Spring into your cleanout with bulk waste collection returning to Singleton suburbs in November


Now is the time to schedule in your spring clean out with Singleton Council’s 2020 Bulk Waste Collection campaign locked in from 2 November.

The Bulk Waste Collection service offers residents who receive a domestic waste and recycling service a one-off opportunity each year to dispose of bulkier waste items, simply by placing them on the kerbside for collection free of charge.

Justin Fitzpatrick- Barr, Council’s Director Infrastructure and Planning said to ensure residents were complying with collection guidelines, Council Rangers would be conducting audits of bulk waste piles placed on the kerbside in addition to regular patrols.

“As in previous years, households can take advantage of two cubic metres of domestic waste, to be collected in urban areas from 2 November, and rural areas from 9 November,” he said.

“Council’s Rangers will conduct surveillance during and after the collection to ensure items left on the kerbside comply with requirements, as well as to ensure the safety of our community and staff completing the pickup.

“Council’s waste contractor, JR Richards will also submit daily reports of collections including any properties that fail to comply with the provisions so that our Rangers can follow up.”

Residents can place waste on the kerbside the weekend before their collection. Items placed out earlier will be considered illegal dumping and may attract a fine.

“Don’t forget that your trash could be someone else’s treasure, with sites like Gumtree, eBay and Facebook’s Marketplace or Buy Swap Sell pages perfect to sell on things like furniture, bikes, old toys and décor items,” Mr Fitzpatrick- Barr said.

Each property is only serviced once. 

Acceptable bulk waste items include general household waste, fully dismantled swing sets and trampolines, scrap metal, rolled floor coverings up to 1.5m in length and furniture.

Items that will not be accepted include mattresses, whitegoods, e-waste, air conditioners, green waste, hazardous solids/ liquids and batteries, commercial builders rubble and bricks, tyres, mirrors, glass table tops, window panes and sliding glass doors.

For more information, visit https://www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/bulkwastecollection, head to Council’s Facebook page or call our Customer Service team on T 02 6578 7290.