Inner West Council

Council Clean Ups

Ashfield Council offers a comprehensive Clean Up service including two General Clean Ups each year and a free Phone-In Collection Service, that can be accessed up to 4 times a year by every household.

General Clean Ups

Council holds two general clean ups per year, usually in May and November. Residents are notified via letterbox drop about clean up dates for their street.

Items suitable for collection must be placed on the nature strip outside your premises the weekend before collection in your street begins.

  • Items must not block the footpath
  • Rubbish which is offensive, dangerous or too large will not be removed
  • No trade or industrial waste will be collected
  • Garden waste, white goods and mattresses should be placed separately as they are recycled
  • Garden waste must be tied, boxed or bundled

The next general clean up will start in November 2016, and cover the following areas on the dates listed below: 

Zone 1 - 31 October 2016

Zone 2 - 7 November 2016

Zone 3 - 14 November 2016

Zone 4 -21 November 2016

Zone 5 - 28 November 2016

Click here to find out which zone your street is located in. 


May & November General Cleanups - What can and can't be collected

Do's and Don't's of CleanUp Acceptable Items and Unacceptable Items

 Please note that the image above only denotes what can and can't be collected in the general collections in May and November. Different item and size restrictions apply for the phone-in collections. See below for more details.



Free Phone-In Collection Service   

Moving out or cleaning up? Each household is entitled to four free booked collections each year.

Don't forget to plan ahead.  It takes a minium of 3 weeks after booking this service for collection to occur.

Some conditions apply. To book please call Customer Service on 9716 1800.

Only items that can be lifted by one person and that are less than 1 cubic metre in size (approximately 8 garbage bags) will be collected.

Items are collected on Mondays.

Items collected Items NOT collected
  • Garden waste (tied in bundles or bagged)
  • Small household items
  • Small pieces of furniture
  • Items less than 1 metre in length
  • Whitegoods
  • Bricks or building materials
  • Food waste
  • Long or bulky tree branches
  • Garden waste that has not been tied or bundled
  • Loose items that not have been bagged, boxed, bundled or tied

Please note that the Phone-In Collection Service will be suspended during the May and November General Clean Ups.  

Alternative waste disposal options

Are your unwanted household items too good for the tip? Your trash could be someone elses treasure. Click here for suggested re-use options including donating to charities and advertising your items on Freecycle.