Frankston City Council provides residents with one municipal wide free hard waste collection within each financial (rating) year. The annual hard waste collection for 2020/21 financial year concluded as of May 2021. The annual collection for 2021/22 financial year will be taking place at similar timing to last financial year however we do not have any specific dates as yet available, further information for dates will be provided to residents later in the financial year, via Council’s website and each resident will also receive notification within their individual letter boxes 2 weeks prior to collection for their area like previous years.
While the council provides one free hard waste collection per year, residents can book a paid hard waste collection at any time of the year. The paid collection allows you to dispose of household items up to 2m³ (2 cubic meters).
As part of Frankston City Council's Ratepayer Rewards, ratepayers can redeem a $25 discount on at-call hard waste collections. For more information on Ratepayer Rewards, please visit the Ratepayer Rewards page. To apply your $25 discount you must redeem your voucher when processing your At Call Hard Waste Collection booking.
Before you book
Please ensure you read the below information before making a booking.
What can and cannot be collected?
Ensure that you are familiar with what we can and cannot collect as per the below table or by watching the video below.
- Maximum two cubic metres of hard waste
- Please arrange into 5 separate stacks
- Allow clear access
Remember to place items out on the nature strip no earlier than two days before scheduled collection
|What we can collect
||What we cannot collect
||No Tyres, wheels or batteries
|Mattresses and BedBases ( Max of 2)
||No fencing, rubble, soil, bricks or concrete
No poisons, pool chemicals
Scrap Metal, Lawn Mowers,
Hot Water Systems, White Goods, Electrical Items
|No asbestos, cement sheeting or sharps
|E-Waste, TV's, DVD Players, Computers
||No gas bottles, water tanks, fuel tanks and/or fuel
|Timber up to 1.5m long (Max 12 pieces)
||No unwrapped glass
Bundled Green Waste (no longer than 1.5m)
Branches up to 15cm in diameter
Tree Stumps to weigh less than 30kg
|No household garbage or
recyclables suitable for the household bins
|Carpet Rolls up to 1.5m long
||No untied green waste or green waste in plastic bags
||No waste from industrial and commercial premises
or businesses operated from home
How much does a paid hard waste collection cost?
(Pensioner or Health Care
|Mattress and/or mattress base
||Extra $24 per mattress/base
(no extra fee for bed frames)
When will we collect the booked hard waste?
Monday is the designated collection days for this additional paid hard waste service with bookings made at least 10 days in advance.
- If you book and pay before 5pm on a Wednesday your hard waste will be picked up the second Monday after the booking.
- If you book and pay after 5pm on a Wednesday your hard waste will be picked up on the third Monday after the booking.
Please note: Hard Waste collections do not take place on Public Holidays. If your booked Hard waste collection date falls on a public holiday then it will be automatically scheduled for the following business day. If your upcoming calculated collection day is to be the 24th January 2022 - it will actually occur on the 31st January 2022.
Book your collection
Other disposal options
If your unwanted household items are reusable and in good condition, please consider donating to local charities.
Residents can also take hard waste, green waste and recyclables to the Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre (FRRRC) year-round, with many items accepted for free.
For more disposal options, please visit our A - Z Waste and Recycling Directory.