Waste & recycling for residents

Keeping the community clean and hygienic

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.

Collection services

The Council provides a regular kerbside waste collection service to residents for:

  • general waste (140 litre red lidded bin) – collected weekly
  • recyclable items (140 or 240 litre yellow lidded bin) – collected fortnightly
  • organic waste such as food and garden waste (140 or 240 litre green lidded bin) – collected fortnightly
  • Hard waste – two pre-booked collections her household per calendar year.

See when your bins will be collected on this collection calendar:

Tip: Why not print a copy and put it on your fridge for handy reference!

Alternatively, find your collection day by using the online bin day checker.

Enhanced services

Need a larger bin? No problem. If the regular waste service is not suitable for your needs and you wish to discuss your bin size options please contact customer service. Note there may be fees with upsizing.

Kitchen caddys

As part of our commitment to environmentally sustainability, City of Adelaide enables residents to recycle waste food using a small green organics (lime green lid) bin.

This service aims to reduce the amount of food waste destined for landfill as the contents can be placed in your green organics bin for kerbside collection.

To help make it easier to recycle your food waste, as a resident you can pick-up your free kitchen organics basket (affectionately known as kitchen caddys) and ongoing supply of compostable bags from Council’s Community centres, libraries or the Customer Centre at 25 Pirie Street.

Waste Management Action Plan

The City of Adelaide's Waste Management Action Plan is being reviewed. A new Strategic Waste Management document is currently in development which will guide the City of Adelaide in waste management, reduction and recovery.

Read the current Waste Management Action Plan.