Your bins

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

Council 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
  • Soft plastics
  • 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 - request a new green organics bin

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 extra bin

Request an extra general waste, recycling and/or green organic bin and collection service 

Fees are payable for an extra bin and collection service. Fee includes 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 or stolen bin or contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8159 5090

Report a Council bin that needs emptying

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