Trial Concession Hard Waste Program
The Town of Gawler has been examining the introduction of a Hard Waste Trial. The existing waste management service provided by Council aims to reduce waste that ends up in landfill, and with the aid of Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) raise awareness of the importance of recycling or 'resource recovery'. Council agreed in September of 2018 to join with its subsidiary NAWMA to commence and offer a trial concession card hard/bulk waste collection and or a drop off service to 460 eligible residents on a first-in basis.
To be eligible for the service residents must have either of the following concession cards:
1. Age pension
2. Bereavement Allowance
3. Carer Payment
4. Disability Support Pension
The trial hard/bulk waste collection and or a drop off service to 460 eligible residents will be offered on a first-in basis. As a result, you must complete a Hard Waste Trial Application form either online at the bottom of this page or via an editable pdf via the following link Hard Waste Trial Application Form.
Eligible participants can choose to have suitable hard/bulk waste items collected from their home or receive a permit to drop their hard waste at either of the following Resource Recovery facilities for recycling.
- The NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre on Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh or;
- Eco Waste Solutions on Kellys Road, Willaston
The hard/bulk waste service will entitle residents who have applied for a pick up on any of the predetermined days and received approval, collection of up to 2 cubic metres of material. If you prefer you can opt in to take a trailer of hard waste to a Resource Recovery Centre, the permissible amount is around a 7 x 4 single-axle (caged) trailer load.
All items collected from your home should be placed for collection before 7am on the pick-up day. Items must be neatly stacked inside your property boundary, not on the verge.
No Commercial Waste or Rubbish from Businesses will be collected or accepted at the resource recovery centres.
For More Information regarding making a booking residents are encouraged to contact Council on 8522 9211.
Items suitable for either a kerbside collection or to be dropped-off
Chairs, couches, beds, carpets, etc
Refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dishwashers & small kitchen appliances
Toys, bikes, old tins, empty clean paint tins (with lids removed), scrap iron, car rims (not tyres) & other waste metals
Computers, TVs & power tools
No longer than 2m & free of nails
Flattened & tied in bundles
Items of waste that will not be accepted
Domestic mobile bin waste
Car bodies or large car parts
Broken sheet of glass
Concrete, bricks, rocks or dirt
Ammunition or explosives
Paint tins containing paint
The Town of Gawler, Hard Waste Service trial is being made available to (
460) eligible residents that have been issued with anyone of the following concession cards:
- Age pension
- Bereavement Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
If you are eligible, visit the Gawler Administration Centre at 43 High Street, Gawler East and complete an eligibility check form to book in your service, fill out the form and submit. Don’t forget to fill out your concession card details and your address.
Remember that this is a trial and only
460 individual collections will be made available. That is one pick up or trailer load per resident only.
- Eligible participants can choose to have hard waste items collected from their home, or;
- If you don't want to wait for a hard rubbish collection you can drop your hard waste at either
- NAWMA Resource Recovery Centre on Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh, or at;
- Eco Waste Solutions on Kellys Road, Willaston
Once your application is confirmed, NAWMA will coordinate your booking and advise you either via SMS or Email
Each dwelling occupied by a specific Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card holder, and selected to be in the Hard Waste Trial, is limited to 2 cubic metres of Hard Waste or one 2.1m x 1.5m x 2.0m metre trailer load.
All items should be placed for collection before 7am on the pick-up day. Items must be neatly stacked inside your property boundary, not on the verge.
Items suitable for either a kerbside collection or to be dropped-off include:
• Household Furniture and Mattresses: Chairs, couches, beds, carpets, etc;
• Household Appliances: Refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dishwashers & small kitchen appliances;
• Domestic Household Items: E.g. toys, bikes, old tins, empty clean paint tins (with lids removed), scrap iron, car rims (not tyres) & other waste metals;
• Electronics: Computers, TVs & power tools;
• Timber: no longer than 2m & free of nails, and;
• Cardboard: flattened & tied in bundles
Items NOT suitable for hard waste include:
• Green waste
• Domestic mobile bin waste
• Hazardous waste
• Car bodies or large car parts
• Scrap steel
• Broken sheet of glass
• Concrete, bricks, rocks or dirt
• Ammunition or explosives
• Gas bottles
• Paint tins containing paint
• Construction/building materials
If the waste is considered excessive or unacceptable, a note will be left in the letterbox advising the resident.