Bin service types
|Rubbish (red bin)||Recycling (yellow bin)||Green organic (green bin)|
|Rural service||Mandatory||Mandatory||Not available|
|*Currently available in the townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston, Penrice, Lyndoch, Williamstown, Sandy Creek / Cockatoo Valley, Stockwell, Springton, Moculta and Mount Pleasant.|
Rubbish bin (red bin)
Your red lid bin (140L) is for all household rubbish that can't be placed into your recycling or green organics bin. This service is mandatory for all residential properties located within the council area. An exemption is available to properties when Solo Resource Recovery has determined that collection is not possible. Please be mindful that everything that goes into this bin will go to landfill, so it’s important to recycle as much as possible. Please bag your garbage to help reduce litter.
Green organics bin (green bin)
Your green lid bin (240L) is for green organic material such as grass clippings, flowers, leaves, shrubs, prunings and food scraps. From 1 July 2021 green organic services became mandatory for properties within the townships in an effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Recycling bin (yellow bin)
Your yellow lid bin (240L) is for co-mingled recycling materials that reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. This service is mandatory for all residential properties located within the council area. An exemption is available to properties when Solo Resource Recovery has determined that collection is not possible. Please ensure items placed within this bin are loose; this helps to sort and recycle items efficiently at the recycling facility. Please empty the contents of all containers etc. before placing them in the bin, there is no need to rinse them though.
Please do not put the following items into the yellow recycling bins:
- Plastic bags
- Food and liquids
- Shredded paper
- Toughened glass
- Paint and building materials
Each bin is fitted with a bin identification code and a radio frequency identification device (RFID). This will allow for misplaced or lost bins to be easily returned to the rightful property. It will allow Solo Resource Recovery to verify that a bin has been serviced when presented for collection.
Bins are allocated to and remain with the property as part of the collection service but remain in ownership of Solo Resource Recovery for the term of the service contract.
How to present bins for collection
To help ensure your bin collection runs smoothly and enable drivers to pick up, empty and replace your bins safely, it's important to:
- Put bins on the kerb by 6am on the day of the designated service, or the evening
- Position the bin within 1m of the kerb, facing the roadway with the handles facing the property to allow ready access to the bin by the robotic-armed vehicle
- Leave at least a 50cm gap between your bins
- Leave at least one metre between your bin and any obstructions (such as trees, cars or poles)
- Do not overfill your bin
- Ensure the bin lid is closed to avoid spills. Bins should be returned to your property within 24 hours of being emptied and not left on the kerb or on the road after collection
Bins that are placed on the road pose a risk for drivers and pedestrians and disrupt traffic. Leaving your bins out for prolonged periods may result in their removal. Within rural areas, a common Collection Point may be nominated for ease of waste collection by Solo Resource Recovery and Council.
Bin service charges
Service charges for waste services are set each year as part of the budget process and are applied as a separate fee-for-service on your rates notice.
Service charges 2021-2022
|140L General Waste||240L General Waste||240L Recycling||240L Green|