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Hard waste, bundled branches and metals collection

Every residential property in Yarra Ranges has one annual hard waste collection. Before considering items for the Hard Waste Collection, consider offering usable items to charity or advertise them via online channels as "free items".

When is my collection date?

To find waste collection dates for your property, follow the link in the button below and enter your address into the "What's happening in my neighbourhood" page.


Find your waste collection date


Please note, materials for hard waste collection must be placed on the nature strip by the Sunday evening prior to the start of your collection week. Late materials will not be collected.

If at the end of your collection week, your bundled branches or hard waste has been missed, contact the waste team on 1300 368 333 by 5pm the following Friday.


What if my collection is missed?

Contact us on  1300 368 333 within one week of your collection date for further investigation. 

What can I put out for collection?

Hard waste (max. 3 cubic metres) 

  • Household items, mattresses and furniture items
  • Up to 10 pieces of timber (not fencing)
  • Window glass, mirrors and shower screens (securely wrapped and marked glass)
  • TV's, computers and electronic equipment

Metals (unlimited - max 1.5m in length and 50kg for each item)

  • Metals, whitegoods and equipment (fridge doors removed)

Branches (max. 3 cubic metres)

  • Up to 20 bundles of branches (3 cubic metres). Maximum of 1.5m long and 200mm diameter
  • Tree limbs (75mm200mm diameter). Straight clean logs with side branches removed. Maximum 1.5m long.
  • Branches (up to 75mm diameter) tied with non-plastic string. Maximum 1.5m long.  

What will not be collected? 

  • Bricks, rubble, excavated material, concrete, soil or earth, building, renovation or demolition material, cement sheeting
  • Bamboo, creepers, vines, palm trees, soft plants, rose bushes, thorny plants, weeds, grass clippings or leaves
  • Untied branches or branches tied with plastic twine, stockings or wire
  • Barbed wire
  • Branches containing nails or wire
  • Batteries, car tyres, trucks or tractor tyres, suspension springs or engines
  • Stumps or roots
  • Tree limbs larger than 200mm in diameter or more than 1.5m long
  • Tree limbs (thicker than 75mm and up to 200mm diameter) with side branches attached
  • Broken glass (unless wrapped)
  • Chemicals, liquids, paints, oil, fluids, asbestos or hazardous materials
  • Industrial, business or commercial waste
  • Household garbage, recyclables or polystyrene
  • Gas cylinders, fuel tanks or water tanks
  • Loose garden organic material in boxes, bags, containers or bins
  • Lino
  • Hard waste from vacant blocks 


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