Green waste

NAWMA currently operates a free fortnightly green waste service on behalf of The City of Salisbury. There are currently over 54,253 residents taking part in the green waste collection which results in a collection of about 1,180 tonnes of green waste per month. To take part in this free fortnightly service, residents must purchase a 240 litre bin, register the bin with NAWMA and attach the identifiable yellow sticker to the front of the bin.

How can I get a bin?

To take part in this free collection you will need to purchase and register a bin.

You can purchase a new bin and have it delivered by NAWMA for $65.00 (including GST) or you can pick the bin up from NAWMA for $56 (including GST).

Alternatively you can order a new bin from Paramount Browns by phoning them on 8260 6333. The cost per bin is $69.99 if you collect it yourself, plus $25.00 if you would like it to be couriered to you.

Alternatively, second-hand bins can be purchased from Mastec Australia, who has a selection of new ($82.50 each delivered), factory seconds bins ($65.00 each – customer to collect). For more information, contact Mastec on 8259 9700.

To order from NAWMA:

Order form

The order form for the NAWMA bins is included in the ‘We'll take your Garden Waste' brochure, which is available from Council's Customer Centre. For a copy of this brochure, please contact the Customer Centre on 08 8406 8222.

Paying for a bin

Payment for the NAWMA bin must be made to NAWMA. Contact NAWMA for preferred payment methods.

Contact details:

Street Address: Corner of Peachey Road and Bellchambers Road, Elizabeth West
Postal Address: Box 10 MDC, Elizabeth West SA 5113
Freecall: 1800 111 004
T: 8259 2100 when using a mobile

How do I register my bin?

You must register your green waste bin with NAWMA so that the contractor knows it is there to be emptied. NAWMA will also send you a yellow sticker to be placed on the bin to identify it as a green waste bin.

Without the yellow sticker, the bin will not be emptied

To register your bin, please contact the NAWMA on 1800 111 004 during business hours.

How many green waste bins can I have?

There is a limit of two per household. You must provide the bins, each must be registered with NAWMA, and each bin must also have a green waste sticker.

When will my collection take place?

The green waste service operates on alternate weeks to the recycling service. 

To find out when your green waste bin will be emptied next:


Visit the NAWMA website and type in your address.

On Your Smart Phone:

You can download apps which will remind you when each of your bins is next due to be emptied.

If you own a smart phone (iPhone or Android) please download the free 'My Waste' smart phone app to your phone. This app (created by NAWMA) will show you when your bins are to be collected and what sorts of rubbish/recycling goes into which bin.

"My Waste" App

 Available in the Apple App Store Available in the Play Store

If you own a smart phone (iPhone or Android) please download the free ' My Local Services' smart phone app to your phone. This will not only tell you what day/date each bin goes out, but you can even set a reminder for yourself to put the bin out on time. This app runs across Local Government in South Australia and has many more services on offer, as well as bin collection dates.

The app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. Search "My Local Services" in the App Store or the Play Store, or click your platform below

"My Local Services" App

 Available in the Apple App StoreAvailable in the Play Store

What can go in a green waste bin?

Green waste bins can accept garden and kitchen organic waste only. This includes kitchen organic scraps, pruning, weeds, grass clippings, leaves and flowers. Items should not be in plastic bags, and bin liners should not be used, as plastic contaminates green waste. Globe Derby residents may place horse manure in the bin.I do not have a bin, how else can I dispose of green waste?

The Waste Transfer Station at Research Road, Pooraka will also take green waste. Salisbury Council residents who can produce identification by way of a driver's licence, household bill or rates notice will be charged a discounted fee. The Waste Transfer Station also has loan trailers available for green waste disposal. For more information, please click on the Pooraka Waste Transfer Station link to the left.

Jeffries Food Collection Baskets

• These are used in conjunction with the 240Ltr Organics/Green Waste Wheelie bin
• Jeffries Soils are offering everyone who registers for a Garden Organics collection bin (240Ltr wheelie bin), a free kitchen bench top food organics bin.

Foods/Organic matter that can be placed in baskets

The organic material that can be layered into the Organic Garden and Food Wheelie Bins are:

• Fruit and vegetables
• Egg shells
• Seafood, meat & bones
• Shredded paper towels / paper tissues
• Dairy Products • Bread, cake, pasta & rice
• Teabags/tea leaves, coffee grinds
• Hair
• Flowers, herbs, plants & leaves
• Cheese / yoghurt
• It is recommended that you store your Food Collection Basket in a convenient place in the kitchen, lined with newspaper or kitchen towel if you wish.
• Place foods/non food scraps listed above into the bin throughout the day and every 2-3 days empty the basket into the NAWMA Garden and Food Organics Collection wheelie bin.
• Rinse the food Basket and reuse constantly each day.

What Can & Can't Go in the Garden & Food Organics Wheelie Bin?

Can Go In:

• All items on Jeffries Food Collection basket
• Seafood, meat & bones
• Prunings (less than 100mm in diameter)
• Grass clippings
• Weeds
• Fallen leaves / flowers
• Old torn/shredded newspapers

Can't go in:

• Sawdust (not from treated timber)
• Diseased Plants
• Cans/Jars = Metals & Glass
• Ceramic products
• Plastic bags & any plastic products
• Large branches
• Magazines
• Plastic pots, garden tool / hoses
• Sharps
• Nappies
• Cigarette butts or ash
• Kitty Litter / animal waste
• Household garbage
• Textile Material – eg clothing
• Vacuum dust
• Personal hygiene products
• Baking paper
• Bricks
• Animal fats or oils