Hard waste collections

Our hard waste collection services assists residents to dispose of items that are too bulky to go in the waste bins. This includes white goods, and other unwanted household items such as furniture, tools and large toys.

Residents can book two (2) hard waste collections per financial year.

Please note that bookings are essential. Rubbish that is put out without a booking is dumped rubbish.  Illegal dumping can attract a fine of up to $5,000.

How to book your Clean Up collections

Call our Customer Relations team on (08) 8384 0666. You will be advised of your collection date when you make your booking.

Please note that you can only place materials on the kerb for collection the day before your scheduled collection.

Acceptable items for a hard waste collection

  • Metals - steel and metal products such as white goods and hot water systems (see below for presentation requirements).
  • Electrical items other than TVs & computers.
  • Other - any unwanted household goods such as furniture and furnishings, gym equipment, toys, tools & foam mattresses.

Non-acceptable items for hard waste

  • TVs & computers
  • Industrial or trade waste including building and demolition waste (brick, rubble, tiles, concrete, plasterboard or fibreglass)
  • Chemicals and hazardous materials (asbestos, paint, waste oil and medical waste)
  • Car parts or batteries including tyres
  • Plate glass, glass doors or mirrors
  • Plant materials
  • Food and other material accepted in your waste, recycling or green organics bins
  • Cardboard (accepted in your recycling bin)
  • Treated timber
  • Ceramics (toilets/vanities)

To find out more about alternate disposal of these and other household items visit our A-Z recycling and disposal guide.

Hard waste placement

  • Please place metals, electronic items and whitegoods in a separate pile to non-metal clean up material.
  • Please remove doors from fridges, wardrobes, ovens and any other furniture for the safety of children.
  • You can place a maximum of 2m x 1m x 1m of materials out for collection.
  • Items longer than 1.5 metres in length will not be collected.
  • Ensure items can be easily lifted by two people.

All items placed out on the kerbside are your responsibility until they are removed by the City of Onkaparinga.