Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Hard waste

You can have up to 2 at-call hard waste collections per financial year, as a resident of Charles Sturt.

This service is for domestic households only, not commercial properties.

Book your hard waste collection now

Please note, it can take up to 6 weeks for collection from the date of your booking.

Waste line:

Call 8295 5077


You must let us know on 8295 5077 no later than 48 hours before collection date if you wish to cancel your booking.

If we do not receive notice within this time, the booking will count as one collection from your annual allowance.

  • You can put out 2 cubic metres for each booked collection.
  • Each household has up to 2 collections per financial year.

Excess or unacceptable items will not be collected. Residents must remove them from the kerbside. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

  • furniture, bedding and carpets
  • metal items
  • corrugated iron up to 2m in length
  • electrical appliances
  • tree prunings (tied in bundles up to 30cm in diameter)
  • kitchenware, pottery and crockery
  • timber (max 2m long)
  • washing machines, dryers, stoves
  • tools and equipment
  • lawn mowers empty of petrol and oil
  • empty paint tins (lids removed)
  • cardboard (bundled together)
  • fridges and freezers (doors removed)*

*Please note that all fridges and freezers must be degassed by a licensed professional before being placed out for a hard waste collection.

We do not accept any of the following:

  • batteries, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • old televisions or computer equipment
  • business or commercial waste
  • items longer than 2 metres
  • items that can't be lifted by two people
  • green waste not bundled
  • liquid waste, chemicals or hazardous waste
  • concrete
  • ammunition and/or explosives
  • asbestos & cement sheeting
  • bean bags
  • car bodies or parts, including engines, body panels, tyres and batteries
  • bricks, rocks or dirt
  • tree stumps
  • items in plastic bags, including domestic garbage
  • domestic recyclables such as bottles and cans
  • gas bottles
  • cement sheeting, fibro or plasterboard
  • paint cans or oil containers with any residual liquids in them
  • large ceramic items (such as sinks, baths, toilet bowls)
  • sheet glass
  • pallets

You can take some of these items to the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre instead.

Please note that explosives, ammunition and flares are not accepted as part of hard waste service. If you have these items for disposal, please contact your local police station.

You must make sure your hard waste is safe and tidy. It is your responsibility until it is collected, even if it's moved by other people.

  • Put your waste out the night before it is due for collection.
  • Do not encroach hard rubbish on the footpath.
  • Don't leave anything sharp or hazardous on the footpath.
  • Remove all doors from fridges and freezers.
  • Don't stack your waste too high.
  • Lay taller items down (eg wardrobes).

You may be eligible for free assistance. This service is available for elderly residents or people with a permanent disability.

Please make a request to Council on 8408 1111. Allow plenty of time for a booking to be made on your behalf.

If you can't wait for your free hard waste collection, here are some ideas for how to safely dispose of your waste.

You may wish to call first to confirm opening hours. Fees may apply.

Beverley Recycling & Waste Centre
2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley 
8408 1350
Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm
Sunday 8am to 1pm
Closed on public holidays

At Beverley Recycling & Waste Centre you can dispose of:

  • TVs and computer equipment
  • general waste
  • furniture
  • waste oil, car parts, tyres, batteries
  • larger ceramic items, bricks, concrete
  • green waste
  • business waste and excess or oversized waste
  • paint

Dirt, sand or rubble

Please call Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077 for advice on how to safely dispose of this material.


Small quantities must be wrapped in 200 micron plastic and sealed with duct tape.

Safely wrapped asbestos can be delivered to:

Metro Waste 
19-25 Murray Street, Thebarton
Call first for confirmation on 8443 8827.

Household Hazardous Wastes & Liquid

Includes herbicides, pesticides and paint. Free, safe disposal is available at the State Government household hazardous waste depot.

Corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Road, Dry Creek. 
Open the first Tuesday of every month, 9am to 12pm. 
For more information call Green Industries SA on 8204 2051.

Some things are just too good to throw away.

Your old furniture, toys and equipment might be useful to someone else.

Hold a garage sale. It’s almost like giving things away, but you get to meet and chat with your neighbours! Charging is optional, but haggling over price can be part of the fun.

Ring up an op shop. Tell them what you have and ask if they're interested in receiving it. Some organisations will come out to collect it from your home. Others have drop-off locations at shops or outlets.

Advertise it to give away on Gumtree or Freecycle. Take a photo and post your ad for free. Usually you'll get a quick response and can arrange for your item to be collected.

Advertise it to give away on Facebook. Try this local western suburbs buy, swap and sell group.

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Waste line

Call 8295 5077