Bulk verge waste

Changes are coming to verge collectionsFrom July 1, 2018 the City will change its verge collection to an on-call service. This will provide residents with year-round access to collections. Read more about the changes to verge collections.


Verge collections

Find your next bulk verge collection date


Check what you're allowed to put on your verge

Residents should check what can be put out for their green or general bulk waste verge collection.

Please visit what goes on my verge for more information.

Put your items out 

Make sure you follow these simple steps:

  • Make sure you put your items out the day prior to your collection
  • Do not allow items to obstruct the footpath
  • Do not place items under trees, against power poles or their supportive wires
  • Do not have a pile that is more than three (3) cubic metres(PNG, 80KB)
  • Do not leave items not intended for bulk collection on the verge
  • Do not place items near fences or on sprinklers.

Mattress collections

Mattresses will no longer be collected as part of standard verge collections. Instead, the City has commenced year round collection of mattresses on an on-call basis. From July 1 residents will be able to book this service online.

Mattresses will be collected on a five week rotation by Place area. Please refer to the Place area map and collection schedule. Only confirmed bookings will result in a collection.

Please call 9267 9267 to book your mattress collection service. 

Find out more about the changes to mattress collections.

Other options

Did you know...   3,134.2 tons of junk/hard waste went to landfill last year?

An audit of this material showed that 75% was classed as recyclable.

There are other ways to dispose of your waste including:

  • drop-off days,
  • tips and recycling centres, and
  • specific e-waste and hazardous waste options.

Visit other waste disposal options for details. 

Please note that the amount of waste you place on your verge for both types of bulk collections can only be three cubic metres of material per property, with items no larger than 1.5 metres in length and 300mm in width. Keep your street tidy. Bulk waste must not be placed on the verge for collection more than two weeks prior to the collection date.

What items can I leave on my verge for collection?

Items we will collect from your verge

What is green waste?

What is white goods/junk waste?

Green waste includes all of the following:

  • Organic garden waste
  • Grass clippings (in cardboard box)
  • Leaves (in cardboard box)
  • Tree branches
  • Twigs
  • Weeds
  • Flowers

*Items larger than 1.5m long or 300mm wide will not be collected.

White goods/junk waste includes all of the following:

  • Furniture (no glass)
  • Bicycles
  • Toys
  • Small electrical goods
  • Carpet and linoleum
  • Fencing materials (wood and steel only)
  • Wood (not garden waste)
  • Wire
  • Gates
  • Poultry webbing
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Freezers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Air conditioners
  • BBQs (not gas bottles)\
  • E-waste


The following items will not be collected

Only the list above will be collected from your verge during a junk waste collection. The following items are often placed on verges but will not be collected:

Items we will NOT collect from your verge

Green Waste Non-Collectibles

White Goods/Junk Waste Non-Collectibles

Green waste does not include the following:

  • Plastic bags (and please don't place organic waste in these)
  • Chemically treated or painted/stained timber
  • Large tree stumps (they must be cut into smaller pieces)
  • Rocks, bricks and rubble
  • Dirt, soil and sand
  • Plastics including flower pots and hoses
  • Household refuse and other items
  • Building and fencing materials
  • Vehicles, car bodies and car parts
  • Asbestos products
  • Paint or flammable liquids

*Items larger than 1.5m long or 300mm wide will not be collected. 

White goods/junk waste does not include the following:

  • Mattresses
  • Household food wastes
  • Garden waste (including lawn clippings and tree prunings)
  • Paint
  • Vehicles, car bodies and car parts
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos products
  • Flammable liquids
  • Building materials
  • Bricks, rubble and concrete
  • Glass panels (eg table tops, window panes)
  • Gas bottles
  • Super 6 or fibre cement sheets 
  • Hazardous material