Hard waste

Do you need to dispose of items that don’t fit in regular bins? We provide a hard waste collection and voucher service for residents, community groups, churches, not for profits and sporting groups.

Our hard waste service

We provide a hard waste service to help residents and community groups dispose of waste items that are too heavy or large for regular bins.

Who can access the service:

  • Residents can book up to three hard waste collections per calendar year. Two of these may be hard waste drop-off vouchers (see below for more information on vouchers)
  • If you’re a community group, church, not for profit or a sporting group, you can access up to two hard waste drop-off vouchers per calendar year (see below for more information on vouchers)
  • If you’re a business, industrial or commercial premise, you’re not entitled to the hard waste service

Hard waste kerbside collections

How to sort your kerbside hard waste:

  • A maximum of two cubic metres will be collected from each household per booking. (To calculate cubic metres, multiply length x width x height. For example: 2m x 1m x 1m = 2 cubic metres)
  • You can put out a maximum of three mattresses for collection per booking
  • Place your items out the night before the collection, but no earlier than this
  • Leave them on the nature strip in a safe manner, clear of walkways and not on the street or footpath
  • Your items need to be able to be safely lifted by two people
  • While you can dispose of up to two cubic metres of hard waste per service, we encourage you to divert materials away from hard waste as much as possible by recycling or repurposing

How to book a kerbside hard waste collection:

  • Book your hard waste collection here or give our waste team a call on 1800 777 844, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • You’ll be given a date for your kerbside collection. We recommend that you write down the date and booking number; these details will help us investigate if there are any issues with the collection
  • We’ll send you a reminder letter a week before your collection
  • Kerbside collections need to be booked ahead of time, and there may be a waiting list

How to cancel your kerbside hard waste collection:

Hard waste kerbside collection FAQ

  • Bikes
  • Broken toys
  • Carpet
  • Electrical items, including TVs (maximum of three per collection), computers and computing equipment, toasters etc
  • Furniture, including bookcases, couches and tall boys
  • Mattresses (maximum of three per kerbside collection and maximum of two per voucher)
  • Roofing or fencing iron
  • Whitegoods, including fridges, freezers, washing machines. These must have doors removed for safety reasons
  • Ammunition or explosive material
  • Asbestos and cement sheeting
  • Batteries, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • Bean bags
  • Bricks, rocks or dirt
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Cardboard
  • Car bodies
  • Car tyres
  • Ceramic items such as sinks, baths, toilet bowls
  • Cement sheeting, fibro or plaster board
  • Concrete
  • Gas bottles
  • Garden waste (trees, bushes)
  • Glass
  • Items in plastic bags, including domestic garbage
  • Liquid waste such as motor oil and paint
  • Large scrap steel
  • Paint can and oil containers with any residual liquids
  • Renovation materials such as insulation
  • Sheet glass
  • Solar panels
  • Recyclables that are able to be disposed of in the kerbside recycling bin
  • Tiles
  • There’s a limit of two cubic metres (2m x 1m) per collection, and items must not exceed two metres in length. Hard waste exceeding these limits won’t be collected
  • Put your waste out no earlier than 24 hours prior to your booking collection day
  • Make sure that hard waste is safe and tidy. Your waste is your responsibility until it’s collected, even if it’s moved by other people
  • Don’t leave anything sharp or hazardous on the footpath
  • Remove all doors from fridges and freezers
  • Lay tall items down (for example, wardrobes)

Electronic items are collected in a ute and trailer and taken to a facility for recycling. Please consider donating good quality furniture and other items to local charities and op shops. Hard waste is recycled where possible. Where it’s not possible, the materials are sent to landfill.

Hard waste drop-off vouchers

A hard waste voucher enables residents, community groups, sports clubs, and not-for-profit groups to drop off one 6x4 trailer load of hard waste and up to two large mattresses.

