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Waste and Recycling

Find out information about rubbish collection, waste and recycling in the City of Salisbury

On behalf of the City of Salisbury, Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) operates a weekly general waste collection service, a fortnightly recycling service, and a fortnightly greenwaste service. Garden and food organics bins are emptied on the alternate week to the recyclables bin collection.
Collection dates are clearly marked on the NAWMA calendar circulated each year to residents. Please refer to the calendar for the appropriate collection days. A suburb by suburb hard waste collection schedule is printed on the back of the calendar.
Bins should be placed on the kerb, with wheels closest to your home, by 7am on the day of collection.


Residents are provided  a free 140 litre Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) for general rubbish and a free 240L Recycling bin made from 50% new and 50% recycled plastic. These are delivered at no charge, usually within two working days of being requested. Bins provded remain the property of NAWMA and are registered to aid in theft recovery. These bins must be left at a property when you move.
In order to participate in the garden and food organics program, residents must purchase their own 240 litre wheelie bins (bins must not have a red or yellow lid). These bins must be registered with NAWMA, and display NAWMA’s yellow sticker before they will be emptied.

Upgrading/Changing over from a 140Ltr to a 240Ltr MGB

Residents can have a larger garbage bin if they find it is necessary and are willing to pay the appropriate fee: Fill in all the details required on the Application form which is located in related documents above for 240Ltr Bin Upgrade. The cost is $115.00 (Including GST)

2nd or additional 240Ltr MGB (Mobile Garbage Bin)

If residents find it necessary and are willing to pay an extra $184.00 annual fee, they can have an additional 240Ltr bin over and above their 140Ltr. 

Having an additional waste bin should not be encouraged but may be necessary in some circumstances, especially for businesses. Fill in all the details required on the Application Form for an Additional Bin (see link above).
The City of Salisbury also provides a free Greenwaste service and Kerbside Recycling service. (see details further in this document).

As of January 2008 the City of Salisbury with NAWMA has provided a Hard Waste Collection Service. For details please read the document “Hard Refuse Collection”.

For further information

Call NAWMA on the the freecall number 1800 111 004 or call 8259 2100 if calling from a mobile. You can visit the NAWMA web site at
To request bin delivery or to request a current waste collection calendar, contact the City of Salisbury Customer Centre on 08 8406 8222