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Waste, Recycling and Green Organics

The City of Charles Sturt is committed to providing you with the very best in waste, recycling and green organic services.

This page links you to information on the wide range of services we offer.

Let’s work together to recycle everything we can.

3 Bin System

Council staff have commenced preliminary investigations into the performance of our 3 bin kerbside waste system, and potential ways it can be improved after the current contract expires in mid-2021. We will be consulting our community to get feedback and suggestions before making any changes to the existing system.

Our current focus is on reducing the City’s overall waste to landfill, and ensuring that green organics bins are used to dispose of food waste. Visit the Food Waste Recycling page for more information on how you can recycle your food scraps.

At-Call Hard Waste Service

You spoke, we listened.

When we asked you which style of hard waste service you preferred, two-thirds of you preferred an at-call hard waste service.

So that’s what you’ve got.

Each household is entitled to book up to 2 free hard waste collections per financial year.

To find out more, and book in your hard waste service:

Hard Waste

Your 3 Bin Service

Your 3 bin service makes recycling easy.

All you need to do is make sure you put things in the right bin.

Find more information on your 3 bins here:

Waste (blue lid)

Organics (green lid)

Recycling (yellow lid)

What days are my bins collected?

Click on this "Services for Me" icon Services for Me icon - small and enter your address to find out what bins to put out this week.
Alternatively, download our My Local Services app for your phone and always know which bin to put out and when. This feature also provides ‘push notifications’ as a reminder to put your bin out.

Collection Calendar - Week A (3887 kb)
Collection Calendar - Week B (3886 kb)

What goes in each bin?

Waste (blue lid) - General household waste - click for more.

Organics (green lid) - Prunings, cuttings, lawn clippings etc - click for more.

Recycling (yellow lid) - Paper, cardboard, glass bottles etc - click for more.

Bin placement at the kerb

Correct bin placement picture To ensure your bins are emptied on your scheduled collection day, you need to:

  • Put the bins out by 6.00am on the day of pick up and bring them back in within 24 hours of collection;
  • Face each bin in the right direction - wheels towards the house;
  • Keep a minimum of 30cm clear around each bin;
  • Place them where they will not unreasonably impede pedestrians and road users;
  • Place the right material in the right bin (See Sections 3-6 for more information);
  • Be sure your waste is not packed too tightly;
  • Don't overfill your bin (max. weight 75 kg) and make sure the bin lid is closed.

Correct bin placement 

Bin Issues - Contact Information

Please contact Customer Contact on 8408 1111 for:

  • Theft of bins;
  • New or replacement bins.

Please contact the Waste Hotline 8295 5077 for:

  • Collection enquiries - including missed collections;
  • Damage to bins;
  • Conduct and courtesy of vehicle drivers;
  • Any other waste related enquiries.

Asbestos Management

For all of your Asbestos issues and enquiries, contact:

http://www.asbestos.sa.gov.au/

Recycle Your Food Scraps

Don’t waste your food scraps – turn them into compost.

For more information:

Food Waste Recycling

How to Reduce Your Food Waste

Great ideas from FoodWise on how to reduce your food waste and cook great meals from the ingredients you have at home:

Foodwise - Reduce Food Waste

Recycle Old TVs and Computers

Old televisions and computers can be recycled FOR FREE at the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre.

The service is available 7 days a week, all year round (closed on public holidays). It is available to households and small businesses only.

For more information:

E-Waste Recycling (TVs & Computers)

Recycle Old Batteries

Normal dry cell batteries are not considered hazardous and can be disposed of in your blue-lidded household rubbish bin, which is collected each week.

Rechargeable batteries contain a range of hazardous substances, and are not suitable to go into any of your kerbside bins.

To find out where you can recycle your batteries:

Battery Recycling

Drop-off Waste & Recycling Depots

Do you have a car load, a boot load, or a trailer load (or more) of waste to get rid of?

Visit the Beverley Recycling and Waste Centre, or another local waste and recycling depot.

A wide range of recycling services are available at these sites to help you reduce your waste and keep costs to a minimum.

For more information, including opening times:

Local Waste & Recycling Depots

Recycle Light Globes

To find out where to drop old fluorescent light globes off for recycling:

Light Globe Recycling

Recycle Your Old Mobile Phones

The City of Charles Sturt offers mobile phone recycling at each of the 5 Libraries* through the MobileMuster Program.

For more information:

Mobile Phone Recycling

Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping of rubbish in our streets and parks costs ratepayers over $240,000 a year.

If you see illegally dumped waste, report it to Council for investigation.

For more information:

Illegal Dumping

Need to Know More?

Call the Waste line on 8295 5077.

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