City of Sydney Council

City of Sydney Council Kerbside Collection

Residents from the City of Sydney Council will rejoice to know that they are entitled to a free bulky household junk collection every week. This service is available for residents that are looking to get rid of large household goods such as white goods and appliances that do not fit in your wheelie bins.

You will be required to book for a collection day either online or over the phone. The arrangement of the date will depend on where you are located in the city. It is advised that you should book 3-4 weeks in advance as spots are usually taken up quickly.

There has also been good news for those living in the City of Sydney. The City of Sydney Council will begin a new contract with Cleanaway to increase the efficiency and upgrade the existing rubbish removal services. This will see major improvements in the level of junk collection from the local council.

It is important that you do not throw out your unwanted junk on the streets without proper booking as this is considered illegal dumping. This is taken seriously by the City of Sydney Council and you may find yourself with a big fine.

How to prepare for City of Sydney Council kerbside pick up

When preparing to throw away your unwanted household junk for the City of Sydney Council to pick up, you will make sure that your pile of junk fulfils the following criteria:

1) The items are accepted by the City of Sydney Council
2) Doors from white goods are detached (safety reasons)
3) Small waste is in bags or boxes
4) A maximum of 1 cubic metre for residents and 4 cubic metres for apartments is allowed per collection
5) Separate your mattress from metal goods
6) Your unwanted junk is placed on the kerbside the night before collection
7) The pile is not blocking any footpath or vehicle path
8) All items are less than 1.5 metres and can be lifted by a two-man team

Household items that are accepted by the City of Sydney Council

Ensure that your unwanted goods fall under one of the following categories. If you are unsure or cannot find your household item, please contact the City of Sydney Council to confirm.

  • Mattress
  • Bed bases
  • Household furniture e.g. tables, chairs, lounges, sofas, drawers, shelves, desks
  • White goods e.g. refrigerators, washing machines, dishwasher, clothes dryer
  • Bed frames
  • Rugs and mats
  • Bundled up garden waste
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electronic waste
  • Suitcases
  • Small appliances e.g. toaster, kettle, coffee machine, iron
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Barbeques
  • Hot water systems
  • Lawnmower
  • Sporting equipment

The City of Sydney Council is generous to collect and dispose of your household junk for free. The selection of rubbish that the council accepts for their kerbside pickup is significantly more than other local city councils.

When making a booking, please make sure that you select the correct type of junk collection that you are throwing out so that the City of Sydney Council can prepare appropriately and provide the right garbage truck for collection.

Household items that are not accepted by the City of Sydney Council

These are household items that the City of Sydney Council does not pick up during their free bulky collection. There are alternative ways that you can get rid of them. The garbage guru is your A-Z rubbish guide for proper disposal. Remember to never illegally dump your unwanted rubbish anywhere. These are goods that the City of Sydney Council does not pick up:

  • Building waste e.g. bricks, dirt, plasterboard, tiles
  • Hazardous waste e.g. gas bottles, oil, paint, household chemicals
  • Car parts e.g. engine, motor oil, tyres
  • Bulky garden waste (thicker than 10 centimetres)
  • Loose garden waste
  • General household waste e.g. waste that fits in your wheelie bins

Which suburbs does the City of Sydney Council cover?

The City of Sydney Council covers 33 suburbs and an area of approximately 25 km squared with a population of over 208,000 (2016 census).

The alternative choice

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