Please note that mattress and ensemble bases must be booked separately for recycling.


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.

Download the Hard Waste information flyer here

Council Hard waste information:

What CAN be collected as Hard Waste?
Air conditioners (please ensure that they are degassed by a licenced professional before placing them on the kerbside)
Bikes and toys
Blinds and window coverings
Dismantled clothes lines
Electronic waste (e.g. TV’s, computers & anything with a battery or cord) Collected for Adelaide Hills Council, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters and City of Prospect residents only with a separate booking. Residents in these councils need to make a separate booking for E-waste which will be collected on the first Monday of the month)
Floor coverings (up to 2 metre lengths)
Hot water services
Lawn mowers
Mattresses (needs to be booked as a separate collection)
Rainwater tanks
Refrigerators and freezers (please ensure that they are degassed by a licenced professional and remove doors for safety)
Sheets of iron and guttering (up to 2 metre lengths)
Small items of scrap metal
Timber off cuts (up to 2 metre lengths)
Tree and shrub prunnings (cut into 2 metre lengths and tied in bundles, max of 30 cm diameter) *this service is not available to City of Burnside and Prospect residents. Click here for alternative options and garden organics drop off locations.
Washing machines and driers

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:

What CANNOT be collected as Hard Waste?
Ammunition, explosives or flares (contact the Police 131 444)
Batteries (Click here for options)
Business or industrial waste (take to your local waste & recycling depot or licenced transfer station or arrange a business/industrial waste collection service)
Bricks, rocks, dirt, pavers, PVC pipe, concrete and building materials (Click here for options)
Car tyres (Click here for options)
Car parts (e.g.gear boxes engine blocks and panels can be recycled through a car dismantler or scrap metal business)
Co-mingled recycling (place in your yellow lidded recycling bin)
Electronic waste (e.g. TV’s, computers or anything with a battery or cord –see E-Waste information below for other options) Collected for City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters and Adelaide Hills Council and City of Prospect residents only
Fire extinguishers (Click here for options)
Food and Garden Organics (place in your green organics bin)
Gas bottles (Click here for options)
Hazardous materials (e.g. asbestos, chemicals, batteries, liquids, motor oils and paints)
Items too heavy for two people to lift (e.g. water softeners)
Panels of sheet glass (take to your local waste & recycling depot or licenced transfer station)
Wooden pallets (break them up and place into your green organics bin, Click here for other options)
E-Waste CANNOT be accepted in Hard Waste

(with exception of Adelaide Hills Council, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters and City of Prospect residents. Residents in these councils may make a separate booking for E-waste which will be collected on the first Monday of the month)

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

Reference: 1) Zero Waste SA: E-waste Recycling: Your Questions Answered

When will my waste be collected?

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.

General guidelines

Please ensure waste items are:

  • placed on the verge no earlier than 24 hours before your collection date and no later than 6:00am on the collection day. 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.
  • please note items dumped at the kerbside without a confirmed booking could incur a illegal dumping/littering fine.(This is in accordance with the illegal dumping provisions under the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016—1.7.2017; a continuation of by-laws undersection 240 of the Local Government Act 1999.)

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.

Keep your hard waste safe and tidy

Please ensure the hard waste outside your property is placed and maintained safely until collected. This can be achieved by:

  • adequately securing items so they do not fall out when lifted
  • ensuring items are not obstructing the road or footpath especially sharp or hazardous materials
  • not stacked too high, lay taller items down
  • ensuring items are less than 2 metres in length – break larger items up if possible
  • ensuring items are not greater than 50kg, to be safely lifted by two people
  • removing all doors from fridges and freezers
  • ensuring that air-conditioner units, fridges and freezers are degassed by a licenced professional before placing them on the kerbside
  • removing or bending over all sharp protruding objects such as nails and screws
Tips on how you can Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost your Hard Waste

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.

  • Old Furniture: Refurbish and repurpose into new masterpieces for yourself, to sell or donate them to charity.
  • Whitegoods and homewares: Second hand items can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of a brand new item.
  • Sell, Swap, Share or Donate: Durable, good quality items can used again by others. There are several websites promoting the re-use of items through resale, swapping, sharing and donating:
  • Garage Sale: Garage sales are a great way to sell and buy second hand goods.

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

What happens to hard waste after collection?

Smarter solution for hard waste disposal

Rather than going to landfill, unwanted household items are used to produce alternative fuel . SUEZ-ResourceCo alternative fuels facility at Wingfield recycles or re-uses 95 per cent of all incoming materials. This compares with about 20-30 per cent if sent to landfill.

Electronic waste, metal and glass are extracted and recycled through specialised recycling facilities. The remainder of the hard waste material is used as Process Engineered Fuel (PEF).

This initiative commenced with City of Burnside in 2016 (read more here) and now all seven of East Waste’s member Council’s hard refuse is processed this way, diverting over 3,000 tonnes from landfill each year.