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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 the 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. Bins should be placed on the kerb, with wheels closest to your home, by 7am on the day of collection.

Collection dates

Collection dates are marked on the NAWMA calendar circulated each year to residents. See the PDF at this page on the NAWMA website 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.  Further information can be found at NAWMA's website here.


Residents are provided with a free 140L 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 provided remain the property of NAWMA and are registered to aid in theft recovery. These bins must be left at a property when you move.

Upgrading/changing over from a 140L to a 240L MGB

Need a larger garbage bin? Fill in the Application Form for a 240L Bin Upgrade. The annual cost is $115 (including GST). Having an additional waste bin should not be encouraged but may be necessary in some circumstances.

Second/additional 240L MGB

Need a second, or additional 240L MGB on top of your 140L? Fill in the Application Form for an additional bin. The annual cost is $184.00. Having an additional waste bin should not be encouraged but may be necessary in some circumstances, especially for businesses.

Green Waste and Hard Waste

Residents of the City of Salisbury can use a hard waste service to recycle large items that cannot be placed in the yellow-lid kerbside bin. NAWMA provides each household with two, free hard-waste services each financial year (July – June). You can choose to have your items collected from the front of your property or you can use a voucher and take your items to one of two local Resource Recovery Stations  (Public Waste Transfer Stations).  

 The City of Salisbury also provides a free greenwaste service and Kerbside Recycling service - further information is available here

The City of Salisbury in conjunction with NAWMA provide a Hard Waste Collection Service - further information is available here


Organics Program

To participate in the garden and food organics program, residents must purchase their own 240L 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.

Further information

  • Call NAWMA on 8259 2100
  • Visit the NAWMA web site at
  • Request bin delivery or a current waste collection calendar: contact the City of Salisbury Customer Centre on 08 8406 8222 or visit the NAWMA website page