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Homecycle One-off Kerbside Collection

20 March - 1 April 2017

Homecycle gives residents the chance to take part in a free one-off collection of items that can be recycled, but are not normally included in regular kerbside recycling.

This is an easy and cost-effective way to reduce landfill and give items a new life. It is a win for you and for the environment.


What can be included?

Textiles
Clothing, shoes, handbags,
fashion accessories,
manchester/linen, jewellery
Household items
Toys, games, puzzles,
cookware, cutlery, craft
goods, DVDs, CDs, records
Sporting equipment
Bats, balls
Small electrical items
Mobile phones, chargers,
cables
Printer cartridges
Full or empty


How does it work?

Between 20 March and 1 April, residents can fill their recycling bin with useful things for recycling. Do this as soon as the recycling bin has been emptied and leave the bin out.

A second bin collection will then take place the day after their recycling collection and all items will
be recycled or repurposed. Only bins with homecycle items will be collectioned so do not refill your bin with regular recyclables.

1. Group your items into the categories listed above
2. Place each category into a separate plastic bag
3. Place the bags into your recycling bin after your recycling bin has been emptied
4. Place your bin on the nature strip for collection by midnight the night before


When will my collection be?

Normal recycling
collection day
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Put your bin out with Homecycle items by:

By midnight Monday

By midnight Tuesday

By midnight Wednesday

By midnight Thursday

By midnight Friday

Your Homecycle collection will happen on:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday


If your collection is missed

Make sure you put you bins out by midnight the night before your Homecycle collection.

If your Homecycle collection was on a weekday, contact Council and they will arrange for the collection company to collect the goods either later that same day or on the morning on the next day.

If your Homecycle collection day was on a Saturday, please call the SCR Group on 1300 687 261 and leave your name, address and contact number. Collection will then be arranged for the following Monday. Leave their bags of goods next to your letterbox (so you can keep using your reycling bin).


Frequently asked questions

How many bags can I include?

You can fill your bin ensuring that the lid will close.

How much does this cost?

Nothing, this is a free one-off collection for Greater Dandenong residents.

Why do we put items in a plastic bag?

We ask you to bag items to keep them clean for reuse. Once the good are removed the plastic bags will be recycled. It also makes sorting easier. 

Where do the goods go?

Most items with be donated to charities for low-income families. Others will be recycled and made into new products.