Bulk Waste Service

Council provides a bulk waste collection service for all households twice a year. Council will notify you by letter box drop two weeks prior to your collection date.

Council will collect up to two cubic metres (one box trailer load) of combined waste material, per household.

Items that will be collected via the bulk waste pick up include: bulky household items, metal, green waste, mattresses and e-Waste.  Please place these items in separate piles on the kerb so the different types of waste can be collected by different trucks for recycling or disposal into landfill.  

  • Metals are recycled by a scrap metal merchant
  • Green waste will be recycled into mulch/compost
  • E-waste will be collected, locally dissembled into component parts and then recycled where possible (about 98%)
  • Mattresses will be recycled
  • Other bulky household items go into landfill

Find out your bulk waste collection dates at my.lakemac.com.au or by using the lists below:

Missed Bulk Waste Collection

If Council has not collected your bulk waste one week after the pick up date, please check if your items meet the specifications listed by reading Preparing for Collection.  If you meet the specifications, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333.  We will arrange to collect the items missed.

If your waste does not conform to the specifications, you will need to remove it from the footpath immediately and make arrangements for alternative disposal. If you do not remove the waste, Council may impose a littering fine.

Additional Green Waste Pick Up

Council offers additional convenient ways that residents can dispose of their green waste at home:

  • the fortnightly green waste service accepts all garden waste
  • green waste is collected part of the bulk waste collection service (twice per year, see above for dates), and
  • If you live on the East side of the lake you receive an additional green waste pick-up service in spring time*. See below for your additional green waste pick up date.

“Note: provision of the Additional Green Waste Pick Up service is currently under review (during 2013/2014) to determine if it is required now that Council is providing the fortnightly green waste service for garden waste. Households that receive the East Lake Additional Green Waste Pick Up will be invited to provide feedback on this service. A reply paid feedback form will accompany the green waste service notification and feedback will also be accepted online (link available soon) until December 2014.”

East Lake Additional Green Waste Pick Up Dates
Suburb Collection Date
Adamstown Heights 25 and 26 October 2014
Belmont (Green Point) 13 and 14 September 2014
Belmont (north of Macquarie St, west of the Pacific Hwy to Ross, View and Jean St) 23 and 24 August 2014
Belmont (south of Macquarie St, east of Pacific Hwy to lights at Wommara Ave) 16 and 17 August 2014
Belmont North (west Pacific Highway) 23 and 24 August 2014
Belmont North Belmont North (east of Pacific Hwy) 30 and 31 August 2014
Belmont South 16 and 17 August 2014
Blacksmiths 16 and 17 August 2014
Cams Wharf 2 and 3 August 2014
Catherine Hill Bay 2 and 3 August 2014
Caves Beach 2 and 3 August 2014
Charlestown (east of and; including Felton St, Pacific Hwy, EK Ave, south of Dudley Rd and; Charlestown Rd including Bradman, Benaud, Ede, Roberts, Powell, Sherburn Cl and; Katrina Streets) 18 and 19 October 2014
Charlestown (east of including Pacific Highway and Dudley Road) 25 and 26 October 2014
Croudace Bay 13 and 14 September 2014
Dudley 6 and 7 September 2014
Eleebana (north of Glad Gunson Drive) 20 and 21 September 2014
Eleebana (south of and including Glad Gunson Drive to Wyndham Way taking in Dalwood Close and; Wollundry Close) 13 and 14 September 2014
Floraville 23 and 24 August 2014
Gateshead (east of and; including Church St, Pacific Hwy to Lincoln St) 18 and 19 October 2014
Gateshead (South and; including Warners Bay Rd) 11 and 12 October 2014
Highfields 25 and 26 October 2014
Hillsborough 1 and 2 November 2014
Jewells 30 and 31 August 2014
Kahibah 25 and 26 October 2014
Kotara South 1 and 2 November 2014
Little Pelican 9 and 10 August 2014
Marks Point 16 and 17 August 2014
Mount Hutton 20 and 21 September 2014
Murrays Beach 2 and 3 August 2014
Nords Wharf 2 and 3 August 2014
Pelican 9 and 10 August 2014
Pinny Beach 2 and 3 August 2014
Redhead 6 and 7 September 2014
Swansea 9 and 10 August 2014
Swansea Heads 2 and 3 August 2014
Tingira Heights 20 and 21 September 2014
Valentine 13 and 14 September 2014
Warners Bay (north of and; including King, Yorston and; East St, east of and; including Metcalf St) 1 and 2 November 2014
Warners Bay (south of and; including Howard St, Warners St, Holt St - East St) 20 and 21 Spetember 2014
Whitebridge 6 and 7 September 2014
Windale (north of and including Carona St) 11 and 12 October 2014
Windale (south of Lake Street) 30 and 31 August 2014