If you’ve been meaning to retire your old mattress, wash your hands of that broken washing machine or give your obsolete computer the boot, you’re in luck: Frankston City’s annual hard waste collection is about to begin.
You can visit MyAddress to view the date that hard waste will be collected in your street, and there are details here about what you can and can’t put out. Frankston City Council will also send out brochures reminding you of the collection in your street two weeks before it takes place.
Hard waste can be put on your nature strip no earlier than the Saturday before pick-up week and no later than 6am on the Monday of pick-up week. And while the council strongly discourages scavenging, you may take items that have been put out if you ask the resident’s permission – although bear in mind some residents might be uncomfortable about being approached because of COVID-19.
Cr David Asker says you should also consider giving charities any unwanted household items that are reusable and in good condition, and asks you to be considerate when putting out your hard waste. “Residents can help us do the job as efficiently as possible by neatly placing no more than two cubic metres of waste out for pick up, well out of the way of your bins.” How much is two cubic metres? That’ll be explained in your brochure too.