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.


Annual hard waste and e-waste collection

Annual hard waste and e-waste collection generally occurs between August and September. The 2017 collection schedule will be announced shortly.

The Council currently offers a free annual hard rubbish and e-waste collection service.

The Council does not offer an ‘at call’ hard rubbish collection service.

The Council's annual hard waste and e-waste collection and disposal service supports its ongoing commitment to waste reduction.

The e-waste that is collected is processed at a specialist recycling facility for electronic waste where it is disassembled and supplied to other processors for re-use.


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.