East Waste provide City of Unley residents with a:
- blue bin (140 litres) for waste-to-landfill
- yellow-lidded bin (240 litres) for recycling
- green-lidded bin (240 litres) for food and garden organics
- at call hard waste collection each year.
General waste is collected weekly and alternate fortnightly pick-ups are scheduled for recycling and green organics. Check your collection calendar and map for collection dates. You can collect a copy of the waste collection calendar from the City of Unley’s, Civic Centre, Libraries, Community Centres and Depot.
Contact East Waste to report uncollected bins or enquire about collection areas and collection days. Your bin collection may change if it falls on a catastrophic fire danger rating day. Find out more about bin collection on fire warning days.
East Waste also manages the delivery of new bins for new properties, additional bin requests for residential, and non residential, as well as bin repair or replacements for the City of Unley. Contact us to organise this service for you.
Kerbside Collection Map
Missed bin day?
Click here to report your missed bin collection.
Does your bin need repairing?
Click here to fill in the online request form or call East Waste on 8347 5111.
Has your bin gone missing or been stolen?
If a kerbside collection bin is missing from the front of your property or after it has been placed there for collection, it should be reported as missing or stolen.
Fill out the missing or stolen bin report
Click here to fill in and submit the online form.
Do you require a new bin service?
Click here to fill in and submit the online form.
Do you require an additional bin service?
Residents can lease the following additional bins for an annual fee (Service fees are published under Council’s Fees & Charges (PDF, 3MB), which is set by Council and payable to East Waste;
- 1 x 240L Recycling (yellow bin) and/or
- 1 x 240L Food and Garden Organics (green bin)
Requests for more than one of these bins requires a written request to Council outlining any/all extenuating circumstances to be considered when assessing the request. Additional waste to landfill bins (blue lid) are only provided under extenuating circumstances and following a written request to Council outlining any/all extenuating circumstances to be considered when assessing the request.
* Unit complexes are required to share the use of green food and garden organics bins (FOGO). Requests for additional FOGO bins should be directed to Council in writing outlining any/all extenuating circumstances to be considered when assessing the request.
Business, industrial and commercial premises
Business, commercial and industrial premises are not entitled to additional bins and are expected to access commercial waste and recycling collection services.
Education sites, Health and Aged Care, Sporting Clubs, Community groups or organisations and Not-for-profits:
Requests for additional bins should be directed to Council in writing and outline any extenuating circumstances to be considered.
For further information regarding kerbside collection in relation to Business and Commercial properties please contact the Waste Management Officer on 8372 5111.
Do you wish to remove unwanted or excess bins?
Click here to cancel or transfer an additional bin service.
Is your property being redeveloped or demolished?
If your property is being demolished, you are required to surrender your kerbside collection bins to Council. When the new property becomes occupied replacement bins will be provided, please contact East Waste email: email@example.com or phone: 8347 5111.
Hard waste made easy!
East Waste collect hard rubbish for City of Unley residents and each household is entitled to one free ‘at call’ hard waste collection per financial year (1 July – 30 June). The maximum amount that can be collected is two cubic metres 2m3. This equates (approx) to a standard 6ft x 4ft trailer load. Book your hard waste collection.
Mattress and ensemble base collections need to be booked separately from other hard rubbish items. Book a mattress or ensemble collection.
Click here for more details on hard waste collections and what items are accepted or not accepted.
Click here for more information on disposing of hazardous materials safely and your nearest free Household Chemicals and Paint Drop-off centre.
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.
Kitchen Caddy & Compostable Bags
Results of the 2019 kerbside bin audit found that food waste still makes up half of all household waste. That equates to approximately 2.7kg per household per week.
These figures show that food waste in the landfill bin is still too high and we all have a part to play in reducing what we send to landfill.
One significant step is making it easier for households to separate more food waste from the weekly general waste bin by using a Kitchen caddy system. A kitchen caddy kit including a roll of compostable bags can be collected from the Civic Centre, Community Centres and Libraries.
Click here to learn about using a kitchen caddy system to easily divert food scraps and other compostable items from landfill and save space in your weekly blue bin.
Read the Food scraps in the kitchen caddy brochure (PDF, 1MB) for tips on using your kitchen caddy.
The City of Unley and East Waste are committed to minimising waste to address climate change and the sustainable use of natural resources. The Kerbside Waste & Recycling Collection Service Policy details the services provided by the City of Unley, including waste-to-landfill, recycling and food and garden organics. This Policy supports The City of Unley’s commitment to environmental stewardship through reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, encouraging resource recovery, reuse and recycling, as detailed in the “Community Plan 2033”. We are also working together to reach the goals and targets outlined within the State’s overall waste strategy.