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Solid Waste and Recycling

  1. Waste Collection
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Other Recycling Services
  4. Hazardous Chemical Collection
  5. Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  6. Food-Wise

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). 

FRWA is now responsible for each Council's waste operations including collection of kerbside waste and operation of transfer stations. FRWA is a great example of local government working together to achieve efficiencies across boundaries.

All waste enquiries are to be directed to FRWA.

Alexandrina Council, the community and FRWA are leading by example for 'best practice' in waste & recycling management. Together, we reduce waste going to landfill, increase recycling and promote a cleaner and healthier environment for today and tomorrow. The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot offers the residential and business communities a 'One Stop Shop' for all their waste and recycling needs. For enquiries please speak to one of our friendly staff.

Alexandrina Council aims to provide the lowest cost waste and recycling handling and disposal services to our community whilst responding to increasing environmental demands and the Zero Waste Strategy targets for reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

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 FRWA for the latest news.

Fees are impacted by these increasing requirements and we may alter fees accordingly during any financial year.

If concerned please contact the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot on (08) 8555 7405 or Strathalbyn Waste & Recycling Depot on (08) 8536 4743 to clarify fees.


Fortnightly Kerbside Collection

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.


Waste Collection 

A searchable version of the Kerbside Collection Calendar is available here. This service allows you to type in your street address and find out your collection day and schedule.

FRWA endeavours to provide a household waste collection to residents in the Alexandrina Council district in most instances. To ascertain if you are able to access a collection service past your property or at a remote location via a bin bank please contact FRWA on (08) 8555 7405.

For missed bins please contact FRWA on (08) 8555 7405.

If you have any general questions regarding your waste and recycling service please contact FRWA on (08) 8555 7405 or visit their website www.frwa.com.au


Do you need a new bin?

General Waste (140lt) Blue Lid Bin, Dry Recycling (240lt) Yellow Lid Bin, Green Organics (240lt) Green Lid Bin. New bins are available for purchase from either the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot or the Strathalbyn Waste & Recycling Depot (See details below for address and contact details). Bin parts including wheels, lids, pins & bushes are also available at these locations.

General Information

Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority 
PO Box 2375, Goolwa SA 5214
1226 Port Elliot Road (Goolwa to Victor Harbor Road)
Ph: 8555 7405
http://www.frwa.com.au/

Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot
1226 Port Elliot Road (Goolwa to Victor Harbor Road)
Goolwa SA 5214
Ph: (08) 8555 7260

Opening Hours:
   Monday - Friday - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Commercial loads from 7.30am
   Saturday & Sunday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
   Closed public holidays.
 

Strathalbyn Waste & Recycling Depot
Forrest Road
Strathalbyn  SA  5255
Ph: (08) 8536 4743 

Opening Hours:
   Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday - 10.00am to 4.00pm
   Every Second Monday  - 10:00am to 4:00pm as per dates below
   Strathalbyn site operation dates

Closed on Public Holidays

For details on fees and charges at each of the Waste and Recycling Depots, please refer to the fee schedules available at http://frwa.com.au/waste-recycling-depots.html .
Fees can be minimised by pre-sorting your load. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q   What day does my rubbish bin get collected?
A  
Please refer to Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority

Q   Where do I get a Recycling Calendar from?
A  Please refer to Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority

Q   I am new to the area and don't have any rubbish bins
A   Residents are required to purchase their own bins. Bins can be purchased from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority located at Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot located on the Goolwa-Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa ph:8555 7405 or at the Strathalbyn Transfer Station located on Forrest Road, Strathalbyn (off Milnes Road) ph: 85364743.

Q   I have recently purchased a house and the last resident took the bins with them
A   You are required to purchase new bins. Bins can be purchased from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot located on the Goolwa-Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa ph:8555 7405 or at the Strathalbyn Transfer Station located on Forrest Road, Strathalbyn (off Milnes Road) ph: 85364743.

Q   The rubbish truck broke my bin
A   Please contact the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority on ph: 8555 7405 to discuss.

