Free e-waste weekend in September 2020

Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s free e-waste disposal weekend will occur on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September (2020) after being postponed earlier this year (2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council will accept fridges/freezers/air-conditioners, mattresses, clean steel and e-waste across this weekend at Waste Management Centres in Goulburn, Marulan and Tarago. Bulky household general waste such as furniture or garden waste will be accepted at the November (2020) disposal weekend later this year (2020).

Mayor Bob Kirk encouraged residents to plan ahead to take advantage of the September (2020) weekend.

“This weekend is always a busy, successful one, and a great opportunity to clean out the shed or the spare room. E-waste accepted includes televisions, computers, printers, fax machines and computer accessories, while mattresses are always a popular item to dispose of.”

“Council is proud to offer this weekend as a service to residents of the region. There may be some line-ups across the weekend so please be patient, but we will have extra staff working to get everyone in and out as quickly as possible, while following COVID-safe protocols.”

Each household is entitled to dispose of two fridges/freezers, two mattresses, one air-conditioner, 1m cubed of e-waste and /or up to 2m cubed of clean steel items free of charge. Any other waste will be charged as per normal fees and charges.

The weekend is a self-haul to waste centre event, and those seeking assistance to get items to the tip are encouraged to contact local waste disposal companies and handyman services.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Council staff will not be able to assist customers in unloading their items as has occurred in previous years. Residents must ensure they are able to unload vehicles themselves, for example by ensuring more than one person attends for unloading. If it took two people to load an item, please ensure two people are on-hand to unload.

All Waste Management Centres are open from 7am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Source: Goulburn Mulwaree Council