Spring cleaning boosted by annual bulk waste collection in Singleton

Published on 19 October 2022

Bulk waste on kerbside

Households across the Singleton local government area are being encouraged to schedule in their spring clean out, with Council’s annual bulk waste collection locked in from 31 October 2022 for a period of four weeks. 

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 free of charge, simply by placing them on the kerbside for collection.

The four-week collection schedule is:

  • Week 1 (from 31 October): Singleton
  • Week 2 (from 7 November): Darlington, Dunolly, Gowrie, Hambledon Hill, Hunterview, Maison Dieu, McDougalls Hill, Singleton Heights, Wattle Ponds, Wylies Flat
  • Week 3 (From 14 November): Belford, Big Ridge, Branxton, Bridgman, Camberwell, Clydesdale, Combo, Dalwood, Dyrring, Elderslie, Falbrook, Fern Gully, Glendon, Glendon Brook, Gouldsville, Greenlands, Hebden, Lambs Valley, Leconfield, Liddell, Lower Belford, Middle Falbrook, Mirannie, Mitchells Flat, Mount Olive, Obanvale, Pokolbin, Ravensworth, Reedy Creek, Rixs Creek, Roughit, Scotts Flat, Sedgefield, Stanhope, Westbrook, Whittingham
  • Week 4 (From 21 November): Appletree Flat, Broke, Bulga, Doyles Creek, Dural, Fordwich, Glennies Creek, Glenridding, Jerrys Plains, Lemington, Long Point, Milbrodale, Mount Thorley, Redbournberry, Warkworth

Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr, Council’s Director Infrastructure and Planning Services said eligible residents could place up to two cubic metres of domestic waste on the kerbside the weekend before their collection week. Items placed out earlier will be considered illegal dumping and may attract a fine.

“Our annual bulk waste collection always proves very popular with residents, and much like our mattress musters, tyre drop off days and other initiatives on our sustainability calendar, we expect most eligible households to take advantage of this fantastic service,” he said.

“Don’t forget when you’re doing your clear out that your trash could be someone else’s treasure, so we’re encouraging everyone to use sites like Facebook marketplace, Gumtree, and eBay to sell things like furniture, bikes, kid’s toys and décor items and reduce your bulk waste pile.”

Each property will be serviced by the bulk waste collection 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, fridges and freezers, air conditioners, e-waste, green waste, hazardous solids, liquids and batteries, commercial builders’ rubble and bricks, tyres, mirrors, glass tabletops, window panes and sliding glass doors. Waste must be separated into piles of general waste and scrap metal for collection so that items can be recycled and disposed of sustainably.

For further information, including the full list of acceptable and unacceptable items and bulk waste terms and conditions, please visit Council’s website.