Rubbish removal

By 1 May, 2010 19

Can anyone tell me if there is a rubbish removal service available in Canberra.  I have about half a garage full of largish items (old desk, busted tv, etc) and no way of getting them to the tip.  They are not suitable to sell, only to throw out.

Thanks

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19 Responses to Rubbish removal
#1
urchin12:55 pm, 01 May 10

just hire one of those rent-a-skips. costs about $100 and you have to help the driver load the stuff (or pay extra if the loading takes more than 10 minutes or so. but its fast and (relatively) easy.

#2
GardeningGirl12:58 pm, 01 May 10

A few years ago we used Brindabella Rubbish Removable, who we found in the Yellow Pages. He picked everything up in an extra large caged trailer. Would use him again. Googling found a website for Brindabella Waste Comapny, can anyone confirm it’s the same mob?
Double check about the tv, I believe there’s a new rule about the disposal of those.
Is the old desk really past repairing/rejuvenating? It never ceases to amaze me what that girl on BH&G (Tara?) does with the most unlikely stuff. I was interested to see a few months ago what broken bits of furniture she got at her local Salvo’s that our mob wouldn’t take. One broken but fixable drawer made them reject an item of ours. Maybe there aren’t enough Tara’s in Canberra?

#3
indigoid2:06 pm, 01 May 10

TVs will cost you extra. AFAIK you aren’t allowed to dump them in landfill anymore.

I would recommend getting a skip delivered to your house and filling it up. I will be doing this shortly as part of moving out of my house in Fisher. Some of the skip companies will take care of the TV disposal problem for you, though of course they will pass on the disposal charge ($25+ per TV/computer monitor last time I got rid of some)

Lioncom in Fyshwick will also take and recycle/dispose of TVs/monitors and other electronic goods. They do offer a pickup service but again it incurs extra charges; have used it to get rid of heavy/cumbersome old stuff at work. Recommended.

#4
toriness3:22 pm, 01 May 10

hire a ute to take them to the tip? hire a rubbish skip?

#5
OpenYourMind4:27 pm, 01 May 10

If you’ve got an iphone, and you think someone might take the items free, then try Yoink.

Or, check out your local shopping centre bulletin board, we found someone who would do rubbish removal cheaper than the cost of hiring a skip.

#6
Rawhide Kid No 24:40 pm, 01 May 10

A mini skip.

#7
trevar5:13 pm, 01 May 10

Try Tom.

#8
miz5:45 pm, 01 May 10

Ah, therein lies a tale . . . I’ve been waiting since 1999 (when I moved back to Canberra) for a ‘Council Clean up’ type of hard rubbish collection. Everywhere else I’ve ever lived has one. Queanbeyan has one. We don’t have one . . . yet.

BUT . . .we were promised one about 18 months ago by the Chief Minister, but so far, nothing. I already have a pile awaiting the day . . . an old BBQ, a broken computer chair and a few other unreuseable items.

Alternative plans include paying a rubbish removals person, breaking everything up into teeny tiny pieces and putting it in the normal rubbish, or hiring a trailer to get it to the tip (and paying $$$$ to dump it).

Here’s hoping we get the collection day soon.

#9
vg6:28 pm, 01 May 10

Get a skip/mini skip. They plonk it on your nature strip then remove it laden with your rubbish, well what your neighbourhood don’t plunder from it while it sits there anyway

#10
bd849:33 pm, 01 May 10

http://www.yellowpages.com.au

type in rubbish removals under “what”
and Canberra ACT under “where”

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

#11
dvaey12:16 pm, 02 May 10

Sort out whats there, and you can probably get rid of a lot of it for free. Scrap metal and similar items (even whole whitegoods) can be collected for free (you might even get paid). Any usable furniture you can call the Salvos or possibly groups like revolve.

Once youve whittled it down to just ‘rubbish’, find a friend with a ute and/or trailer and take it to the tip or call for a skip. A tip-trip will cost you $20 per load and a skip will cost about $100 (last time we used one anyway). You could also ask any of your neighbours if they have anything to get rid of and share in the cost of a rubbish skip.

#12
taninaus1:15 pm, 02 May 10

Don’t hold your breath on a çouncil clean up day here – they might have hinted during the election but there was a definitive noway from the chief recently.

BD84 – yellow pages is like a secret raffle – you cant be sure what you will get or if they even show. Recommendations from people here is a little more reliable.

#13
Woody Mann-Caruso2:47 pm, 02 May 10

What sort of stuff in you put in skips? Concrete? Gyprock? Green waste?

#14
Woody Mann-Caruso2:47 pm, 02 May 10

‘Can you put in skips’, even.

#15
thatsnotme5:38 pm, 02 May 10

Woody, you can put most things in, but some stuff costs extra – eg bricks and concrete are extra. You also can’t normally put stuff into a skip that would cost you extra to take to the tip yourself, stuff like computers, car tyres, hazardous waste etc. Green waste is ok, but you can’t get rid of soil. Apart from that, pretty much anything goes.

#16
Felix the Cat8:38 pm, 02 May 10

Woody – pretty much anything you want as long as it’s not hazardous or toxic ie not asbestos

taninaus – as taninaus said the Yellow Pages is bit of a lottery. I hate when you do a search under Canberra and it brings up results from interstate.

#17
Woody Mann-Caruso9:18 am, 03 May 10

Good to know – thanks.

#18
troll-sniffer10:05 am, 03 May 10

bd84 said :

http://www.yellowpages.com.au

type in rubbish removals under “what”
and Canberra ACT under “where”

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

+1 squared

#19
dvaey11:55 am, 03 May 10

bd84 said :

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

Because going to yellowpages looking for rubbish removal wont tell you that you can contact freecycle, revolve, ezyscrap, corkhill bros, etc. to get rid of your stuff for free, and reduce your costs.. their sole interest is in connecting you with someone (but only someone who has paid them) who will take your money to do the service. yellowpages will tell you of a computer rubbish collection business, but wont tell you about charity computers, for example, which RA will.

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