Your bins

Red, Yellow, and Green bins for different types of waste

The City of Tea Tree Gully provides every household with a red-lid general waste bin, a yellow-lid recycling bin and a green-lid organics bin.

Knowing what items go in which bin is the first step towards reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Red-lid general waste bin

Your red-lid general waste bin is collected weekly.

The following items can be put in this bin:

  • General household waste
  • Disposable nappies
  • Ceramic, china and pottery
  • Styrofoam and polystyrene
  • Overproof glass
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs and mirrors
  • Clothing that cannot be donated or reused
  • Disposable and single use coffee cups

For a complete list of what goes in your red-lid general waste bin, visit whichbin.sa.gov.au

Download our waste and recycling guide(PDF, 727KB)

Yellow-lid recycling bin

Your yellow-lid recycling bin is collected fortnightly on the alternate week to your green-lid organics bin.

The following items can be put in this bin:

  • Paper, magazines, newspaper and junk mail
  • All types of cardboard, including egg cartons, greeting cards
  • Rigid plastic bottles and containers - rinsed and lids off
  • Paperboard juice and milk cartons - rinsed and flattened
  • Glass bottles and jars - rinsed and lids off
  • Steel and aluminium cans, foil and trays
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Metal pots and pans
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic and metal lids contained within a larger container made from the same material.

For a complete list of what goes in yellow-lid recycling bin, visit whichbin.sa.gov.au

Download our waste and recycling guide(PDF, 727KB)

 

Green-lid organics bin

Your green organics bin is collected fortnightly on the alternate week to your yellow-lid recycling bin.

If you do not have a green organics bin, Council now supplies green organics bins free of charge to City of Tea Tree Gully residents. To request a green organics bin, fill out and submit the green organics bin request form.

The following items can be put in this bin:

  • All food scraps including fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and egg shells
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Tissues, paper towel and serviettes
  • Shredded paper and cardboard
  • Pizza boxes with food stuck on
  • Nail clippings and hair
  • Pet waste - loose or wrapped in newspaper
  • Garden waste such as lawn clippings, small branches, leaves, weeds and flowers

For a complete list of what goes in your green organics bin, visit whichbin.sa.gov.au

Download our waste and recycling guide(PDF, 727KB)

 

Request an additional bin

Households can request additional general waste, recycling and green organic bins and collections to assist with managing their waste and recycling.

Complete the request an additional bin or collection service online or download the print version(PDF, 98KB).

Fee are payable for an additional bin and collection. This fee includes the one-off cost of the bin hire as well as a yearly collection fee. In some cases no charge may apply.

Report a stolen or damaged bin

Report a damaged bin online or contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8159 5090

Report a stolen bin online or contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8159 5090

Report a Council bin that needs emptying

Report a bin on Council property that needs emptying online or call us on 8397 7444