Spring cleaning made easy with Wagga Wagga City Council’s hard waste service

Published: 04 Oct 2018 1:02pm

Take the hassle out of your spring cleaning with Wagga Wagga City Council’s hard waste service.

If you’ve got an ever-growing pile of broken or unwanted household items you were planning on taking to the tip “one day”, then it’s time to kick it to the kerb.

As part of the new kerbside waste service, households that pay the domestic waste management service charge are eligible for one free hard waste collection each calendar year.

“The feedback from Free Tip Days was sometimes the community had difficulty accessing a vehicle or trailer, or that the days weren’t always convenient,” Council’s Waste Education and Communications Officer Alice Kent said.

“With the hard waste service, the truck comes to you on a pre-booked day and will take away up to two cubic metres of rubbish.

“Some items aren’t able to be disposed of through the hard waste service, such as hazardous materials. If you have any questions or want to check, please visit the website or give Council a call.”

Miss Kent said that while the new service makes it easier for residents to dispose of larger items, Council encourages the community to follow the Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Landfill hierarchy.

Miss Kent said that before you dispose of your unwanted items through the kerbside hard waste collection, take a minute to think about whether they can be reused or recycled.

“Landfill should always be the last option and there are is a wide range of items that you can take to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) for free,” she said.

“Polystyrene, cardboard, automotive batteries, up to 100l of paint, up to 20l of motor oil, televisions and computers are accepted free of charge at GWMC every day. You can also drop off unwanted items that are still in good condition to the GWMC Tip Shop, which is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.”

For more information and to book your collection, visit yourwaste.com.au/hardwaste or call (02) 5942 6150.