Kerbside Waste & Recycling

COVID-19 Update:

Kerbside collection will continue as scheduled, however, please do not overfill your bin, because overspill or dropped rubbish will NOT be picked up by the driver.


Kerbside Waste Collection and Recycling Service

Collection days are Tuesdays weekly for "household waste" (smaller red lid wheelie bin) and Wednesdays fortnightly for "recyclables" (larger green, or yellow lid wheelie bin).  Bins are to be put out the night before collection day and must not be overfull, ie lids must close.

Bins are also not interchangeable, ie you cannot fill the green/yellow lid bin with household waste and put it out for collection with the red lid bins.  It will not be emptied.

Please also do not remove from the bins from the property that they have been allocated to, ie take them to another address.

If you put both bins out on the same day, please leave a 50cm gap between them.

If you have any queries/concerns regarding collection/missed collection, please call Clare Valley Waste on 0438 884 340.

What can go in my Recycling Bin:

Cardboard to be flattened, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, egg cartons

Plastic lined cardboard cartons, ie milk cartons, flavoured milk drinks, iced coffee, custard cartons

Plastic bottles to be washed out and lids removed but lids can still be put in the recycling bin separately, ie drink bottles, detergent bottles, yoghurt, ice cream and margarine containers, biscuit trays, plant pots (excluding the terracotta coloured ones), CLEAN waste oil containers.

Glass bottles and jars - rinsed

Aluminium and steel cans/tins plus metal lids from jars - washed out

Aerosol containers - empty

What can NOT go in my Recycling Bin:

Nappies / all plastic bags - carrier bags, ice bags, Sunday Mail wrapper / other soft plastics - clingwrap / batteries / clothing, rags, shoes / green, garden waste / car parts / ceramics / coat hangers / crockery / electrical items / food scraps / gas cylinders / light globes / medical waste / mobile phones / paper towels / polystyrene food trays, cups & packaging / syringes / tissues / window glass / asbestos

Recycling Tips:

  • DO NOT tie up or bundle newspapers or cardboard
  • DO NOT put items into plastic bags or boxes - place loosely into the bin
  • Empty and rinse all containers and bottles
  • Remove all lids from jars, bottles and plastic containers, but put in recycling bin
  • Pizza boxes are acceptable as long as they are not heavily soiled by the contents

Please contact Council for any clarification.

Recycling collection dates for 2020 are as follows:

    • January 8 and 22
    • February 5 and 19
    • March 4 and 18
    • April 1, 15 and 29
    • May 13 and 27
    • June 10 and 24
    • July 8 and 22
    • August 5 and 19
    • September 2, 16 and 30
    • October 14 and 28
    • November 11 and 25
    • December 9 and 23


Pensioner Waste Pick Up –  2020 Date To be Advised

This year the hard waste town pick will be restricted to all pensioners and self funded retirees who are unable to attend the transfer station.

To register, please leave your details at the Council office, no later than: TBA 2020.

Waste must be in a clear accessible area (not against fences).  No waste to be placed on footpaths before TBA.

No cooking oil/chemicals/chemical containers or other prohibited items to be collected.  No pressurised cylinders, eg gas bottles, scuba tanks.  Separate metal from waste.  Council reserves the right not to collect, if waste deemed not suitable.  Maximum of One, 6x4 trailer load per household.

Please note: We now accept waste auto oil, provided it is in a suitable SEALED container.