Hard Waste Bookings
There are many ways to responsibly deal with your hard waste.
Dumping hard rubbish on verges, in street gutters or on vacant land is illegal!
Please report any illegal dumping to the Council. For more information, visit: Litter & Illegal Dumping
Booked hard waste collection service
Households and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to two free hard waste collection services that can be scheduled any time during the financial year.
Please note that the Council’s hard waste collection service does not extend to commercial properties. Waste generated by commercial properties is considered an operational business cost and is expected to be managed by the business.
Please note: East Waste no longer collect e-waste. There are numerous sites where e-waste can be dropped off around Adelaide, usually free of charge. For free drop off options, visit: E-waste page
Make a booking
Hard waste collection
Important: Mattress and ensemble base collections must be booked separate to hard waste.
Mattress and ensemble collection
Mattress and ensemble base collections must be booked separate to hard waste. To make a booking, click on the Book Mattress Collection button below.
If you are unable to book online, please contact 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 confirmation email from East Waste confirming your collection date (be sure to check your junk mail if you don’t see it in your inbox). Information on the Council’s hard waste collection guidelines will also be provided.
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.
General guidelines and public safety
Please ensure waste items are:
- placed securely on the verge no earlier than 24 hours before your collection date and no later than 6am on the collection day
- placed in a way that does not obstruct the road or footpath
- not stacked too high and tall items are not upright
- less than 2 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
- do not place any sharp or hazardous waste on the footpath
- remove all doors from fridges and freezers
- lay taller items down
- remove or bend over all sharp protruding objects such as nails and screws
- ensure that air-conditioner units, fridges and freezers are degassed by a licenced professional before placing them on the kerbside
- break up larger items if possible.
Please note: items dumped at the kerbside without a confirmed booking could incur an illegal dumping / littering fine.
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 shops (some charities will collect furniture and household items at no cost)
- salvage yards.
You can also advertise your goods for free collection on the following sites:
Recycling electronic waste
(Household, single use)
The Council Depot at 30 Davis Rd, Glynde, the Norwood Town Hall or at either of the three Council libraries. Aldi and Ikea also accept rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V sized).
(Car, boat, motorcycle, mobile phone, laptop and other rechargeable)
Participating stores or service stations will accept these types of batteries. To locate a battery recycling centre, visit: Century Yuasa - Recycling Centres Map
Residents have a range of options for dealing with hazardous waste.