Hard Waste Collection
Hard Waste Quick Links
Hard waste, green waste and recyclables can be taken to the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC), which is open seven days a week 8am-4pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday). A number of items are accepted free-of-charge including paint, e-waste and scrap metal.
Council’s kerbside hard waste collection was conducted from October to December 2017 and is now complete.
Hard waste is welcome all year round at FRRRC.
You can book an At Call Waste Collection at any time throughout the year. Charges apply.
Phone Council Monday to Friday between 8.30am-5pm on 1300 322 322.
$180 for two cubic metres.
Please note: Concession discount available. Additional charges apply for mattresses.
- No more than two cubic metres in total
- Neatly place your items in two separate stacks on the nature strip or inside your front yard, close to the property boundary for easy access
- If you choose to have your items collected from the nature strip, please place items out no earlier than the Saturday two days prior to your collection week – any earlier and you risk being fined for illegal dumping
- Prominently display the orange sticker that will be sent to you after booking
- Items marked with an asterix(*) will be recycled. Please recycle as much hard waste as possible before deciding to place it on the nature strip for collection
To be eligible for the ‘At Call’ service discount the person seeking a concession must hold one of the following concession cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by the Australian Government, Department of Human Services (formally Centrelink)
- Pension Concession Card (PCC) issued by Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
- DVA Gold Repatriation Health Card - For All Conditions
- DVA Repatriation Heath Card - For All Conditions (Dependent)
- DVA Gold Repatriation Heath Card - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)
- DVA Gold Repatriation Heath Card - For All Conditions - War Widow/Widower (WW)
- Health Care Card issued by Australian Government, Department of Human Services
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by Australian Government, Department of Human Services
- No more than two cubic metres in total
- Neatly place your items in two separate stacks, either on the nature strip or inside your front yard, close to the property boundary for easy access
Stack 1 - Hard waste
- Carpet rolls up to 1.5 metres long
- Household furniture such as chairs, lounge settings
- Mirrors, glass and crockery, securely wrapped in cardboard marked ‘fragile’
- Small electrical items: kettle, hair dryer, corded power tools
- Timber no longer than 1.5 metres and no more than 12 pieces
Scrap metal and whitegoods*
- Scrap metal, corrugated iron, empty tins (remove lids)
- Whitegoods such as washing machines, dryers, dishwashers
- Lawn mowers, tools, small car parts (no engine blocks), bicycles
- Hot water systems, baths
- DVD players, stereos, VCRs, games consoles
Bundled green waste*
- Tree cuttings tied into bundles with string (not rope, wire or plastic)
- Branches up to 15 cm in diameter, no tree stumps weighing more than 30 kg
- Bundles should be no longer than 1.5 metres and one person must be able to lift to shoulder height
Additional charges apply per mattress - please request details at time of booking
Stack 2 E-waste and fridges*
Items marked with an asterisk(*) will be recycled. Please recycle as much hard waste as possible before deciding to place it on the nature strip for collection
- No tyres, wheels or car batteries
- No renovation, building or demolition materials, fencing, rubble, soil, bricks or concrete
- No dangerous goods (e.g. paints, oils, poisons or pool chemicals)
- No hazardous waste (e.g. asbestos, cement sheeting or sharps)
- No gas bottles, fuel tanks or water tanks
- No unwrapped glass
- No household garbage
- No recyclables suitable for household recycling bins
- No untied green waste or green waste in plastic bags
- No waste from industrial and commercial premises and businesses operated from home
Council may issue on-the-spot fines for early placement of waste along with unauthorised removal of hard waste. Unauthorised removal of hard waste from the nature strip is theft. To report scavengers please phone Council on 1300 322 322.
Phone bookings can be made during Monday to Friday between 8.30am-5pm on 1300 322 322.
An information package with all the details will then be mailed to you, including:
- Brochure outlining which items will and will not be accepted and how to sort and present your waste correctly
- Orange sticker to display in a prominent position on your waste to make it clear it is booked for collection
Bookings are to be made in advance and may take up to two weeks before the collection is made. You will be notified by email of your collection date. Contact Customer Service to discuss availability and to book if you have preferred date.
Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC)
Hard waste, green waste and recyclables can be taken to the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC), open seven days a week, 8am–4pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday). Many items are free-of-charge including paint, e-waste, whitegoods and scrap metal. FRRRC is not a landfill site. No food, liquid or hazardous waste accepted.
Specialty Recycling and Disposal Directory
Alternative recycling and safe disposal options for a wide variety of items are listed:
Kerbside Waste Bin Collections
For information about what items are accepted through the kerbside collection service for household garbage, recycling and green waste, visit the Bin Information page:
Good quality items can be donated to charity. To find a charity shop near you, check your local phone directory or visit the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) website:
Any residents placing hard waste items on the Council nature strip without prior approval may be treated as having illegally dumped rubbish and may be fined. Hefty penalties apply with fines starting at $200.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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