Hard waste Collection 2020


We'll help you remove that extra waste!

A Hardwaste Collection will run again this year from Monday 9 November to Thursday 12 November. Council is pleased to report that last years rural collection trial was extremely successful and will run again this year!

Review the sections above and if you require further information please contact us at the Waste Management Centre on 6430 5801 (Mon - Fri 8:30am to 3:00pm).

Please note: Last year Council collected a large amount of recyclable product that could have been dropped off for FREE during the year. 'Clear the clutter' by utilising this FREE service, find out what items can be dropped off at the Burnie Waste Management Centre for FREE throughout the year.


Urban collection details

The urban collection will simply occur on the same day as the usual rubbish collection.

Place your items out no later than 6am on collection day. Please familiarise yourself with items that will and wont be collected and use the checklist to make sure you place your harwaste collection out correctly.


Rural collection details

There will be 4 drop off points for rural customers:

  • Stowport
  • Natone 
  • Highclere
  • Ridgley

There will be signed stations at the below locations where you can deposit your hardwaste. These stations will open on Monday 9 November, giving you four days to place your hardwaste at a rural station. The rural stations will close on Thursday 12 November in the afternoon and will be collected the following day.

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Items that will be collected

  • Whitegoods
  • Hot water cylinder
  • E-Waste (TV's computers , printers, keyboards)
  • Furniture
  • Metal car parts
  • Household items
  • Scrap timber
  • Scrap metal
  • Electrical appliances


Items that will not be collected

  • asbestos (find out how to dispose of asbestos)
  • batteries (but this can be dropped off at the Waste Centre for FREE)
  • biological waste
  • bricks
  • broken glass
  • chemicals including herbicides and pesticides
  • concrete
  • domestic waste
  • engine blocks
  • food or items that will decay fuels (including empty drums)
  • gas cylinders (but this can be dropped off at the Waste Centre for FREE)
  • green waste (including tree branches, tree stumps and lawn clippings)
  • household waste
  • liquids such as paint, chemicals and oils (but these can be dropped off at the Waste Centre for FREE)
  • loose rubble (including bricks)
  • nappies
  • soil
  • tyres



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Items must be placed out no later than 6am on collection day (for urban collection)

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Items will be not be collected from within property boundaries or inside fences(for urban collection)

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Maximum weights apply - two people must be able to safely lift each item

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Maximum lengths apply - items must not exceed 1.5m in length

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Maximum volumes apply – 2m3 per property, about the size of a dining table

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Items that have a door, e.g. cupboards, fridges and washing machines, must have the doors removed and placed neatly beside the item