Household Clean Up
Council currently offers the following household clean up collection services:
|Service||Collection Frequency||Bin Type & Size|
|Clean up||Pre-paid||not applicable|
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.
How to present household items for collection
Place items in front of your property the night before collection, ensure all items placed do not block footpaths, driveways or the roadway to minimise disruptions. A maximum of 5m3 is allowed per collection.
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.
- Find your next household clean up date here
- Place the mattress beside your clean up pile for easy collection and recycling
- The mattress will be collected at a later stage following the removal of household items
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.
Cost: Up to 3m3 = $65.50 + $30/addition m3 with a limit of 5m3 per collection. Each property is limited to 4 prepaid collection services per year from 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.
2 working days’ notice are required.
To modify or cancel pre-paid bookings, you must contact the Waste Line on 9978 4076 before 5pm the business day prior to collection.
Note: Do not place items out for pick up until the night before collection,
What material is collected?
Glass and breakable items should be wrapped and secured, and mattresses kept to the side for separate collection. Recyclable items such as large pieces of cardboard and cardboard boxes, should instead be cut up and placed in your blue recycling bin.
The household clean up does not collect building materials, chemicals or e-waste, or items suitable for recycling through the yellow, blue and green bin system.
Did you know that all non-metal 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:
- Clothes can be donated to charities by placing them in the charity bins located in Mosman
- Mattresses can be recycled through Soft Landing – 1800 763 852 or visit softlanding.com.au
Electronic (e-waste) recycling
Check the e-waste page for e-waste recycling drop off dates.