Hard waste, like those large and cumbersome items (think fridges and furniture), can be difficult to get rid of.
They easily take up valuable space, often in the garage, as disposing of old appliances or outdated couches gets put in the 'too hard' basket.
But it doesn't have to be so complicated. There are many ways to get rid of those large unwanted items quickly and easily, especially across Sydney, including the Greater Sydney area, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and the Hunter Region.
Call us to discuss the best ways to take care of your hard waste.
Put simply, hard waste is any rubbish or waste too large to be put in your regular residential rubbish bin. Think of large household items, such as white goods, mattresses and bed frames and large items of household furniture that are too big for conventional residential waste disposal.
Hard waste removal is collecting and disposing of large items that don't fit in your regular residential rubbish bin by a professional rubbish removal company. You can book the service conveniently instead of waiting for the council's schedule.
Some companies, including All Gone Rubbish Removals, even offer a same-day removal service if you book before 2 PM.
The primary benefit of hard waste collection is that you don't have to take those heavy items to the tip yourself. This means avoiding trailer hire (if you don't have one) or the need to find other people to help you lift that heavy fridge into the back of the truck.
The council requires you to move your heavy, hard waste out the front of your home or building. However, booking with a professional service means all the heavy lifting is done for you — you don't even have to move the items outside. We do it all!
Hard waste that ends up dumped or in a landfill may leach chemicals. Fortunately, many council tips will offer a recycling service and degas old fridges first. Recycling depots should also strip down old appliances to recover the copper wiring and other metals and ensure chemicals and plastics are reused or disposed of safely.
At All Gone Rubbish Removals, we take our environmental obligations very seriously, and we work closely with local specialised facilities to ensure that all materials, including hazardous materials, are disposed of safely and responsibly and that anything that can be reused or recycled is.
While the council collection is free, it comes subject to regulations and restrictions and may not take everything you need to dispose of. Leaving your waste in the wrong place or leaving out an item the council won't take may also risk fines for illegal dumping.
Rubbish removal services can do it all. All Gone Rubbish Removals offers a complete removal service, including hard waste, starting from just $69. We can even take items with hazardous chemicals or materials for a small additional fee, but please call us to discuss this first to ensure we bring the right equipment for the job! The convenience and expertise of professionals are invaluable.
Hard waste can be tricky to get rid of as most items are large and awkward. It can be confusing to know the best way to dispose of an old, broken-down fridge or unwanted mattress. Below, we list the most frequently asked questions we get about what hard waste is and how to get rid of it.
Anything that does not fit into your regular residential rubbish bin can be considered hard waste. This includes large appliances, like fridges, dishwashers and washing machines, furniture like tables and desks, mattresses and bed frames and even large items of green waste, like a fallen tree trunk.
White goods, furniture and other large household items can all be collected. From large tables to cabinets, washing machines to refrigerators, these are the items that belong in your hard waste collection. The council won't collect anything potentially hazardous, like chemicals, oils, paints, vehicle tyres, and batteries.
Council collection will also not accept any renovation or demolition materials, timber fencing or pallets, or backyard waste, like tree stumps, branches thicker than 1 metre, large rocks and piles of soil. However, rubbish removal companies like All Gone Rubbish Removals have the equipment and experience to remove potentially hazardous materials and the knowledge of local facilities to ensure they are disposed of safely.
Hard waste collection in Sydney is the council's bookable service, though one is subject to council-imposed conditions.
This includes a restriction on what can be taken away, the requirement to sort your waste into different materials yourself, a limit on the amount they will pick up, and restrictions on where you can set your waste out for collection (doing this incorrectly risks a fine for "illegal dumping").
Calling in the rubbish collection experts, however, can be done at any time. Call before 2 PM and All Gone Rubbish Removals will offer a same-day collection service.
Hard waste collections by the council are booked through them. However, if you live in a unit building, you must be sure that no one else has scheduled a collection, as council collections will only service a property address once weekly. If another tenant has gotten in before you, you must wait another week. The council recommends speaking to your building manager to ensure collections are done in bulk before booking a service.
Alternatively, you can simply call a rubbish removal company to come straight to your door at any time that suits your schedule.
While council pick-ups are free, they come with extra hassle and risk. The risk could include personal injury from carrying heavy objects and the risk of dumping fines if your waste is sorted incorrectly and not collected.
All Gone Rubbish Removals offers a complete collection service, starting from the small fee of $69. Included in this price is that our team will move your hard waste for you from wherever it is currently stored, sort your waste for reuse and recycling ourselves, and even tidy up the space with a sweep or vacuum after all items are removed.
After your hard waste is collected and sorted, it is taken away for processing and recycling. For appliances, this means delivery to a depot that will open them up, retrieve all the valuable metals and wiring (among other reusable materials) and any materials that cannot be reused are sustainably disposed of.
All Gone Rubbish Removals takes our commitment to the environment seriously, and we always ensure that everything that can be reused or recycled is keeping as much waste as possible out of landfills.
Illegal dumping comes with a great risk of serious penalties. The Environment Protection Authority of NSW reports a $7500 on-the-spot fine for illegal dumping, while serious and repeat offending can even result in a prison sentence and fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Refrigerants in fridges and freezers can leak, and if chemicals reach waterways, further penalties can apply.
Talk to a dedicated rubbish removal service to see how your large items can be disposed of. At All Gone Rubbish Removals, our largest trucks can haul a 15-cubic metre load of hard rubbish, so there isn't much we can't take away. Give us a call today to see how we can help you dispose of even the largest unwanted items.
We all want to reduce our rubbish footprint, and there are a number of strategies we can do to reduce our hard waste. Old furniture can be sold, repainted, or even given away. Older appliances that still work can be given away or repurposed (think a drinks fridge in the garage, for example). For broken-down appliances, however, sometimes the best bet is to simply get a new one, which leaves the issue of safe and responsible disposal.
One alternative to hard waste collection is to deliver the waste to the tip yourself, a costly venture in terms of time and energy required. For something as large as a fridge or mattress, you will likely need help to lift and move it. The cost of trailer hire should also be considered if you don't own one.
Another alternative to hard waste collection includes reusing or recycling the items yourself or selling or giving away your unwanted hard waste. While this is certainly possible for that old table or bed frame, for an old saggy mattress or broken down fridge or washing machine, it's easier to call in the experts and have that old junk taken away that same day!
Some people also try hiring a skip bin for their hard waste, but this can come with plenty of hidden costs and frustrations that simply make rubbish removal cheaper and easier. Things to look out for with skip bin hire include hidden fees for the weight you put in the bin, the need to store the bin and the damage to your driveway or grass that it can leave behind. You'll also have to load the rubbish yourself, risking injury if you lift large items like washing machines or furniture.
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For an affordable and reliable service, call us today on 0427 783 277. No matter whether your garbage comes from the house, office, or commercial or industrial space, when you want your junk gone and your space left clean and free of clutter, call the rubbish removal company that is proud to serve Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and the Hunter Region.
Talk to us today at All Gone Rubbish Removals for a free quote to discuss hard waste disposal.