Have you ever noticed that hard waste collection is scheduled during spring? Spring cleaning innuendo?

Hard waste collection is a fabulous time of the year, giving the community the chance to clean up and de-clutter before the end of the year and all its festivities.

This year, hard waste collection dates have changed across Wellington Shire and will run from October 17 to November 18.

If your bins are collected on Friday, hard waste must be out for collection by 6am Monday, October 17.

For those whose bins are collected on Thursday, hard waste must be out for collection by 6am Monday, October 24.

If bins are collected on Wednesday, hard waste must be out for collection by 6am Monday, October 31.

If your bins collection day is Tuesday, hard waste must be out for collection by 6am Monday, November 7.

For those whose bins are collected on Monday, your hard waste must be out for collection by 6am Monday, November 14.

As a public courtesy, please do not put your hard waste out for collection more than seven days before your allocated collection date.

Please note that only properties with a kerbside bin collection will receive a hard waste collection.

A complete list of hard waste collection dates for all locations, guidelines, and a list of acceptable and unacceptable items is available at www.wellington.vic.gov.au/hardwaste.