It's time to sort your trash from treasure with council's annual bulky waste clean-up due to kick-off in the region from the end of April .
Collections start in the Great Lakes on Monday, April 29, then move to the Manning region from Monday, June 24, before beginning the final leg in Gloucester on Monday, August 19.
"We know our residents always look forward to the bulky waste clean-up because it's a great opportunity to dispose of those big, unwanted items without having to leave home," MidCoast Council's waste program co-ordinator, Amy Hill, said.
"If everyone gets organised and complies with the guidelines, not only will everything run smoothly for all involved, but you'll help prevent our neighbourhoods looking like a tip."
Ms Hill urged residents to familiarise themselves with council's waste collection guidelines and wherever possible, consider whether their items could be re-homed instead.
Waste should only be placed out two days prior to your zone's scheduled pick-up to avoid fines for illegal dumping.
It should also be separated into two piles - one for scrap metal and white goods, the other for general and electronic waste.
Waste piles should be neatly placed in the area where your bins are normally collected and cause no obstruction to the footpath or roadway.
Each pile must be no bigger than a standard trailer, otherwise it may be rejected.
Finally, to avoid windblown littering, loose items are required to be tied into bundles or contained in sturdy boxes rather than plastic bags.
The service is available to all MidCoast Council residents who currently receive domestic waste and recycling collection.
For more information on the service, click here.