Although the local Council conducts hard waste collections every few months, it seems many people can't wait. Discarded items litter our nature strips. The matter was raised at the ward meeting a while back, but the Council kinda shrugs its collective shoulders and says there's little they can do unless someone is "caught in the act". In the meantime, eventually they come around to pick it up.
One small step might be a little more publicity about the legitimate disposal options that are available.