Hard Rubbish Collection

How to dispose of Hard Rubbish

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What Is Hard Rubbish Collection?

The term Hard Rubbish is essentially applied to waste that is too large, or not permitted, to go into council wheelie bins. As a result this type of hard waste is more difficult to dispose of. What tends to happen because of the difficulty of disposal is that the junk is stored in any free space about the home or piled up in the garage. This can be hazardous and something you want to avoid. If it gets to the stage where you can’t get rid of the waste then you are going to need help.

How to get rid of Hard Rubbish yourself

You can get rid of hard waste yourself but it will involve work. Don’t underestimate the amount of work required. Moving heavy items through narrow corridors and stairways is not easy. Carting these items up steep driveways or long distances is not easy either. Be realistic and be careful.

1 – Council Hard Rubbish Collection

Councils provide a convenient Hard Rubbish Collection Service, also known as bulky goods collection or a council clean up. However, there are limitations regarding the size, volume and types of items that can be disposed of. It’s important to note that each council has its own regulations, so it’s advisable to visit your council’s website for full details.

Additionally, you are responsible for bringing all unwanted items to the designated kerbside pickup point, which can be challenging for the elderly or those with difficult property access. Steep driveways and long distances to the street make moving heavy and bulky items a real hassle.

Inexperienced handling of these items can easily lead to injuries.

Another crucial aspect to consider is that these services do not recycle, meaning everything ends up in landfill. This is not the most environmentally-friendly disposal process.

Hard Rubbish Collection

Council clean up Northern Beaches example

You can book 2 hard rubbish collection services a year where each has a maximum 3 cubic metres of rubbish allowed. The Northern Beaches Council also has the following regulations:

Acceptable items

  • Maximum 3 cubic metres, similar to a small box trailer
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Non-recyclable household items
  • Up to 12 fence palings
  • Up to 2 unbranded pallets
  • Rolled and tied up carpets up to 1.8m long (max 3 rolls)
  • Empty hot water systems
  • Whitegoods – with doors removed
  • Up to three sheets of metal roofing – maximum size 1m x 1.5m
  • Metal
  • Empty beanbags. Put the polystyrene beads in a strong plastic bag, expel the air, seal and place in the red lidded bin
  • Small items (must be larger than a toaster) should be placed out in unwanted bins/crates/boxes or neatly stacked for collection.

Unacceptable Items

  • Items over 1.8m long
  • Heavy items that can’t be safely moved by two people
  • Liquid or business waste
  • E-waste, specifically TVs, computers
  • Car parts, tyres, oils
  • Sheet glass, mirrors, windows, glass tables
  • Building material, including insulation, brick, rubble, asbestos
  • Fixtures and fittings including kitchen/laundry cabinets, bathroom vanities, baths, toilets
  • Hazardous waste, including smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, gas bottles, chemicals, paint, car batteries
  • Vegetation, recyclable material, household garbage
  • Polystyrene beads
  • Small items like knives, forks and spoons. (Nothing smaller than a toaster)

Free Real Quotes to Safeguard Your Interests.

With decades of industry experience under our belt, we have established ourselves as a beacon of fairness and transparency. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to delivering accurate written quotes that you can rely on.

Our team goes above and beyond, conducting thorough site inspections to assess access, volume, and the nature of materials to be removed. This meticulous approach allows us to provide quotes that cover all aspects, from estimated timelines and number of truckloads to tipping fees and more.

By choosing our services, you eliminate any possibility of price gouging, ensuring complete transparency and clarity in project costs. For complex jobs, we highly recommend opting for our in-person onsite quotes, providing the unparalleled accuracy that phone quotes can’t. We take immense pride in standing behind our written quotes and are prepared to travel to your property guaranteeing not only fair pricing but also your utmost protection in case of any disputes.

Don’t risk your hard-earned money – insist on written quotes. Join our ranks of satisfied customers and steer clear of the unfortunate tales of unexpected price hikes that have recently been higlighted by Ray Hadley and 2GB.

Trust us to safeguard your interests and provide you with the peace of mind of how much your project is really going to cost.

As you can see if you are getting rid of a lot of items, and a variety of items then the council clean up collection service is rather limiting. 3 cubic metres is not a lot of waste. You need to check with your local council for the limitations they impose:

2 – Take everything to the tip yourself

You can of course take everything to the tip yourself. Be organised and sort things into what can be recycled and what can’t. This will save you on tipping fees.


3 – Sell or Donate items

If you have items that still have a shelf life then you could sell them, give them away, or donate them to charity. Local people will come and collect so you shouldn’t need to get involved in delivery apart from charities that don’t pickup. Local community Facebook groups are a good outlet for selling items.

