed unacceptable by Council from the kerb following collection may result in a fine.