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Household Clean Up

What to do with unwanted household items?
Batteries, printer cartridges, fridges, light globes and even the kitchen sink can all be recycled for free! View Council’s A to Z of waste disposal for full list of easy recycling options, or call Council on 9978 4076.

Council currently offers the following household clean up collection services:

ServiceCollection FrequencyBin Type & Size
Clean upBi-annual
collection dates
not applicable
Clean upPre-paidnot applicable

Mattress recycling

Australians send 1.2 million mattresses to landfill every year. Many mattress materials can be recycled at the end of their useful life. Examples include: foam, cotton, steel and wood.

Recycle your mattress free at your next Council clean up.

Here’s how:
  • Find your next household clean up date here
  • Place the mattress beside your clean up pile for easy collection and recycling

Customer requests and additional services

Report a missed service

Please call Council’s Waste Line on 9978 4076.

Request an additional clean up collection service (pre-paid)

If you have excess material and can’t wait for your free bi-annual clean up collection service, you can arrange for an additional collection by booking a prepaid service. Payments for prepaid services may be made by contacting Council’s Waste Line on 9978 4076 or by visiting Council’s Civic Centre.

Cost: Please refer to Council’s Fees and Charges for cost of service.

2 working days’ notice are required. Where the volume exceeds 3m3 an additional charges apply.

Note: Do not place items out for pick up until the night before collection,

What material is collected?

Please place metals and whitegoods in a separate pile to non-metal clean up material.

Metal and non-metal clean up materials are collected from the kerbside in separate vehicles to maximise the opportunity for recycling and reprocessing the metal material.

AcceptedNot accepted
  • Whitegoods (e.g. fridges, stoves, washing machines)
  • Bicycle frames and other metals

Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

  • Furniture and small appliances
  • Carpet and linoleum (one piece only, up to 1.5m long)
  • E-waste (e.g. computers, televisions)
  • Vegetation
  • Excavated materials such as dirt
  • Building and demolition waste
  • Car parts and tyres
  • Putrescible matter such as food scraps
  • Liquid wastes such as paint, oils and chemicals
  • Bricks, concrete and guttering
  • Ceramics and tiles
  • Hazardous waste (e.g. asbestos)
  • Any item weighing in excess of 30kg
  • Any Item with any side dimension greater than 1.5m

Did you know that all items collected during the household clean ups end up as landfill?

Sending waste to landfill causes environmental pollution, but you can prevent this from happening by sorting your unwanted household items for recycling or reuse:
  • Place metal items such as bike frames, whitegoods, and clotheslines in a separate pile to be recycled
  • Clothes can be donated to charities by placing them in the charity bins located in Mosman
  • Mattresses can be recycled through Kimbriki – 02 9486 3512
For more options, check the A to Z of waste disposal.

Electronic (e-waste) recycling

E-waste contains invaluable resources that are lost if sent to landfill. 98% of these resources can be diverted from landfill. E-waste also contains toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury which are a risk to human and environmental health when disposed of in landfill. That’s why Mosman Council has now placed a ban on e-waste to landfill. Bans apply to TVs, computers, printers, scanners, DVD/VCR players, modems and gaming machines. E-waste items will not be collected in general household clean ups or pre-paid services.

Check the e-waste page for e-waste recycling drop off dates.