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There’s nothing hard about having your hard rubbish collected by WM Waste Management Services

At WM Waste, we’re proud to be Victoria’s number one choice for hard rubbish collection. We provide the best customer service possible, and make it easy for you to dispose of bulky items.

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Plus, with our mindful approach to recycling and reusing, we always seek to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

We can provide hard waste collection for items like:

  • Fridges that need to be degassed
  • Electronic waste (televisions, computers, and so on)
  • Furniture
  • Virtually anything that is too large for your regular rubbish collection

We also provide a green waste removal service, and can collect green waste like bundles of sticks or vines after you’ve cut back your garden.

WM Waste is an Australian owned and operated business in Victoria’s south eastern suburbs. Established in 1985, we’ve been providing hard rubbish disposal services to the local community for well over two decades. To book your hard rubbish collection, head to our hard rubbish booking site.

Items that you can put out for hard rubbish collection

  • Chairs and tables
  • Couches and sofas
  • Mattresses and bed frames
  • Any other items too large for regular rubbish collection

Some councils have restrictions on what you’re allowed to put out for hard rubbish disposal. Contact us to get more in-depth information for your specific location.

E-waste items that can be left out for hard rubbish removal

On 1 July 2019, the Victorian Government banned all e-waste from going to landfill. E-waste is defined as any device or appliance that uses electricity — anything with a plug, a power cord, or a battery.

You can no longer throw e-waste away in your regular rubbish bin, but WM Waste can still pick it up as a part of your hard waste disposal.

Fridges, freezers, and air conditioners

Some electrical items must be degassed before they are disposed of, to ensure that harmful gasses aren’t being released into the atmosphere.

After we degas fridges, freezers and air conditioners, we recycle them at our sister company KTS Recycling. You can read more about the process over at their website.

Other e-waste items

Our rubbish trucks have been designed specifically to make it easy for our teams to remove your e-waste. We can remove many e-waste items, like:

  • washers
  • dryers
  • televisions
  • computers
  • stereos

Items that you can not put out for hard rubbish removal

We are unable to remove items that are hazardous. This includes:

  • liquids
  • chemicals
  • petrol
  • paint
  • asbestos

How to book hard rubbish removal

We have a simple three-step process for taking away your unwanted items.

Step 1: Book your collection

Head to our website to book your collection. We will send you a brochure with all the instructions you need.

Step 2: We collect your waste

We use specialised trucks to collect your items. Items that can be compacted are broken down on site. Items which can be reused, or which cannot be crushed, are stored separately and removed.

Step 3: All items are sorted for recycling

We take all waste to KTS Recycling for sorting and recycling, minimising the amount of waste which ends up in landfill.


What can you put out for hard rubbish collection?

For hard rubbish collection with WM Waste, you can typically include bulky items that are too large or heavy for regular waste collection. This may encompass items such as old furniture, mattresses, broken appliances, large toys, and other oversized household goods. 

How many times can I book a hard rubbish collection? 

You can book hard rubbish collection with WM Waste as needed, based on your specific requirements. Whether you have a one-time disposal project or regular needs for the removal of bulky items, our flexible services are designed to accommodate your schedule. 

Can I include electronic waste in hard rubbish collection?

Electronic waste usually requires special handling due to its components. While it may not be accepted in regular rubbish bins anymore, WM Waste may offer separate services where e-waste can still be collected as part of hard waste. 

What happens after hard waste removal?

After we remove your hard waste, we sort through your items and put them to the best possible use.

  • Reusable items: If we collect any reusable items that are in good condition, like furniture, children’s bicycles, books or DVDs, they are taken to our refuse shop and put on sale.
  • TV and computers: Any electronics are set aside and taken to specialist e-waste recyclers who then remove and reuse the internal components.
  • Compacted material: This is unloaded onto our sorting deck at our facility. Our team of pickers use an excavator to separate out large metal items, wood, cardboard and non-ferrous metals for recycling.
  • Sorted material: The remaining waste is shredded in a low-speed shredder. The shredded material is screened and passes through magnets to extract any remaining metal.
  • Residual waste: Only the small amount of residual waste that remains after our sorting process ends up in landfill. Everything else is recycled and used again.

What are the alternatives to hard rubbish pickup?

As well as hard rubbish pickups, we can also organise for you to hire a skip bin. They come in a variety of different sizes, from 2 metres long to 23 metres long.

Contact us today, and our team will book in a time for your hard waste removal.


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