Bulky Goods Collection August 14


5 August 2023


AUGUST 14, 2023

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.

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 (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

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.

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

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