Clean Up Australia coordinator and volunteers needed; Reminder Bulky Goods collection Feb 27 


4 February 2023


Are you a good organiser? Do you love our island environment?

Clean Up Australia is happening on March 5 and a new coordinator is needed for the island!  

Cass Gye has given many years of service organising Clean Up Australia at island wharves and in Elizabeth Park, but wants to step back, so we now need someone new to step up. The Clean Up Australia Day has always been a big success, clearing the island of random rubbish as well as unwanted kayaks and dinghies.

There are groups that work at each wharf on a regular basis, and Toby Jay has contributed hugely by collecting old boats and rubbish from each wharf. Other groups work around roadways, leaving rubbish in bags to be collected.

Sharon Kinnison will help with general organisation. And, just for this last year, Cass will offer advice, expertise and help on the day.

If you think you can help out, by either being our island coordinator or just by volunteering, please contact

Bulky goods clean-up reminder Monday 27 Feb

What we can and can’t collect

Not all items are accepted under the collection service. 

Acceptable items

  • Maximum 3 cubic metres, similar to a small box trailer
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Non-recyclable household items
  • Up to 12 fence palings
  • Rolled and tied up carpets up to 1.8m long (max 3 rolls)
  • Empty hot water systems
  • Whitegoods – with doors removed
  • Up to three sheets of metal roofing – maximum size 1m x 1.5m
  • Metal 
  • Empty beanbags. Put the polystyrene beads in a strong plastic bag, expel the air, seal and place
  • in the red lidded bin
  • Small items (must be larger than a toaster) should be placed out in unwanted
  • bins/crates/boxes or neatly stacked for collection. Crates/tubs placed out cannot be returned.

      Unacceptable Items

  • Items over 1.8m long
  • Heavy items that can’t be safely moved by two people
  • Liquid or business waste
  • E-waste, specifically TVs, computers
  • Car parts, tyres, oils
  • Sheet glass, mirrors, windows, glass tables
  • Building material, including insulation, brick, rubble, asbestos
  • Fixtures and fittings including kitchen/laundry cabinets, bathroom vanities, baths, toilets
  • 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.  Place the bag in the
  • red lidded bin
  • Small items like knives, forks and spoons. (Nothing smaller than a toaster)