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Green Waste

Please note that in the event of severe weather events, residents may experience a slight delay in their green kerbside waste bin being collected due to larger than usual tonnages of green organic material being placed out for collection. If your green kerbside waste bin is not emptied, please leave it on the kerb for 48 hours before contacting the NAWMA Customer Service Team on 8259 2100.

NAWMA currently operates a fortnightly green waste service on behalf of The City of Salisbury. Green waste collections from the City of Salisbury average approximately 1200 tonnes per month. This material is then composted by Peats Soil and Garden supplies. To take part in this fortnightly service, residents must obtain a Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) bin from NAWMA .

How can I get a bin?

To take part in this collection, you will need to obtain 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

Contact details

Street Address: 71-75 Woomera Avenue, Edinburgh SA 5111
Postal Address: Box 10 MDC, Edinburgh North 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

How many green waste bins can I have?

There is a limit of two per household. Each bin 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

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:

Apple App Store

Google Play

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 Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) bin.
  • Households who register for a FOGO collection bin, will also receive a free kitchen caddy.

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

What can & can't go in the garden and 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