Non-collectable waste items

How to dispose of items not collected by Council

There are some waste items generated by businesses that are not collected by Council. To help you, we’ve put together a guide as to where you can legally dispose of these items.

Please note: fees may apply for the services listed below. They are the responsibility of the individual business.

Hard waste

Examples of hard waste include furniture, whitegoods and building materials.

Business hard waste can be disposed at waste transfer stations, including:

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre

181 Morphett Road, North Plympton

8295 5077

Metro Waste Services

19 Murray Street, Thebarton

8443 8827

Food waste

Council does not presently provide an organics recycling service to businesses that are eligible for its kerbside 140 litre (red lid) waste and 240 litre (yellow lid) recycling service.

To learn more about commercial organics recycling contact your commercial waste service provider or visit:


Peats Soil      

Hazardous waste

Council does not currently provide a collection and disposal service for hazardous waste. Businesses should engage a private contractor to remove such items.

Electronic waste

Businesses use a variety of electronic items, including computers, televisions, mobile phones, light globes and whitegoods.

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provide householders and small business with access to free drop-off services for televisions and computers. This scheme is funded by the television and computer industry and builds on existing recycling efforts by council.

The scheme is open to small businesses only and there are several sites accepting old TVs and computers free of charge that are convenient to the city including:

Beverley Waste and Recycling Centre

2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley

8408 1350

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre

181 Morphett Road, North Plympton

8295 5077

Integrated Waste Services

Lot 254 Hines and Wingfield Roads, Wingfield

8243 2644

For your closest mobile phone recycler, please refer to Mobile Muster.

For other waste disposal and recycling, please refer to Planet Ark