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Council Clean Up


Hurstville City Council provides each residential property with two On Call Household Clean Ups per calendar year.

Bookings are essential for this service and you should allow at least two weeks notice when planning a clean out. 


Electronic Waste is now banned from Council clean ups. Please take your unwanted electrical appliances to the free e-waste collection site at the Council depot in Roberts Avenue, Mortdale. Please refer to the pdf icon E-Waste Banned (703.20kB) brochure for a map to this collection site.


How to make a booking

    • For residents living in single houses or unit/townhouse/villa complexes with five or less simply call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390
    • For residents living in unit/townhouse/villa complexes of six or more please ask your Strata Manager or Body Corporate to contact the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390 to book a block wide clean up 

 What can I put out for collection with my Council Clean Up?

    • Only place out 3m3 for collection - this is equal to 3m long, 1m wide, and 1m high
    • Whitegoods (fridges, ovens, washing machines, dryers)
    • Small furniture items
    • Mattresses and bed bases
    • Rolls of carpet and linoleum (less than 1.8m in length)
    • Tree and shrub prunings, branches, maximum 150mm diameter and 1 metre lengths, tied and bundled

What CANNOT be put out for collection in my Council Clean Up?

    • Household rubbish and recycling
    • Electronic Waste
    • Building materials / demolition waste / renovation materials 
    • Trade waste (such as plumbing and fencing)
    • Motor vehicle parts
    • Concrete, bricks, tiles and large pieces of timber
    • Thorny bushes and large tree trunks
    • Hazardous materials including paint, solvent, chemicals and cleaners

What are the Clean Up Guidelines?

To ensure your items are collected please follow the guidelines below:

    • Place your items out on the day prior to your collection date
    • Only place out 3m3 for collection - this is equal to 3m long, 1m wide, and 1m high
    • Place all items neatly to ensure the contractors can safely access and handle your items
    • Keep your clean up materials off the road and any footpaths
    • Do not place out any materials unsuitable for collection
    • Remove doors from fridges and freezers

Make sure you read the pdf icon Clean Up Guidelines 2014 (595.47kB)  for more information.

Items that do not comply with these guidelines will not be removed, leaving the responsibility of removal with the owner. Items not removed on instruction from Hurstville City Council will be treated as illegally dumped rubbish and hefty fines apply.

Reduce your landfill contribution

There are numerous organisations in Sydney that accept unwanted materials for reuse or recycling. Council encourages you to consider whether there is a more environmentally sustainable way to dispose of your waste than putting it out for Council clean-up:

Reverse Garbage – accepts reusable industrial refuse, furniture and household items. For more information please call 02 9569 3132 or email at

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre Co-operative – accepts reusable household and commercial items. No mattresses, books clothes, ovens, washing machines or computers. For more information call 02 9568 6280.

Salvation Army – accepts good quality clothing, household items and furniture. You can even arrange a collection of goods from your house. For more information call 13 72 58.

St Vincent De Paul – accepts good quality clothing, small household items, furniture and bric-a-brac. For more information call  9560 8666.

Freecycle - an online community that gives away unwanted items to people who can restore life into old things.

More Information

 pdf icon Clean Up Guidelines 2014 (595.47kB) clean up notification leaflet with what can and cannot be accepted for collection.

pdf icon E-Waste Banned (703.20kB) Electronic waste will no longer be collected in Council clean ups. Please take your unwanted electrical appliances to the free electronic waste drop off at the Hurstville Council works depot, open every Saturday between 8.00am and 12.00pm.

pdf icon Single dwellings service information brochure (6.14MB) - the last page has a handy A-Z reference guide for how to dispose or recycle common household items.

 Recycling Near You  - Planet Ark runs this website that helps residents wanting to find out where to recycle their household goods.

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