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.   

Requesting bins

All bins supplied by Council remain the property of City of Tea Tree Gully and must stay with the home should you move.

Additional bins

Request an additional yellow-lid recycling bin and collection service

No fees. Expected delivery - 12 weeks

Request an additional green-lid organic bin and collection service

No fees. Expected delivery - 12 weeks

Order a free mini muncher kitchen caddy

No fees. Expected delivery - eight weeks

Request an additional red-lid general waste bin and collection service

Fees are payable and include a one-off cost for bin hire as well as a yearly collection fee.

Already have an additional bin and want to update your details or cancel the service?

Newly built property or vacant land

What we provide

Each rateable property is provided with one set of bins which includes:

  • 1 x 140 litre red-lid general waste bin
  • 1 x 240 litre yellow-lid recycling bin
  • 1 x 140 litre OR 240 litre green-lid organics bin

When:

  • Bins will only be delivered once someone is living in the property.
  • The request will be processed within 5 to 7 working days and the bins left on the verge.

Vacant land

  • Owners of vacant land can request one green-lid organics bin for disposal of green waste from the site.
  • When not out for collection the bin must be secure and out of sight - as much as possible.

How to order

  • Please phone our Customer Relations team on 8397 7444

Feeding your bin

Know what items go in which bin to help reduce 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
  • Ovenproof glass
  • Drinking glasses
  • 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. 

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)

Report a stolen or damaged bin

Submit a damaged or stolen bin online form or contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8159 5090

Report a missed bin collection

Submit a missed bin collection online form or contact Solo Resource Recovery on 8159 5090 within 48 hours of a missed bin collection.

Report a Council bin that needs emptying

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