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

The Council currently offers a free annual hard rubbish and e waste collection service. The next hard waste and e-waste collection is scheduled for August - September 2016.

The Council does not currently 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.

2016 hard waste and e-waste collection dates

All items for collection must be placed next to the kerb in front of your property, no earlier than 12 noon on the Saturday and no later than 7am on the Monday of the designated week for collection in your area, otherwise it will not be collected.

Suburbs Dates
Hackney, College Park, St Peters, Stepney, Payneham (west of Portrush Rd), Evandale & Maylands Monday 29 August 2016 to Friday 2 September 2016
Marden, Royston Park, Joslin & St Peters (north of Winchester Street) Monday 5 September 2016 to Friday  9 September 2016
Payneham (east of Portrush Road), Glynde & Felixstow Monday 12 September 2016 to Friday 16 September 2016
Firle, Trinity Gardens, St Morris & Payneham South Monday 19 September 2016 to Friday 23 September 2016
Kent Town, Norwood, Kensington, Marryatville & Heathpool Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 30 September 2016

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.