Bulky goods collection 26 Feb, vegetation collection March 4


16 February 2024 

Two council collections are occurring soon!

Bulky goods collection Monday 26 February 2024

Scotland Island residents receive two scheduled bulky goods collections per year. Materials put out late will not be collected

Materials should be placed out only before the weekend before the scheduled bulky goods collection date.

Collection from roadside only

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle first

  • Reduce: buy only what you need and what will last. Buy quality second hand items for a more reasonable price than new.
  • Reuse: consider giving away or selling the item. Hold a Garage Sale and we will advertise your sale on the Council website, try selling or donating online or contact a local charity group. Use our handy Northern Beaches Reuse and Recycling Map  to find your nearest clothing bin, retail op shop, or other outlet that accepts used goods for free – including toys, bikes, sporting equipment, eye glasses, furniture and more for reuse and recycling!
  • Recycle: your item may be recyclable. Check out our A to Z Guide to Recycling, Reuse and Disposal

What can and cannot be collected


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 door/window 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 (which 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

Where to recycle e-waste: TVs and computer equipment

The Council calendar advises that you can drop of TVs, computers and related components, printers, scanners, projectors, cables and speakers at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Belrose Resources Recovery Centre, Harvey Normal Balgowlah or Officeworks (except TVs).  

Vegetation collection Monday 4 March 2024

How do you present your vegetation?

Scotland Island receives two scheduled manual roadside vegetation collections per year.

Please present your vegetation in tied bundles and/or hard sided containers.  

Material presented in plastic, nylon or hessian bags, cardboard or foam boxes and untied bundles will not be collected. Fines apply for illegal dumping.


  • Leaf litter, prunings, and cuttings placed in hard sided containers
  • Branches, length no longer than 1.2m and 75mm thick, tied into manageable bundles with twine
  • Cut up palm fronds tied and bundled
  • Place materials on the roadside no later than 6am prior to collection date


  • Branches larger than 1.2m and 75mm thick
  • Large tree stumps
  • Soil
  • Painted / treated timber
  • Bulka bags

Council 2024 Calendar

This is a communication from NBC. SIRA is sharing it with our membership for informational purposes only.

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