How to book a hard waste drop-off voucher:

  • Book your hard waste drop-off voucher here or give our waste team a call on 1800 777 844, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • You’ll need to pre-book your voucher before you attend the drop-off location, Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre, which is located at 2 – 4 Toogood Ave, Beverley
  • Prior to booking a hard waste voucher, we recommend that you check Which Bin to see whether there are alternative recycling locations that take the item for free

How to use a hard waste drop-off voucher:

  • You can use your voucher at any time during opening hours, which are Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 8am to 1pm. Note that the centre is closed on public holidays and will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve (24 December 2024), reopening on 27 December
  • You’ll be sent a QR code to scan at the gate. This can be done either on your phone or printed on paper. You’ll need to provide proof of residency at the gate in the form of a driver’s licence, utility bill, or rates notice. Property owners must be in attendance; you can’t send a representative on your behalf
  • Hard waste vouchers can be used on the same day that you receive your QR booking code

You can't cancel a hard waste drop-off voucher:

  • Once a hard waste voucher is booked, it cannot be cancelled
  • Hard waste drop-off vouchers expire six weeks from the date of booking. If the voucher expires before you use it, it will count as one of your entitlements for the year
  • Hard waste drop-off vouchers are non-transferable and cannot be passed on to other residents

Hard waste drop-off voucher FAQ

  • Bed frames
  • Bikes
  • Broken toys
  • Carpet
  • Dismantled clothesline
  • Electrical items – TVs (maximum three per service), computers and computing equipment, toasters etc.
  • Furniture – bookcases, couches, tall boys etc.
  • Glass, mirrors and shower screens
  • Hot water services
  • Lawn mowers
  • Mattresses (maximum two per voucher)
  • Metal – sheets of iron and guttering – up to 2m
  • Roofing or fencing iron
  • Rugs
  • Suitcases
  • Tools and gardening equipment
  • White-goods – driers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, stoves
  • Timber off-cuts or dismantled pallets (bundled and up to 2m lengths)
  • Ammunition or explosive material
  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Concrete
  • Car bodies
  • Dirt or clean fill
  • Garden waste (trees, bushes, tree stumps)
  • Gas bottles
  • Household garbage
  • Large scrap steel
  • Liquid waste, such as motor oil and paint
  • Recyclables that can be disposed of in the kerbside recycling bin
  • Rocks
  • Solar panels
  • Tiles
  • Tyres

Items are recycled where possible. Where it’s not possible, the materials are sent to landfill. Please consider donating good quality furniture and other items to local charities and op shops.

No, garden organics aren’t accepted via the hard waste voucher system at Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre.

Residents can use our green waste drop-off service to dispose of garden organics at no charge at Integrated Waste Services (IWS). Before attending, residents must complete the online form. Find out more about our green waste drop-off service here.

No. Unless a hard waste drop-off voucher is presented at the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre at the time of your disposal, the centre will not accept your waste.

No, staff won’t be able to assist with unloading hard waste from vehicles. Voucher holders are responsible for unloading their own vehicles in unloading areas.

The hard waste drop-off voucher only permits up to a maximum of one 6x4 caged trailer. If you arrive with more than the allowed limit, you won’t be able to offload your items. You may be able to pay additional costs to dispose of the extra items.

No, hard waste drop-off vouchers are non-transferable. You’ll need to provide proof of residency at the gate in the form of a driver’s licence, utility bill or rates notice.

Give the waste team a call on 1800 777 844 between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and ask for another copy.

Hard waste drop-off vouchers cannot be cancelled or extended.

Hard waste drop-off vouchers expire six weeks after the date of the booking. If the voucher expires, it will count as one of your service entitlements for the calendar year.

If you’re dropping off permitted hard waste items within the permitted service maximums (6x4 caged trailer and 2 x large mattresses), the voucher is free. If you have excess items, you may be able to pay extra costs to dispose of the items.

Give the waste team a call on 1800 777 844 between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and ask them to send your voucher via post. Alternatively, you can visit the City of PAE Civic Centre, Enfield or Greenacres Library during opening hours to lodge a booking and ask for a printed copy of the voucher.

The Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre won’t accept the waste. They may be able to give you information on alternative options for disposing of the waste.

No. The hard waste service is not available to contractors. You must be present at the point of disposal and provide proof of residency at the gate in the form of a driver's licence, utility bill or rates notice.

Our experience is that the hard waste collection doesn’t work well for these organisations, mainly because the items need to be placed on the kerb the night before the collection.

We’re happy to assess access requests for extenuating services on a case-by-case basis, but please be aware that exemptions are rarely granted, given that residents are able to book hard waste kerbside collection services instead. Send an email explaining the extenuating circumstances (for example, a medical condition, recent surgery, deceased estate, etc) to service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au or call 8405 6600.

Hard waste drop-off vouchers may be presented at Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre, which is located at 2 – 4 Toogood Avenue, Beverley. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm, and Sunday 8am to 1pm. The centre is closed on public holidays.

We are currently piloting the hard waste voucher system. We’ll be listening to feedback and may make further changes at the end of the pilot.