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Please allow up to 3 – 4 weeks booking time, a collection date will be provided to you after we receive your booking request. If you do not receive a booking confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us 8347 5111.
Items must be placed on kerbside no earlier than 24 hours prior, and no later than 6:00am of the booked collection date. Residents will be asked to remove their waste from the kerbside if placed out earlier than permitted, fines may apply if items are not removed.
East Waste delivers an at call domestic hard waste collection service for each of our member councils. Please check your council page (below) for your hard waste services.
Council Hard waste information:
Please note: Maximum of 2 cubic meters (2m x 1m x 1m, approximately 1 trailer load) can be placed out for collection. Excess or unacceptable items will not be collected and must be removed from the kerbside by the resident. If you are unsure of the amount you are placing out for collection, use this calculator tool to assist you. Simply tick the items you have placed out for collection and it will calculate the volume for you: www.selfstorage.org.au/storage-estimator.
Please note that E-waste which includes televisions, printers, computers and associated equipment CANNOT be collected as part of your hard rubbish collection. Your e-waste recycling service will depend on your council. For specific information on your council’s E-Waste recycling options, please refer to the E-Waste information section.
Please do not dispose of any e-waste in any of your bins. Many e-waste items contain hazardous substances including lead, mercury and phosphorous,which will become a hazard if they are crushed in collection trucks. Placing e-waste items in a bin for collection or transport for disposal at a landfill depot can be an offence and attract expiation fines of $300; fines of up to $30,000 can apply for intentional or reckless breaches.1
A scheduled collection date will be provided by East Waste following your booking request. Collections will be undertaken within 3-4 weeks, however during periods of high demand this period may be longer.
Please ensure waste items are:
If you require assistance with moving your hard waste please contact your council as elderly residents or those with a disability may be eligible for assistance. Please allow for plenty of time for a booking to be made.
Please ensure the hard waste outside your property is placed and maintained safely until collected. This can be achieved by:
Avoid or reduce: Purchasing low quality, non-durable items as these may break and need to be disposed of more readily.
Choose to Re-Use:Reusing is an important part of the waste avoidance hierarchy and many hard rubbish items can be reused. Consider donating items in good condition to a family member, friend or local charities so that they can be reused, before being recycled or sent to landfill as hard rubbish. Most Op shops and charities are not able to accept electrical items, so please call and check with them first.
Repair and Restore: If it’s broken, why not fix it? There are great ‘how to’ videos and manuals online. If you haven’t got time to do it yourself, take it to a repair shop or get a handyman to help. This will also save you the cost of buying a new item to replace it.
Recycle: Take your unwanted items to a recycling centre. Eg. Electronic waste items.
Compost and mulch: Your tree and shrub prunings can be composted or mulched and used in your home garden. Alternatively you can place small cut up pieces into your green
Smarter solution for hard waste disposal
Rather than going to landfill, unwanted household items are being used to produce alternative fuel thanks to an initiative of the City of Burnside and East Waste.
In other council areas East Waste collects the hard rubbish and takes it to a waste recovery facility. Here recyclable material, like wood, plastic and metals, is extracted and recycled through specialised recycling facilities before the remainder of the material is sent to landfill .
Reference: 1) Zero Waste SA: E-waste Recycling: Your Questions Answered
(Please note Zero Waste SA is now Green Industries SA. Contact details and other links on the factsheets may no longer be current)