COVID-19 Response
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Council offices and libraries are open. For the latest updates on Alexandrina Council's response to COVID-19 click here and for further information about specific Council services affected click here

Please contact us by phone 8555 7000 or email

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Waste and Recycling

In the event of hot weather, kerbside bin collections may start early on collection days. Please put your bin out the night before to ensure collection.

What day does my bin get collected?
Fortnightly Waste Collection - Information & Calendar
FRWA new Goolwa facilities map - "Separate & Save" - What can I recycle?

Are you unsure of which items should go in which bin? Would you like to know how to make the most efficient use of the three-bin system that operates throughout Alexandrina? Read more in FRWA’s “Which bin does it go in" or visit FRWA's website.

Alexandrina Council in conjunction with the City of Victor Harbor, District Council of Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island Council have combined waste resources to form the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA).

The Authority is now responsible for Councils waste operations including the collection of kerbside waste. A three bin domestic collection service is in place for urban areas and a two bin system in rural areas to encourage and support recycling. New initiatives for recycling and reuse are always being developed so contact the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority for the latest news.

At the Council meeting on 21 September 2015,  Council endorsed the fortnightly collection of domestic waste and the fortnightly collection of green organics and recyclables as the kerbside waste collection service, for implementation in 2016/17.

Read more here.

A reticulated Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) provides for the collection and carriage of septic tank effluent or sewerage by either gravity flow or by pumping either with positive or negative pressures (vacuum), to a treatment facility that is owned, operated and maintained by the Council, or other agency. Reuse solutions are in place for the utilisation and reuse of treated effluent water.

Some properties in the Alexandrina Council are serviced by either Council run Communal Waste Management System (CWMS), privately managed CWMS, SA Water Sewer (only some properties in Hayborough) all other properties require onsite waste management.  Council approval is required for any alteration or installation of any waste control system that is not covered by SA Water.