Make the most of your hard waste and bundled branch collection

Published on 02 December 2021

An example of materials that can be put out for hard waste.

Yarra Ranges residents are encouraged to make the most of their annual hard waste and Bundled Branch collection, with opportunities to dispose of old appliances, bulky items and branches.

Between January and March, every household will have a collection of hard waste, metals and whitegoods and bundled branches.

Yarra Ranges Mayor, Jim Child, encouraged community members to read about what they can and can’t put out for collection at

“Hard waste is an opportunity to dispose of bulky items that you’d normally have to pay to take to the tip,” Cr Child said.

“It’s also a key part of property maintenance over warmer months, when unused items and branches can pose a risk.

“I’d encourage community members to make the most of their collection – particularly the ability to dispose of bundled branches, which will help many of us keep our properties fire-safe over the warmer months.

"Help to minimise waste in our community – please don’t put useful items out in your hard rubbish collection.

“If you’ve got unwanted furniture or items that are still in good condition, consider donating to a community group, an op shop, or posting a listing on your community noticeboard before disposing of them.

Bundled branches, mattresses, metals, whitegoods, electronic waste – eg. computers, televisions, monitors, all other battery and power-operated items and items with an electrical cord will be collected & sent for recycling. All other items will be disposed of in Landfill.

“We can all do our bit by being thoughtful about what we put in our bins, or out for hard waste collection.

Hard waste should be placed out where wheelie bins are usually collected from, only from the Sunday before your collection week starts.

To find out your property’s collection week, visit

Community members can place up to three cubic metres of hard waste, including:

  • Unwanted furniture that cannot be donated or reused by others
  • Metals
  • Whitegoods (fridge doors must be removed)
  • Electronic waste – anything that uses a battery or an electrical cord
  • Mattresses
  • Bundled branches

Household waste, building renovation materials, untied branches, green waste and chemicals cannot be placed out for collection.

Over your collection week, different materials will be collected by trucks, to ensure they can be sorted.

If your hard waste hasn’t been collected by the end of your collection week, call us on 1300 368 333 before the end of the following week.

For a detailed list of what can – and can’t – be put out for the hard waste & bundled branch collection, visit

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