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Hard Rubbish Collection

In arrangement with East Waste, Council offers every household in City of Prospect's council area three opportunities each financial year to have hard waste collected and disposed of.

To arrange a hard waste collection, simply phone East Waste on 8347 5111 or book online here.

You should allow up to three or four weeks in advance for your hard waste collection booking. Once you have lodged your collection request you will be provided with a booking confirmation within 24 hours (if you don’t receive your booking confirmation within 24 hours, please phone 8347 5111).

You’ll need to place your items neatly on the kerbside no earlier than 24 hours before, and no later than 6am on booked collection date. Your entitled to put out two cubic metres of hard waste for your booked collection (2m long X 1m wide X 1m high). That’s about the equivalent of a standard trailer load.

This is a service offered to domestic households only, and we are unable to provide hard waste collection services for businesses.

Items you can put out for hard waste collection include

  • Domestic household items
  • Used furniture and bedding
  • Mattresses and ensembles (must be booked as a separate booking, so they can be recycled)
  • E-Waste (must be booked as a separate booking, so they can be recycled)
  • White goods- fridges/freezers, washing machines, stoves, air conditioners and dryers (please remove the lids and doors first)
  • Empty paint tins with lids removed (tins must have no liquid paint left in them)
  • Scrap metal and timber items
  • Tools and gardening equipment
  • Carpets and linoleum (rolled and tied with rope - no wire please)
  • Pottery, crockery and wash basins
  • General Waste items that can be handled by two people

Items you can’t put out for hard waste collection include…

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

Other options for getting rid of those unwanted items

If your items are in reasonable condition, you could consider…

  • A Garage Sale
  • Online selling such as eBay, Facebook or Gumtree
  • Donating them to a 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 manufacture of a new product.

You could drop it 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 charity 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

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

For information on how to dispose of items not accepted through hard waste collections, please visit our Hazardous Waste page, phone East Waste on 8347 5111, or visit

Waste disposal and recycling is an increasingly important part of our community, and City of Prospect is proud to have safe, effective and environmentally conscious methods of managing these responsibilities. If you would like any information on anything related to how we do this, please phone East Waste on 8347 5111 or visit