Free Annual Hard Waste Collection 2023

Frankston City Council provides residents with one municipal wide free hard waste collection within each financial (ratings) year where a property has an eligible paid service. 

The 2023 free municipal-wide hard waste collection is taking place May 1 - June 9 for households

Please read the Hard Waste Collection FAQs to find out more information about the hard waste collection including what can and cannot be collected. 

Find Your Annual Hard Waste Collection Week 

To know when your collection week will commence, begin typing your address and select your address from the results:

Please note: Council waste services are provided where a property has an eligible paid service.

Eligible households will receive notification within their individual letter boxes two weeks prior to collection for their area.

Download the Hard Waste Collection Brochure here(PDF, 2MB) for more information. Alternatively, please see the FAQs page for more information about the free annual collection of hard waste.

More information

What can and cannot be collected?

There are certain items we can and can't collect when picking up your hard waste. Some items have a maximum weight or size limit, or requirements in the way they must be placed on your nature strip.

What can be collected What cannot be collected
household furniture tyres, wheels or batteries
mattress, mattress base and bed base (maximum 2 pieces) fencing, rubble, soil, bricks or concrete

poisons or pool chemicals

scrap metal and whitegoods asbestos, cement sheeting or sharps
e-waste such as televisions, computers and DVD players gas bottles, fuel tanks or water tanks
timber (no more than 1.5m in length, maximum 12 pieces) unwrapped glass
branches (no more than 15cm in diametre) green waste placed in plastic bags
tree stumps (less than 30kg) green waste that is untied
carpet rolls (no more than 1.5m in length) waste from industrial or commercial premises
lawn mowers, hot water systems and electrical items waste from businesses operating from home

For more information on what can and can't be collected, please visit the Our collection do's and don'ts page. 

When do I need to place my items on my nature strip?

Your hard waste items must be placed out on your nature strip for collection no earlier than two days before your scheduled collection and no later than 6am on the Monday of your collection week. 

Download the Hard Waste Collection Brochure here(PDF, 2MB) to find out more information about hard waste collection or alternatively,  please see the Hard Waste Collection FAQs page.

What if I require a further collection throughout the year?

Residents can have hard waste collected at other times of the year at a cost. Please see the Book a paid hard waste collection page for more details. 

Book a paid hard waste 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) all year-round, with some items accepted for free.

For other disposal options, see our A - Z Waste and Recycling Directory.