Residents are entitled to one hard waste collection per financial year. (1 July - 30 June).
Hard waste collections are scheduled on a 3 week cyclic program in order by suburb:
Once bookings have reached maximum capacity, bookings will roll over to the next available collection.
Bookings are required and are subject to availability and waiting periods may apply. Bookings made online will receive an email advising of the next available collection date for their suburb, and a ‘courtesy’ reminder email on the Friday prior to the collection week.
Any rubbish that is put out without a booking is considered as illegally dumped rubbish that can attract a fine of $315.
To make a booking:
The maximum amount that can be collected is 2 cubic metres. (2m length x 1m wide x 1m height). This amount equates (approx.) to a small 6ft x 4ft trailer load.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the hard waste outside your property is placed and maintained safely until collected - even if it is moved by other people. Council will NOT be responsible for removal of any items that have been ‘added’ to your pile by persons unknown.
Hazardous products, toxic substances, explosives, flammables, ammunition.
eg paint, pesticides, garden fertilisers, cleaning agents, suspected Asbestos items, explosives, ammunition, fuel, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, fibreglass.
Building material from erection, demolition or renovation of a property or shop, eg bricks, concrete, gyprock/plasterboard, cement mix, dirt, rubble, wooden pallets, tiles, toilet bowl and cisterns,
Large rainwater tanks
Car bodies, panels, engines, parts
Batteries eg car, scooter, power packs, small AA.
Liquid waste including paint and oil.
Garden waste, tree stumps
Vegetation and garden waste including fruit and vegetables.
Unwrapped or broken glass
Cardboard, bottles, cans eg kerbside recyclable items.
Unsanitary or sharps items eg syringes and medical waste.
Full-service rubbish removal
Phone 1800 468 586
Metals, gas bottles, clothing, e-waste
Glen Osmond Recycling Centre
389 Glen Osmond Rd, Glen Osmond. Phone 8379 9955
Household furniture, vegetation, metals, timber, e-waste
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Phone 8295 5790
Household furniture, asbestos
Metro Waste Thebarton
19-25 Murray Street, Thebarton. Phone 8443 8827
Metals, bottles, e-waste
Daws Road Recycling Centre
76 Daws Road, Edwardstown. Phone 8277 5588
Household furniture, vegetation, metals, timber
Integrated Waste Services (IWS)
Wingfield Road, Wingfield. Phone 8243 2644
Hazardous wastes. Eg liquid, paint, pesticides, fertilisers.
Zero Waste Household Hazardous Waste Depot
Magazine Rd, Dry Creek. Phone 8204 2051
Anything that is domestic, plugs into a power point, uses a charger or is powered by battery.
Unley Works Depot
75 King William Road, Unley. Inside the Depot site, and is only available Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton. Outside – access from Fullarton Road carpark, and is available 24/7.
Clarence Park Community Centre
72-74 East Avenue, Clarence Park. Outside – access from Canterbury Terrace carpark, and is available 24/7.
Household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not stored or disposed of safely. Not only is it illegal, but if dumped, they can contaminate the ground and water.
The City of Unley in partnership with Toxfree is trialling a new FREE initiative available to residents of the City of Unley, for the collection and safe disposal of hazardous household chemicals from their home.
Bookings are strictly limited to a maximum of 15 x Collections each month and will be scheduled to occur on the 4th Thursday of each month. Once filled, the next available collection date will be offered. Residents are entitled to one collection per financial year. (1 July - 30 June).
*This service is for households where quantities of household hazardous waste items exceed more than one or two items.
Illegal dumping is a result of people unlawfully dumping unwanted items such as mattresses, household furniture, electrical goods, building material and tyres in front of houses, alongside roads, on reserves and in creeks without the approval of Council.
It poses a risk to the health and safety of the community as well harming the environment by contaminating land and waterways.
Risks involved with illegal dumping include sharp objects, asbestos, toxic substances, nappies and medical waste. Illegal dump sites can be fire hazards, block storm water drains, can cause accidents due to obstruction for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles as well as being a breeding grounds for vermin.
Illegal dumping can lower property values and also attract other illegal activities.
Many of these illegally dumped items can be collected through Council’s hard waste collection service.
While some items such as tyres and hazardous waste are not accepted in the hard waste collection service, the City of Unley does provide options to dispose of these in the best way. Residents can recycle e-waste at one of our FREE Unplug n’Drop locations, while hazardous waste can be collected as part of our Household Hazardous Waste Collection (FREE) Trial. Larger items may be able to be disposed of through a Hard Waste Collection and we have a list of disposal and recycling options for trickier items such as tyres and motor oil.
Any rubbish that is put out without a Hard Waste booking is considered as illegally dumped rubbish and can attract a substantial fine.
Anyone who suspects or witnesses illegal dumping is encouraged to report it immediately to the City of Unley.
Supermarket retailers continue to work closely with Councils and the community to manage their trolleys, but they need their customers’ help to return their trolleys after use, and report abandoned trolleys, so that they can collect them within 24 hours.
To report an abandoned trolley, please contact the relevant retailer below.
Download the Coles App from the App Store or Google Play and use the ‘Report an abandoned trolley’ function.
Phone: 1800 TROLLEY (1800 876 553)
Download the Trolley Tracker App from the App Store or Google Play to report abandoned trolleys.
Trolley Tracker Hotline: 1800 641 497
Visit Trolley Tracker
You can report an abandoned trolley at any time by calling 1800 163 900.
Reported trolleys will be collected within 24 hours.
To report an issue with a bin, please contact:
Phone: 8159 5059
and provide the following information:
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