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Hard Rubbish Collection

Each household within the City of Prospect is eligible for three free hard waste collections per financial year.

All hard waste collections must be pre-arranged by calling the Council's Waste Enquiry Line on 1800 283 529.

Please place all hard waste items neatly at the kerb the day/night before your pre-arranged pick-up.

Items placed into plastic bags will not be collected.

Items suitable for hard waste collection

 tick  Domestic household items
 tick  Used furniture and bedding (inc. mattresses)
 tick  White goods- fridges/freezers, washing machines, stoves, air conditioners
and dryers (with lids and doors removed)
 tick  Empty paint tins with lids removed
 tick  Scrap metal and timber items
 tick  Tools and gardening equipment
 tick  Carpets and linoleum (rolled and tied with rope - not wire)
 tick  Pottery, crockery and wash basins
 tick  General Waste items able to be handled by two people

Items NOT suitable for hard waste collection


 E-waste items (e.g. TVs, computers, radios, etc)

cross  Building materials (incl. bricks, concrete, asbestos, plasterboards, dirt or rocks)
cross  Batteries
cross  Car bodies, parts or tyres, large items of scrap metal
cross  Oils or liquid waste
cross  Gas bottles or cans containing paint
cross  Ammunition and explosives
cross  Green organics, including tree stumps and other organic material
cross  Domestic waste, including bottles, cans or cardboard
cross  Business waste
cross  Other hazardous waste items as defined under the Environment Protection Act


Gas Bottles can be disposed of at the following two facilities:

Maxbilt Trading Centre
30 Beulah Road, Norwood
Ph: (08) 8363 1955
(They charge a  $3 handling fee)

Adelaide Fuel
61 Seaford Road,
Seaford Meadows SA 5169
Ph: (08) 8386 1055,
(They will take them for free)

Disposal of Cardboard Waste that doesn't fit in your recycling bin can be taken to:

Amcor Recycling,
Wingfield Waste Management Centre,
Hanson Road
Ph: (08) 8348 9888

Before booking a hard waste collection

You might want to consider giving away or selling your unwanted items. Why not consider selling items through online sites, or hosting a garage sale, or simply giving them tothe local charity shop? There are loads of ways to give your unwanted stuff a new life. From an environmental perspective, recycling your second-hand goods extends the life of the items, and avoids the need for more resources to go into the manufacure of a new product.

Drop is off at your local op shop - Op shops receive your unwanted goods and sell them cheaply to support charities focused at helping our local community. They are generally staffed by volunteers and always appreciate contributions. You might even find a bargain for yourself while you're there!

Local opportunity shops within our area are:

R.S.P.C.A - Prospect Thrift Shop
180 Prospect Road, Prospect
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

St Vincent de Paul Family Centre - Prospect
92a Prospect Road, Prospect
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 9am - 12noon


For more information on how to dispose of items not accepted through hard waste collections, please call Council's Waste Enquiry Line on 1800 283 529.

Please note that this service is a domestic hard waste service and is not available to businesses.

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