Scotland Island Bulky Goods Collection 7 February 2022

Scotland Island residents receive two scheduled bulky goods collections per year.  Go to Waste Calendar: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/sites/all/themes/nbc/waste/P_SI.pdf

Materials must only be placed out the weekend before the scheduled bulky goods collection date. Collection from roadside only.

What can and cannot be collected

Not all items are accepted under the collection service. A guide of what can/cannot be collected is below:


Maximum 3 cubic metres, similar to a small box trailer

  • ·       Furniture
  • ·       Mattresses and bed bases
  • ·       Non-recyclable household items
  • ·       Paint tins, empty, lids removed
  • ·       Up to 12 fence palings (ensure nails are not protruding)
  • ·       Quantities of non-branded delivery pallets are accepted
  • ·       Rolled and tied up carpets up to 1.8m long (max 3 rolls)
  • ·       Hot water systems – emptied
  • ·       Whitegoods – with doors removed
  • ·       Remove glass from frames (break glass, wrap in paper and place in garbage bin)
  • ·       Up to three sheets of metal roofing – maximum size 1m x 1.8m
  • ·       Metal 
  • ·       Empty beanbags. Put the polystyrene beads in a strong plastic bag, expel the air, seal
  • ·       Small items (must be larger than a toaster) should be placed out in unwanted bins/crates/boxes

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS (Unacceptable items will not be collected)

  • ·       Items over 1.8m long
  • ·       Heavy items that can’t be safely moved by two people – no heavier than 40kg
  • ·       Liquid or business waste
  • ·       E-waste, specifically TVs, computers
  • ·       Car parts, tyres, oils, outboard motors
  • ·       Sheet glass, mirrors, windows, glass tables
  • ·       Building material, including insulation, brick, rubble, asbestos
  • ·       Branded wooden pallets
  • ·       Hazardous waste, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, gas bottles, chemicals, paint, car batteries
  • ·       Vegetation, recyclable material, household garbage
  • ·       Polystyrene beads, put these in a strong plastic bag, expel the air and seal.
  • ·       Small items like knives, forks and spoons to be contained (Nothing smaller than a toaster) 

Don’t send all your items to landfill

Give them a second life. Consider the many ways you can sell, recycle or upcycle before you present your items for collection. For tips to reduce your waste, visit https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/services/rubbish-and-recycling/waste-reduction

What is E-waste?

Televisions, desktop and portable computers, monitors, mice, keyboards, cables, drives, printers, scanners and computer-related peripherals are all classified as e-waste. They contain a lot of hazardous materials like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. We don’t want these in the environment.

Where to recycle TVs and computer equipment

It’s free to take up to 15 e-waste items a day to:

·       Cleanaway Belrose Resource Recovery Centre

·       Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre

·       Harvey Norman Balgowlah Superstore Roseberry Street warehouse entrance
Phone: 9949 0100

·       Officeworks – accept most forms of e waste except TVs
800 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why & 47-51 Barrenjoey Rd, Mona Vale

·       Storage King – Pick up an E-waste Recycling Box for $3.50 from participating Storage King stores, fill it with old computers, printers and mobiles, and return it to Storage King for recycling.

More information on the Council website:


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