Waste Management

Waste management is one of the five key sustainability issues for the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

At a glance

Around 7,000 tonnes of general waste, 4,500 tonnes of organic material and 4,000 tonnes of dry recyclable materials are collected from the kerbside annually.

Recyclables are taken to a material recovery facility and used to produce new products which can be recycled and used all over again.

Organic material is sent to a commercial composting facility where it is turned into compost, mulch products and soil.


In dealing with waste management, the Council uses the most effective technologies and methods available while also striving to protect environmental and public health.

Reducing the amount of waste going to landfill has many benefits, including:

  • conserving valuable resources like minerals and forests
  • cost savings through cleaner production and reduced waste disposal costs
  • reducing environmental impacts through reduced energy needs
  • reducing pollution of soil and water from landfill operations
  • reducing energy costs associated with transporting the waste (waste is taken to Inkermann, approximately 75km north of Adelaide)
  • extending the life of existing landfill sites.

For more information on the Council's approach to waste management, download: State of the Environment (SOE) Report 2005


Waste, recycling & organics collection services

The Council provides a range of waste related services for its citizens. These services include:

  • kerbside household waste collection
  • hard rubbish, e-waste and hazardous waste collection events
  • street sweeping
  • kitchen organics service.

Download: Waste, Recycling & Organics Collection Services Brochure

To find out more, visit: Waste & Recycling page.


Online A to Z Recycling Guide

The Council has developed an easy to use online A to Z Recycling Guide to help you correctly dispose of a range of common household waste and recyclable items.

Browse or search the A to Z Recycling Guide and click on the name of an item to get the correct disposal information.

From televisions, washing machines and smoke alarms to shampoo containers, toothpaste tubes and vacuum cleaner dust, the Recycling Guide lists many items that can easily be diverted from landfill.

Visit: A to Z Recycling Guide