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Bulky household junk can be challenging to eliminate, especially when it is heavy and does not fit into our wheelie bins for weekly collection. The Hunter’s Hill Council has dedicated two free annual kerbside collection for each household. This aims to help residents easily dispose of their unwanted large rubbish and discourage illegal dumping.

Illegal dumping is a severe crime and should be taken seriously with heavy punishment and penalties. Illegal dumping has considerable consequences on the environment that you should be aware of. Not only does it affect the environment, but it also harms wildlife and hinders the growth of a natural ecosystem.

The Hunter’s Hill Council has encouraged residents to compost their food waste and biodegradable products for their own gardens. This effectively helps reduce the issue of sending food waste to landfills. Unlike other councils, the Hunter’s Hill Council, unfortunately, does not dedicate any free kerbside pick up for garden waste and encourages dwellings to place them in the green lid bin if possible.

When seeking for Hunter’s Hill Council’s annual free garbage clean up, you must book the service in advance on 1300 136 460 or fill out the online form. There are restrictions and conditions that you must comply with when using the council kerbside pick up. We’ll take a look at everything you need to know about Hunter’s Hill Council waste collection.

How to prepare for Hunter’s Hill Council kerbside pick up

When preparing for a free household bulky item pick up, you must tick off the following conditions on the checklist to ensure that the Hunter’s Hill Council will collect your waste. Here’s what you need to satisfy:

  • The waste does not exceed 2 cubic metres in volume
  • Accepted by the council (see below)
  • Items are placed the night before the collection date
  • The pile is neat, organised and can be removed by two people
  • Your items are not obstructing any path
  • Door from white goods and large items are removed or sealed securely
  • Small waste are placed in unwanted bags or boxes under 10 kilograms

Household items accepted by Hunter’s Hill Council

The Hunter’s Hill Council will accept most household bulky items that two people can lift. It must be noted that your unwanted items collected by the council will be taken and dumped at a landfill. If it is still in working condition or can be salvaged, you should consider recycling or donating to help preserve the environment. Things that they accept include:

  • Furniture e.g. table, chair, lounge, drawers, cabinet, shelves
  • Broken toys
  • Carpet
  • White goods and small appliances e.g. refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine
  • Mattress

It is important that the items you would like to dispose of is booked in and notified to the contact person over the phone or through the online booking form.

Household items not accepted by Hunter’s Hill Council

Since most of your household waste is collected and dumped at a landfill for disposal, there are restrictions that cannot be dumped at a landfill due to environmental purposes. This waste include:

  • Unbooked items
  • Hazardous waste e.g. asbestos, paint, oil, untreated timber, chemicals, gas bottles
  • General household waste e.g. food scrap, waste that can be thrown in the wheelie bin
  • Building waste e.g. plasterboard, demolition waste, timber, soil
  • Car parts e.g. engine, tyres
  • Electronic waste e.g. television, computer, mobile phone
  • Garden waste

For hazardous and household chemical waste, the Hunter’s Hill Council holds annual drop off events for the public to dispose of this. Electronic waste contains hazardous materials and therefore cannot be accepted and placed in a landfill. To dispose of them, you can take them to the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre where they will accept them for free.

Which suburbs does Hunter’s Hill cover?

The Hunter’s Hill Council covers 6 suburbs and an area of approximately 5.7 km squared with a population of over 13,000 (2016 census).

  • Gladesville (parts are located within the City of Ryde)
  • Henley
  • Hunters Hill
  • Huntleys Cove
  • Huntleys Point
  • Woolwich

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