Residents within Council's waste levy area are provided with a three bin kerbside waste and recycling collection service for general household waste, recycling and green waste.
It is important that only appropriate materials are placed into your recycling and green waste bins. Unsuitable materials can contaminate the load which may result in the entire truckload going to landfill, instead of being processed for reuse. This costs the community money and a valuable renewable resource is lost.
The three bin system is monitored with audits being done on bins in consultation with the residents and giving feedback on their usage. This is done in the form of an auditor checking the bins prior to emptying and reports being written for the resident.
Should residents have any questions or problems with the collection system, please contact Council.
For a comprehensive A to Z Waste Disposal Guide (as below) you can download and print: A to Z Waste Disposal Guide(84 kb)
All bins are collected by Envirotec SE Pty Ltd. On your collection day you are requested to have your bins on the kerb by 7.00am.
Click the following link to view the kerbside collection calendar Kerbside Collection Calendar 2016-2017(2806 kb)
This red bin is to be used for general household waste that cannot be placed in either the green organics bin or recycling bin. This bin will be collected every week.
Items include, but are not limited to:
Items that DO NOT belong in your General Waste Bin include:
* these items can also be composted at home
This bin is used for recycling. This is service is provided by Council to reduce the amount of waste being transported and buried in landfill and to reuse materials and resources to minimise damage to the environment. Collections for this bin is forthnightly.
When recycling, remove all lids from jars, bottles and containers. Rinse all containers and place them in the bin loose. Do not bundle newspaper, cardboard and magazines. Do not place recycling in plastic bags.
Items that you can put in your Recycling bin include:
Items that DO NOT belong in your recycling bin include:
Bins with either green or blue lids are used for green organic waste. Collections for this bin is forthnightly.
This is service that is being provided by Council to reduce the amount of waste being transported and buried in landfill. Green organic waste, accounts for approximately half of the waste being transported from the Naracoorte Waste Transfer Station. This is a large cost to Council that is borne by the ratepayer. Reducing the amount of waste being transported to landfill will in turn reduce the costs for Council and provide additional environmental benefits.
To reduce contamination of the Green Waste, do not place plastic bags or use bin liners, soil, rocks, stones, bricks, plant pots, garden tools, garden hoses or irrigation systems in this bin.
The green waste collected will be mulched and placed into heaps for composting and utilised as either agricultural fertiliser or garden soil.
Products that you can put in your Green waste bin include
Items that DO NOT belong in your organics bin include:
You can reduce what goes into your waste bin by doing the following: