COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. We will continue to provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Organics (green lid)

Organics: Green Bin

The green bin is for organics. It's collected fortnightly on the same day as your blue bin (waste). Your yellow bin (recycling) is collected in alternate weeks to your green bin.

Check out our collection calendar or download our My Local Services App for a reminder.

Waste hotline
8295 5077

What can go in the green bin:

  • garden prunings and cuttings
  • lawn clippings
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • cut flowers
  • small branches (max length 60cm, max diameter 10cm)
  • food scraps

What food scraps can go in the organics bin?

  • All dairy including cheese and yoghurt
  • Cake, bread and biscuits
  • Pasta, rice and grains
  • Meat, and bones (raw and cooked)
  • Seafood and shells (raw and cooked)
  • Paper towel and tissues
  • Fruit and vegetables (scraps and peels)
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Take away foods
  • Cooked leftovers

Read more about recycling food waste. If it didn't grow, it doesn't go in the organics bin.

Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.

What can't go in the green bin:

  • dirt, soil or sand
  • plastic bags or household garbage
  • stones, rocks, bricks or rubble
  • irrigation hoses, plastic pots or trays
  • painted or treated timber
  • recyclables
  • gardening tools