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Waste Collection

Domestic Waste Service

As a resident of the City of Holdfast Bay, you can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials. Each rateable households in Holdfast Bay is entitled to one 140L red lid garbage bin, one 240L yellow lidded recycling bin and one 240L green lidded organics bins.  Additional services can be arranged with a private waste contractor.


Missed bin collection and damaged bins

If your bin was not emptied or is damaged and in need of repair or replacement contact Solo Resource Recovery 8295 5077 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday).

How do I replace a missing bin?

Download the Missing bin form(215 kb) to apply for a new bin. Once the form has been received and approved, bins will be replaced on the next collection day. To track the progress of the request, phone Solo Resource Recovery on (08) 8295 5077.

Moved into a newly built property and need new bins?

Contact Solo Resource Recovery 8295 5077 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or email

What do I do with my bins if my property is to be demolished?

If your property is due for demolition contact Council on 8229 9999 to arrange for the bins to be collected. Once the property is developed and occupied please contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077 to arrange the delivery of bins.

When is my bin collection day?

You can download a copy of our Waste Collection Calendar to find out when your collection day is or you can download the  mylocal app to your mobile phone to receive alerts for what days and what bins to put out!

Remember to bring in your bin within 24 hours of it being emptied

2017 Waste Calendar

Colour blind friendly collection map(342 kb)

Copies are also distributed to residents each year.

Collections over Christmas and New Year will take place one day later. With the exception of Christmas and New Years Day collections will occur as normal on public holidays

Three Bin System

The three bin system, allows for residents to use a weekly general waste collection and fortnightly recycling and green waste collections (alternating weeks for recycling and green waste).

This system supports the Government's South Australian Waste Strategy aim to divert 70 per cent of kerbside material away from landfill by 2020.

If you have any questions please contact us on  8229 9999 or email Management - Recycling

What can I put in each bin?

Yellow lid

Items that can go in the recycling yellow lid bin include; Paper and cardboard products, tins, cans, glass bottles and jars and hard plastics containers. To find out what you can put in your yellow lid recycling bin, please refer to Section 5 of the 2016 Waste Calendar.

Green lid

Anything that grows can go in the green organic bin; All organic matter (such as food, grass clippings, flowers and planGreen Bints) and contaminated paper products (such as dirty paper towel and tissues) can go in the green bin.

Households with a kerbside bin service are entitled to one kitchen organics basket and roll of 150 compostable bags to assists with disposal of food scraps into the green organic bin.  To have a basket delivered to your property please call customer service on 8229 9999 or email

Households can now collect a new roll compostable bags from the Brighton Civic Centre and Glenelg Library. Limit of one roll per household. Additional rolls can be purchased at cost price for $10.10

Red lid

There are very few items that now need to go in the general waste (rubbish) red lid bin; disposable nappies, sanitary items, soft plastics (such as plastic bags, film and wrappers), polystyrene, broken General rubbish
crockery and broken glass. To find out what can go in the Red lid garbage bin, please refer to Section 3 of the 2015 Waste Calendar.


The Wheelie Bin Jackpot is back!

Each week a random street in Holdfast Bay will be chosen to have their bins inspected. Feedback will be given in the form of tags on your bins either saying "Well done" or giving you advice on how to improve your recycling organics and waste.

After each week's inspection, one of the households that received "Well done" tags on both of their bins (either waste and recycling or waste and organics) will receive a $100 Jetty Road gift card!

Follow up bin inspections have demonstrated that tagging bins has a significant positive impact on changing people's behaviours when it comes to waste separation.

Due to OH&S concerns only the top 30cm of the bins contents will be inspected. If you wish to opt of from having your bin's inspected please phone customer service on (08) 8229 9999

 Where has the jackpot been?

Sturt Street GLENELG NORTH, Dunbar Terrace, GLENELG EAST, Cudmore Street SOMERTON PARK, Yacca Street SEACLIFF, Margaret Ave SOMERTON PARK

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