Council offers several options for recycling and waste disposal; including kerbside collections, hard rubbish collections and a range of other services to support our community.
For all bin repairs, maintenance, missed collections, missing (theft) bins, hard waste bookings and other collection enquiries, please phone SOLO Resource Recovery on the Waste Hotline 8159 5059.
Use the Recycle Right search engine to find recycling advice and drop off locations closest to your suburb.
Residents are entitled to one hard waste collection per financial year. (1 July - 30 June).
Bookings are required and are subject to availability and waiting periods may apply. Bookings made on-line will receive an email advising of the next available collection in their suburb, and a ‘courtesy’ reminder email on the Friday prior to the collection week.
Any rubbish that is put out without a booking is considered as illegally dumped rubbish that can attract a fine of $315.
To make a booking:
The maximum amount that can be collected is 2 cubic metres. (2m length x 1m wide x 1m height). This amount equates (approx.) to a small 6ft x 4ft trailer load.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the hard waste outside your property is placed and maintained safely until collected - even if it is moved by other people. Council will NOT be responsible for removal of any items that have been ‘added’ to your pile by persons unknown.
Hazardous products, toxic substances, explosives, flammables, ammunition.
eg paint, pesticides, garden fertilisers, cleaning agents, suspected Asbestos items, explosives, ammunition, fuel, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, fibreglass.
Building material from erection, demolition or renovation of a property or shop
eg bricks, concrete, gyprock/plasterboard, cement mix, dirt, rubble, wooden pallets, tiles, toilet bowl and cisterns
Large rainwater tanks
Car bodies, panels, engines, parts
Batteries eg car, scooter, power packs, small AA
Liquid waste including paint and oil
Garden waste, tree stumps
Vegetation and garden waste including fruit and vegetables
Unwrapped or broken glass
Cardboard, bottles, cans eg kerbside recyclable items
Unsanitary or sharps items eg syringes and medical waste
Full-service rubbish removal
Phone 1800 468 586
Metals, gas bottles, clothing, e-waste
Glen Osmond Recycling Centre
389 Glen Osmond Rd, Glen Osmond. Phone 8379 9955
Household furniture, vegetation, metals, timber, e-waste
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Phone 8295 5790
Household furniture, asbestos
Metro Waste Thebarton
19-25 Murray Street, Thebarton. Phone 8443 8827
Metals, bottles, e-waste
Daws Road Recycling Centre
76 Daws Road, Edwardstown. Phone 8277 5588
Household furniture, vegetation, metals, timber
Integrated Waste Services (IWS)
Wingfield Road, Wingfield. Phone 8243 2644
Hazardous wastes. Eg liquid, paint, pesticides, fertilisers.
Zero Waste Household Hazardous Waste Depot
Magazine Rd, Dry Creek. Phone 8204 2051
Residential quantities of household batteries, fluoros, globes, mobile phones, engine and cooking oil.
Unley Works Depot, 75 King William Road, Unley. Phone 8372 5111.
Unwanted paint can be disposed of for FREE by taking it to Cleanaway, 20 George St, Wingfield. Alternatively, allow paint to harden (dry out), then tap out contents into the waste bin and the container (tin) placed in the yellow-lid recycling bin.
All chemists will take unused or unwanted pills and medications, and some will accept and replace sharps containers.
Clothing and textiles
Glen Osmond Recycling Centre. Phone 8379 9955.
Local Charity Opportunity Shops such as St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.
This part can get a little confusing as some plastic items marked with a 4 or 6 cannot be recycled. A handy tip is to ask “Is the plastic soft, easily wrapped or squish-able in your hands?” If yes, it CANNOT be recycled. “Soft” plastics in this category include grocery shopping bags, cling-wrap, lightweight polystyrene meat trays and packing foam.
Do not place soft plastics in the recycling bin. Plastic bags can be recycled through specially labelled bins at your local supermarket, and place polystyrene foam in your waste bin.
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