Singleton residents are being reminded about Council's bulk waste guidelines with the 2019 collection campaign set to kick off for urban areas on Monday 11 November 2019.
Urban households can place their bulky waste to the kerbside this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 November) and by the front gate in rural areas on Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 November ahead of their collection week. Any items put out before this weekend are subject to illegal dumping guidelines.
Mark Ihlein, Council's Director Planning and Infrastructure Services, said it was disappointing to see bulk waste piles already on the street, with many including unacceptable items.
Acceptable items are general household waste, fully dismantled swing sets and trampolines, scrap metal, rolled floor coverings up to 1.5m in length and furniture.
Unacceptable items are mattresses, whitegoods, e-waste, air conditioners, green waste, hazardous solids/ liquids and batteries, commercial builders rubble and bricks, tyres, mirrors, glass table tops, window panes and sliding glass doors.
"Our rangers have been monitoring urban areas over the last couple of weeks, and we have been overwhelmed by the number of notifications we have had to send to households who have put their waste piles on the kerb far too early," Mr Ihlein said.
"We have also noted that piles far exceed the allotted two cubic metres of domestic waste per household, and include unacceptable items, particularly white goods and mattresses.
"Not only is this an eyesore affecting the appearance of our town, it also promotes scavenging.
"We are encouraging all residents to do the right thing and familiarise themselves with all of the terms and conditions for the bulk waste collection."
Mr Ihlein said any collections that included unacceptable items would not be collected, and fines would be applicable for waste dumped illegally.
"Failure to comply with the guidelines will mean waste piles will not be collected by our waste contractor, and if unacceptable waste is not removed from the kerb by the householder, it could result in a fine for illegal dumping," he said.
For full terms of conditions, including acceptable and unacceptable items, visit www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/bulkwastecollection