Waste & recycling for business

Kerbside waste disposal services for city businesses

Keeping the city and North Adelaide clean is one of the many tasks provided by the City of Adelaide’s Public Realm Team. It helps keep the area tidy and visually appealing, not to mention hygienic.

The Council provides kerbside waste and recycling services to businesses that generate small volumes of waste and recycling, similar to that generated by a residential premises.

It collects:

  • 1 x Waste bin – collected weekly 140-litre (red lid)
  • 1 x Recycling bin – collected fortnightly 240-litre (yellow lid)
  • Commercial cardboard - collected weekly.

Collection calendar

Download the current collection calendar and refer to the waste and recycling collection calendar for your particular collection day.

Tip! Why not download these calendars and post them on the back door of your business?

Kerbside cardboard collection service

A weekly kerbside cardboard collection enables small businesses to present up to 0.25m3 of flattened cardboard on the footpath for recycling.

Cardboard must be flattened, bundled and tied with string or nylon (not wire or cable), or placed inside another cardboard box and placed on the nearest serviced kerb ready for collection by 6:00 pm but not before 3:00 pm on their designated collection day. 

Please note: we are piloting a change to the date we collect cardboard for some businesses to improve efficiency and visibility on the street. The trial will last for a period of three months starting on 31 March 2020. Note: the location of collection will not change. The schedule above includes the amended days for those businesses impacted.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to 8203 7203 or send an email.

Resource Recovery (Organics, Recycling and Waste) Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2028

The new Resource Recovery (organics, recycling and waste) Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2028 provides an eight-year framework to redefine the concept of waste, recover more resources, and build a circular economy in the City of Adelaide.

Read the Resource Recovery Strategy here

Read the Resource Recovery Action Plan here

There are five priority items which will help us achieve the vision of becoming the first zero waste city in Australia

  • eliminate food waste 
  • improve education and outreach 
  • foster technology and innovation 
  • prioritise resource recovery 
  • advocate for change in the waste space.

To target the diverse users of our city, programs will be positioned to support our residents and the community, those residing in multi-unit dwellings, our business community, public spaces and the City of Adelaide's own operations.