COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

Find out about our response and important information for residents and businesses

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What goes in each bin?

Red Lid Bin 
All general household waste, is collected weekly. Items to be placed in the bin include:
  • sponges, cleaning clothes, etc;
  • clothing, linen fabrics;
  • plastic bags, polystyrene, foam, cling wrap;
  • string, rope, wire, netting, plastic strapping;
  • crockery, cutlery;
  • pyrex, window glass, mirrors;
  • chip packets, chocolate and sweet wrappers;
  • cd's, memory cards, video and audio tapes;
  • alkaline batteries.
Yellow Lid Bin
All recyclables, collected fortnightly. Items to be placed loosely (ie not in bags) in the bin include:
  • paper and cardboard;
  • drink and food cartons;
  • metal tins and cans;
  • plastics (all rigid plastic containers);
  • glass bottles and jars.
Green Lid Bin
All green waste, collected four (4) weekly. Items to be placed loosely (ie not in bags) in the bin include:
  • leaf litter
  • lawn clippings
  • cuttings & prunings

View the Green Organic Waste Fact Sheet for more information on green waste.

Bin Rules
In order for this collection method to operate effectively and in the interests of public health, residents are requested to ensure the following. If you fail to comply with these guidelines, your mobile garbage bin will NOT be emptied.
  • bins must be placed on the footpath near the edge of the kerb with arrows on the lid facing towards the road - when placed correctly, the handle will be the closest part of the bin to your property.
  • bins must be placed no closer than 1.5 metres (5') from obstructions (eg poles, trees, parked cars, etc).
  • bins placed together at the kerbside must be no closer than 600mm (2') apart).
  • bins must not be overfilled so that the lid does not close or be packed tightly so that it will not empty correctly.
  • recyclable waste should be deposited in the yellow lid bin - refer to lists of recyclables.
  • only domestic waste should be deposited in the red lid bin - food waste, broken glass or sharp objects, and powdery waste (eg ashes) must be wrapped or bagged.
  • bins should be washed out regularly to avoid the build up of any waste in the bottom of the bin.
  • bags or boxes of extra rubbish must not be placed with the bin for collection.
  • only one bin per residence should be put out for collection unless prior arrangements have been made with the contractor.
  • the following waste should not be put in bins: smoke detectors, ammunition/explosives, asbestos, fire extinguishers, chemicals, flares, hazardous waste, liquid waste, contaminated soil, mobile phones, tyres, car/truck batteries, sump oil. Please contact Council on 8862 0800 for waste disposal alternatives.

If your bin has not been emptied and you feel you have complied with the guidelines, please contact Clare Valley Waste Service on 0438 884 340.