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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. 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. 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.


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

The City of Salisbury also provides a free greenwaste service and Kerbside Recycling service - further information is listed below.

As of January 2008 the City of Salisbury with NAWMA has provided a Hard Waste Collection Service - further information is listed below.

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 freecall 1800 111 004 or 8259 2100 if calling from a mobile.
  • 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.