Kerbside Collection

The Kerbside Collection is provided to enable residents the ability to easily dispose of waste that is too bulky for the normal garbage collection. The service is based on an on call booking system. Residential properties are eligible to book two (2) Kerbside Collection services per financial year (1 July to 30 June). If the limit is exceeded, residents may book additional collections for a fee.

Residents must follow these four steps to an easy collection: 

  1. Do not put your unwanted material on the kerbside until you have made a booking with Council and confirmed the booking date. Phone 4654 7777 to arrange a booking. Alternatively, follow the link below to book online.
  2. Place material on the kerbside no earlier than two (2) days before the collection. Material should be out by the evening before your collection day as collections can start early.
  3. Get the volume right. Only three (3) cubic metres of material will be accepted from each property (3m x 1m x 1m). In addition, ensure that material is not excessively heavy. Anything that cannot be comfortably lifted by two (2) people will not be accepted.
  4. Separate the general waste, metals and green waste into three (3) piles. Material must be clear of obstructions such as vehicles. 

Download Kerbside Collection brochure

Additional Kerbside Collection fees can be viewed in Council’s Fees and Charges

Book a Kerbside Collection


What Can and Cannot be Collected

General Items Acceptable for Collection

  • Bulky household items such as furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Children's toys
  • Barbeques (excluding the gas bottle)
  • Carpet cut and rolled into one (1) metre lengths (limited to one room only)
  • Small and loose material in bags or boxed

General Items Not Acceptable for Collection

  • No food waste or recyclables
  • No construction, demolition or renovation materials (e.g. kitchen , bathroom material)
  • No hazardous waste (e.g. fuels, oils, acids, thinners, paints, paint containers)
  • No gas cylinders
  • No agricultural equipment
  • No tyres, batteries or car parts

Metal Items Acceptable for Collection

  • Whitegoods with the doors removed 
  • Hot water systems
  • Dismantled metal play equipment
  • Lawnmowers

Metal Items Not Acceptable for Collection

  • Whitegoods left for collection that could trap and suffocate young children. To avoid this danger, doors must be removed from whitegoods and other large air tight containers before disposal
  • Lawnmowers containing fuel and oil
  • All appliance cords and hoses removed

Green Waste Items Acceptable for Collection

  • Vegetation and pruning must be tied in secure bundles with natural string
  • Bundles less than 60cm in diameter and one (1) metre in length

Green Waste Items Not Acceptable for Collection

  • No large branches, logs or tree stumps
  • No plastic string
  • No loose or unbundled materials
  • No fencing or landscaping materials

If you are unsure of whether an item is acceptable for collection or have any other enquiries please phone Camden Council on 4654 7777.