Spring in your bulk cleanout

Schedule in your spring clean out with Singleton Council’s 2019 Bulk Waste Collection campaign locked in from 11 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.

But Mark Ihlein, Council’s Director Planning and Infrastructure Services Group, said the collection process would be a little different this year, with Council’s Rangers out and about to ensure items are not left out after the collection ends.

“As in previous years, households can take advantage of two cubic metres of domestic waste, or a trailer load of waste to be collected in urban areas from 11 November to 15 November, and rural areas from 18 November to 22 November,” he said.

“However this will be the first year 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.

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

For more information about what will be accepted and what will not, guidelines for how your waste should be presented and to find out when your collection will take place, 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.