Latrobe City Council is encouraging residents to utilise the hard waste collection service that will be available across the municipality from the end of February through to April.
The service is available to residents who currently have a kerbside collection service and no bookings are required.
To participate residents can place up to two cubic metres of acceptable hard waste items outside the front of their property for collection at the nominated time for their town.
Acceptable waste items include household appliances such as hot water services, computers and fridges; furniture including mattresses, couches and tables and metal products like tyre rims (with rubber removed) and car panels.
Materials not accepted include items such as general household garbage, building rubble, tyres, complete car bodies, engines, fuels, paint, oils, chemicals, green waste and hazardous waste.
Please note collections are often done in two loads, one to first remove recyclable products and the second to remove the remaining waste.
For the full list of hard waste collection locations, dates and what is accepted/not accepted please visit www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/hardwaste
Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan was pleased the hard waste collection dates could be shared with the community.
“We know the community has been eagerly awaiting the dates to be released for the hard waste collection following the collection at Boolarra, Yinnar and Yinnar South last year.
“We thank you for your patience. As this is a new service that replaced the previous booking system it required adequate planning.
“The hard waste collection service is a great opportunity for residents to remove waste items from their homes that they had been meaning to dispose of in a safe manner.”