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Council Clean Up: New On Call Clean Up Service

Thanks to the Sutherland Shire Council, residents will no longer have to stockpile their materials for months under their homes, in the garages or backyards waiting for the biannual council clean up dates to come around.  As of 1st January 2013 Sutherland Shire residents will have the opportunity to request an on call clean up service twice each financial year.

The regular clean up schedule will run for the rest of this year.

This new initiative will:

  • Allow you to book a collection at a time that suits you twice each financial year
  • Have less visual impact on our street scape and reduce the time that materials are left out on kerbside to one day only
  • Increase recycling of clean up materials

You can book your clean up service from the 1st January 2013 online or over the phone (Clean Up hotline – 9710 5722). The type of booking you make will depend upon the type of dwelling you live in.

Houses and small apartments (6 units or less)
See here for collection instructions.

Large apartment complexes (7 or more units/villas/townhouses)
A clean up request for large apartment complexes is to be made through the complex’s designated spokesperson. See here for collection instructions.

Inaccessible and remote properties in the Shire
Unfortunately inaccessible and remote properties will not have access to the on-call clean up trial. See here for more details.

Similar to past council clean ups, the same rules apply for prohibited items – see here for materials that are accepted and those that are not.

Questions about the Clean Up? Contact Sutherland Shire Council on Facebook or by calling the clean up hotline on 9710 5722

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Council’s Household Clean Up Service, Cronulla

Just in case you lost your Sutherland Shire calendar, the council clean up starts on Monday 22nd October in Cronulla at 5am. If you are about to go on the market, this is the perfect time to dispose of those never to be used again items that are cluttering up your cupboards and garages. It’s best to be ruthless with this! Less clutter is more money when you are selling.

And if you haven’t had your property photographs taken yet then maybe hold off a week as normally the streets resemble a tip for a week or so and is not a good look for photo shoots.

If you have clothing that you are thinking of throwing out, remember Vinnies at Cronulla is a great place to recycle clothing rather than throwing it out.

Remember your materials should not be placed out on the street before Saturday 20th October. Please check council’s website to check what can be thrown out and please be careful where you place items to be collected.

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April Council Clean Up

It’s here again, the perfect opportunity to throw out what you don’t need and save on skip bin fees! Sutherland Shire’s Council Clean Up kicks off in Cronulla at 5am Monday 30th April.

Things to remember:

  • Council asks that you DO NOT place items under trees or power lines or in gutters
  • Place clean up material on the outer edge of the footpath
  • Clean up starts at 5am
  • Council does not pick up chemicals, building materials or thorny branches or bushes
  • Council will not pick up items that can not be handled safely by 2 average size people
Due to safety and other reasons not all materials are able to be collected, but these CAN be collected:
  • Unwanted household items (furniture, maximum of one mattress ensemble per household)
  • Whitegoods
  • Fence pailings (no longer than 1.5m & no more than six)
  • Small amounts of rolled up carpet
  • Swing sets, trampolines (please dismantle!)
  • Unwanted empty round garbage bins
  • Bundled and tied branches (no thicker than a broomstick, no longer than a metre and no thorns!)
Thinking of throwing any of these things out? Don’t! Council will NOT collect the following:
  • Liquids (paint, oil, chemicals)
  • Any item over 1.5m in length (including steel, guttering, pipe, timber or roller doors)
  • Perishable household rubbish
  • Glass items (windows, mirrors, shower screens)
  • Gas bottles
  • Saw and floor sanding dust
  • Drums or oil heater tanks
  • Car parts, tyres, wrecked vehicles
  • Asbestos or fibreglass sheeting
  • Railway sleepers
  • Sand filled pool filters
  • Cast-irons baths
  • Tree stumps or roots

Council asks that your materials not be placed out before Saturday 28th April, this is not just because your neighbours don’t like having to look at your discarded treasures on the street for weeks beforehand but because it decreases the chances of bad weather blowing furniture onto the street, hitting cars, people or pets!

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Cronulla’s council clean up

Don’t forget Cronulla’s council clean up starts Monday 25th October. Residents have already started throwing out their once loved furniture, stuffed toys and never used gym equipment. I love seeing the “browsers” turn up, their cars already filled to the brim with other peoples treasures. I wonder if these people are handy and can turn junk into treasure or are they hoarders, filling their houses with pre-loved knick knacks.

This weekend I plan to cull, I am definitely not a hoarder but lately I have been feeling a little bit cluttered so I am going to take this opportunity to spring clean…

Things to remember:

  • Council asks that you DO NOT place items under trees or power lines or in gutters
  • Place clean up material on the outer edge of the footpath
  • Clean up starts at 5am
  • Council does not pick up chemicals, building materials or thorny branches or bushes
  • Council will not pick up items that can not be handled safely by 2 average size people
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