Council is working with Solo Resource Recovery to ensure that waste collection services continue as normal. Should disruptions occur, every effort will be made to ensure any effects are minimal.
For queries regarding missed collections or problems with bins, contact Solo by email.
If you cannot email, phone 8295 5077 from Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm.
Please note that you may experience minor delays when contacting Solo.
Please ensure that your bins are placed correctly on the kerb for collection and are not obstructed by vehicles or other obstacles on collection day. If you are working from home, or not using your vehicle on collection day, place your bin at the end of your driveway for ease of pick up. At this time you may be experiencing increased traffic parked in your street. Please be mindful of this when placing out your bin for collection.
Office equipment packaging
You may have recently bought office equipment to work from home. Here are some tips to help you dispose of the packaging correctly.
- Enquire if the store where you bought the equipment would be happy for you to take the packaging back.
- Flatten or rip up cardboard into pieces. This will save space in the recycling bin. Do not pack the bin too tightly as this may prevent the bin from being completely emptied.
- Dispose of cardboard pieces during several collections, not all at once.
- Ask a neighbour if they have space in their recycling bin - but be mindful of social distancing.
- Take cardboard to a recycling centre, but note that fees may apply.
- Recycle clean, dry soft plastic items at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets where soft plastic recycle bins are located.
- Plastic wrap and other soft plastic items go in the waste bin - NOT the recycling bin.
- Break the foam into smaller pieces to save space and to prevent it from becoming wedged in the waste bin. Do NOT place it in your recycling bin.
- Ask a neighbour if they have space in their waste bin - but be mindful of social distancing.
- Dispose of polystyrene pieces during several collections.
Obsolete electrical or electronic equipment including computers, do not go in the waste bin. It is banned from landfill.
Free recycling services:
- Electronic Recycling Australia, ‘Unplug N’ Drop’ stations. Drop-off sites are located around the West Torrens' area.
- Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Phone 8295 5077. Computers and TVs - no proof of residence required. All household appliances - proof of residence required.
- Book a hard waste collection.
For more details ask Bindy, the Waste and Recycling Chatbot, available 24/7. Bindy will link you to the A-Z Guide to Waste and Recycling.