East Waste provide City of Mitcham residents with a:

General waste is collected weekly by the City of Mitcham. East Waste collect alternate fortnightly pick-ups are scheduled for recycling and green organics. Check your collection calendar and map for bin collection days. The City of Mitcham also provides its residents with a kitchen caddy and compostable liners to collect food scraps and kitchen organics – this can be put into the green-lidded bin with your garden organics material.

Have we missed your bin?

Get in touch with us to arrange collection or report a problem with your recycling (yellow lid) or green organics (green lid) bins.

If the general waste (blue lid) bin was not collected please contact Council on 8372 8888 or email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

Download the free My Local Services app to recieve bin collection reminders.

Has your bin gone missing or been vandalised?

If your general waste (blue lid) or recycling (yellow lid) bin is stolen or vandalised, please click here to obtain a lost property reference number from South Australia Police before contacting Mitcham Council on 8372 8888 for a replacement bin. As the green organics bin belongs to the resident, it is the responsibility of the resident to replace the stolen bin.

Do you require a new bin service?

If you require a new bin service. Please contact Council on 8372 8888.

Do you require an additional bin service?

If you require an additional waste or recycling bin, these are available subject to approval and an annual service fee. Please contact Council on 8372 8888.

Hard rubbish made easy!

East Waste collects hard rubbish for City of Mitcham residents and each household is entitled to one free hard waste collection (up to two cubic metres, about the size of a standard trailer load) each year. Book your hard waste collection.

Mattress and ensemble base collections need to be booked separately to other hard rubbish items.  Book a mattress or ensemble collecion.

Hazardous waste

Click here for more information on disposing of hazardous materials safely.

Electronic waste recycling

Click here to locate your nearest drop-off location for electronic items i.e. anything with a battery or cord. Most electronic items are banned from landfill and should be recycled.

Green Food & Garden Organics/FOGO bin

To use the green organics kerbside service, City of Mitcham residents need to provide their own 240L green lid bin. These are available from the following suppliers:

19 Watervale Drive, Green Fields
(08) 8259 9700

Menzel Plastics
971 South Road, Melrose Park
(08) 8277 7444

Paramount Browns
Cavan Road, Gepps Cross
(08) 8260 6333

Wheelie Bins Adelaide
7 Rosberg Road, Wingfield
(08) 8260 6644

Kitchen Caddy for food scraps

By using a kitchen caddy system you can easily divert food scraps and other compostable items. Kitchen Caddies and compostable bags are available from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park, at a discounted price (inc. GST). All food scraps, tissues and paper towel can be placed in the kitchen caddy before placing tying the bag and placing it into your green lidded food and garden organics/FOGO bin.

We work with the City of Mitcham to help achieve their waste management goals – current waste management strategic plan and targets are outlined in Planning for Tomorrow’s Community Today, the City of Mitcham’s strategic plan. Some key waste management approaches and targets include:

  • Natural resources are conserved and waste is minimised either through avoidance, reuse, recycling or recovery.
  • Target 67: Zero waste – Reduce waste to landfill by 35% by 2020 (baseline: 2002-03).

The City of Mitcham and East Waste are also committed to meeting the goals and targets outlined within the State’s overall waste strategy.

Find out more about East Waste’s commitment to the environment and our waste management and recycling processes.