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Green waste

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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 and register the bin with NAWMA .


How can I get a bin?

To take part in this free collection, you will need to purchase and register a bin, please contact NAWMA

To order from NAWMA:

Order form

Information on the green waste/ food and/ or organics bin is available from the NAWMA website page here 

Paying for a bin

Payment for the NAWMA bin must be made to NAWMA. Contact NAWMA for preferred payment methods Phone: 08 8259 2100 or email NAWMA

Contact details:

Street Address: Corner of Peachey Road and Bellchambers Road, Elizabeth West
Postal Address: Box 10 MDC, Elizabeth West SA 5113
T: 8259 2100


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.

To register your bin, please contact NAWMA on 08 8259 2100 during business hours or email admin@nawma.sa.gov.au


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.


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:

Online: Visit the NAWMA website to view your bin collection days. 

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

My Local Services 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


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.

The Resource Recovery Centre 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 Resource Recovery Centre also has loan trailers available for green waste disposal. For more information, please click on this link.

Kitchen caddies

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

NAWMA prefers not to use a bin liner in the caddies, rather that they are emptied into the Green waste bin and washed daily.  If resident's wish to use a caddy liner, please use newspaper, paper towel or a fully compostable bag, compliant with Australian Standards code for Biodegradable composting bags AS 4736.


What can & can't go in the garden & food organics wheelie bin?

Can go in:

  •  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
  • Pruning's (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 
  • Household garbage
  • Textile Material – eg clothing 
  • Vacuum dust  
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Baking paper 
  • Bricks 
  • Animal fats or oils