Council kerbside clean-up

Byron Council’s annual free bulky items kerbside clean-up starts on June 21.

The council’s manager of waste and recycling services, Russell Chaplin, said it was a service provided for items that did not fit in a wheelie bin and was available to urban households that had their red-lidded rubbish bin collected weekly.

Mr Chaplin said the kerbside clean-up program would be conducted in three stages over three weeks.

He said Area 1 included residents in Byron Bay, Sunrise Beach, Suffolk Park, Baywood Chase, Byron Hills and Broken Head. Residents in these areas must have their waste out by June 20 to ensure it would be collected.

Area 2 included residents in Ocean Shores (north and south), South Golden Beach and New Brighton. Residents in these areas must have their waste at the kerb by June 27, he said.

Area 3 included residents in Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Andersons Hill, Ewingsdale and Brunswick Heads.

Residents in these areas must have their waste at the kerb by July 4.

Mr Chaplin said significant costs were incurred last year as a result of some residents putting material out for collection after the trucks had been through their area.

“Council cannot return to collect waste material that is put out after the collection starts,” he said.

“Council rangers will be patrolling during this year’s clean-up. Residents who put items out after the collection starts may incur clean-up costs or penalties.”

Only two cubic metres of materials will be accepted from each property – that’s about one small box-trailer load.

The collection is for bulky goods only, not for smaller items that will fit in your wheelie bin. Rules apply to exclude hazardous items and items that are difficult to collect.

Householders are urged to separate the general waste, and metals/whitegoods into two different piles. Make sure the piles are neat and can be easily handled by two people.

The following materials will not be collected in the kerbside collection: building and renovation materials; liquids; tree pruning and garden waste; batteries or gas bottles; commercial or industrial waste; food scraps and packaging.

The council has free drop-off facilities for computers, televisions and other electronic waste. These items should not be put out for collection in the kerbside clean-up.

For further information look out for a flyer in your letterbox, visit the council’s website at, or telephone the council’s waste and recycling collection contractor, Solo Resource Recovery on 6687 0455.

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