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Waste Collection Schedule


Is your bin day on a Friday? Because of the New Years Day public holiday, your bins will be collected on Saturday instead.

January 1 is marked on the NAWMA bin collection calendar with a purple square, meaning it is affected by the public holiday and therefore all collections will occur one day later until the end of the affected week. More information can be found here.

Waste collection is handled by NAWMA and is broken down into different collection cycles. Different council areas will have different bin collected on different days, as well as recycling and green waste. 

There are three different rubbish bins that are collected. The red and yellow lidded bins are supplied to all residents and are collected without additional charge. The green lidded bin is purchased separately from council and there is a small fee payable with your rates for the collection of this bin.

  • red lidded general waste bin - collected weekly
  • yellow lidded recycling waste bin - collected bi-weekly
  • green lidded green waste bin - collected bi-weekly on alternate weeks to the yellow lidded bin

When will my rubbish be collected?

There are a few options to find out when your waste bins will be collected, such as downloading apps that send you reminders. 

NAWMA (Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority)

Visit the NAWMA website page, where you can find out when you waste bins will be collected. Download the PDF for additional information.

"My Local Services" App

Download the free ' My Local Services' smart phone app which explains what day/date each bin goes out. 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.