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Kerbside Collection

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)

 

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Collection Information

 

 

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.

Weekly - Collections for General Household Waste (Red lidded)

Fortnightly - Recycling (Yellow lidded) and on the alternate fortnight Green Organics (Green or Blue lidded)

Click the following link to view the kerbside collection calendar Kerbside Collection Calendar 2017-2018(1679 kb)

 

The Red Lidded Bin

 

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:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Nappies
  • Non-Recyclable Food Packaging (e.g. Chip Packets)
  • Broken Crockery & Glass (Wrapped)
  • Lightglobes
  • Clothes & Rags
  • Food Scraps*
  • Kitty Litter
  • China
  • Cling Film
  • Aluminium Foil and Trays
  • Wine Bladders
  • Expanded Polysturene Trays and Cups
  • Ropes
  • Hoses

Items that DO NOT belong in your General Waste Bin include:

  • soil
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • building materials – concrete, rocks, bricks, timber
  • needles or syringes
  • chemicals or medical waste – household hazardous waste
  • automobile parts
  • hot ashes

* these items can also be composted at home

 

The Yellow Lidded Bin

 

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:

  • glass bottles and jars- rinsed with no lids,
  • aluminium and steel cans,
  • paperboard milk and juice cartons – rinsed,
  • unbound paper and cardboard,
  • newspapers, magazines,
  • junk mail,
  • envelopes,
  • egg cartons,
  • cardboard boxes- flattened,
  • all rigid plastic containers rinsed with lids off e.g. drink bottles, detergent bottles, yoghurt, ice cream and margarine containers.

Items that DO NOT belong in your recycling bin include:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Scraps
  • Car Parts
  • Gas Bottles
  • Nappies
  • Mirrors
  • Light Globes
  • Window Glass
  • Garden Waste

 

The Green / Blue Lidded Bin

 

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

  • Small Prunings and Cuttings
  • Small Branches - no bigger than 10cm in diameter
  • Lawn Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Cut Flowers.

Items that DO NOT belong in your organics bin include:

  • Painted or Treated Timber
  • Soil or Sand
  • Stones, Rocks, Bricks and Rubble
  • Food Scraps
  • Gardening Tools
  • Irrigation Hoses
  • Plastic Pots or Trays
  • Plastic Bags
  • Household Garbage
  • Recyclables

 

Tips for Placing Your Bin and Reducing Waste

 

Tips for placing your bin
  • If your bin is not full you don’t need to put it out for collection.
  • Put your bins out before 6am and bring them back in within 24 hours of pick up.
  • When you place your bins out for collection please allow a space of one (1) metre between each bin and at least one (1) metre from other obstacles such as trees, parked cars, letter boxes and stobie poles etc.
  • Don’t put the bins behind parked cars and allow plenty of clearance from overhead branches.
  • Your bin may not be collected if:
    • It is excessively contaminated with materials that should not be placed in that bin, remember place the right material in the right bin.
    • If your bin has been overfilled, ensure the bin lid is fully closed.
    • Excessive weight – bins that exceed 70 kgs in weight will not be collected.

 

Tips for reducing waste

 

You can reduce what goes into your waste bin by doing the following:

  • Avoid waste in the first place
    • Refuse junk mail if you don’t want to read it
    • Share magazines and newspapers or access them online
    • When shopping, look at the amount of packaging on each item
  • Reduce what you throw away
    • Set up a compost bin or worm farm for organic material
    • Give the food scraps to your chooks or neighbour’s chooks
    • Buy in bulk and products with minimal packaging
    • Repair before replacing
  • Reuse materials in an innovative way
    • Buy items in refillable containers
    • Reuse containers for storing food, pens, buttons, screws etc
    • Sell or give way unwanted items on the local social media pages
  • Recycle products to save natural resources
    • Close the loop and buy recycled products
    • Use your recycling bin or your local recycling depot