Paid Latrobe Hard Waste Collection

Residents of La Trobe can purchase an additional at call collection outside of the normal area wide collections that occur twice a year.

Your hard waste collection entitlement is 2 cubic metres – 2 metres long x 1 metre high x 1 metre wide. In feet this equates to 6ft x 3ft x 3ft.

Additional collections can be booked and cost for $135 per collection; plus $28.16 each for mattresses/bed bases. Collection to be paid by credit card over the phone.

PLEASE NOTE- Additional collections only take place every 4 weeks, so there may be a wait between booking your collection and the collection date. Do not place any waste out until the weekend before your collection week.

Please read the information below along with what is and is not acceptable for information regarding your hard waste collection.

Collection Information What items can I put out?

You should receive a confirmation email immediately after booking outlining your collection week, when and where to place out the waste, the acceptable and unacceptable waste and the amount of waste that can be placed out.

Hard waste

Latrobe residential ratepayers can purchase an extra collection, in addition to the 2 free collections per year. It can be up to two cubic metres which is 1m wide x 1m high x 2m long.

Two cubic metres is

  • two double mattresses
  • one double mattress and an additional one cubic metre of material
  • one stove, one fridge, two paint tins
  • one stove, one chair, one roll of carpet
  • one fridge, one chair, 10 pieces of bundled and tied timber

Items placed on the nature strip without a booking are considered as illegal dumping and may result in a fine. (If you are unable to place your waste on the nature strip, make a note in the ‘special instructions’ section of the booking form)


Booking instructions

  • Bookings will be confirmed by email directly after booking is placed. A confirmation SMS will be sent the weekend before your collection is to take place
  • Neatly place items on the nature strip the weekend before the collection week (by 6am Monday morning for collection during that week)
  • Items should be no heavier than two people can lift and less than 1.5m in length
  • Place no more than two cubic metres of items on your nature strip, excess will not be collected
  • Unaccepted items will not be collected – please check the listing below of what will and will not be collected


Items placed on the nature strip without a booking are considered as illegal dumping and may result in a fine.


What Items can I put out ?

  • Household appliances (such as refridgerators, stoves, washing machines, air conditioners, lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, etc).
  • Household furniture such as couches, tables, chairs, bed side tables, tall boys, TV cabinets, coffee tables (glass removed), dining tables.
  • Mattresses
  • Excercise equipment
  • Rugs, mats, cork tiles
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Computers, computer desks
  • Curtains, blinds and fittings
  • Luggage
  • Toys
  • Floating floors, vinyl carpets and underlay (Max 30 cm diameter x 1.5 m long), Cane furniture, lamps and
  • E-waste

Most materials collected will be recycled or reused where possible.



  • All liquid wastes (including paint, oil or chemicals)
  • Any item that cannot reasonably be lifted by two persons or longer than 1.5 metres
  • Tyres
  • Mirror, windscreens
  • Broken windows, windows with glass
  • Excavated material, building rubble, bricks, concrete, general waste such as from building renovation or demolition, plaster, and tiles on backings
  • General kitchen waste
  • Wheelie bin waste
  • Silage wrap, netting and twine,
  • Incinerator waste and ash
  • Whole car bodies
  • Engines
  • Fuels
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Hazardous waste, flammable materials, asbestos
  • Fibreglass insulation
  • Industrial waste
  • Bean bags, polystyrene or foam
  • Gas bottles
  • Grass clippings, weeds and green waste


Items may be collected by multiple trucks. To save space and keep costs to a minimum, bulky items are compacted in the trucks. Most items are recycled or reused where possible.

Consider donating, selling or giving away items in good condition first.

The hard waste service is for items that cannot be recycled or reused. For more informatio, please visit the council website here.

Not sure?

For any more information on any of our hard rubbish or waste collection services, or any of our other waste management services don’t hesitate to call us on:

03 9721 1915or contact us online.

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