Hard Waste

Residents have numerous options for disposal of acceptable hard waste through Council's hard waste service:

Kerbside Hard Waste Collections

Residents will be able to book one free annual at call on demand kerbside waste collection from 1 August 2017. The service allows for the kerbside collection of up to two cubic meters of acceptable hard waste placed within the front property boundary.

This free pickup is available to all residents living in the property—whether owner or tenant.

A detailed information pack explaining collection requirements will be sent by the service provider to residents after a booking is made.

Bookings can be made from 1 August 2017 at WM Waste Management Services or by calling 1 800 969 278.

The new free at call on demand service replaces the existing hard waste vouchers previously issued with rates notices. These existing vouchers are due to expire on 31 August and will not be renewed. 

Council’s hard waste vouchers are no longer accepted at privately run transfer stations in Baw Baw Shire (including Drouin Waste Recyclers), and are only accepted at Council operated transfer stations.

Optional transfer station pass

Residents have the option to exchange their free annual at call on demand kerbside service for two transfer station passes of up to one cubic metre each.

The passes can be used separately or both at once for a total of two cubic metres.

These passes can be redeemed at any Council’s operated transfer station at any time throughout the year.

Paid kerbside hard waste collection

Residential properties that receive our kerbside rubbish services can book in additional hard waste pick up during the months of October to November and March to April for a fee of $62 or $30 for pensioners.

Bookings and payments can be made prior to each hard waste collection at our Customer Service Centres in Warragul and Drouin or by calling Council on 5624 2411 during the following dates:

Booking and Payment   Collection Dates
3 to 20 Oct 2017 6 to 17 Nov 2017
13 to 29 Mar 2018 16 to 27 Apr 2018

Residents who have booked and paid for a hard waste collection must make sure that their hard waste is on their nature strip by the evening before the collection date listed below. Council does not call or contact residents prior to the hard waste collection commencing.

Acceptable hard waste

  • Household furniture and appliances
  • Tools and electrical
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Baths and vanity units
  • Air conditioners
  • Hot water services
  • Lawn mowers
  • Scrap metals
  • Stoves
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Computers and monitors
  • Floor coverings (up to 30cm x 1.5m with a limit of two rolls)
  • Tree prunings (up to 30cm x 1.5m tied and bundled)

Unacceptable Hard Waste

  • Building waste (including bricks and concrete)
  • Household waste
  • Refrigerators
  • Window glass
  • Crockery and other small items
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Chemicals or poison containers
  • Oils
  • Paint tins (full or empty)
  • Timber longer than 1.5m
  • Green organics in plastic bags
  • Car tyres, car bodies or batteries
  • Water tanks
  • Incinerators
  • Gas bottles
  • Hazardous waste including asbestos
  • Hard waste exceeding two cubic metres