Waste and Recycling Overview

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Kerbside Rubbish Collection

Council provides a district wide kerbside collection service in line with our 2014 Kerside waste, recycling & green organics collection service policy(437 kb), comprising of:

  • District Wide: 140L weekly general waste collection & 240L fortnightly recycling collection
  • Townships Only: 240L fortnightly green waste collection (green lid bin)

Council provides the General Waste & Recycle bins to residents as part of the annual refuse charge. The refuse charge will cost rural ratepayers $158 per annum and township ratepayers $187 per annum. This charge is itemised on your rates notice. Please ensure your bin is out at kerbside by 6am on the day of collection. To ensure collection, Council encourages residents to place bins out the night before.

Bins may not be collected for the following reasons:

  • Excessively contaminated with materials that should not be placed into that bin; and
  • Excessive weight: bins that exceed 50kg in weight will not be collected.

Residents designated as ‘township’ are required to provide a suitable 240L green lidded bin for green waste collection. Please contact Council if you are unsure if your property is designated as ‘township’ or refer to the frequently asked questions page.

Commercial & Industrial properties are excluded from green waste collection. Please view the attached information sheet for further information. 

> Green Waste Collection: Commercial and Industrial exempt

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New and Additional Service

To request a kerbside service for a new property, or to request an additional service to an existing property please complete an application (see document below) and forward to Council for processing. Applications will be approved where the property has full development approval for a dwelling and construction is substantially completed. From the date of application receipt, a minimum of 10 business days are required to process an application. Bins are only delivered on a Thursday and are to be stored in a secure location to ensure they are not stolen.

Request for a new or additional Kerbside Waste Recycling and Green Organics Service(98 kb)

Solo Resource Recovery have been Council's collection contractor since 1st October 2015 collecting your Waste, Recycling and Green Organics bins.

Please ensure your bin is out at kerbside by 6am on the day of collection. To ensure collection, Council encourages residents to place bins out the night before. Please call Solo Resource Recovery for all your waste, recycling and green organics kerbside service enquiries including if your bin has been missed, damaged or stolen.

Contact: Solo - 8295 5077 www.solo.com.au

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Kerbside Rubbish Collection Calendars and Maps

New waste collection calendar for 2017/2018 is available.

STEP 1. View the following map to determine your collection day and if you are week A or week B

Collection Area Map as at 1 July 2015(649 kb)

STEP 2. View the following calendar to determine when your recycle and green waste will be collected and use the calendar that corresponds with your collection week:


2017-2018 Calendar to 30th June 2018

Kerbside Collection Calendar(479 kb)


Alternatively, download the FREE My Local Services App and get a reminder when to put your bins out. Find out more by clicking on the following link www.lga.sa.gov.au/mylocalservices

 My Local Services App Icon 

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How to use your bin system

As a general guide:

General Recycling (240L yellow lid bin): Glass bottles and jars, aluminium & steel cans, plastic containers and bottles, paper & cardboard.

Green Waste (240L green lid bin): Organic garden materials including lawn clippings, prunings, leaves, small branch cuttings and food waste.

General Waste (140L blue lid bin): All other items that cannot be composted or recyced including, crockery, nappies and non-hazardous materials.

For more information on how to use your bin system please refer to www.mountbarker.sa.gov.au/HowToUseBinSystem

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Recycling Facilities and Transfer Station

You can also drop off your waste and recycling at a number of facilities in the district. For more information about the Windmill Hill Transfer Station and other recycling facilities please refer to www.mountbarker.sa.gov.au/transferstations

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Green Industries SA

On 1 July 2015, following a proclamation under the Public Sector Act 2009, the name of the department that supports Zero Waste SA (the Office of Zero Waste SA) was changed to the Office of Green Industries SA. Part of the role of Green Industries SA is to promote the more efficient use of resources, and the conservation and recovery of scarce resources. South Australia's Waste Strategy 2015-2020 was released by Green Industries SA in 2015.

You can read more information on Green Industries SA and a range of fact sheets on waste minimisation and recycling are still available on the Zero Waste SA websites.




If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any attachments, please contact Judie Dellow on 8391 7289 or email jdellow@mountbarker.sa.gov.au

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