Our collection do's and don'ts

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.

When placing your items on the nature strip, please ensure:

  • items are placed on your nature strip at least 2 days prior to collection
  • there is a maximum 2 cubic metres of hard waste
  • there is clear access.

As there will be 5 different vehicles collecting your waste, you should organise items into 5 categories:

  • hard waste
  • green waste
  • e-waste and fridges
  • scrap metal and whitegoods
  • mattresses. 
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


If your household items are reusable and in good condition, consider donating to a local op shop. You 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 other disposal options, see our Waste and Recycling Directory.