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Waste Collection


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 household in Holdfast Bay is entitled to one 140L red lid garbage bin, one 240L yellow lid recycling bin and one 240L green lid organics bin.  Additional services can be arranged with a private waste contractor.

Not sure what goes in each bin? Check out our new Household Waste and Recycling Guide

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 (08) 8295 5077 between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday).

How do I replace a missing bin?

Download Missing bin form 2017(218 kb)  to apply for a new bin. Once the form has been received and approved, bins will be replaced within two working days. 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 (08) 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 us on  (08) 8229 9999 to arrange for the bins to be collected. Once the property is developed and occupied please contact Solo Resource Recovery on (08) 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 download the mylocal app to your mobile phone to receive alerts for what days and bins to put out!

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

2018 Waste Calendar(1289 kb)

Colour blind friendly collection map(342 kb)

Copies are also distributed to residents each year.

With the exception of Christmas and New Year's Day, collections will occur as normal on public holidays

Please note that as of July 1 2017, second hard waste collections cost $51 ($26 for pensioners) 

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 (08) 8229 9999 or email

Waste Management - Recycling

Not sure what goes in each bin? Check out our new Household Waste and Recycling Guide
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. 


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 or Glenelg Library. Limit of one roll per household.

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.


2018 Bin Inspection Blitz!

Bin inspections will be back in 2018, as apart of our new Bin Inspection Blitz program. Areas of 3-4 streets will have their bins inspected at random weeks throughout the year. Feedback will be given in the form of tags on bins either saying "Well done" or giving you advice on how to improve your recycling, organics and waste separation.

Two of the households that receive "Well done" tags on both of their bins in each area inspected (either waste and recycling or waste and organics) will receive a $100 Jetty Road gift card! There will be 30 chances to win a gift card throughout the year, six in each collection day area. 

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 out  from having your bins inspected please phone customer service on (08) 8229 9999 or email

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