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Kerbside Waste Collection

Council provides a kerbside waste management service to townships and portions of rural areas. Townships are provided with a 3 bin service and rural areas a 2 bin service.

Townships - 3 Bin Service - 140 litre red lidded general waste bin (weekly collection), 240 litre yellow lidded bin for recycling (fortnightly collection) and 240 litre green organics bin(fortnightly collection - on alternate week to recycling bin pickup).

Rural areas - 2 Bin Service - general waste (weekly collection) and recycling (fortnightly collection) only.

Commercial properties within any zone are eligible for a 2 bin service only (unless otherwise authorised) with a configuration of a 240 litre red lidded general waste bin and a 240 litre yellow lidded recycling bin, also charged at $270.00 per annum.

To ascertain whether there is a refuse route servicing your rural area, please contact Council. Once it has been confirmed that your property is located on an existing route, Solo Resource Recovery (8295 5077) can be contacted to arrange the new service including delivery of bins.

Council refuse charges per week are for the financial year are:

3 Bin System - $5.19 per week ($270.00/annum 2016/2017)

2 Bin System - $3.46 per week ($180.00/annum 2016/2017)

Note: The above fees are subject to Council resolution for the 2016/2017 Financial budget.

Refuse fees may alter per financial year, subject to Council resolution.

3 Bin System


Collection Days

Monday - Freeling-Buchfelde-Gawler Belt-Gawler River-Kangaroo Flat-Ward Belt

Tuesday - Roseworthy-Greenock-Seppeltsfield-Marananga-Tanunda-Nuriootpa-Daveyston-Shea-oak Log

Wednesday - Hewett-Gawler Industrial Park

Thursday- Kapunda East-Wasleys-Templers-Magdala-Woolsheds-Fords-Allendale North-Hamilton-Belvidere

Friday - Kapunda West (west of Main Street and Mildred Street) 

Download the My Local Services App to get a friendly reminder each week

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*Click here for a printable version of the 2017/2018 Recycling & Green Waste Calendar*

 Recycling and Green Waste Calendar 2017-18

Bin collection days will remain the same if they fall on a public holiday except if the collection day falls on Good Friday, Christmas Day or New Years Day.

Where your collection day falls on Good Friday, Christmas Day or New Years Day, all collection days will be postponed for one day where the Friday collection will be completed on the Saturday. The following week normal collection days will resume.


Bin/s not collected

Direct queries to Solo Resource Recovery

Contact Person: Solo

Telephone: 8295 5077

New Service/s

All new service requests to be directed to Solo Resource Recovery – You can call Solo direct or ring Council and you will be transferred through to Solo.

Contact Person: Solo

Telephone: 8295 5077

New / Replacement / Damaged Bins or Lids

All new/ replacement bin requests to be directed to Solo Resource Recovery

Contact Person: Solo

Telephone: 8295 5077

Kerbside collection calendars are posted to residents every financial year. The calendar, dump fees and recycling information are also available on this page.



What You Can Put In Recycling Bin What you can put in your Recycling bin

Cardboard - clean, flattened boxes and cartons

Paper - clean, unused newspaper, magazines, paper, envelopes, telephone books

Plastic - clean and empty bottles and containers marked with 1; 2 or 3

Glass - clean and empty bottles and jars (no lids)

Aluminium - clean cans, tins and foil

Steel - clean cans, tins and aerosol cans

Liquid paperboards - clean milk, juice and laundry detergent cartons


What cannot go in your general waste/rubbish bin

Hot or burning ashes

Bricks, rocks or solvents

Hazardous material, asbestos or chemicals

Liquid waste

Waste Transfer Stations

Kapunda Materials Recovery Facility - Scotty’s Grave Road, Kapunda. Click to view the waste management brochure.

Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm

Note: Where the temperature is forecast for 35 degrees or above at 6pm the night before, the Kapunda Resource Recovery Centre shall be closed.

NAWMA - Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North - Clean chemical drums can be dumped for no charge.

EPA Depot - Magazine Road, Dry Creek - Opening Hours: open every 2nd Tuesday of the month between 9am and 12pm - accepts hazardous waste (chemicals, paint. photographic chemicals etc)


E-Waste Disposal Options

E-Waste is now able to be disposed of FREE at the

Kapunda Resource Recovery Centre

Opening times 10am- 2pm Saturdays & Sundays


E-Waste quantities are restricted to household items only,

commercial quantities are not accepted.

The following links provide additional options for disposal of different kinds of ‘e-waste’.

Zero Waste SA


Included in the list is Harvey Norman stores (tvs only) Officeworks stores, Two Wells transfer station, Edinburgh (Elizabeth) etc. I do note it has the Kapunda Resource Recovery Centre listed which is only open on a Sunday (except it will be closed where the temperature is forecast for 36 or above the night before).


DrumMUSTER is available each Sunday from 10am - 2.00pm at the Kapunda Resource Recovery Facility (formerly the Kapunda landfill site) on Scotty's Grave Road, Kapunda.

For further information please visit:






For Waste and Recycling enquiries, contact Council on 8525 3200

or complete an Online Customer Request Form

Hard Waste Collection

See this page for dates on the next upcoming Hard Waste Collection.

Light Regional Council
PO Box 72
Kapunda SA 5373
Tel: (08) 8525 3200 | Fax: (08) 8566 3262