Do not illegally dump waste and that includes adding to someone elses council clean up pile. You can be heavily fined.

Hard Rubbish that you can’t get rid of yourself

If you are moving home, downsizing or doing a big clear out then the council hard rubbish collection service is just not going to be suitable. You will almost certainly have more than 3 cubic metres of hard rubbish and items the council wont take. You are then going to need a rubbish removal service to dispose of your junk. You may also want to use this service because you can’t or simply don’t want to get rid of it all yourself.

The important thing is to get a reputable company to do the job. The industry was exposed by Ray Hadley at 2GB recently showing some companies have been pressuring the vulnerable with excessive price hikes on the day. The tactic involves a cheap phone quote and then heavy pressure applied on the day with completely unsustainable price hikes. We always recommend that you get written quotes from companies as these are safeguards in any dispute. 

Jacks Rubbish will never raise prices on the day if the job remains as quoted. If the scope of the job has changed we will not start any work before agreeing any additional charges.

We will also never buy items from you as we consider this a conflict of interest. We are not valuers and are not in the business of making money off our clients. Some companies are very interested in buying from clients. We recommend in your early discussions with any rubbish removal company you state you will not sell any items to them and see if they remain interested in the job. 

Why choose Jack’s Hard Rubbish Removals?

Choose a rubbish removal company that has stood the test of time. Over 30 years in the business, we have built a reputation for reliability and trustworthiness.

Our commitment to doing things correctly means that we always responsibly dispose of your unwanted items. By efficiently sorting and managing your rubbish, we secure the best tip rates for your waste, keeping costs down. And we pass on those savings to you, offering affordable, reasonably priced, and cheap rubbish removal services.

At our company, we prioritize recycling and follow environmental best practices when disposing of waste. We use trucks that we hand load to ensure we sort your junk for effective disposal. Our dedicated team even goes the extra mile to search for your missing or hidden valuables among the rubbish. After every job, we take care of all the cleaning, leaving your space tidy and mess-free.

Experience hassle-free hard rubbish collection with us. You don’t have to lift a finger as our professional team loads all your rubbish onto our trucks for same-day and easy removal.

Rest assured, all our staff members are police-checked for your peace of mind.

When it comes to quoting, we provide accurate and free estimates. Our quotes are prepared by the very people who will do the work, ensuring transparency and reliability. Written quotes are also available upon request.

Choose us for on-time, fast, and reliable service. We use official tips like the Northern Beaches Kimbriki tip, ensuring proper disposal of waste in authorized facilities. Trust us for all your rubbish removal needs.

Responsible Rubbish Removal – Environmentally sustainable and cost effective.

The extent of landfill in Sydney and Australia is reaching unsustainable levels. We believe in maximising recycling efforts that will minimise the amount of waste dumped to landfill. Your unwanted items will be sorted by our teams for the best and cheapest disposal method and maximising recycling. Recycling in most case is void of tipping fees while landfill is not.

All waste will be disposed of at your local official waste resource centres unless some items are donated to charity.

A Northern Beaches Council clearout will only take 3 cubic metres of waste and has other restrictions about size weight and type of waste. We will take anything deemed safe to move under work safety policies and as many truckloads as required. Each truckload is on average 6.5 cubic metres.

We use trucks for hard waste collection. Junk is hand loaded on the day to minimise landfill tipping fees that mixed waste skips do not avoid. Our trucks and utes can also deal with problems with property access that skips can’t. Skips can not be used in some cases and can be a costly method of rubbish disposal and so we don’t use them.

We are based in Newport on the Northern Beaches, but service all Sydney and North Sydney areas. We are also specialists in dealing with hoarding junk issues and deceased estate clear outs.

Avoid Price Gouging – Get Accurate Free Quotes to Safeguard Your Interests

At Jack’s Rubbish Removals, we prioritise excellence right from the start by conducting meticulous site inspections. This enables us to precisely determine the necessary resources and provide you with a comprehensive, written quote that covers every detail of your project. Experience complete peace of mind with our unrivalled rubbish removal services that safeguard your interests.

When you choose Jack’s Rubbish, you eliminate any risk of price gouging and gain absolute transparency when it comes to project costs.

For large jobs you should request an in-person free onsite quote. This will provide an accurate price for the job that you can use to compare quotes and see you are getting the same inclusions from other companies. We proudly stand behind our written quotes, guaranteeing fair pricing and offering you protection in case of any disputes.

Demand written quotes, so you have full clarity on the total cost before commencing the work.

Join the ranks of our highly satisfied customers and steer clear of the dreadful horror stories surrounding exorbitant price hikes.

You can book a hard rubbish collection today!

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