HARD waste pickups can now be booked on-demand with Kingston Council.
The new system will allow Kingston residents to book two free hard waste collections a year whenever they please. Previously, Kingston Council would collect hard rubbish once per year.
E-waste, white goods, furniture, and mattresses can be disposed of in hard waste.
Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said the expansion of hard waste pickups was a response to resident demand. “Our community expressed a strong desire for more flexibility and the new service has been developed to meet this clear need,” he said.
“While the hard waste disposal and recycling guidelines aren’t changing, we believe that expanding and tailoring the service will reduce the instances of illegal dumping across our city. In turn less waste will be sent to landfills and recycling will increase. While most people have traditionally done the right thing, we have seen an alarming increase in dumping in recent years, with the cost to ratepayers now well over $200,000 each year.
“The change to the hard waste service is part of significant work being done around waste, recycling and resource recovery, with a view to improving sustainability and promoting better environmental outcomes.”
Items prohibited from hard waste collection include building and renovation materials, car tyres, gas cylinders, chemicals, paint, and soil and garden waste
To book a hard waste collection call 1300 653 356 or visit kingston.vic.gov.au/services/rubbish-and-recycling/hard-waste