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Using Playford Council Hard Rubbish Collection vs Hiring a Skip Bin

Thinking of booking Playford Council hard rubbish collection to get rid of your excess waste? Hiring a skip bin might actually be an easier, more time-efficient solution. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compared hard rubbish collection to skip bin hire. Read on to learn more.


  1. Playford Council hard rubbish collection dates & contact details
  2. Playford Council collection size
  3. What can be put out for Playford Council hard rubbish collection?
  4. What items aren’t accepted?
  5. Hard rubbish collection vs hiring a skip bin

What is hard rubbish in Australia?

Hard rubbish includes items that are too big to fit in your general waste bin, such as fridges, furniture or mattresses.

Playford Council hard rubbish collection dates & contact details

Home to over 90,000 residents, the City of Playford council is located 30km North of the Adelaide CBD. The City of Playford includes the suburbs of Elizabeth, Blakeview, Craigmore, Angle Vale, Buckland Park and plenty more. Each household is entitled to 2 free hard waste collections each financial year. Collections can take several weeks from the time of booking.

To book a hard rubbish collection, head to the City of Playford council website.

Playford Council collection size

In the Playford Council area, you can place a maximum of 2 cubic metres of material out for hard rubbish collection. Anything beyond this will not be collected.


What can be put out for Playford Council hard rubbish collection?

What you can put out for hard rubbish collection can vary depending on the council you’re in, so you’ll need to double check what they allow. However, in general, you can dispose of the following:

  • White goods (e.g. fridges, washing machines)
  • Household furniture (e.g. tables, chairs)
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Scrap metal (must be small in size)
  • Floor coverings/carpets (must be rolled up and secured. Max 1.5m long and 30cm diameter)
  • Tools
  • Hot water services
  • Small piles of wood (must be bundled)
  • Lawn mowers
  • Air conditioners

What items aren’t accepted?

  • Plate glass, mirrors, glass doors or furniture with glass in it
  • Glass cylinders
  • Paint or liquid waste
  • E-waste (such as computers, monitors or televisions)
  • Car parts
  • Cardboard (this should be placed in the recycling bin)
  • Chemicals and hazardous materials
  • Food and green organics (this should be placed in a green waste bin)
  • Industrial or construction waste, such as brick, rubble, tiles, concrete, stormwater piping, plasterboard or fibreglass
Illegal dumping

Keep in mind that any times placed on public land without a booking for hard rubbish collection are considered illegally dumped. This can attract fines up to $5000.


Hard rubbish collection vs hiring a skip bin

Hard rubbish collection

  • Households get 1-2 free collections each year.
  • You can throw away up to 2 cubic metres worth, but this will vary depending on your council area.
  • Often long waiting times to secure a booking slot.
  • If you don’t put your rubbish out by the booked date, the council will still count it as one of your yearly collections. It cannot be
  • Will not collect many types of waste, including e-waste, car parts and renovation waste.

Skip bin

While free hard rubbish collection is definitely appealing, you can be quite limited by the waste types and the collection sizes. If you only need to dispose of one or two items and you don’t mind waiting for the council, then hard rubbish collection might be your best option. But if you have piles of waste, or waste not accepted by the council’s rubbish collection service, it’s definitely worth booking a skip bin. And it’s not as expensive as you might think.


Hire a skip bin from Just Skips online in 4 easy steps:


  1. Go to order a skip & enter your suburb
  2. Pick your skip bin and how long you’ll need it for
  3. Choose your waste type
  4. Enter in your delivery details and then wait for your bin to be delivered

For any type of job, big or small, long term skip hire or short term skip hire, give Just Skips a call on 08 8255 6677.

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