Hard Waste & E-waste
There are many ways to responsibly deal with your hard waste and electronic waste.
Dumping hard rubbish or electrical items on verges, in street gutters or on vacant land is illegal! A maximum penalty of up to $5,000 may be applied for an offence of this kind. Please report any illegal dumping to the Council on 08 8366 4555.
Hard waste and e-waste collection service
This new service replaces the annual kerbside collection that previously occurred each August/September.
The types of waste collected remain unchanged. Electronic waste (e-waste) will continue to be collected as part of the hard waste collection system, for recycling and reuse.
How much hard waste can be collected
Each household is entitled to two free collections each financial year.
There is a limit of 2 cubic metres (2m long x 1m wide x 1m high) or the equivalent of a standard trailer load for each booked collection.
How to make a booking
Bookings can now be made directly with East Waste on 08 8347 5111.
A scheduled collection date will be provided by East Waste at the time of booking
Prior to your collection, you will receive a letter from East Waste confirming your collection date. Information on the Council’s hard waste collection guidelines will also be provided.
How to cancel a booking
If you need to cancel your booking, contact East Waste on 08 8347 5111 at least 3 days before your scheduled collection.
When will my waste be collected
A scheduled collection date will be provided by East Waste at the time of booking. Collections will be undertaken within four weeks, however during periods of high demand this period may be longer.
Please ensure waste items are:
- placed on the verge no earlier than 24 hours before your collection date and no later than 7am on the collection day
- clearly marked by using the sticker provided to you by East Waste.
*Please note items dumped at the kerbside without a confirmed booking could incur a $315 illegal dumping/littering fine.
Keep your hard waste safe and tidy
Please ensure waste items are:
- placed securely on the kerb
- placed in a way that does not obstruct the road or footpath
- not stacked too high and tall items are not upright
- less than1.5 metres in length
- not greater than 50kg, to be safely lifted by two people
- adequately secured so that items do not fall out when lifted.
Too good to waste? Reuse it!
Before you book a hard waste collection, try to donate or sell unwanted items to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
If you have unwanted items in good condition you could offer them to:
- family or friends
- charity or op shop (some charities will collect furniture and household items at no cost)
- salvage yard.
You can also advertise your goods for free collection on the following sites:
Recycling electronic waste and batteries
Any electronic item with a cord can be recycled or donated using the following alternatives:
Option 1: If in good condition, donate using:
Batteries can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations:
Option 1: Drop off for recycling at the Norwood Town Hall
Option 2: Recycle using the Mobile Muster Program, a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories.