Hard waste collection is now just a phone call away.

Brimbank council’s new at-call hard waste collection service will begin on July 1.

Under the new service, residential properties in Brimbank are entitled to one free hard waste collection each financial year.

The system replaces the previous hard waste collection period.

Brimbank mayor Lucinda Congreve said the new service offers extra convenience.

“Bookings have opened for the new At-Call Hard Waste Collection Service – but there’s no need to rush,” Cr Congreve said.

“The beauty of this new service is that you get to choose when you want us to collect your hard waste.

“All residential properties are entitled to one no charge at-call service each financial year – this means you have 12 months to make your booking.”

Households will be able to have up to four cubic metres of hard waste and two cubic metres of green waste collected as part of the service.

Additional “user pays” collections are available for those who require more than one collection a year.

The council endorsed the decision to move towards an at-call system during its October meeting last year.

Then mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the decision was made following community consultation.

“We asked our residents how they want their waste to be managed in Brimbank, and a point that came back strongly was that they wanted an improved waste management service with a stronger focus on recycling services and programs,” Cr Giudice said.

“We acknowledge that the current annual collection service is a much loved, regular and familiar service in this community, however, the at-call model offers an improved service delivery – so residents will get what they already have, plus more.”

To book a collection visit www.hardwaste.brimbank.vic.gov.au or phone 9249 4728.

Bookings can be made up to six months in advance.