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Hard Refuse Collection

Image of hard refuse collectionHard refuse are items that are too heavy or large to put in the domestic waste bin. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield provides residential properties with up to 4 (maximum) free hard refuse collections per calendar year. Bookings must be made in advance as waiting times can vary during peak usage. The maximum amount of items collected per service is 2 6X4 trailer loads or 2 cubic meters. 

Items must be placed out the night before the scheduled collection and be able to be lifted by 2 people. Items must be placed on the nature strip in a safe and secure manner clear of walk ways and not on the street or footpath to ensure the safety of all street users.

Items that will be collected

Furniture, mattresses, old roofing or fencing iron, bundles of pruning's no longer than 2m in length and 30 cm in diameter, electrical items including televisions (3 maximum), toasters, computers, refrigerators, freezers and washing machines (must have doors removed for safety), broken toys, bikes old and unwanted household items. Any loose items should be placed in a box for easy collection - not a plastic bag.

Items that will not be collected

Liquid waste such as motor oil and paint, tyres, car bodies, car tyres, large scrap steel, concrete, bricks, rocks, dirt, gas bottles, ammunition or explosive material of any kind or recyclables that are able to be disposed of in the kerbside recycling bin.

Make a Booking

Please click here to book an hard refuse pickup, or alternatively phone the Waste Line (free call) on 1800 777 844. A date will be supplied for collection of the hard refuse and a letter will be sent to you confirming the booking date and service requirements.

This service is only provided to residential properties. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield only provides an on call hard refuse collection service where bookings must be made in advance. There are no set date hard refuse collection runs as is the practice in some SA Metropolitan Council's.

Should you require further information please contact one of our helpful Customer Services Team on (08) 8405 6600 or email