Q   My rubbish bin lid is broken
A   New lids can be purchased from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot, Goolwa-Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa ph:8555 7405 or the Strathalbyn Transfer Station located on Forrest Road, Strathalbyn (off Milnes Road) ph:85364743.

Q   My rubbish bin wheels are broken
A   New bin wheels can be purchased from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot, Goolwa-Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa ph:8555 7405 or the Strathalbyn Transfer Station located on Forrest Road, Strathalbyn (off Milnes Road) ph:85364743.

Q   My rubbish bin pins are broken
A   New pins can be collected from the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot, Goolwa-Victor Harbor Road, Goolwa ph:8555 7405 or the Strathalbyn Transfer Station located on Forrest Road, Strathalbyn (off Milnes Road) ph:85364743.

Q   I would like an extra bin / second waste collection
A   Please contact the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority on (08) 8555 7405


Do you need Mulch or Woodchips?

Visit the friendly staff at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot or the Strathalbyn Waste & Recycling Depot for a great deal on all your Mulch and Woodchip needs.


Other Recycling Services Available at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot 

South Coast Bottle & Can Co (Goolwa)
Ph: (08) 8555 1188

SCB&CC provides a facility where you can return your refundable bottles and cans for cash including scrap metals. Here you can also dispose of steel & aluminium cans, paper & cardboard and glass bottles & jars and dispose of many other items that are accepted for recycling ie: plastic bags, corks, egg cartons and car batteries. Please ensure that all containers to be recycled are cleaned and completely dry with tops removed.


Goolwa Salvage & Save
Ph: (08) 8555 3200

Finding Workable Solutions operates the salvage yard whilst providing employment for people with disabilities. Here you will find for sale reclaimed building products including timber, bricks, pipes, sinks etc and also an array of general household items such as furniture, fittings, tools and other treasures.


Hazardous Chemical Collection

The EPA / Zero Waste SA provides a service for the collection of hazardous household wastes and farm chemicals at a depot operated at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

The normal opening hours of this depot are between 9.00am and 12noon on the first Tuesday of the month. Commercial waste is not accepted through this service.

Accepted items include:

  • Pesticides/insecticides/herbicides
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Acids/alkalis
  • Paints, varnishes, stains 
  • Waste oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Batteries

Items not accepted include:

  • Explosives, ammunition, boat flares (contact local Police station)
  • Pressurized gas cylinders (contact EPA for further advice)
  • Radioactive materials (including smoke detectors) - Refer to Radiation Branch of EPA
  • Asbestos: Contact EPA or SafeWork SA for advice on the removal & transport of Asbestos. Please contact Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot for the conditions of disposal of Asbestos.

Mobile hazardous waste collections are held from time to time at various locations. Check the FRWA website http://www.frwa.com.au/ for updates.


Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

What is electronic waste (e-waste)?

E-waste is anything that needs a plug or a battery to work.

With changes in technology, households and offices are likely to have numerous electronic gadgets, many of which will only last a few years. These include everything from computers, TVs, printers and DVD players, to hairdryers and electric mixers.

Why is e-waste a problem?

E-Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in Australia. It contains many components, such as precious metals, that should not be sent to landfill.

The manufacture, use and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment purchased by Australians is estimated to generate over 42 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year.

The issues are:

  • Use of finite raw materials.
    E-waste can contain precious resources such as gold, copper and silver. Extraction of these elements gives them a second life.
  • Toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
    E-waste such as computers and TVs are made up of many different components. This can include hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, chromium and brominated flame retardants which can contaminate the landfill and leach into the soil and water.
  • E-waste takes up valuable space in landfill.

How to recycle your old e-waste

E-Waste products can be disposed of at the Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot, 1226 Port Elliot Road, Goolwa.

Fees and charges may apply.

For further information, please contact Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority on (08) 8555 7405, visit their website at www.fleurieuregionalwasteauthority.com.au or email: admin@frwa.com.au


Food-Wise

Alexandrina Council in conjunction with Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority have supported another great initiative by Zero Waste SA.

If you want to find out more about reducing food wastage in your home and find great recipes please click on the link below for full details.

http://foodwise.com.au/recipe-room/our-recipe-finder/?c=alexandrina-frwa