Verge collections

Residents can request two verge collections each financial year. This could be for household or green waste. Additionally, up to three mattresses can be pre-booked for collection.

City of Swan staff collecting rubbish from a verge

Book or change a verge collection

Before booking a verge collection, consider whether items could be donated, sold or recycled.


Charities and op shops are very grateful to receive good quality items. Many will even collect it for free. Items that can be donated include furniture, white goods, electrical items, homewares, toys, clothes, sports equipment and books.


Gumtree and Facebook buy nothing groups are great ways to give your items a new home. You might even make some cash.


There are many recycling services in Swan, many are free to residents. View recycling options.

Before booking a collection, please refer to the Terms and Conditions outlined on this page.

It is very important to correctly select the types of items that will be put out when you complete your booking. If you do not do so, some of your items may not be collected.

Book a collection

Note: rural properties cannot book verge collections. These properties are given a trailer (tip) pass instead. However, you can still book a mattress collection.


To change your booking, please make edits through the below link at least eight days before your scheduled collection. If you have any questions about making changes, please contact us.

Change your booking

To cancel your booking, please contact us.


Accepted Not accepted
  • 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
  • Items longer than 1.5m
  • Household food wastes
  • Paint
  • Vehicles, car bodies and car parts
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos products
  • Flammable liquids
  • Building materials
  • Bricks, rubble and concrete
  • Glass panels (e.g. table tops, window panes)
  • Gas bottles
  • Super 6 or fibre cement sheets 
  • Hazardous material
  • Anything included as part of a green waste collection
  • Mattresses will only be collected as part of a pre-booked mattress collection

Green waste

Accepted Not accepted
  • Organic garden waste
  • Tree branches
  • Twigs
  • Items larger than 1.5m long or 300mm wide
  • Plastic bags
  • Large tree stumps (must be cut into smaller pieces)
  • Rocks, bricks and rubble
  • Dirt, soil and sand
  • Household refuse
  • Building materials
  • Lawn turf
  • Asbestos products
  • Anything included as part of a Household waste collection
  • Fencing materials, flower pots, garden hoses and chemically treated/painted/stained timber will be collected as part of a household bulk waste collection


Up to three mattresses can be collected each financial year. This could be arranged as one collection (with three mattresses collected at once) or over multiple collections (up to three).

Mattress collections do not count towards your two household verge collections. However, you will also need to arrange a household collection if you need us to collect a bedframe or mattress base.

  • Place items on your front verge, side verge or in a laneway (we do not collect from vacant blocks, parks or reserves)
  • Do not obstruct the footpath, your normal bin service or the line of sight for motorists
  • We will not collect items placed against walls, fences, poles, trees, sprinklers, utilities, cars or letterboxes
  • Put your items out by 6am the day of your collection
  • Do not put items out more than two days prior to your collection, this could result in an infringement
  • Ensure that your pile is no larger than three cubic metres in size 
  • Do not leave items not intended for bulk collection on the verge
  • Separate waste into piles according to the type of waste it is
  • Place your bulk pile at least one meter away from any obstructions.

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