Hard Waste & E-waste

There are many ways to responsibly deal with your hard waste and electronic waste.

Hard waste 2015 latest newsDumping 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

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is implementing a new, convenient ‘booked’ hard waste collection service for residential properties.

How to make a booking

Bookings for the new hard waste collection service can now be made, with collections commencing from 3 July 2017.

To make a booking, contact East Waste on 08 8347 5111

What am I entitled to

Each household is entitled to:

  • two free collections each financial year of hard waste and electronic waste items of up to 2 cubic metres (2m long x 1m wide x 1m high) or the equivalent of a standard trailer load.
  • two additional collections each financial year will be available to residents, at a cost of $50 per collection ($25 for concession).

What can be collected

Items that will be collected:

Items that will not be collected:

Hard waste:

  • refrigerators and other white goods (fridge doors and hinges must be removed for safety reasons)
  • furniture, including sofas, bedding, blinds, carpet and underlay
  • hot water tanks and services, air conditioners
  • timber and iron sheets
  • lawn mowers (empty of petrol & oil).


  • TVs, VCR/DVD/CD players, stereos, computers, laptops, printers, faxes, irons, microwaves, cameras, copiers, hair dryers, toasters, phones, vacuum cleaners

For safety reasons, items will not be collected if they:

  • are in plastic bags
  • cannot be handled by two people
  • are greater than two metres in length
  • liquid waste, household or garden chemicals, car bodies, large scrap steel, concrete, asbestos, bricks, rocks, soil, sand, ammunition, explosives, paint, oil or building site materials
  • recyclables such as bottles, glass and cardboard (place in recycling bin for the Council’s fortnightly collection)
  • tree prunings and garden waste (place in organics bin for the Council's fortnightly collection)
  • fluorescent tubes and light globes (recycle for free at any Mitre 10, TrueValue or Banner Hardware store)
  • batteries (recycle at Battery World stores or Aldi Supermarkets)
  • tyres (recycle at tyre retailers)
  • gas bottles (recycle at Maxbilt Trading Centre, Norwood).

Reuse first!

Before recycling or disposing of an item, consider whether it can be reused by family, or friends, offered to a charity shop or an online reuse group.

Online reuse groups include:


Recycle your old TV or computer

The Zero Waste SA website has a list of permanent free drop-off sites for inactive, damaged or obsolete televisions, computers and their accessories.  Any resident or small business can use these drop off locations. You do not need to live within the council area to use this free service.

For an updated list of locations, including opening hours and contact details, visit: Zero Waste SA


Recycling other electronic waste

Any electronic item with a cord or a battery like toasters, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, video recorders, mobile phones and white goods can be recycled at Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre. Please note, a cost may apply.

Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre:
T: 08 8159 5050
E: solomari@solo.com.au
Location: 181 Morphett Rd, North Plympton, SA

For the full list of accepted items, visit: Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre

Please note: Mobile phones can also be dropped off at the Council’s Customer Service Centre, 175 The Parade, Norwood or the Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow, for recycling.