Start clean in 2019 with Council’s hard waste service

Published: 21 Jan 2019 12:40pm

Residents who have caught the decluttering bug can start the new year with a tidy up by taking advantage of Wagga Wagga City Council’s hard waste collection.

Households that pay the domestic waste management service charge are eligible for one free hard waste collection each calendar year.

“The hard waste service is a great way to start 2019 with a clean and tidy house,” 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.

“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,” she said.

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

“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 for free to the GWMC Tip Shop, which is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.”

For more information and to book your collection, visit or call (02) 5942 6150.