Waste & Recycling
Did you know
Recent bin inspections found that many red lidded household waste bins were overfull with materials which could be recycled or mulched. Do you know what items can be recycled in your yellow lidded bin, or mulched via your green lidded bin?
What can you do?
Take the online pledge below to commit to sending less to landfill, by using your yellow and green lidded bins for recyclable and compostable materials. Once you have taken the pledge, we will send you a sticker to place on your red lidded bin to show everyone you are committed to reducing landfill. You will also go in the draw to win a gift box from the Tourism and Arts Centre, or a voucher to the Waste Transfer Station (valued at $30).
The Waste Management Strategy of the Port Pirie Regional Council strives to achieve higher standards of waste handling in line with the internationally recognised waste hierarchy, with emphasis on sustainability and increased engagement with the community.
Council’s achievements in waste management to date include:
- Introduction of a three-bin kerbside recycling collection system
- Construction of a regional scale waste transfer station
- Landfill closure and ongoing rehabilitation
For more information, please contact Port Pirie Regional Council on
Port Pirie Regional Council is offering a series of FREE hard waste and greens disposal days to our residents!
Free Hard Waste Disposal
Sunday 5th January 2020
Sunday 2nd August 2020 * (see terms and conditions below)
Free Greens Disposal
Sunday 30th August 2020
Sunday 27th September 2020
Sunday 25th October 2020
Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station - Open Sundays 10am-2pm
Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Station - Open Sundays 2.30pm-5.30pm
Free Hard Waste Disposal - Terms and Conditions:
- Free disposal is for Port Pirie Regional Council Residents only
- Non commercial – Households only
- No asbestos
- Items are to be delivered to the Port Pirie or Crystal Brook Waste Transfer Stations during opening hours on Sunday 5th January and Sunday 2nd August 2020
- Items accepted are listed in the definition of hard waste detailed below:
- Hard rubbish is large items that cannot fit in a regular bin and are usually quite large. Items like fridges, washing machines, couches, cupboards, wardrobes, televisions, furniture computers, mattresses, building material and similar items. Hard rubbish disposal does not include recyclable items, green waste or regular household rubbish.