Using Unley Council Hard Rubbish Collection vs Hiring a Skip Bin
Thinking of booking Unley 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.
- Unley Council hard rubbish collection dates & contact details
- Unley Council collection size
- What can be put out for Unley Council hard rubbish collection?
- What items aren’t accepted?
- 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.
Unley Council hard rubbish collection dates & contact details
The City of Charles Sturt is a council area in the western suburbs of Adelaide. Formed in 1997, it has a mix of residential, industrial and commercial areas. The City of Charles Sturt encompasses suburbs like Albert Park, Allenby Gardens, Fulham Gardens, Semaphore Park, Bowden and more. Each household gets 2 hard waste collections per financial year.
To book a hard rubbish collection, head to the City of Playford council website.
Unley Council collection size
In the City of Charles Sturt 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 Unley 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)
- 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
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 hire prices start from $250 for 7 days.
- Can choose from 3 skip bin sizes:
- You can book a skip bin as often as you need and for 7, 14 or 21 days or longer.
- You can dispose of a wide range of waste, including:
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:
- Go to order a skip & enter your suburb
- Pick your skip bin and how long you’ll need it for
- Choose your waste type
- Enter in your delivery details and then wait for your bin to be delivered