Hard waste collection

Residents can book a hard waste collection through Council's waste contractor, East Waste. Click here to visit the East Waste website and make your booking, or book over the phone by calling 8347 5111.​

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Items that can be collected 
Collection size 
Items that cannot be collected 
Alternatives to hard waste collection 
Repair cafes 

Due to increased service demand and delivery costs Council has implemented a 50% user contribution fee for this service (in place as of 1 August 2021).

General hard waste collection: $44
Mattress and ensemble collection: $23 per item

Items that can be collected as hard waste

  • Air conditioners (after being degassed by a licenced professional)
  • Bikes and toys
  • Blinds and window coverings
  • Car seats (or recycle them at the RAA Child Safety Centre, 101 Richmond Road Mile End); please cut straps for safety
  • Dismantled clothes lines
  • Furniture
  • Hot water services
  • Lawn mowers
  • Mattresses (must be made as a separate booking)
  • Rainwater tanks
  • Refrigerators and freezers (after being degassed by a licenced professional); please remove doors for safety
  • Sheets of iron and guttering (up to 2m lengths)
  • Small items of scrap metal
  • Timber off cuts (up to 2m lengths)
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Wooden pallets

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Hard waste collection size 
Hard waste collections must be a maximum of two cubic meters (2m wide x 1m deep x 1m high), or approximately one regular trailer load. If you are unsure of the amount you are placing out for collection, you might find this calculator tool helpful in calculating volume.

Excess or unacceptable items will not be collected and must be removed from the kerbside by the resident.

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Items that cannot be collected as hard waste

  • Ammunition, explosives or flares (contact the Police for advice, 131 444)
  • Batteries (click here to locate options)
  • Business or industrial waste
  • Bricks, rocks, dirt, pavers, PVC pipe, concrete and other building materials
  • Car tyres (click here to locate options)
  • Car parts
  • Co-mingled recycling (place this in your yellow lidded kerbside bin)
  • Carpet, floor coverings or underlay (book a collection with Recycle360; fees apply: 8280 8700)
  • Fire extinguishers (click here to locate options)
  • Food and garden organics (place this in your green lidded kerbside bin if available)
  • Gas bottles (click here to locate options)
  • Hazardous materials (e.g. asbestos, chemicals, batteries, motor oils, paints)
  • Items too heavy for two people to lift
  • Materials with protruding nails and screws (please remove or bend prior to collection)
  • Panels of sheet glass
  • Tree and shrub prunings

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Alternatives to a hard waste collection 
Many items, including household chemicals and paint, clean polystyrene, and electronic waste, can be taken to the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre. Learn more about the HRRC here.

Alternatively, items that are still of good quality might be suitable to be sold or donated through a local charity bin or op shop, or via an online buy, swap, sell and giveaway sites including:

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The Hut Community Centre's Repair Cafe 
If you have items that could be salvaged through a few repairs, take it along to one of the The Hut Community Centre's Repair Cafes in Aldgate and let handy locals return your items to a usable condition.

Other repair cafes can be found through the Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

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Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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