Bulky Waste Collection Resumes for MidCoast

Bulky waste collection to resume in 2021.

Yearly bulky waste and scrap metal kerbside collection service resumes for the MidCoast region in 2021. The service was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

The service offers residents a way to dispose of larger unwanted household items by placing them on the kerbside for collection. From unused furniture and electrical appliances that don’t fit in a wheelie bin, to old pushbikes, lawnmowers or wheelbarrows.

We know locals look forward to the bulky waste collection, but there are rules and guidelines in place that we ask everyone to follow”, explained Dan Aldridge, Acting Director of Liveable Communities for MidCoast Council.

People often start placing waste outside their property the minute we announce collection dates, making our neighbourhoods unattractive and sometimes dangerous. For everyone’s benefit it’s important to adhere to the dates specified for your zone”.

Households will receive a letterbox brochure outlining when and how waste should be placed out for collection, the information can also be found at www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au.

The collection starts in the Manning region in February, continuing through to the end of March. In Gloucester the collection is mid-end April, and in Great Lakes it will be May – June. Full details for Gloucester and Great Lakes, including dates for placing waste on the kerb, will provided well in advance.

Waste must be separated into two piles – one for scrap metal and whitegoods, and a separate pile for general and electronic waste – and placed neatly on the kerb no earlier than specified.

Waste items presented too early, or rejected items left out after the collection has taken place, are considered illegal dumping which attracts a hefty fine”, Dan said. “No-one likes to see rubbish scattered along our residential streets for any longer than necessary”.

Tip vouchers issued in lieu of the cancelled service remain valid until June 2021 and provide an opportunity to drop items – some of which are not included in the kerbside collection – to our waste management centres for free.

For when and how waste should be placed out for collection, and the list of items that will be accepted, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au