Waste Services

The Barossa Council encourages ratepayers to Take the Challenge to:

Waste Less, Recycle More

Council has adopted a strategic approach to waste management, with the focus on reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Since the roll out of our new waste services last year and the 'Waste Less, Recycle More' challenge, we are pleased with the supportive action from the community in working to achieve our waste targets. In fact, SA is leading the way nationally in waste management, with the lowest levels of recycled waste being stored offshore, however, we can still do more and below is a series of tips to assist in better understanding 'which bin':






The Barossa Council offers a three bin kerbside collection service and a kitchen organics caddy for those residents that live within a Designated Waste Collection Area (generally a township). For rural areas along the Approved Waste Collection Route, residents have access to a two bin kerbside collection service. Commercial premises within a Designated Waste Collection Area may opt to access the two bin service.


140L Red Lid
Waste to Landfill

240L Yellow Lid
Co-Mingled Recycling

240L Green Lid
 Green Organic with Kitchen Caddy


For materials that cannot be recycled or composted.

Collected weekly.

For household recycling material.

Collected fortnightly.

For material such as grass clippings, flowers, leaves, shrubs and pruning, and food scraps. Collected fortnightly.

Township Service




Rural Service




Commercial Service




Collection day

Waste and Recycling Bins are collected Monday to Friday, including all public holidays except Christmas and New Year, and Good Friday. On these days and the remaining days of those weeks, collection will occur a day later than the usual collection day.

Green organic bins are collected Saturday.

Request for New Waste and Recycling Services and Information

Property Owners, Landlords and Property Managers have authority to request a Waste and Recycling service. If you are a tenant, please contact your property manager or landlord to request a service.

Request for new Township, Rural or Commercial Service can be made by contacting Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077.

General service information can be obtained by contacting Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077.

Request for New Green Organic Waste Services and Information

The Barossa Council provides an optional 240L bin for green organics to residents within the townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston/Penrice, Lyndoch, Williamstown, Stockwell, Springton and Mount Pleasant, subject to demand and availability of service.

The new service also includes the collection of organic matter (i.e. food scraps) that can be placed in the bin. At no additional cost residents will also receive a kitchen caddy bin, a convenient unit, designed specifically to capture, store and transport food waste.

It is important for all property owners to ensure that only those materials deemed suitable for collection are placed in the bin to ensure that green organic waste is NOT contaminated and that it can be processed for reuse as mulch or compost product in domestic and agricultural applications.

The green organic waste service is now included as a service charge that is applied to the rates notices issued by Council.

Requests for the Green Organic Waste Services can be obtained by contacting Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077

Request for Special Circumstances

The Barossa Council offers additional General (Landfill) waste services free of charge to residents under special circumstances. Council has set conditions for these special circumstances and they are primarily to encourage further recycling. Special circumstances may be given to residents with medical reasons or large families.

Application for this service does not guarantee approval and each request is individually assessed. Suitable evidence must be submitted as part of the application. Refer to our Waste Management Service Policy.

If your application is unsuccessful you may choose to resubmit your application with further information or documentation. You can still select to have additional services (see Second Bins) but you will be required to pay any applicable charges for those services.

Approvals for each special circumstances expire on 30 June each year. A renewal application will be issued prior to the end of each financial year.

You are required to notify Solo Resource Recovery if your circumstances change, this includes moving from your current premises or a variation in your health/family status.

Commercial premises can upsize to 240L General (Landfill) Waste Bin at an additional cost and may request additional bins from Solo Resource Recovery, which are charged annually at the unit rate cost.

If you would like to request a Special Circumstance, please contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077. All applications are subject to Council approval.

Special On-Site Property

Residents within private land divisions with private access roads under strata management are entitled to the standard waste collection service.

Aged care facilities and caravan parks may apply to have their bins picked up from within their premise rather than kerbside.

It is the responsibility of the property owner or relevant Community Corporation or Strata Corporation to seek an indemnity direct with the Council’s Contractor prior to the service commencing.

If you would like to request an On-Site Property collection, please contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077.

Second bin (Additional Service)

The standard residential waste collection service supplied by The Barossa Council includes; one 140L Waste (Landfill) bin (red lid), one 240L Recycling bin (yellow lid). An optional 240L Green Organics is available to residents that live within a Designated Waste Collection Area (generally a township).

Commercial premises within a Designated Waste Collection Area may opt to access the two bin system (Waste and Recycling).

Council will be pleased to provide additional bins (conditions apply) to assist you manage waste. Please contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077. The Additional Service will be added to your service charge that appears on your rates notice.

Property Owners, Landlords and Property Managers have authority to request an additional service. If you are a tenant, please contact your property manager or landlord to order an additional service.

Repair and Replacement

Property Owners, Landlords and Property Managers have authority to report lost/damaged bins. If you are a tenant, please contact your property manager or landlord to report lost/damaged bins.

Replacement Bin (Lost/Stolen/Damaged)

Ratepayers/residents are responsible for contacting the Solo Resource Recovery for replacement of lost, stolen or severely damaged bins.


For damaged lids/wheels please call Solo Resource Recovery to book a repair.

Hard Waste/ Electronic Waste recycling

Closure of Cleanaway Landfill site - Pine Drive, Nuriootpa: Please be advised that Cleanaway decided to close the Nuriootpa Landfill site, effective 1 July 2017.

In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the community, The Barossa Council encourages residents to recycle hard and/or electronic waste as part of a commitment towards a sustainable environment.

The extent and scope of a hard waste / e-waste deposal service offered by Council will be subject to budget allocation each year.

The Barossa Council operates a transfer station at 1508 Springton Road, Springton opposite Barossa Boundary Road. For further details click here.

As part of the National Computer and Television recycling program, The Barossa Council is working with The Father’s Farm Inc and Electronic Recycling Australia to establish an e-waste recycling centre within the council area. Further details will be made available soon.

Household Hazardous Waste

If your property has old or unwanted chemicals that you would like to dispose of, take them along to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot a service provided by Green Industries SA. This service is provided for householders and farmers (not businesses) to dispose of hazardous waste safety, responsibly and free of charge.

For further information on this service (including what isn’t accepted) go to


AgSafe drumMUSTER Collection

Barossa Valley farmers now have access to a drumMUSTER collection site in Tanunda. Located at Kuchel Contractors at 52 Siegersdorf Road, Tanunda, farmers will be able to dispose of their eligible, clean agvet chemical containers responsibly.

Kuchel Contractors can be contacted on 8562 2177

For further information on the drumMUSTER program, call 1800 008 707 or log on to www.drummuster.com.au


Approved Waste Collection Route

Further Information

Waste Management Service Policy

Waste Services User Guide

A to Z Guide What Goes in What Bin

Fact Sheet – Get it Right on Bin Night

Fact Sheet – ‘What goes in what bin’ – Red Bin

Fact Sheet – ‘What goes in what bin’ – Yellow Bin

Fact Sheet – ‘What goes in what bin’ – Green Bin

Recycle Right

Green Industries SA and KESAB environmental solutions have partnered to deliver a new service which assist householders by providing a localised and responsive answers to recycling and waste management questions.

The Recycle Right website can be accessed here.