Bins, Waste and Recycling

Kerbside Rubbish Collection

Contact: Solo - 8295 5077

Council provides a district wide kerbside collection service comprising of:

District Wide: 140L weekly general waste collection & 240L fortnightly recycling collection

Townships Only: 240L fortnightly green waste collection (green lid bin)

Request for a new or additional Kerbside Waste Recycling and Green Organics Service(86 kb)

Council provides the General Waste & Recycle bins to residents as part of the annual refuse charge.

Residents designated as ‘township’ are required to provide a suitable 240L green lidded bin for green waste collection. Please contact Council if you are unsure if your property is designated as ‘township’.

Commercial & Industrial properties are excluded from green waste collection. Please view the attached information sheet for further information. 

> Green Waste Collection: Commercial and Industrial exempt

Solo Resource Recovery - Council's Contractor  

Solo Resource Recovery have been Council's contractor since 1st October 2015 collecting your Waste, Recycling and Green Organics bins.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge and the Mount Barker District Council will now use the same kerbside collection service contractor to collect all bins across the Region.

Please ensure your bin is out by 6am on the day of collection and if it is not collected by the end of the day please call Solo to report your bin being missed.

Please call Solo Resource Recovery for all your waste, recycling and green organics kerbside service enquiries.

Ph: 8295 5077

Kerbside Rubbish Collection Calendars and Maps

Calendars and Area Maps for Collection

New waste collection calendar for 2017/2018 is vailable.  There have been no changes to the collection schedule.

STEP 1. View the following map to determine your collection day and if you are week A or week B

Collection Area Map as at 1 July 2015(649 kb)

STEP 2. View the following calendar to determine when your recycle and green waste will be collected and use the calendar that corresponds with your collection week:


2017-2018 Calendar to 30th June 2018

Kerbside Collection Calendar(479 kb)


The collection service is contracted out to SOLO Resource Recovery. For problems with missed, damaged or stolen bins, or for a copy of a calendar outlining collection days for your area, please contact SOLO directly. 
SOLO can be contacted directly on 8295 5077, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton SA 5037

SOLO's Website

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any attachments, please contact Judie Dellow on 8391 7289 or email to


What items can be placed into each of the bins?

As a general guide:

General Waste (140L blue lid bin): All other items that cannot be composted or recyced including, crockery, nappies and non-hazardous materials. 

General Recycling (240L yellow lid bin): Glass bottles and jars, aluminium & steel cans, plastic containers and bottles, paper & cardboard.

Green Waste (240L green lid bin): Organic garden materials including lawn clippings, prunings, leaves and small branch cuttings.


Food scraps are good to go in Mount Barker

Mount Barker District Council has recently introduced kitchen caddies for food scraps to residential properties within townships. Please view the following information page for further information. 

Food scraps are good to go in Mount Barker

For further detail on what can or can not be placed in your bins, please refer to the information sheets below.

> How to use the kerbside & recycling service 
   What is Household Waste, Recyclable and Green Waste; and how to place your bin out for collection

> A-Z Recycling List
   What can you put in your yellow lid recycling bin?

> What cannot be recycled 


General Information

2014 Kerside waste, recycling & green organics collection service policy(437 kb)

> FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Request the kerbside service to a new property, or to request an additional service to an existing property. As per Council’s Kerbside Waste Procedures, applications will be approved where the property has full development approval for a dwelling and bins can be stored securely at the site. From the date of application receipt, a minimum of 10 business days are required to process an application. Bins are only delivered on a Thursday.

Request for a new or additional Kerbside Waste Recycling and Green Organics Service(86 kb)

The refuse charge will cost rural ratepayers $158 per annum and township ratepayers $187 per annum. This charge is itemised on your rates notice.
Bins to be placed at kerb no later than 6am on day of collection. To ensure collection, Council encourages residents to place bins out the night before.

Bins may not be collected for the following reasons:

  • Excessively contaminated with materials that should not be placed into that bin; and
  • Excessive weight: bins that exceed 50 kg in weight will not be collected. 

Zero Waste SA

Zero Waste SA is a South Australian state government organisation. It promotes waste management practices that eliminate waste or its consignment to landfill. It also advances the development of resource recovery and recycling and advocates for improved waste management policies nationally.

Zero Waste SA have produced a range of fact sheets on waste minimisation and recycling, go to the Zero Waste SA Website for further information.

> Zero Waste SA website


Windmill Hill Transfer Station

Windmill Hill Transfer Station is located on Nixon Road, Totness and operates Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Mondays, catastrophic fire ban days and extreme weather events.  For more information click here.


6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200